Thursday’s are always late nights in our house (Guitar Lessons). So to occupy my evening with Christmas cheer, I stumbled upon this fantastically easy tutorial by one of my all time FAVORITE DIYers – Threadbangers!!!! (If you don’t know who they are yet, CHECK THEM OUT RIGHT NOW).
This has got to be One of the easiest DIY’s I’ve Ever done. It took 15 minutes and all you need is some Festive Washi tape and Scissors (the red nose I had left over from a few years ago).
Go forth and adorn your houses,(rooms, cars, doors) EVERYTHING!!!
My cool friend, Claudia, sent me this link around Christmas and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. Amazing, right? It’s a craze that has taken the internet, one mug at a time.
If you have nail polish (or ‘find’ some lying around the house;), if you spot a white mug that looks like he needs a little cheering up, if it’s a sleepy Sunday and you just want something to do then TRY THIS. If nothing else, it’s FUN.
(I liked this tutorial the best, but of course there are dozens of them on pinterest.com.)
My obsession with creating things is nearly as outrageous as my crazy craft hoard in the spare room. From ribbons to material to feathers found on the beach to dried flowers (from nearly 10 years ago). So of course I had a plain white mug in there. I also found teacups and saucers that I had thrifted from a charity shop before our wedding and thought I’d give them a go too.
Just a few tips if you do try this:
It can get a little messy, so make sure you have nail polish remover. (It helps if you’re clumsy like me)
Work fast. Once the nail polish is in the water, it dries quite quickly (I learnt through trial and error)
Metallic Nail Polish = not so good. I tried it and it was the fasted drying and impossibly sticky
Do one Mug/teacup at a time.
Open the windows
Let me know how you get on. I’d love to see your creations.
Do you have a slight obsession with collecting paper or card or just shiny objects in general? Is your house overflowing with assortments of glue and glitter? Look, around… are there piles of crafty things you just had to have but haven’t gotten round to using? It’s true, isn’t it, you could probably start your own craft store…
Well if so, fear not.. I’m exactly the same, it’s a terrible affliction. But Spring has sprung up all around and I thought, ‘what better time to start creating’, that and I much prefer making my own everything. So here goes:
My beautiful friend, Janice, became an Aunt for the first time a couple of weeks ago to a very handsome little boy, so instead of buying a card I made one. I always think something handcrafted is going to be appreciated a lot more (well I’d hope). And that’s really how this post came into being..
Below is a step-by-step guide to how I recreated the card above into a Birthday Card. I’ve included a PDF Final Template that you can print out and use. This is what it looks like:
Now to start off you’ll just need a few things:
Of course, if there are things on here that you don’t have, just substitute. Great thing about crafting is that you can use Whatever you have lying around. So if you don’t have a heart punch or paint swatches like I have, just use the ombre hearts I’ve included in the PDF.
Also use any cardstock you have lying around, the pack I have I found in Lidl, cheap and cheerful paper does the trick. With your base card, make sure you’re using something sturdy enough that will hold the weight of whatever you’re applying to the front. The last thing you want is a flimsy card.
The next step is to print your template (PDF above) and follow the steps below:
And there you have it… a fun way to spend an hour on a lazy Sunday… or any day really.. who are we to make crafting a once a week thing.. Happy crafting and have fun x