Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas With JosyRose

It’s not too long now until the big day so if you’re like us and you’re still getting everyone’s presents and you’re needing a bit of inspiration then let us give you a helping hand.

Whether they’re a craft-a-holic or they love dabbling in a bit of customisation then we have everything they could possibly need! So let’s take a look…

Silver Bug manual sewing machine - £69.50



We’re very keen to breathe new life into the sewing & craft world, 'The Bug' is aimed directly at younger people to give them an introduction to sewing & craft without the expense or complication of a full spec machine. The Silver Bug is perfect for someone who wants to carry out the odd repair or alteration. Simple and easy to use, the Silver Bug is lightweight and compact, with 11 of the most common stitches available you will be sewing in no time. Perfect for Christmas.

Kandi Kane Hot-Fix Crystal Wand - £14.99


Know someone who likes everything that sparkles and shines? Introducing our Kandi Kane Hot-Fix Crystal Wand, the professional crystal applicator will add sparkle in seconds! Whether you want to customise your shoes, your bag or even your clothes this wand will have no trouble adding your gem of choice to your favourite item. This is ideal for Christmas time when everything must have sparkles!

101 Things To Do With Glitter Book - £9.75


For those who would like a little bit of inspiration then look no further than this excellent book. If you know someone who loves to sparkle then this book will provide endless ideas of easy projects to DIY. You can always add an extra little gift of our JoseyRose Glitter.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

JosyRose Christmas Fashion Collection

We’re not too sure where the year has gone but we're trying to do our best by not putting up the Christmas directions a little bit too early!

We may be trying to stop ourselves from decorating but we have our full attention on our Christmas party outfits. No festive outfit is complete without loads of sparkle and lace, so this year we have everything you need to make your outfit stand out.

Whether you have an old dress that you want to transform or you’ve picked up something from the highstreet that you want to customise, at JosyRose we have all the trimmings to help make your outfit perfect for you.

Fashion collars


Turn a casual dress into something more special with our amazing collar range, from elaborate beading to sparkles galore, we have a collar that will take you dress from drab to fab.

Fashion Trims


It’s amazing what a little trim can do to a dress, whether it’s around the neckline, sleeves or the hem, a glitzy and glamorous trim can completely transform your outfit.

Fashion Diamante


The world is your oyster with our extensive range of genuine crystal diamante crystals, add a bit of a shine to your dress this festive season and make your outfit unique to you.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Halloween Crafts With JosyRose


Where has the year gone! It’s October which means it’s time to start putting together your Halloween costumes and decorations, but if you’re at a loss for ideas than don’t panic as we have tons of awesome stuff here at JosyRose to inspire you.


Want to have an eerie glow? Update your creepy costumes with our glow in the dark sequins, we have a mixture of tusks, stars and flat circles which are all perfect for nighttime use.

For those of you who want to accessorise your costumes we have a Quarter Face Mask and a Witch Papier Maché hat perfect for decorations or personal use. Both items are easily customisable, just take a look at all of our sparkles and ribbon for inspiration.


Looking for some decorations? We have tons of Halloween ribbon for you to browse through, use it for decorating tables or even outside use if you have porch which needs a bit of a Halloween touch.

For even more inspiration don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog posts!

Monday, 1 September 2014

How To Create A Unique Bowl Out Of Buttons


It’s that time of month again where we share our handy tips and tricks on how to create cute craft projects. This month we’re taking a look at what you can create for the home and we have come up with this super easy tutorial on how to create a unique bowl out of buttons.

 All you’ll need is this:

•    Flat buttons – try experimenting with colours to create your desired look
•    Balloons
•    White PVA glue
•    Large paint brush
•    Scissors
•    News paper
•    Cup or can to balance balloon on while it dries

Step 1

 

Firstly, you will need to take one balloon and blow it up to the size you want your bowl to be as you will create your bowl shape using the curve of the balloon.


Step 2

 

Hold the balloon at the end with the knot and take your paint brush, dip it into your glue and cover the other end and sides (to the point where you want the bowl to end) in glue.


Step 3

 

Let the glue dry completely, to do this place the knot end of the balloon in a cup or can to balance the balloon.


Step 4

 

When the first layer is completely dry, apply a second coat of glue using your brush. Start at the top of the balloon and work your way down toward the knot. Attach buttons to this layer as close together as you can fit them.


Step 5

 

When you are finished attaching all of your desired buttons turn your button covered balloon upside down in your cup or can so that the knot is in the air and the buttons are balanced on the cup.


Step 6

 

When the second layer of glue and buttons is completely dry you will need to coat the buttons again with a third layer of glue.


Step 7

 

When your bowl is completely dry use yours scissors to cut the knot on the balloon to slowly let the air out. Use your scissor to snip any unwanted glue bits away from the button edge and there you go, your very own button bowl!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Summer Hero - Craft Kits For Kids And Adults

  

The summer holidays are still going strong but we know coming up with holiday activities can become a little bit stressful to keep the kids occupied.

At JosyRose we have come up with a solution to all your holiday frustrations, just call us your summer time hero!

Introducing our craft kits perfect for making a range of funky craft projects to keep you and the little one(s) happy, these kits are perfect when the summer showers hit which are bound to happen with the weather in the UK!

On our online store we have a range of fantastic kits including sewing, card and even a tool box to help you get crafting. All our kits are perfect for making and practising various craft projects, if you’re looking for some craft-spiration (see what we did there) then take a look through our blog, each month we give you DIY craft tips for you to try at home.

Have a great summer guys and don’t forget to share with us your craft projects on our Facebook, just search JosyRose.

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

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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