Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm Back!

I apologize for my LONG absence, but it wasn't because I wasn't crafting, it was because my camera was lost! And what's a craft post without pictures??? Luckily I found my camera and I took a few pics of my recent projects!! So here's an update, with more new stuff to follow soon I hope!

Cute little photo squares!

That one's my personal favorite.

I definitely needed a place for all my headbands so I made this out of a cylinder vase, mod podge, and fabric. It works like a charm!

MmmmI love me some headbands.

I think this one is one of my favorites.

What a cute fun summer necklace right???

I ADORE this necklace.

It is too cute for words.
Hopefully I'll have more interesting projects to come...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Simple, Chic Headbands

Last night all my friends went out on dates...and I talked on the phone to my boyfriend who lives in Utah...and made headbands. Can life get any better? I submit that it can not. Anyway, I had a great time and I just thought I'd post about it!

STEP ONE: take a trip to joanns and pick up all the cute fabrics on sale this week.

STEP TWO: Bring all that FaBuLoUs fabric home. Then, cut a circle out of the fabric of your choice. The circle should be from 3-5 inches in diameter, depending on the size of flower you want.

STEP THREE: Fold two sides of the circle in towards the middle until they're touching. From there, just fold the other ends of the circle until you have a flower shaped object in your hands. TIP:::::You should fold the flower 6 times---6 petals!

STEP FOUR: Slip a few stiches through the middle of your flower, ensuring that it will stay in place. TIP:::::use the side with the folds facing you for the top of your flower.

STEP FIVE: Add any kind of bedazzle you want to your flowers!

STEP SIX: Hot-glue your flowers together in whatever places you want. After they are dry, glue the entire piece onto your headband! Voila, a new accessory! Can it get any better?

I know it's hard to tell, but there are 3 layers of black tulle under the orange flower....SUPER cute in person, I totally recommend using tulle WhEnEvEr you can!

I loved this one so much I had to put an extra picture of just how adorable it is!!!

Total accomplished: 9 headbands, 27 flowers, 4 hours. Worth it? DEFINITELY!
On a side note: Before I started I also beat Guitar Hero on expert.

My lil' sis Kolee volunteered to be my model for these headbands. I was just too tired and ugly to pose for a picture. Plus, she's about 10000 times cuter than I am.

Ahhhh that green turquise plaid combo is KILLER!

And so is the red and teal combo!!! Wedding colors??? Maybe.

Isn't she adorable? Couldn't have asked for a better model. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Time For A Change

When I moved back home I moved into my sister's old room and inherited these polka dot covered walls...

Now, don't get me wrong, I love those walls, I helped to paint them. But, being 21 years old, I felt like it was time to upgrade the room. So, in lieu of crafts, I had a week long redecorating project on my hands. I have to apologize, there are only before and after shots, nothing in between, but that's because I spent literally ALL DAY every day for a week working on this. Installing chair rail is not that easy. BUT it looks awesome now!

I love love love that quote.

Thanks to Kenz for the cute friends picture frame. LOVES.

I got in a little time crafting by making these cute shelves! AND I even had time to paint and mod podge my desk to match the bookshelf and shelves.

Now that that huge project is over, it's back to crafts for me! I'm feeling a headband making night coming on...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Boring Bookshelf to Bomb Bookshelf

In my room was this very cute, but incredibly worn out bookshelf. I decided it was time to turn this worn out guy into a new and improved place for my books to live. I mean, it is their home afterall, they deserve a nice place to hang out.

Step One:

Clean off the dust, germs, and other miscellaneous gross stuff that would stop me from finishing the project.

Step Two:

Add a VERY liberal coat of spray paint to my newly cleaned bookshelf! It was already 100x better.

Step Three:

Pick out some cute paper to go with my decor de boudoire.


Glue paper to desk with Mod Podge and then proceed to add about 6 coats of Mod Podge.
Secret Tip: It says to wait 20 minutes between coats, but I just did one shelf after the other and by the time I finished the last one it had been 10 minutes and I just started the whole process over again. WAY QUICKER.


Fill my VERY cute new bookshelf with part of my literary collection.


Step back and admire my new piece of furniture.

Thank you Mod Podge and Scrapbooks ETC for all your help in this project. I couldn't have done it without you. Now...what to do about my mirror...

Hello Arts and Crafts, You're My New Best Friend

For the LONGEST time I have been wanting to start a silly little craft blog. Reasons:

1. I spend way too much time and money doing crafts to be the only one that enjoys them.
2. My personal blog is too personal.
3. I'm currently studying for my LSATs and there's no better stress reliever than a little arts and crafts project. PLUS blogging about it...throw away my stress ball. CHECK
4. I just wanted to

So finally those reasons just won me over and I spent all morning setting this blog up and I am now proud to say that my very first crafty blog is ready to post. So, HERE WE GO!