Modern-day Martha Stewart? Get real. Most university girls don’t have the time, money or resources to create those coveted Pinterest DIY projects that internet mavens seem to finish in a flash.
For all my fellow lazy girls out there, this one’s for you. I’ve compiled a list of five lazy-proof DIYs using easily-found items that can be completed within a small amount of time. The perfect DIY project doesn’t have to be Mount Everest; there are so many simple and chic fashion projects you can do without being a DIY queen.
To make it even easier, I’ve included a “Lazy Rating.” This lets you know just how easy the particular DIY project is. A rating of 1 means an entire afternoon frittered away, while 10 means it’s a piece of cake.
What are you waiting for, collegiettes? In the midst of exam period, now is the only chance you have to embrace the lazy lifestyle, so get started!
Bejeweled Miu Miu Socks
1 pair of knee-high socks (any colour)
Assortment of buttons, sequins and small baubles
Needle and thread that matches the colour of the socks
The Lazy Way: Take each sock and sew on various sequins, buttons and baubles, concentrating the majority on the front. To maintain the fashionable aspect (and not to tread into the land of tacky), keep the add-ons all in the same colour scheme. I particularly like using shiny silver and pale gold combined with a pale, neutral sock colour. Pair with flats or high heels.
Lazy Rating: 7/10
Chic Safety Pin Tank Top
1 black tank top
1 pack of 50-100 gold- or silver-toned safety pins
The Lazy Way: String safety pins onto the open clasp of one main safety pin, being sure to vary the number of each for every cluster you create. Once this is done, pin your clusters of safety pins around the bib of the tank top. The more random the pattern, the better it will look.
Lazy Rating: 8/10
Sleek Newspaper Clutch
Various newspaper pages
1 flat clutch
1 small bottle of Mod Podge
1 paint brush
The Lazy Way: Cut out various articles or pieces of the newspaper that look appealing. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the area you want to start with, and layer your newspaper pieces over it, painting over each layer with Mod Podge. After covering the visible sections on one side, let dry, then flip over and do the other side. This is quintessential for any eager journalism student or news-obsessed woman.
Lazy Rating: 6/10
Spray-Painted Scribble Bangles
3-6 plain wooden bangles
1 can of spray paint (any colour)
1 permanent paint pen (gold, silver or black works best)
The Lazy Way: Spray paint each bangle completely, making sure to cover with paint inside and out. When dry, simply write phrases, quotes or your name with the paint pen. Stack them to make a statement.
Lazy Rating: 9/10
Hand-Painted Quote Scarf
1 plain white or light-coloured scarf
1 black fabric marker
The Lazy Way: Lay your scarf flat on a piece of cardboard so the marker doesn’t seep through to your surface. Take the fabric marker and write your favourite quote, letting dry for a few hours. After, iron the scarf with a piece of cloth over top so the words will be permanent. This literature-inspired accessory is perfect for that book worm lurking deep inside us all.
Lazy Rating: 10/10