November 13th, 2012 § § permalink
Before you start threatening pom pom rehab on me, let me say that in my defense, pom poms are light, fluffy, and pretty much perfect for holiday gift wrapping. They’re just so cute! Add a little glitter and they’re about as awesome confetti and cupcakes (which is hard to beat in my book).
- Two pieces of cardboard (see tutorial)
To create glitter dipped pom poms, dab the edges of the pom with paint and a foam pouncer. Then sprinkle the wet paint with glitter and shake the excess off!
September 21st, 2012 § § permalink
I really love all of the geometric shapes that are popular right now, but I wanted a way to use them that isn’t totally over done. Initially I thought of making geo planters, but somehow I settled on place card holders (I think it was sheer laziness, but don’t tell). I’m also still into the whole dipped trend too, I don’t know if that qualifies me as obsessive or not, but I combined the two anyways! Here’s how you can make your own with oven-bake clay and a little paint (or if you’re feeling lazy too, you can just buy mine)–
- Oven-bake clay
- Clay knife/exacto knife
- Wax paper
- Paint color of choice
- Wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
1 | Form the clay into smooth equally sized balls for the number of holders you need. I made mine about two inches in size.
2 | Use a smooth edged knife to randomly cut sections/facets from the ball of clay.
3 | Bake the geos according to your specific clay instructions.
4| If you’re kind of a perfectionist, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the sides (I use water to keep the dust down). Then dip the bottoms in all-purpose paint and let them dry!
I’m totally in love with the mint and gold color combo right now! What do you think, is this a project you would try? The possibilities are endless really: earrings, necklaces, place card holders, planters, general decor…
May 23rd, 2012 § § permalink
If this color dipped coffee set DIY from Rebecca at A Daily Something hasn’t knocked your socks off yet, then just check out some of her other projects here. Crazy amounts of talent over there! I found out about her blog through Twitter (which, admittedly, I don’t use very often), nonetheless I’m glad I did! I have to say, I’m always excited to come across people who aren’t afraid to express their love of God, and honor Him with what they do.
For instructions to make your own, read more!
photos & project via A Daily Something
April 26th, 2012 § § permalink
It’s no secret that I’m really into the “dipped” look right now. I think I’ve posted at least two DIY’s with some color dipping relation (here & here), so I refrained from titling this one as such (although I still read it in my mind as Gold Dipped To Do Notebooks, shhh). Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to help scratch out a few bullet points on your to-do list if they saw you jotting it down in this little beauty, hm? I should confess though that I’ve never actually tried to make my own notebook after finding this project because I’d rather not disappoint myself with falling short of how perfect these turned out. Instead, I’ll direct any questions you may have to Whitney, at Eat Sleep Cuddle. Directions as said by the pro..
photos & DIY by Eat Sleep Cuddle // layout by Sugar & Cloth
April 19th, 2012 § § permalink
I’ve always liked wreaths. Not necessarily the crazy, over the top, one for every holiday kind of wreaths, but just something that expresses your personality when guests knock at the door. I’ve come up with some modern takes on wreaths, but I can’t actually bring myself to call them wreaths. So, for the purpose of this DIY, I’m going to coin the phrase door logos. Never underestimate what your door logo says about you, people.
- Cardboard monogram
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
- Matte finishing spray
Measure or sketch where you’d like for your glitter to stop so that you have a cohesive look, and then begin painting glue onto the first section.
Sprinkle glitter (I used Martha Stewart gold) onto the wet glue and then dust off the excess.
Continue the same process for the remainder and then let it dry. Spray matte finishing spray over the finished product to weather proof it!