DIY Bottle Vases for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near and we’re sure you must be ecstatic for all the festivities that are to take place. While Valentine’s Day may be the celebration of love, St. Patrick’s Day is where the real fun is at! St. Patrick’s Day is not just a holiday for the Irish as much of America goes into full swing when it comes to commemorating the lucky day as well. Nothing quite spells out fun like dressing up in green, hitting up your favorite pub with friends  and enjoying that steady flow of liquor and beer all night long. What’s not so fun is figuring out what the do with the impending mess the morning after. Beer bottles lay strewn about end up in the garbage. However, instead of dumping them, why not make use of them. There are so many ways to reuse them even when the holiday is over. For this week’s DIY tutorial, we’re showing you how to re-purpose your leftover beer bottles from St. Patrick’s Day by creating lovely DIY bottle vases. Perfect for the spring, these DIY bottle vases make gorgeous centerpieces that can really add that pop of color to your living space. If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive way to brighten up your tables, then keep on reading. And stick around till the end to see our lingerie favorites from our new St. Patrick’s Day Collection.
 

DIY Bottle Vases - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Beer bottles
Spray paint
Masking tape
Puffy paint

 

Before getting started, we soaked the beer bottles in warm water for five to ten minutes and then peeled off the labels. If you encounter any residue when peeling off your label after soaking them, simply take a wet towel and buff it away.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Step 1

1. Use puffy paint to write or draw your designs onto the bottle. To get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we went with the simple phrase “Get Lucky”.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Step 2

2. Spray an even layer of paint onto your bottles and set it aside to dry.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Step 3

3. This is how the bottle should look once the paint has dried. The puffy paint underneath the spray paint makes it look like it was etched into the bottle.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Step 4

4. If you wish to create different striped colors on your bottle, adhere masking tape onto your bottle. This will be the color of the stripes. Then, spray paint a different color onto the same bottle and wait for it to dry.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Step 5

5. Once the paint has dried, peel off the masking tape. This should reveal a neat stripe underneath the second layer of paint.

 

DIY Bottle Vases - Finished

Add flowers to them and you’re all done! Aren’t these just lovely for the warming weather? There are many different ways to decorate leftover bottles and this method is not just limited to beer bottles. If you have any leftover wine bottles lying around, this spring project is a great way to get rid of them without having to toss them away. You can even paint them in whatever color scheme you’d like to match the colors of your home decor.

 

And now let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! Those of you who are familiar with our blog know that we love to celebrate every holiday and special occasion with a little sexy and flirty lingerie. Here are just a few of our top picks for the year. Which one of these outfits would you like to get lucky in?

 

DIY Bottle Vases - 86522

Burlesque Jewel Corset

 

DIY Bottle Vases - CQ1068

Eyelash Lace and Satin Bra Set

 

DIY Bottle Vases - SOH29086

Dottie Corset

 

St. Patrick’s Day is the day to let loose and honor the holiday in the best way possible–by celebrating with friends and having the time of your life. Why not continue the fun by making use of those beer bottles that are sure to pile up by the end of the night? What did you think of this week’s tutorial? How would you decorate your own DIY bottle vases? Please share what you will be doing on St. Patrick’s Day, we’d love to hear what you will be up to. Until next week, we wish you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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DIY Decorative Mirror Frame for Wall Decor

One of our favorite parts about the springtime are the flowers to come to bloom. The long winter months can get drab and dreary at times we could not be more excited to begin the new season with all the pretty scenery and colors. Soaking in the sunshine and viewing all the lovely flowers lining the fields and streets are a great inspiration. And this week at iLoveSexy Blog, we were inspired by the upcoming season and have come up with a gorgeous DIY decorative mirror for this week’s tutorial. Perfect for adding a touch of glamour, this  DIY decorative mirror makes the perfect accent piece to your home. Gluing flowers to the mirror instantly turns it into a vintage work of art and can really add light and depth your space. Best of all, it closely resembles those expensive mirrors you see in luxury home decor stores. How’s that for the perfect springtime home decor? Stick around until the end for a sneak peek at some of our favorite spring lingerie selections too. Now let’s jump right in to our tutorial!
 

DIY Decorative Mirror - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Plain mirror with a frame
Fake Flowers
Spray paint
Scratch paper
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Tape

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 1

1. Cover the mirror by overlapping pieces of scratch paper and taping them together.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 2

2. Spray an even coat of paint on the mirror frame.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 3

3. While the paint on the mirror is drying, remove the fake flowers from their stems. You should be able to pull them off with relative ease, as demonstrated in this picture but if not, you can cut them from the stem.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 4

4. Gather the flowers you wish to decorate your mirror with. Try to find a variety of flowers in different sizes if you can.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 5

5. Spray an even coat of paint onto the flowers, making sure that flower is covered completely. Repeat this step for two to three coats, if needed.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 6

6. Once everything has dried, this is how your materials should look. Doesn’t the gold paint make everything look so regal?

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Step 7

7. Now it’s time to start decorating! Glue the flowers to the mirror frame in whatever fashion you would like. To keep things simple, we covered two corners of the mirror. But you can decorate all four corners or even the entire frame if you’d like.

 

DIY Decorative  Mirror - Step 8

8. To give the flowers a little more dimension and sparkle, we glued a cascading design with rhinestones to the frame and a few to the flowers.

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Finished 1

Is this gorgeous or what? This DIY decorative mirror is sure to have you feeling like the fairest in the land with its simple yet elegant design. And best of all, this fun spring project is a great way to spruce up any inexpensive mirrors without breaking the bank!

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - Finished 2

Spring officially arrives next week on March 20th and we’ve definitely been counting down the days. To help get you ready for the fun and flirty season, we just wanted to share a few of our favorite sexy styles that are sure to be a hit this year. Let us know which one is your favorite!

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - STM-9497P

Lace Chemise Set

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - SOH20514

Lace Babydoll

 

DIY Decorative Mirror - CQ1177

Stretch Lace Bustier

 

There is so much more to springtime than just the weather. The feeling that spring brings along with its beauty is the promise of better things to come after a long winter. We hope this week’s DIY tutorial will help you welcome in spring. What did you think of this DIY Decorative Mirror? Is this a project you would like to take on? How would you decorate your own? And what other DIY projects do you think are perfect for spring? As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comment box below. Check us out again next week for a fun St. Patrick’s Day DIY tutorial you won’t want to miss!

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DIY Glitter Roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, this week, at iLoveSexy Blog, we’ve got a great DIY tutorial for you! Please excuse our cheesiness.  Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we could not think of a better time to bring out our newest and most exciting tutorial for the week–DIY glitter roses! Roses are the ultimate symbol of love and their beauty have inspired people for thousands of years. Throughout the years, the rose has represented many works of art, history and even warfare. Today, it is traditionally held as a way to showcase love and romance. And for this week’s DIY, we are getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by showing how you to design your very own batch of DIY roses, using not one, but two easy and affordable techniques. Not only do glitter roses look expensive, they also are expensive and sometimes end up costing a fortune for a large, beautiful bouquet. From Valentine’s Day celebrations to anniversaries to graduation gifts, glitter roses have always been a popular gift for special occasions. However, our tutorial will show a quick and simple way to create a lovely one-of-a-kind bouquet for your loved ones in no time. So grab your favorite roses in whatever color you’d like and let’s get started!
 

DIY Glitter Roses - What you will need 1

 

What you will need for the 1st method: 

Roses
Extra fine glitter
Spray adhesive or tacky spray

 

1st Method

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 1

1. Hold the spray adhesive about two inches away from the roses and spray on a thin, even coat.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 2

2. Sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 3

3. Shake off the excess glitter. After you have done so, dip the rose in the pile of excess glitter to cover any bald spots that the spray adhesive might not have picked up.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 4

4. And here is the rose after you have finished the 1st method.

 

2nd Method 

 

DIY Glitter Roses - What you will need - 2nd method

 
What you will need for the 2nd method: 

Roses
Extra fine glitter
Tacky glue
Small paint brush
 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 1

1. Mix in equal parts tacky glue and water in a shallow cup.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 1

2. Take your paint brush and lightly brush the tips of the rose petals with your tacky glue and water mixture.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 2

3. Again, sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 3

4. Wait 5 minutes for the tacky glue mixture to dry. This is how your glitter rose should look after you are finished using the 2nd method.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - Finished 1

And here are the roses side by side for comparison. Can you tell which rose is from what method? Although both roses look nearly identical, the rose using first method is on the left and the rose using the 2nd method is on the right. The first method is definitely for those who are short on time and want a quick and foolproof method. And the second method allows for more freedom in hand-painting precisely what you want. Both techniques are great and both work equally as well so we encourage you to choose the one that suits you best.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - Finished 2

Few things in this world are as breathtaking as red roses. Roses continue to be given during times of love and affection and will always be a great way celebrate to Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. These DIY glitter roses definitely come from the heart and will showcase your love in the best way possible. Wrap them up in your favorite ribbon and present them in a bouquet or show them off in a simple vase. For Valentine’s Day, you can give them on their own or along with other great gifts such as lingerie, jewelry or chocolates.  We hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial as much as we have. Will you be making these DIY glitter roses? Which method did you like the best? What is your favorite color for roses? Show us some love for Valentine’s Day and leave us your comments, suggestions and questions. This week’s tutorial wraps up our DIY Valentine’s Day Series. But don’t fret, we will be back next week with fresh new ideas to get your crafts on!

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DIY Mason Jars for Valentine’s Day

If you’re as pin-crazy as we are on Pinterest, you’ll know that mason jars have been all the rage lately and have cemented their place in interior home decor. Mason jars are not only useful but also simply adorable. With so many different ways to decorate them, it can be overwhelming on deciding which DIY project to take on. Can’t we just do them all, we often think to ourselves whenever we peruse through so many great DIYs. Well, that would take forever so we had to narrow it down to just one. This week on iLoveSexy Blog, we are getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by decorating our very own DIY mason jars and filling them up with special surprises. Whether you’re new to working with mason jars or happen to decorate your own and are looking for new ideas, you’ve come to the right place. What makes these mason jars special from all of the other Pin-worthy tutorials we’ve seen? Ours is filled with a cute, little surprise, which we’re sure your loved ones or friends would appreciate for Valentine’s Day. To learn how to make our DIY mason jars and find out surprise we have in store for you, keep on reading!
 

DIY Mason Jars - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Mason Jars
Candy
Panties
Acrylic paint
Chalkboard paint
Chalk
Ribbon
Small foam brush
Paintbrushes

 

DIY Mason Jar - Step 1

1. Remove the lid from the mason jar and place it on top of a paper towel or scratch paper. Using the small foam brush, cover it with a layer of chalkboard paint. If needed, you may go in a second time and paint another layer over it after the first layer has dried. Make sure your layers are not too thick, otherwise you may not be able to write over them with chalk.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Step 2

2. Take the outer rim of the mason jar and paint over it with your choice of acrylic paint. Depending on the finish and opacity, you may need two to three layers.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Step 3

3. Set the lids and outer rims aside to dry. This is how they should look after they have thoroughly dried.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Step 4

4. Fill your mason jars up with any candy of your choice. Since this was a Valentine’s themed DIY, we  decided to go with some Hershey’s kisses and Dove chocolate hearts. Also, grab a pair of cute panties that your loved one or friends would like.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Step 5

5. And here comes the fun part! Create a small bed of candy and stuff your panties in the middle. Fill the rest of your jar with more candy to the brim and cover it with the lid and mason jar.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Step 6

6. To wrap things up, use your ribbon to tie a bow onto your mason jar.

 

DIY Mason Jars - Finished

And there you have it! We don’t know about you but we think these DIY mason jars are definitely Pin-worthy! The chalkboard paint really adds an adorable touch to this little project and personalized messages onto the lids will really make this special for your loved ones and friends. We’re sure these will work great as gifts, decorations and even party favors for parties and showers. Not to mention, an even better surprise awaits them after they open the mason jar. As we like to say–eat some candy, take a panty!

 

Are you excited that Valentine’s Day is officially kicking in next week? Have you started hunting for your gifts yet or do you work better under a little pressure? Whatever your shopping style, we’re sure you’ll find something great. Let us know if you liked our DIY mason jars and if you will be creating any of your own. What other goodies would you stuff inside these mason jars? As always, we want to see what creations you make with our weekly DIY tutorials, so please share them with us and don’t be shy! Check back again next week for our final Valentine’s Day DIY series. We guarantee you won’t want to miss it!

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DIY Etched Wine Glasses for Valentine’s Day

Have you started planning out your Valentine’s Day? Wining and dining with your loved ones are a common part of celebrating the romance-filled holiday, which is why we have decided to go for a more classy route for this week’s DIY tutorial!  For the seasoned wine connoisseur, our DIY etched wine glasses will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Who doesn’t like to unwind with a book and glass of good wine after a long day? When it comes to living the good life, there is nothing wrong with indulging in the finer things, which includes great wine, gorgeous lingerie and good company. Mix the three together and who knows what sort of surprises you may find. The usability and functionality of these DIY etched wine glasses will have your loved ones thinking of you every time they enjoy a fine wine. Now, we will be working with materials that you may or may not have ever heard of before, but don’t let its novelty scare you. This tutorial is going to be fast and easy and takes less than half an hour to create these awesome personalized and stylish wine glasses. If you’re looking for something creative and unique to give to your loved ones or friends this Valentine’s Day, then gather your materials and let’s get started!
 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Wine glasses
Amrour Etch
Contact paper
Cutting board
X-Acto Knife
Foam brush or a small brush
Gloves (optional)

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 1

1. To create your stencil, print out the design you would like etched on your wine glass. Cut the design into a small strip of paper and another strip of contact paper in the same size. Tape the regular paper on top of the contact paper and tape them together to the cutting board.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 2

2. Using your X-Acto knife, carefully cut your stencil out. Try to be as precise as possible.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 3

3. After you have finished cutting your stencil out, remove the tape and detach the contact paper from the regular paper. Your stencil should look something like this so far.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 4

4. Peel off the adhesive side from the contact paper and carefully stick it onto your wine glass. Make sure to smooth the edges down so none of the etching cream we apply later will be able to seep through.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 5

5. Put your rubber gloves on to avoid any possible chemical irritation. Take your foam brush and slather on a generous amount of Armour Etch on top of the stencil.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Step 6

6. Leave your wine glass to dry for around ten to fifteen minutes. After you have done so, run the wine glass under cool water to rinse off the Armour Etch.

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Finished

And now it’s complete! Simple and elegant, the possibilities in personalizing these DIY etched wine glasses are seemingly endless and make wonderful gifts or party favors. You can add names or phrases to them or even draw out your own design if you really want to get creative. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any wine lying around but we think filling our glass up with Valentine’s Day candy worked just as well, don’t you think?

 

DIY Etched Wine Glasses - Finished 2

Jazzing up your wine glasses has never been easier. And these snazzy DIY wine glasses make great last minute gifts and definitely look like they’ve taken a lot of time and effort to make. After all, what’s better than toasting to another amazing year spent with loved ones and friends? All we have to say is: cheers to that! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s DIY tutorial and gained some inspiration on new ideas for future potential gifts. Remember, Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and will arrive just before you know it. So if you haven’t gotten started on your search for the right gifts, take look around the rest of our blog for more fun and innovative ideas. What did you think of these DIY etched wine glasses? What sort of design would you like to etch on your own wine glass? Let us know if you end up using our tutorial and creating your own, because we would love to see what you’ve come up with. Share them on Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to tag us at @ilovesexy.com. We will be back next week with more Valentine’s Day ideas so keep on reading and visit us again next week!

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DIY Chalkboard Mugs for Valentine’s Day

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is coming up in nearly three weeks? Time has flown by so quickly this month and we have been busy here at iLoveSexy to come up with as many cute and creative Valentine’s Day DIY tutorials as we can. This week’s DIY tutorial is definitely going to be a fun one, as we will be working with something most of you probably have never heard of–chalkboard paint! Now chalkboard paint is pretty much what it sounds like. In contrast to regular paint, you can write on top of chalkboard paint with chalk. Cue the nostalgia, as we transport you back in time to your elementary school days of learning lessons off of a chalkboard. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? And your friends, family and loved ones will have even more fun doodling onto these DIY chalkboard mugs, which we will be teaching you how to create this week. These homemade mugs make adorable and quirky gifts and with a little coffee or hot chocolate, will be sure to warm the body and the heart. If you’re looking for something heartwarming and comforting this Valentine’s Day, then enjoying these DIY chalkboard mugs with your loved ones should be on the top of your list. And to accompany your homemade gift with any additional surprises, check out our website for many more options. Now let’s get started on our DIY project!

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Plain mugs
Chalkboard paint
Small foam brushes
Chalk
Black marker

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 1

1. Use the black marker to draw an outline of your design onto your mugs. Do  not worry about making this too neat, since you will be able to paint over it.

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 2

2. Paint a layer of chalkboard paint within your design. Try to make the paint strokes as even as possible. You will need about two layers of chalkboard paint to make your design opaque. If you make any mistakes, you may touch it up easily with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 3

3. Let your mugs dry for several hours. This is how your mugs should look like afterwards. To seal in the chalkboard paint and make it dishwasher safe, place your mugs in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes and bake them.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 4

4. After your mugs have baked and cooled completely, take a piece of chalk and rub a thin layer all over the design.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 5

5. This is how it should look after you have chalked it.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 6

6. Dampen a piece of paper towel and rub the chalk off.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Finished 1

And now the DIY chalkboard mugs are ready to be written on. We thought it would be a cute idea to make our his-and-her mugs, which would make a charming pair of gifts together. But you can also give these mugs out individually to friends and loved ones. These mugs are definitely delightful enough to replace any old cup one would use for their morning cup of coffee or tea.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Finished 2

But of course, since this tutorial is all about Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t resist filling up our mugs with piles of candy. A sweet and simple idea, you can’t go wrong with Valentine’s Day colored M&M’s, lollipops, Hershey’s kisses or even candy hearts. So fill up your DIY chalkboard mugs with whatever surprises you want and help get your loved ones’ started on a bright and cheerful morning. We hope you’ve had a fun and inspirational time reading this week’s DIY tutorial. As always, we tried to keep it easy, fun and unique and the upcoming Valentine’s Day is no exception for getting as creative with your gifts as possible. What did you think of these DIY chalkboard mugs? Is this something you would like to try out for yourself? What sort of designs would you make on your own mugs? If you decide to make these, please share them on Twitter or Instagram tag us at @ilovesexycom so that we can see your creations. We’re not finished with our Valentine’s Day series of DIY tutorials so come back again next week to see what other ideas we have in store for you!

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DIY Heart T-shirt for Valentine’s Day

We are one month away from Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting started on the season of love a little early this year. At iLoveSexy Blog, we are all about the handmade arts and crafts, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For special occasions even outside of Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing quite like a handmade gift that everyone can appreciate. Even something as simple as this week’s tutorial on our adorable DIY heart t-shirt can be stylish enough to rock on a casual day. A classic fashion staple, it almost seems as though every girl has her own heart t-shirt in her closet. These heart t-shirts can be found in most clothing retail stores and are loved for their simplicity and whimsicality. But did you know how easy it is to make your own? While there are many different ways to go about creating it, we decided to experiment this week with heat transfer papers, which can be found at most local craft stores. Heat transfer papers are great for designing your own shirts and allow you to customize it any way you like. And this tutorial is not just for t-shirts, as you can design almost any kind of article of clothing such as tank tops, sweatshirts, camisoles and even lingerie. If you have a friend or loved one who would appreciate this, then stick around and learn how to create your own in just a few easy steps!
 

 DIY Heart T-shirt - What you will need

 
 What you will need:

Heat transfer paper
A shirt or any article of clothing
Iron
Scissors
Scratch paper
Pen or pencil
 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 1

1. Trace a large heart stencil or a design of your choice onto a piece of scratch paper. Use scissors to cut it out neatly.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 2

2. Once you have cut out your stencils, decide on the placement of the stencils on your t-shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 3

3. Place your stencil on top of the heat transfer paper and trace out your design.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 4

4. Once you have your design traced out, cut it out as neatly as possible with scissors.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 5

5. Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface with your designs laid out in place. Place a thin piece of cloth on top of the t-shirt. Make sure the cloth is not too thick, otherwise the iron will not be hot enough for the transfer paper to adhere to the t-shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 6

6. Set your iron on a dry setting and press it on top of the heat transfer designs. Slowly move your iron for a couple of minutes around the designs and continue to press down. Make sure that the edges are secure. This may take several tries, depending on how hot your iron is.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Finished

Plain white t-shirts are a classic choice for when you want to go for a casual look, but a decorated DIY heart t-shirt adds a cute and feminine touch to it. The glitter heat transfer paper sparkles and shines against its simple backdrop, making it a cute choice for when you’re out and about. And you don’t only have to limit the designs to hearts as well. Our package of glitter heat transfer papers had several other colors included, and there are many ways you can design your shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Finished2

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the heart t-shirts will quickly disappear off the shelves from your favorite clothing retail stores. However, you won’t have to worry about that if you make your own with our DIY tutorial. We love how this tutorial is a no-sew and we’re sure most of you know how to use an iron, so creating your own DIY heart t-shirt is very quick and easy to do. This takes less than half an hour to complete yet looks amazing when finished and is definitely something you can gift to a friend or loved one to show how much you mean to them. What are your thoughts on this week’s DIY tutorial? Are you in love with this DIY heart t-shirt as much as we are? What design would you create if you were to make your own? Please leave us some love in the form of any comments, questions or suggestions you might have. And come check us out next week to see what new gifts you can create for the upcoming love-filled holiday!

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DIY Glitter Candles for Valentine’s Day

Do you love glitter as much as we do? If you follow our blog, then you’ll know just how obsessed we are over glitter and will find excuses to add it to just about anything! Does anything even exist that glitter does not look amazing on? We are on our second week of our Valentine’s Day DIY series, and boy, do we have a treat for you this week! Although we’ve pretty much given it away already, we hope you’re as excited as we are to try it out. These DIY glitter candles are a fun and inexpensive gift to show your friends and loved ones how much you mean to them. They’re eye-catching, festive and make the perfect decorations for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.  Or if you really want to add a little romance to Valentine’s Day, you can the deck out your bedroom with these DIY glitter candles and get ready for that special night with something from our Valentine’s Day Lingerie Collection. Imagine how incredibly gorgeous they would look flickering on a tabletop while adding a nice, warm glow to the bedroom. Nothing says, “I love you” as much as a handmade gift, so let’s get started on crafting these dazzling beauties.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - What you will need

 
What you will need: 

Candles
Glitter
Mod Podge
Small foam brushes
Sticker paper
Scissors
Tape
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 1

1. Draw a heart onto the sticker paper and cut the shape out.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 2

2. Peel the adhesive side from the sticker paper and stick it onto the center of the candle. Make sure that it is firmly attached with no openings.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 3

3. Dispense the Mod Podge onto a plate or dish and use a small foam brush to paint a thin layer around the entire candle.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 4

4. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto a different plate or dish and roll the candle around, picking up glitter as you go. To fill uneven spots, apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the spot and roll it again in glitter until you have covered it up.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 5

5. When you have finished applying an even coat of glitter to the candle, let it dry for around ten to fifteen minutes. After it has finished drying, carefully peel off the heart sticker stencil. If there are any loose glitters around the candle, you can use tape to remove them easily.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Finished

 Tell us, does this or does this not look gorgeous? Simple yet beautiful, these DIY glitter candles will add sparkle and shine anywhere you take them. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we also created a red version of this. A pink glitter candle and red glitter candle would make an adorable gift set and will be much appreciated by whoever is lucky enough to receive them. You can use whatever kind of glitter you’d like, whether you prefer the chunky glitter shown here or the ultra-fine glitter we normally use. And you can get even get creative with the color of glitter you plan to use, and can create them with your loved one’s favorite colors.
 
Although there are those who tend to rag on Valentine’s Day for being too Hallmark-y and gimmicky, we can definitely say that this handmade gift is made with love. Will you be creating your own DIY glitter candles this year? Is there a special someone you would like to make these for? Please show off your creations if you use any of your tutorials and let us know. We would love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments, so leave us some love in the comment box below. We will continue counting down to Valentine’s Day with an all new tutorial next week!

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DIY Studded Shorts Tutorial

Wow, can you believe that 2014 is just around the corner? It’s been an amazing year at iLoveSexy and we are happy to say how blessed we have been to gain and interact with so many new followers. While we are excited to start the new year, we are definitely looking forward to partying like rock stars on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is the time to get dolled up, put on your dancing shoes and paint the town with your closest friends. Choosing the perfect outfit can seem like a daunting task when there are so many different styles to pick from. We, at iLoveSexy, wanted to start off 2014 with a bang, which is why we came up with this trendy DIY studded shorts tutorial to help get the party started. These DIY studded shorts are fun, edgy and look great when paired with an eye-catching sequinned top. The best part about creating these shorts is that you can design them in many different ways to suit the style you are going for. Whether you want to go edgy and eclectic for a party or casual for going out and about, the possibilities are endless. So let’s ring in the new year and get started on our tutorial!
 

DIY Studded Shorts -  What you will need

 

What you will need: 

A pair of shorts
Studs
Pliers

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 1

1. Determine where you would like to place your stud. Make sure that it is aligned straight and not lopsided before pressing the stud into the shorts.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 2

2. Press the stud through the fabric until both tines are poked through.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Step 3

3. Use the pliers to bend the tines and secure them into place. They should be firmly imbedded into the material and should not be able to be moved or wiggled in place.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Finished 1

Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you have finished studding your shorts. Please note that you do not have to follow our design stud by stud and we definitely encourage you to search for other ideas for inspiration. While we have to admit that our design is quite popular, there are so many different ways to create a pair of DIY studded shorts. You can spread out the studs all across the shorts and not limit them to just the pockets. You can even stud the front pocket of the shorts for a rocker, vintage vibe. And don’t forget, you can also get studs in different sizes and shapes, such as stars.

 

DIY Studded Shorts - Finished2

New Year’s Eve is the time to say goodbye to the current year and welcome in a new one. The best way to celebrate, in our opinion, is to celebrate in style. Studded clothes always make a great fashion statement and would be amazing at any festive New Year’s Eve events. Rock a pair of these gorgeous studded shorts and you’ll definitely look like the life of the party. So what did you think of this week’s tutorial? Is this something you are interested in creating for an upcoming party? What do you plan to wear for this New Year’s Eve? Will you be attending any fun and special events? And most importantly, what are your resolutions for the new year? We hope you have had an amazing 2013 and will see you again next week for another new DIY tutorial! Happy New Year!

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DIY Patterned Tights

Can you believe Christmas is in few days? We’ve been getting into the holiday spirit since the beginning of December and we definitely can’t wait to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Everyone is as busy as ever preparing for celebrations, parties and gatherings and it can be difficult to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one piece. Are you in need of any last minute Christmas gifts for your friends? If you’re short on time and want to save some money, we have just the thing for you in this week’s DIY! Patterned tights have been all the rage during this year’s fall and winter fashion trends, from celebrities to fashion bloggers sporting them. However, as popular as they are, they can be difficult to find even in the most popular retail stores. That’s why this week, at iLoveSexy, we came up with a quick and easy DIY patterned tights tutorial that you do at home. These would make a lovely Christmas gift to your fashionista friends, or you can even gift them to yourself as a special holiday treat. All you need is a pair of sheer pantyhose, which you can find in our Hosiery Collection. If you don’t want to do pantyhose, you can also do this DIY tutorial on thigh highs or knee highs. This tutorial is designed to go by quickly for those of you who are trying to make it just in time for Christmas, so let’s dive right in!

DIY Patterned Tights - What you will need

 

What you will need:

A pair of sheer tights or pantyhose
Fabric paint
Small paintbrush
Post-it notes or small pieces of paper
Scissors

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 1

1. Cut out your desired shape onto the post-it notes, creating stencils that you can paint on top of.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 2

2. Place the stencil on top of the area you wish to paint your pattern. We chose to paint above the knee, but you can place your pattern in any area, such as along the ankle, up the calf or behind the thighs.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Step 3

3. Take a paintbrush and use fabric paint to fill in the space inside the stencil. You can go back and fill in any uneven sides if needed.

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished1

And now you’re finished! Don’t the stars simply look festive for the holidays? You can get as creative as you’d like with these DIY patterned tights. Stars, hearts, birds or anything that makes a lovely silhouette will look amazing on these tights. Patterned tights are popular because they are eye-catching and really show off a great pair of legs. Pair these DIY patterned tights with a lovely A-line skirt or high-waist shorts and everyone will be seeing stars as you walk by!

 

DIY Patterned Tights - Finished2

Whether you choose to celebrate with your family, friends or loved ones, there’s no denying that this Christmas is going to be a good one. To us, Christmas is not so much about receiving the hottest gifts off the market, but more about making the season special for those you care about. And what better way to show  your love than to make your own gifts? We come up with weekly DIYs to help make crafting an easy and fun experience for you, but we also do them in hopes that you can create something special that you or a loved one can cherish. Will you be making these DIY patterned tights for someone? We would love to hear what they thought of your gift. So leave us some love in the comment box below with your questions, comments and suggestions for the new year! We will be back next week with a new tutorial, so check us out soon. Happy holidays!

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