Tag: diy

Do It Tuesday

DIY Children’s Storybook

Use this DIY for a artistic children’s book or something fun and different for your coffee table!

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Watercolors
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Detail Scissors and or Exacto Knife
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon or Tape for Binding
  • Sewing Machine (Optional)

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Start by writing down the plot to a story and then simplify it! In this example, I chose Alice in Wonderland.  To learn how to make your own craft paper view my video. (CLICK)
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IMG_5989-1-1024x768Begin diving into your craft paper by cutting out different shapes and objects to create scenes from the story.
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Glue your papers down as you figure out what you want on each page. I used hot glue for a sturdier hold.

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Draw your characters and color them in. I cut the characters out and used a normal glue stick on white cardstock, then placed them in scene.
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Use a thick piece of cardboard or another material that is thick enough to be your hardback cover.

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Place each page in order like you would see in a book, with pages 1 and 2 facing down together and 3 and 4 doing the same, then so on. Using the tape or ribbon, hot glue it on the outside inner edges where the spine will be. Do the same to all pages. Hot glue the front cover to the back of page 1, and the back cover to the back of the last page. Easy binding!

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Makeover Monday

5 Boho Dapper Looks for Summer Nights

Last fall I was department head of hair and makeup for a feature film, Toby Goes To Camp. It’s about a white bangle tiger that goes to a performing arts camp in the summer. Cute right? For the film I created 5 boho dapper looks that could easily be worn out at night in the city! Which look would you like to see turned into a tutorial DIY video? Comment below and I will make a video for you!

Like the hair pieces? I made them! DIY coming soon!

Do It Tuesday

Greeting Cards

A fun way to use and reuse your watercolor scraps is to make your own custom greeting cards. Simply cut out different shapes. Hot glue for a solid hold and quicker dry. I used different size hole punchers, cut out different shapes like hearts or abstract triangles and squares. Super easy and fun! this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours depending on how many cards you make! Your friends and family will love them because its the thought that counts right? -Angela

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Do It Tuesday

SEW OR NO SEW Movie Curtains

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Red Velvet Fabric 2-4 panels, depending on the size of your TV
  • Staple Gun
  • Sewing Machine or Iron On Hem Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • String of Lights
  • Black Duck Tape

IMG_3722-2This is an easy yet fun project to do! In this DIY, I created a movie wall for the TV room. It was looking really boring and tacky with the wire cover and outlet hanging around it.IMG_3909My TV is really small and I only needed two panels that were 4 x 9 ft. I sewed a 1/4 inch hem around the perimeter, you can also use a iron on hem tape as well.
image0000001-1-3To hang, I pleated the top about every 2-3 inches and stapled it to the wall at top. Hang a panel on each side of the TV so it is centered and you can wrap it around the wall hanger. Now you have movie curtains!
IMG_3938-3 If you want to get real creative simply use black duck tape and wrap the lights around TV and now it looks like you have an old movie marquee!

Soul Food Sunday

Strawberry Salsa

THING YOU WILL NEED:

  • 5 TBSP of Plum Sauce
  • 2 Limes Freshly Squeezed
  • 1/2 TBSP of freshly graded ginger
  • Ground Pepper and Salt to Taste
  • 1 Package of Strawberries Chopped
  • 1/4 Cucumbers
  • 1 TBSP Thinly Sliced Green Onions
  • 2 TBSP of Snipped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Fresh Jalapeno Chili Pepper Seeded and Chopped
  • 1 TSP of Sesame Seeds

IMG_4469aIn a small mixing bowl combine plum sauce, lime. ginger, salt, pepper, seaseme seeds, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Mix and set aside.  In a large bowl add chopped strawberries and cucumber. Pour mixture over chopped ingredients and mix. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
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Makeover Monday

Ballet Bun

Slicked back buns have two extremes: they are both elegant and exotic. Whether you plan on keeping them simple and traditional for ballet or adding a twist for more fun, you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle for any occasion. I know I intend to wear them a lot this summer! I had a lot of fun styling this bun, and don’t be alarmed if it looks too complicated! Check my Makeover Monday for a quick tutorial on how to easily recreate twisted buns! It is really just about being creative with your twists and pins!

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Wind Down Wednesday

3 Bath Sachet Recipes

Bath sachets are a delicate way of calming down mid week. Simply stuff dry herbs in a cheese cloth or nylon bag. You could also make a bath sachet like the DIY tea bag I posted yesterday (CLICK HERE). Send happy and positive energies while mixing your recipes. I like to think of my goals and things I want to improve in my like. Happy thoughts only!

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NO MORE HABITS

3 Parts Rosemary

2 Parts Lavender

1 Part Lemon grass

1 Part Sage

AWAKENING

3 Parts Carnation

3 Parts Lavender

2 Parts Rosemary

WIND DOWN 

3 Parts Catnip

1 Part Lavender

1 Part Peppermint