Here's the before, to compare.
My social media icons started out from this layered template from The CoffeeShop Blog. I just turned off the banner layer and added a circle layer.
I made my own pinstripe pattern for the background using this tutorial.
My blog is made with a standard Blogger template for the base (I think it's the Picture Window one), and then I tweak the heck out of it to fit exactly what I'm looking for. I am not the best at coding, but I've found that you can find exactly what you need to do with a Google search. It's a lot of trial and error but you can edit your own templates if you have some time, patience, and a little Google-fu. :)