When I first started blogging, DIY culture was prevalent but as blogging became a profession the focus transitioned from handmade to looking professional. Making things yourself can be incredibly rewarding though, so I wanted to revisit the good ol' days (cause you know, I'm out of touch with the kids and generally cranky) by sharing some of my own DIY projects.
Exhibit A: DIY rose brooch made from fabric flowers I bought from the thrift store. I had the badge backings lying around in my room, but you could use any small pin or brooch you're looking to upcycle.
Exhibit B: crochet square handbag. The bag is faux leather and came with a hair dryer that never quite tickled my fancy. I decided a new lick of paint (or in this case, a crochet square) would renew my love for it. And ya know what? It worked.
Exhibit C: paper origami pikachu. Sadly I can't take credit for this DIY, it was actually given to me by a friend from work for my birthday. Sometimes the best handmade things are acquired through exchanges with other creatives and talented people.