Kara Metta

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My name is Kara, and I’m so excited that you’re here!  Please take a moment to look around and check out some of my latest sewing and refashion projects.

 

Recent Blog Posts

How to Tone Hair Extensions

If you're a blonde and you've ever purchased hair extensions you may know that they almost always carry a yellow-brassy tone.  This is because they are often bleached, but not properly toned.  If you do your own hair and don't tone it, extensions may match...

Red Refashion Party

This week I discovered a new thrift store in my neighborhood where I scored the lace jacket above for $2.60.  I immediately decided to refashion it into a skirt.  It was way more complicated than I thought I would be, but I'm still going to share a quick...

How to Apply Clip-In Extensions using Sweet Extensions

After chopping off 8 inches of hair in February, I thought some extensions could be fun.  I got a set from Sara at Sweet Extensions, here's how I wear them.You don't have to have just one hair color to make it blend.  As you can tell from the pictures, I...

Eight Dollar Store Beauty Hacks

In my youth, I developed a passion for saving money wherever I could so that I could save for more important things, like candy and college. Over the years, this has led me to be a huge fan of dollar stores--as long as they were actually dollar stores and not stores...

Check out my brother-in-law’s audition!

Everyone, My brother-in-law, Nic, is auditioning for American Idol via youtube. He is seriously so talented. His sister, Jacque, and I always joke that one day he will become a huge recording artist and make more money than all of us. It could really happen...

Gold Dipped Mason Jar

I know there are a ton of posts out there about ways to decorate a mason jar; but I just couldn't help myself.  Here's my own take. I created this diagram to show you the different steps.  It was really easy. DIY Gold Dipped Mason Jar You will need: a mason jar spray...

DIY Foolproof French Tip Manicure

I'm not particularly an artist, and painting my own french tips was always a struggle until I was hit with a bright idea.  I was shopping at a local dollar store and came upon some garage sale stickers.  Because they were small and round, they made the...

Forever 21 Pastel Spring Accessories Under $15

Another roundup of sweet deals.  This time featuring pastel accessories from Forever 21.  Everything is under $15!  My favorite are the sunglasses for only $5.80.  Check it out!Pastel Spring Accessories from Forever 21 Top to bottom, left to...

DIY: How to take in a large dress

I originally shared this project on Brassy Apple.  Today is my day to share it!Also before and after highlighting my hair :)Today's refashion shows the power of tailoring clothes to fit your individual body.  Refashioning doesn't always mean that you have to...

Refashion Series

 In these episodes, I take old, outdated clothing and transform them into something new and beautiful.

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