I’ve been itching for some new pillows for my awesome couch, and I ended up coming up with the simple idea of just using my boyfriend and my initials. And an ampersand. Here’s how they turned out:
And I also took some progress shots for you all and will walk you through how to make these suckers.
Like a lot of crafters, I have an excess of crafty things laying around my house. Lately, I’ve been trying to work my way through unfinished projects and extra materials I have. I also recently got 2nd ear piercings so I’ve been very excited to make myself some earrings that will fit in normal ear holes! (I have my original ear piercings stretched a bit, so normal piercings fall right out.) So combine trying to use up crafting materials with the need for new earrings, and that equates to me making over 20 different types of earrings in one day. After the first few ones I decided I should document the making of them!
Here are some of the materials I used in the beginning. As I went on I slowly added more and more out of necessity.
Materials pictured are:
- Super Sculpey
- black permanent marker
- metallic pigment
- a sharp blade
Materials not pictured:
- earring posts
- eye pins or head pins
- needle nose pliers
- nail polish top coat
- two part epoxy glue
So I’ve been pretty busy with crafting especially with Halloween right around the corner, and thankfully I’ve actually managed to take some pictures for you guys to see! I was meaning to make this post earlier but time caught up with me so here we are. Sorry about that! To make up for that, this is pretty much going to be three posts in one! I have two parts of my costume I need to show off as well as a semi tutorial on how to make a wand for my sister’s costume.
So here we go!
Need some gigantic eyelashes sometime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around and got to makin’.
- Another fake eyelash (this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. You could also just take a small piece of paper and measure your eye that way)
- Eyelash glue (Not everyone will have this item; I didn’t, but it’s fairly inexpensive for a bottle of some, especially considering just how many eyelashes you can make with one tube)
- An old makeup brush (Mine had really stiff bristles so I would never use it because it poked my face all the time. Be sure to wash it before using it!(Thanks MissVass on reddit. I assumed this would be common knowledge but better to be safe than sorry!))
- a plastic work surface (I used a tupperware lid)
- Something to help you manage the bristles when you inevitably get glue on your fingers (I used a disposable eyeshadow swab thing. In the video she uses a spatula.)
- Black eyeshadow(not pictured)
- Hair spray(not pictured)
- A curling iron
- Any little things you want to add to it for decoration (feathers, glitter, sequins, etc.)
For Halloween I decided I was going to be Poison Ivy from Batman. I needed green tights, and of course the one time I need them, there aren’t any green tights at all. Frustrated, I bought a pair of opaque white tights with the intention of dyeing them with food coloring. I had seen people dye yarn this way, what would be the difference?
Here are my materials: white tights, food coloring (I used green and yellow), vinegar, a stainless steel pot and a measuring cup.
I had never really thought too much about how I stored my pins. I’d keep them in the little plastic box thing that they came in and of course, whenever I’d open the thing, I’d pull on it too hard and end up tossing pins all over my work area. I would always tell myself I should really get better storage for them and finally I did. While lurking around on the internet I found a few examples of people taking dishes and gluing a magnet underneath so you could toss your pins in it with no worries. I thought it was brilliant and ran to Goodwill to snatch up a small dish to use!
Here are my materials. A soap dish, a very strong magnet from an old harddrive and my handy dandy E-6000.
So, it’s been a while… stress filled senior year of college. Anyway, I’ve received a lot of comments asking for a tutorial on how to make this key for a Halloween costume I had made a while ago. I had started to create a tutorial for this but I ended up moving and all that stuff got packed away, but I just so happened to find all my stuff the other day, so I figured I’d throw this post up before Halloween so hopefully you guys can make yours in time.
Here are the parts for the wind up key.
I’m not even going to try to come up with excuses as to why I haven’t posted in forever… I’ll just get to the good stuff.
My little sister had some shoes she didn’t really care for anymore, and asked if I could re-cover them for her. I had seen an article in Craft Magazine where they had done this so I knew it could be done.
Here are the shoes in question:
I love to bake and cook, but I’ve never tried to make bread before.. that is, until a few days ago. Unfortunately my first loaf turned out wierd and half unbaked, but I’ve since then redeemed myself. The kind of bread I chose for my first ever to bake is challah. When it came to the egg wash and the topping I changed the recipe slightly. I’ll elaborate on that when I get there though.. for now, I’ll talk you through the journey!
2 teaspoons yeast
1/4 warm water
3 1/2 cups flour sifted
4 eggs (only three go in to the dough, the last is for the egg wash)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, school is wrapping up so I’ve been busy with random papers, projects, etc. Hopefully soon I can start to post on a regular schedule rather than so randomly. Anyway, I finally had a little time to craft, so I decided to make paper. Exciting!
Here are some pictures of my journey: