T-Shirt Reconstruction DIY

 

Hi Lovelies,

So I got this pretty darn cool T-Shirt from my amazing brazilian friend Samira back in CT. I never wore it though due to it being kinda big on me. Now  I had some time on my hands and I decided to reconstuct this T-Shirt to make it more custom and fitting. And if your’re interested in refashion one yourself I worte down a tutorial and took some pics so you can easily do it yourself as well!

So let’s get started. You’ll need:

  • Old baggy T-Shirt
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailors Chalk

T-Shirt Reconstruction DIY

Step 1
Draw a curve running one inch off the collar and cut it off using the fabric scissors.
T-Shirt Reconstruction
Step 2
Fold the back of the shirt in half. I used a folder to mark the stripes evenly.
Cut even strips about an inch wide from the top to the bottom. Gradually get wider towards the bottom. Pull the stripes individually to form string.
T-shirt reconstruction
Step 3
Use a pillow or two to stuff in the Shirt. This will make braiding easier. You could also use cardboard or a (if you have one and if you do I’m pretty jealous) mannequin. The top strand goes over the bottom and you pull the bottom strand through and continue like this with all the strings. You could also twist the strand before pulling the next one trough to create a different pattern. You can do this as often as you want to create a unique pattern. The last strand has to get cut in half and knotted on each side to secure the braids.

While cutting I cut trough a couple of strands by mistake. But that’s not a big deal just knot them back together and in the end you just cut off the excess fabric from the knot.
T-shirt reconstruction

T-shirt reconstruction
Step 4
Cut off the sleeves and youré basically done. You will have a tank top. I didn’t like the look of it so I twisted the sleeves and now I like mine way better but that’s up to you.
sleeves

I would love to see how yours turn out. Leave a comment with a link to your results :)

Deer Antlers DIY wall decor

Hi Guys, it’s about time for a new tutorial, yay!

So I bought this beautfiful deer skull with some cute antlers on a fleamarket. Yes, I do love fleamarkets. Basically all my DIY’s are created due to fleamarket finds, haha.

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

Alright let me show you what I did here:

So when I bought my deer skull it was already dismantled from the base which is actually pretty neat for which I was planning to due anyways. (Also it was a lot cheaper that way) I didn’t like the natural wood finish on the base and wanted to spice it up a bit.

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

As you can see the base still had some old glue on it.

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

It’s very important to sand off all the bumps and get it nice and smooth. It’n not only prettier that way but also makes it easier for the paint to hold on the wood.

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

Now you can grap whatever paint you like to color your base. I used a bronze metallic acryl shade that I scored on sale a while ago. Yay to super cheap DIY’s, right?

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

After the paint has fully tried you can use a hot glue gun to glue the skull back onto the base. And that’s all that is to it. The whole thing took about 2h with drying time for the paint and did cost under 8$!

 

Antler DIY Walldecor

Antler DIY Walldecor

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Live wild and free – Street Photography

I’m currently trying to get into street photography. It’s such a nice challenge. You have to have your settings right or otherwise the moment has passed. It’s a lot of fun and trains my eyes so much. I think it’s a good exercise for everybody who’s into photography. Try it yourself!

Grap your camera and snap away. A little Tip: Wide angled lenses are better. ( You already have a bigger depth of field) and push your ISO high in most cases a 100 is not going to do the job.

I like to turn them into Black&White. It’s easier that way to concentrate on the subject. Especially the East Village is very colorful and you don’t know where to look first.

I took this shot in the East Village of New York City while walking by. She just walked out the store to light up her cigarette.

Jellyfish inverted – Happy Mistake

Today I was playing around with the Jellyfish image that I posted earlier this year here.

I actually wanted to apply a mask first and than invert it but by mistake I inverted it first and I really like the artsy effect. That’s why I thought I should share it with you :)

I didn’t edit the colors at all. This is just how it came out after falsely inverting it. I’d call it a Happy Mistake!