Tutorials. Hola there!
Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! DIY + How To. An occasion for dispensing confetti doesn’t present itself too often, so why not do it with appropriate aplomb?
As if we didn’t already know that black-and-white, bold graphics, and a dash of sparkle are a surefire route to a memorably festive visual statement, along come these confetti poppers—a DIY project — Continue reading Talk about a gem of a DIY project! This shimmering, beautifully faceted holiday ornament, which we discovered on the unfailingly industrious site, A Beautiful Mess, was fashioned at home with the help of standard craft staples: balsa wood, X-Acto knife, gold paint—and, yes, a dose of motivation which (we admit) — Continue reading We were immediately struck by the moody prettiness of this Christmas tree, only to find that we were fooled by a terrific home-made optical illusion—and the most artful no-fuss tree we’ve seen in a while. As illustrated on Almost Makes Perfect, the beauty of opting for this tree is that — Continue reading Oh man, it’s here. Hey Look - Event styling, design inspiration, DIY ideas and more: PRETTY PACKAGING IDEAS.
I think my favorite part of gift-giving is wrapping the goods.
I really don't mind if the wrapping paper is being ripped off afterwards, I simply enjoy spending a lot of time and thought on making a present look as pretty as possible. Here's some cute and creative gift wrapping inspiration I found around the web: Washi tape ideas: Sweet Paul (left) and Tea For Joy (right) Lace gift wrapping: Sweet Paul, Colorful fabric packaging: Handmade Weddings (via Haystack Needle) Paper stuff.
Artist Feature + Giveaway: SwirlyGarden. Jewelry Organizer (and a giveaway) UPDATE PART 2: My Jewelry Organizer won the Elmer's Spring Creation Contest.
I'm absolutely thrilled. Aside from receiving a visa gift card for winning, I also had the privilege of drawing 3 more winners from the comments via random.org to each receive an Elmer's DIY kit. The winners were: April, Barbara (VinoLuci), and Bestie. UPDATED: This giveaway has closed. The winners as drawn by random.org are wendyp, JulieB and Miranda Taylor. Perfect Summer Bangle. Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof.
Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. Paint Chip Samples Crafts for Kids Top Ten. Do you Pinterest?
Oh my. It’s a virtual treasure trove of crafty, yummy and design deliciousness. If you need a creative idea, a little direction while suffering writer’s block or just want to immerse yourself in pretty, you will love Pinterest. It’s really just a visual bookmarking site. But it’s better than that because you can see what everyone else finds Pin-worthy. The Top Ten Paint Chip Samples Crafts for Kids! 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial. I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled.
Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies. I feel melty.
EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.
We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at email@example.com. Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest.
My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one.