Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My First DIY - Leggings to Fingerless Gloves

When I first started stumbling across these three little initials, DIY, across the internet I didn't even know what they meant and then upon finding out that DIY = Do It Yourself I just simply snorted (yes, I do that sometimes)(a ladylike snort mind you) and thought: "That would be THE day, when I actually attempt a DIY!"  Well, here is THE day.
I'm really artistically inclined so I really don't know the reason behind my reactionary snort to a DIY.  Is it fear that I might mess up?  Is it my lackadaisical mood?  Don't know.  But here I went...
I got these leggings as a gift (who would ever give these to me?) years ago and really liked the design on them but disliked that they are leggings.  Being an ardent Madonna fan I have always liked fingerless gloves (lace or not).  Besides, living in sunny Southern California I really don't have need for the end of the gloves (most of the time).  So I decided to turn these leggings into fingerless gloves and hope that an outfit might be inspired by these new creations!
Do you have any leggings that could look better as gloves?

What you need?  Leggings and a pair of good scissors (so easy)

Decide whether you want short or long gloves and "cut"

Cut small triangles for your thumbs (OK so I'm not that great at itty-bitty triangles)

VOILA!!

39 comments:

  1. Awesome! Congrats on your first DIY!

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  2. Cool idea Dana ;)
    The purse is from Primark old collection.Kisses

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  3. Those are very cool, I like them. Well done you :) x

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  4. WOW, Love the idea :D

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  5. Aw thee came out adorable, I like wearing fingerless gloves as well and this is a really clever idea! thanks

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  6. Oh that's hot....and I do have several pair that I could DIY a pair of gloves. I live in sunny Florida but I do travel in the winter. I hope to get some use out of them. Great post!

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  7. Thank you ladies! I appreciate your words! Boosts my self confidence at accomplishing a DIY! Dana

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  8. They came out really cute, Dana! This is a DIY project that even lazy me could do :)

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  9. Oooh, these look great Dana! I love the scroll design.
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  10. very clever! yes it is amazing what you can do with a little bit of adjustments

    -Jessica
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  11. Such a good and easy idea, think I might be giving this a go x x

    Jodie

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  12. this is really cool!!


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  13. Lovely blog.
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  14. nice! one of these days i'm going to get into DIY. it seems fun and of course cost efficient.

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  15. Great DIY! I think I will do this with a pair of leggings that don't want to stay up...LOL! Can't wait to try this!

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  16. That is one fabulous DIY lady! OK so I scrolled down and I love the last outfit. I am debating on those jeans from H&M, I bought a black waxed pair from Zara, so that's why I am hesitating on a burgandy pair. And that necklace is gorgeous I was guessing Versace...not far off from Givenchy.

    The dark cherry/burgandy lipstick looks good! I just bought a tube last week from Sephora, we'll see how it looks, it sometimes can cause yellow undertones to look sallow. Hope you enjoyed your summer and the kids are ready to head back to school :)

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  17. o idee foarte buna! si arata minunat ;) :*

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  18. Thanks for your comment, I'm now a new follower x x

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  19. What a fun DIY! Usually, I'm craft-ily-challanged, but you made this look doable;)
    Sydney
    southernstylin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sydney!! I thought that it was "doable" as well for a start... Hope you come back and check out my hopefully soon to be #2 DIY... Dana

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  20. Wow, what a cool idea! I don't have even a bit of DIY bllod in me, more of 'DI-Why can't we just go and look for it at the store' LOL! I have been busy for the past 2 weeks mostly because UAE were celebrating a holiday called EID and I was invited to a lot of parties plus I had one in my house last Monday too. Other than that I was/am doing some research for the trip and we have decided to do Vegas for a few days too! I'll tell you more soon :)Super excited!

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  21. OMG such a great idea!!!!

    LOVE your blog!!!!

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  22. This is such a nice idea!!!^^

    xoxo

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  23. I love the DIY I am going to do it becuase I have a pair of jeggins that I am not going to wear!!COuld you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com I started my blog 2 months ago and I need more feedback!

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  24. When I saw first DIY I googled it immediately to find out what it meant...
    Thanks to brother Google!

    Let me tell you another shortcut (you may know it already): OOTD - outfit of the day...
    Again, cheers to brother Google.

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  25. I follow u =)

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  26. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your style insight on my post today!

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  27. very creative, I love diy's!!
    -Adriana

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  28. Haha, I love your commentary! The gloves are awesome. I used to wear fingerless gloves all the time back in the day, in Vegas of all places where you DON'T need gloves either. lol But they were cute and a fashion statement with my rocker look. I like yours! I totally think you should channel some Madonna "like a virgin" outfit for the blog!!! Do it, do ittt!! :)

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    1. Roni, you had me laughing for a while!!!! I'll do it only if we do a partnership and we both do a Madonna inspired outfit/post! What do you say? Hey! This could be a great Halloween project!!! <3 Dana

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  29. Hey! I just find your blog, and I very like it, I’m your new follower. Do you want to follow each other? Here is my blog: http://roseballerina.blogspot.hu/
    Have a nice day! :)
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  30. i love your blog! this post is so cute do u want to follow each other?

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  33. Wow! very cool DIY idea!! Looks so cool!!!

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