Saturday, November 3, 2007

Let Go of My Lego!


I get inspired for DIY's at the most random, and unnoticed things. But at the Marc by Marc Jacobs SS08 show, it just screamed ARTS AND CRAFTS TIME!


I loved this collection: the military/factory wear, preppy work shoes, pops of bright color, and of course the LEGO'S! Some people loved the Lego's, some hated it, but I thought it was genius and a recipe for an easy DIY.


Here's how I made my own Lego pins and barrettes (I have yet to make a belt buckle):

1. I bought a tub of Lego's and went crazy, making different patterns and shapes with the different Lego's (I got the smallest size)
2. After you have your formations, cut out card stock in the basic shape and glue (I used E6000) unto the back
3. Then glue your pin or barrette to the back, like so


...and voila! you have a Marc Jacobs knock off, months before the real version even gets to stores (plus you saved yourself quite a bit of money lol)

as a pin (Gwen Stefani/Jamaican inspired) and a barrette (bad hair day lol)


you can also put the pin of the strap of a tank!


Happy Crafting :)

23 comments:

jayne said...

haha awesome! you're just too creative for me, i would look at the mj show and think- well, cool, but i never would've thought to make my own! this is why i love you and your blog, indulging my inner crafty girl haha ;)

Jackie said...

very nice :)
but i'm not big on legos as jewelery...


But i bet in 3 weeks i'll be contradicting myself.

Flashy_Shades said...

whoa. tres fashionable! i'm impressed and love the gwen pin.

Belle said...

that's such a great idea, I might raid my brothers old legos and make myslef one.
belle

Mel said...

how creative! i absolutely love your blog. it's my favorite! i'll definitely be doing this diy :o)

Jackie said...

lol.


yeah, i used to idolize them :)

and i think i do again.

Bojana said...

Oooh, so cute!!
Nice blog, found you on teen vogue

The Clothes Horse said...

Brilliant! I didn't even notice that on the runway, I was too absorbed in the assymetrical hems and wild hair color.

discothequechic said...

Well how very creative of you.

And these actually look good, because ideas like this often end up a little disappointing in reality!

xx

penelope said...

OMGGG!!!! I LOVE YOU LML!!!!!

i;m so so so so deff gna be running off to get my lego fix l8r i tell ya!!!!!

anyhow thanks for d comment!! haha luella can really do no wrong and yess BATSSSS!!! haha!!

love

cherrymagazine said...

OH! I love the lego belt. Now I know what i can do with my extra lego blocks =) great post!

Ana said...

im not sure if i would actually wear legos but perhaps....

and they do look so good with that tank-the contrast is nice

Molly ;) said...

Aah.. good ideas!
Nice work.. keep it up.

Lynn said...

EXTREMELY FUN!!

Will definitely do it!

In Yr Fshn said...

So cute and really easy to do. Thanks for posting... I hadn't noticed it on the runway either!

cotton candy said...

that is awesome!! you are so creative!! love love love!!

la petite fashionista said...

awe M.M. you're so crafty! i remember reading in a blog or forum somewhere that someones "friend/boyfriend" made these for Marc Jacobs' show? i was sort of disappointed, i thought it was purely his vision!

xoxo

Romeika said...

How creative!

Kat said...

You never cease to amaze me! Wow that is actually incredible! So impressed and you made it look so easy too! Love it, it's so fun and quirky.
x x x

lalaliu said...

you are way too awesome! I just might have to borrow your stroke of genius and make some for myself :)

Brian said...

The belt buckles look dope!

DIY Lego Instructions:
http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/style/diy-marc-by-marc-jacobs-lego-belt/

Janine the Blogger said...

My two cousins designed these belts and headbands for Marc Jacobs and I love them! Check out my blog that I wrote about them and on where you can purchase the belts for those of you who are not as crafty and want an original. Beauty & Janine: Dee & Ricky for Marc by Marc Jacobs Must Have Spring 08' Accesory Lego Belt & Headband! I know where to get them!

Check out beautyandjanine.blogspot.com

Jeff said...

haha awesome! you're just too creative for me
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