Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DIY Googly Eye-Phone Case

I love my phone, and I love to dress it in new cases. I stumbled across some iPhone 4 cases at my local dollar store and couldn't pass them up. And I'm glad I didn't because this was so fun to make!

Step 1. Thoroughly clean off your phone case with rubbing alcohol.

Step 2. Organize the googly eyes by size.

Step 3. Evenly spread some super glue on the back of your case using an old paint brush.
Note: Super glue is not your friend, and will destroy your paintbrush from future use.

Step 4. Begin to place the googly eyes on the case. While the glue is still wet you can sort of slide the eyes around to position them to your liking. Start with you biggest eyes, and then fill in the spaces using the smaller ones. The tweezers will come in handy for placing the smaller eyes.

Step 5. When you're all done, let the case dry for 24 hours, then snap it on and you're all set!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY Elastic Ribbon Hair Ties

These Anthropologie-inspired homemade hair ties are perfect for summer. Unlike most hair ties, these don't crease or tug on your hair.
Note: I picked up my elastic ribbon from my local Michael's craft store. They only carry a few colors, so you can also buy ribbon here and here.

Step 1. Cut an 8 inch long piece of the ribbon.

Step 2. Apply clear nail polish to both ends to keep from fraying, and wait for it to dry

 Step 3. Tie a standard double-knot and you're done!

Monday, June 10, 2013


  1. "A Summer Thing" -Oregon Bike Trails
  2. "Summer Gold" -The Eaves
  3. "A Summer Wasting" -Belle & Sebastian
  4. "Summer Home" -Typhoon
  5. "Don't Steal Our Sun" -The Thrills
  6. "Summer on the Westhill" -Kings of Convenience 
  7. "Endless Sunset" -Delorean
  8. "Sun Hits the Sky" -Supergrass
  9. "Ice Cream" -Battles
  10. "Sundress" -Ben Kweller
  11. "Island in the Sun" -Weezer
  12. "Sunrise" -Yeasayaer
  13. "Jump in the Pool" -Friendly Fires
  14. "Rise to the Sun" -Alabama Shakes
  15. "Swimsuits" -Cayucas
  16. "The Summer" -Coconut Records

*Also check out last year's summer mix*

Friday, June 7, 2013

*365 days later*

I can hardly believe 365 days ago I launched my little blog. A lot has happened in one year here at daile lele. And I can hardly wait for another awesome year officially starting Monday, June 10th! 

While we anxiously await, please check out