Tuesday, 8 July 2014

How to make a DIY festival lace crown




What you’ll need:

  • Fabric stiffener
  • Lace Fashion trim
  • Glue
  • Gloves
  • Circular container big enough to wrap your crown around
  •  Peg
  • Embellishments

Oh hello summer festivals, we’ve been waiting for you! Whether it’s a music, beer or vintage festival we all know it’s time to break out the sunglasses and funky hair accessories.

With loads of brands jumping on the bandwagon selling floral and lace crowns, we’ve decided to avoid the crowd and do something a little different and create our own.

Here’s how to do it:

Step one

 

Measure around the crown of your head in order to get the measurements to trim down your lace.

Step 2

 

Trim your lace, make sure to leave an extra few CM’s because you will need to glue the two ends together.

Step 3

 

Put your gloves on, cover your trim in fabric stiffener. This will help your trim stay in shape so you can wear it time and time again. Make sure to squeeze out any excess.

Step 4

 

Whist your lace is still wet you need to wrap it round a circular container so the lace can take shape to form a crown. For now you can join the two ends up using a peg.

Step 5

 

Once the lace has dried and taken shape you can now stick both the ends together using glue.

Step 6

 

Now it’s time to embellish your crown you can do this however you wish we suggest maybe adding some gems for a sparkly effect or go all punk rocker with some studs.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our tutorial, don’t forget to check out our range of fashion lace trims to get some inspiration.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Summer Craft Ideas – DIY Funky Sunglasses


Summer is on the horizon which means it’s time to unleash that summer wardrobe! We don’t know what it is but we can’t help but getting all creative when the sun is out, so we think we’ve found the perfect DIY tutorial tip to make your summer that little bit more funky.

Fashionably funky sunglasses are all over the catwalk and the high street, but who wants to pay £15+ for some accessorised glasses when you can have fun doing them yourself for a cheaper price!

All you need to do this tutorial is:
A pair of cheap sunglasses
Glue (we recommend Craft Quick Hold Adhesive)
Craft accessories to cover your glasses in, e.g buttons, studs, and sequins.

1. Firstly, place the glasses you wish to style on a piece of old newspaper or a cover to ensure you don’t get glue on any of your surfaces.

2. Arrange your craft accessories in order of how you’re going to apply them to your glasses.

3. Take your glue and apply it to the part of your glasses where you want to attach your craft piece. Either with your fingers or craft tweezers attach your craft piece on top of the glue, make sure the piece is fully dry before you add another.

There are loads of different ways to accessorise your sunglasses. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Acrylic stones or Diamantes for a sparkling design
Go for a rock chic look with studs, whether they be heart shaped or square.
Add different shaped sequins for a snazzy design

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How To Make Button Jewellery


If you’re looking for a fun, quick and fashionable craft project, look no further than Josy Rose. The sun is shining and we know there is nothing better than sitting out in the sun with a crafty little project to hand, this month we’re taking a look at how to make button jewellery.

This project is great for children to do as long as there is an adult present and only take 30 minutes to do.

All you’ll need is:

•    Buttons
•    Elastic thread or stretch cotton
•    Scissors

1.    Measure your thread or cotton around either your wrist, neck or finger depending on what jewellery you’re making. You will need to cut the piece 6 inches longer than your measurement.

2.    Tie a button 3 inches from the end.

3.    Next thread your buttons on to form your necklace, make sure your thread or cotton goes through both button holes so that your button lies flat.

4.    Once you have enough buttons on your thread or cotton you will need to tie both ends to form your button jewellery.

And that's it your all done!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Five Christmas Craft Ideas For Your Home

Last month we blogged about our surprise that Christmas was fast approaching, and this month we can’t believe we’re even closer! Ignoring the fact that we still feel that it was only yesterday we were wearing shorts in the warm weather, we need to get our act together and think about Christmas.

With just over a month to go until the big day, we’ve started to crack on with our Christmas craft ideas. Now, at JosyRose we understand you guys have a lot on your plate so we thought we would share our five Christmas craft ideas which you can do to decorate your home.

1.    Make a Christmas tree

At first we understand this maybe an odd idea, but it’s not as crazy as you think! Create your own tree decorations or use leftover ones to create a pin-up Christmas tree on you wall. Ideal for people with little space or for bedrooms.

2.    Make your own tree decorations


Making your own Christmas tree decorations is simple, fun, and you can even get your kids involved! You can make your own Christmas decorations out of anything, we like using our festive motifs and our trimmings to make little decorations.

3.    Homemade Christmas crackers

Making your own Christmas crackers is ideal for avoiding those cringe worthy jokes. You will need wrapping paper, sturdy card or an empty loo roll, and some trimmings. You can fill your crackers with little tiny gifts which your friends and family can share.

4.    Make a homemade garland


Have some leftover tinsel which is screaming to be used? We have the solution, why not make a homemade garland? Simply make little Christmas themed shapes using felt, this will require you to cut out two identical shapes, stitch your two identical shapes together leaving a gap at the top, stuff your shape up with cotton wool and stitch up the gap. When your shape is complete you can attach it to your tinsel using some trimming.

5.    Pine cone place cards

Now we admit there is not much creativity involved in this craft idea, but we couldn’t resist sharing this cute little idea. Whilst on your winter walk pick up some pine cones which have already opened up, spray them lightly using a fake snow spray, when they’re dry you can use them as place cards by writing the name of your guests on cards and inserting the card into the top of the pine cone.


So, there you go, five Christmas craft ideas for your home. If you are looking for more inspiration or looking for craft supplies, we have a large collection of buttons, sequins, ribbons, trimmings in our haberdashery craft shop.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Five Josyrose Christmas Products Which Should Be On Your Wish List

What! Where did summer go? Yes we’re asking ourselves the very same question here at JosyRose HQ, and to be honest we’re not too sure where it went either. However, what we can’t deny is the sudden excitement for Christmas! Being surrounded by glitter, sequins and of course fake snow, is it any wonder we’re counting down to the big day?

So if you’re like us and you’re planning ahead then you’re going to love this handy guide to the five JosyRose products which should be on your wish list for Christmas.


1.    Santa Snow Spray


Do we really need to say any more? Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without snow - fake or real. So, as we can’t promise real snow on the day we can promise you fake with this handy spray. Add highlights to the tops of your Christmas trees, wreaths, centre-pieces and windows.


2.    Felt



Classic craft felt is ideal for Christmas time, design or download templates from the internet to make personalised tree decorations or gifts.

3.    Christmas ribbon


Add a personal creative touch to your wrapped presents with our endless selection of Christmas ribbon. Or, if you’re feeling particularly creative why not take an old table cover and breathe some new life into it by adding a Christmas trim to it.

4.    Christmas card


At JosyRose we believe that homemade or personalised cards are simply the best, which is why we have a plethora of different customisable Christmas cards. From metallic card to Christmas card packs, there is plenty to choose from.

5.    Festive Motifs






Why buy a Christmas jumper when you can create your own one from an old jumper you’ve got lying around. How you ask? Well it’s easy - We have a large collection of festive motifs which you can easily iron on to your clothing.

And there you have it, five JosyRose Christmas products which should be on your wish list. Now what are you waiting for, view our large collection of buttons, sequins and ribbons online at our haberdashery craft shop.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Getting stuck in!

Hi, we hope you’ve had a great month! We certainly have here at JosyRose, with some fantastic new products coming in to stock that we’ve had fun messing about with.

Stuck for ideas?

Leave your glue gun at home and try something new with the E6000 Spray Adhesive! There’s nothing quite like a multi-purpose, spray- on glue to use for all your crafting needs. As you can see from our video it’s fantastic at just about everything.



As a bonus there’s no funny smells, fumes, and it’s water resistant. You can use it on almost every material (that we can think of), and it dries in only a few minutes too. We think it’s ideal for most little craft jobs, most big ones as well!

In fact it’d be perfect for some of these crafty little ideas:

Glue your shoe

One simple mod that can make a lot of difference to your look is customising your plain old flip flops into something a bit more glamorous. Grab some jazzy ribbon and you can make even the plainest ‘flops look designer.



And with your new spray adhesive this is easier than ever, just spray on to the straps of your flip flops, hold the ribbon down for a minute or so - et voila! Where did your new shoes come from?

Turn anything in to a gem


Remember – this glue sticks to just about anything, so why not get creative? Add some stones to your mirror, your mobile phone case, or even a cute little box like this one to keep your trinkets in!



What else can you think of that you could make with these?

Crafty Cards


We always love making cards here at JosyRose, it’s a crafting classic. And now with the fantastic E6000 adhesive this is easier than ever. We think felt always looks great on cards!


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Royal Fever at JosyRose

It’s been an exciting month, full of amazing weather and pretty summer dresses. But we've got a bit excited over the Royal family too, so much so that us here at JosyRose have come down with Royal fever!

The Coronation Festival
For starters, the Coronation festival was a big hit! The festival showed off some of the very best and most innovative trade and craft companies over the four days, and guess what? We were there!

Well, not there in person, but our gorgeous gold and navy ribbons were on show thanks to partners Halcyon days. Over 3 million people tuned in to watch, did you spot us?




On the subject of royals, Robbie Williams (British pop royalty) also used our lovely ribbons at his concert at the end of last month, we feel honoured.

A new Prince
Now on to the big news, William and Kate’s beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to them both. All three of the happy family looked relaxed and healthy as they left the hospital yesterday.

Any ideas on a name yet? The hot favourite at the moment for the new prince is George, but a few other suggestions include James and Alexander. We’re not sure which one we’d pick.

We have ribbons for both a boy in blue and a girl in pink but now we won’t be needing the pink one! The lovely blue ribbon has “It’s a Boy!” text and a cute little pram drawing, perfect for any royal baby celebrations.



Congratulations to the winner of our goody bag competition on our Facebook page, who won a knitted a baby boy goody bag shaped like a bottle! ‘Like’ our page for more competitions and offers.

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About JosyRose.com

JosyRose is an online boutique, catering for all your contemporary fashion, interior and crafty needs! We sell all the essential sparkling finishing touches you just can't seem to source on the high street. On-trend fashion motifs to funky feather trims. The perfect place to customise any hand-made project. Our collection covers haberdashery classics, craft, fashion, soft furnishings, scrapbooking, stage and jewellery making! x