erica domesek gets crafty with an exclusive project for nylon.

by ray siegel

Maybe it's the cold weather or that the season of giving is officially underway, but the holidays make us want to hit up our local craft store and DIY-up a storm. So that's just what we decided to do--we're thrilled to announce that today marks the start of a new holiday tradition: our first-ever 12 Days of DIY. We're taking items that we love and coming up with cool ways to make them unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. And who better to kick off the series than with the queen of DIY herself, Erica Domesek, also known as, PS-I Made This. Grab your needle and thread because she's showing us how to make jeweled beanies inspired by House of Holland. "When the weather outside is frightful, you may as well look delightful, so combat Winter's burr with a little bit of bling! When House of Holland sent adorable jewel encrusted beanies down the runway we were actually excited for the temperature to drop. And with a handful of delicious Galactic Crystal Beads by Swarovski Elements at the ready, you can create your own look to kill that beats the chill. Keep warm and craft on!"

Here's what you'll need: a grey beanie, a needle and thread, and Swarovski jewels. "To create: Stitch each Galactic Crystal Bead by Swarovski Elements with needle and thread onto your beanie. Double thread to fasten the beads securely. Keep the gems close to one another as they will stretch when the hat is worn. Get creative with embellishments, try buttons, beads, anything your head and heart desires."

A little bit of Domesek's craft magic goes a long way. Check in tomorrow for day two out of twelve.