D.I.Y Pillows

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I am completely obsessed with DIY’s right now. I know last Monday I posted a similar D.I.Y where I customized a pencil pouch well I knew I had to try this on a much larger scale so I’m back at it again but this time with pillows! I actually made these for my cousin to gift to her for her birthday. She is moving into her own apartment and I figured it would be fitting to incorporate some school pride and a cute fun saying.

I purchased Ikea pillow covers and pillow inserts and then followed this video step by step.  They even provide the stencil of the Good Vibes Only pillow.

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I promise not to post any more D.I.Y’s for a while. I just had to share how cute these turned out!

Any D.I.Y’s you think I should try? Any D.I.Y blogs you recommend?

Have a great day!

-M

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Technology Problems + D.I.Y Personalized Pencil Pouch


Happy Monday Everyone!

I know it’s been a whole week since I have posted and I am so sorry for just being absent like that. I finally got my computer fixed, but I was missing iPhoto to edit my pictures and I didn’t know what to do. You can’t post a blog post without any pictures right? That’s just cruel. I’m still working on getting all of my old programs onto my new hard drive, but please bear with me.

I was itching to make a D.I.Y especially since school is just around the corner. I need to update a new pencil pouch I bought for less than three dollars and  this is what I came up with. I did take a few pictures with my phone to show you all the process. I know they are not the best quality but they get the point across. I will be posting more personalized D.I.Y’s with better pictures.

I got the inspiration for this D.I.Y from this video. They will also walk you through how to do this step by step.

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Here is what you will need:

Freezer Paper

X-Acto knife

Fabric Paint

A Printed Out Design

Sponge Paint Brush

Iron

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I am so excited to rep my school name on my pencil pouch this year. I have a feeling I will be receiving many compliments on this.

Do you enjoy D.I.Y’s? Do you want to see more of these? Let me know!

Have a great day!

-M

How To: A Tassel Garland (Step by Step)

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Two weeks ago I got the pleasure of throwing one of my closest friends a bridal shower. I did a ton of DIY’s and I wanted to share a few post explaining my experience. First off is this super easy step by step tassel garland. This is a super cheap way to decorate any space.

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Step 1: Fold a single sheet of tissue paper in the middle (Hot dog style).

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Step 2: Fold it again in half (hamburger style).

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Step 3: Begin to cut 1/2 a inch strips leaving 3 inches at the top. Make sure that you start to cut at the end that does not have the folded crease!

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Step 4: Open up your cut tissue paper and cut the long strip that is in the middle to match the other strips you have previously cut and instead of stopping 3 inches from the top cut all the way. You will have to pieces of cut tissue paper as seen in the 2nd picture above.

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Step 5: Open up the cut tissue paper and roll it inward forming a burrito. Un tangle the cut strips as you roll.

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Step 6: Twist the 3 inch that you left uncut and fold in half to have a place to feed the string through.

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Step 7: Feed the string through your untapped tassel and tape leaving enough space for you to move the tassel if desired. Remember that you always wrap more tape to tighten it, but you cannot remove the tape if it is too tight and you can’t move it on your string.

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Step 8: Continue this step 1-7 until you have the desired number of tassels. Feel free to customize them with as many colors as you want.

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday !

-M

 

How to dry a Kabuki Brush

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great day. It’s almost the weekend and I am so excited to just have sometime to relax and work on Graduate school applications. Today I wanted to share how I let my kabuki brushes dry. This is always tricky for me because you can’t just stand it on it’s end because all the water will just soak up in the barrel. So how the heck do you go about solving this problem?! well I came up with a very crafty way and here is how.

What you will need:

-A small bowl (I’m using a baking ramekin)

-Rubber bands (or large hair ties if you’re out of rubber bands)

& a kabuki brush

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Begin by applying the rubber bands around the bowl or baking ramekin as shown in the picture above. Your goal is to create a square that your kabuki brush can be placed in. Make sure the box is small enough (as shown in the picture below) so that your brush does not fall off.

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Lastly place your Kabuki brush in the square you have created and allow to dry over night. You should have a clean brush without any water damage.

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Hopefully this helped some of you if you were struggling with how to dry your Kabuki brushes. If you are more of a step by step learner check out the simple video I created here.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I will see you all on Monday.

-M

Movie Stub Memory Box

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For all of my East Coast people Happy snow day! I can’t believe we had yet another snow storm. Seriously spring why are you taking so long?! I miss you.

As most of you know I love watching movies. Ever since I can remember I treasured the opportunity of going and watching a movie at our local theater. I think it must be because my parents never felt like spending money on going to a theater was necessary. I remember the very first time my dad took me to the movies it was to see A Cinderella Story (2004). I treasured that moment so much I kept my ticket stub safe and I kept adding to that collection every time I went to the movies. Now being a “adult” I have added many more ticket stubs without thinking about it. I have held on to all of my ticket stubs since 2004 and I wanted to do something special with them.

Here is what you will need:
Movie Stubs/Concert Tickets – anything you collect
Elmer’s Glue
Pencil
Scissors
Memory Box -I purchased mine at Michael’s

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Follow these steps to accomplish this same keepsake box. It’s perfect for decor around the house. The best thing is that it has a story to it that you can share with guest.

First Step
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Second Step
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Third Step
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Final Project
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Do you collect anything? Are you a movie theater aficionado?
Have a great Monday!
-M

D.I.Y Room Decoration

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I have been feeling a bit crafty lately and I wanted to show you what I made.
I wanted to make something simple but that captured the eye.

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It is a super easy D.I.Y that you can customize which ever way you want it.
Do a different shape use different supplies, add other things like color.
The possibilities are endless I promise.

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Here is what you will need:
Flowers/shapes of your choice (make sure they are 3 dimensional for a better effect)
A canvas (I got my in a pack of 3 for less than 5 bucks)
super glue
Ribbon (to hang it up, and show it off!)

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Places your flowers/shapes in whatever shape/order you want the finished product to be in. I decided to do a heart to go with my room decoration.

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Now it’s time to begin gluing your flowers/shapes to the canvas.

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One thing I found out is that when you use super glue on canvas you have to let it dry a lot longer than expected. I did 4-5 flowers at a time and did something else. I came back every 3-5 min to do the another 4-5 flowers. My reasoning for this was I didn’t want to mess up. Like they say patients is a virtue.

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Be careful super glue will stick to your hands (No bueno!)

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The final step is to add ribbon to the back to be able to hang it up. I used two different colors a white for the back and a lime green for the front. I wanted to double the sturdiness for this project.

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And you have your finished product. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try this out I would love to see your masterpiece.

Have a great weekend!
See you on Monday.

-M

D.I.Y: Kate Spade inspired Polkadot Ked Sneakers

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I am so excited for this post because I finally got around to do this cute D.I.Y project. I have been lusting over these amazing Kate Spade polka dot ked sneakers. The only downside is they are $75 yikes! So what does a stingy/budget friendly fashionista do? Make them her self of course. Here is how you can achieve a similar result. Please remember these are inspired and not an exact replica.

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What you will need:
-White Ked like sneakers (mine are from target)
-Black and Pink all-purpose paint
-Foam roller (circle shaped)
-A paper plate
-A small brush

**This process can take up to an hour to complete and 6-12 hours for the shoes to dry.**

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I used Martha Stewart paint from Michael’s these were $1.39 on sale.

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Place a small amount of black paint onto your paper plate and use your foam roller to create the circles. Spaces them as close or as far apart as you want. I decided to use two different size circles just for a variety but you can use whatever you want. Get creative this does not have to be perfect.

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The next step is to paint the trim on your shoe with a bright pink. I free-handed this and it is not as neat as I would like it to be but I like the human touch it gives my shoes. While you are at it don’t forget to paint the tips of your shoe laces and your DONE!

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Allow for these to dry over night until you put the laces back in. Here is your finished product.

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Don’t forget to check out the video I made in regards to this post. It takes you step by step on how to achieve these awesome looking sneakers.