Starting with my SAVE THE DATES; If you are pinching pennies and your Wedding Invitations are important to you as it is to me, maybe it’s not a bad idea to take it back a few decades and hand make them. I will tell you this much, everything I liked would of been $600++ just for Wedding Invitations. That’s wild to me since most people throw them in the recycle bin when the wedding is over. To each their own! If you are a crazy craft lady like me and you think your bridesmaids would love to spend their free time slaving away in your sweat shop well this project is definitely for you. I know you can walk away with maybe spending under $100 If you follow my steps! Assuming you have watercolors, paint brushes already, hot glue, scissors (Which could also be found marked down) you basically will be spending money on stamps, envelopes, translucent paper and watercolor paper.
#2 Go to the Dollar Tree and grab their packets of watercolor paper. 9/10 stores they have it. If not, you can purchase nice quality paper at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s make sure you get their 40% off coupon. I have found really nice packets of 20 for $1.49 at Target as well.
#3 At Michael’s, I found really pretty white envelopes on sale. They are sturdy enough to watercolor over and were only $10 for 2 packets of 50!
#4 Start with baby steps and have a watercolor day. Get all your girls to color endless amounts of paper and cut them into the size you want.
#5 Design two different styles of paper. One for cutting different shapes and gluing on top of the card and the cut outs for the invite. The ones with triangles I spent more time adding gold or salt on it so up close you could see the texture.
#6 Now Create! Glue and piece everything together. You can’t go wrong.
I hope you like! Let me know what you think and leave me a comment! be sure to share with your friends and family! Thanks so much! I will keep you posted on my process and how I will create the envelopes next week!!
It’s summer! Time to hit the beach! I decided I wanted to make some chunky anklets to wear when I go barefoot. These are super easy and fun to create.
YOU WILL NEED:
Beads (enough to fit around one ankle)
Bead Stringing Wire (.30mm)
Toggle Clasps (the circle part only)
Tulle or sheer thick ribbon
First, just simply string on the beads with the wire. Add the circle part of the toggle clasp on each end with a crimp bead. String through the ribbon. Slide your foot through and tie a bow in the back! Super cute and easy!
Use this DIY for a artistic children’s book or something fun and different for your coffee table!
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
Card Stock Paper
Detail Scissors and or Exacto Knife
Ribbon or Tape for Binding
Sewing Machine (Optional)
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)
Begin diving into your craft paper by cutting out different shapes and objects to create scenes from the story.
Glue your papers down as you figure out what you want on each page. I used hot glue for a sturdier hold.
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.
Use a thick piece of cardboard or another material that is thick enough to be your hardback cover.
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!
I directed this photo shoot about two years ago. We used my grandfather’s old projector with photos he took while traveling. If you look closely enough its a picture of a cathedral church. In memory of my Grandpa, John K. Parsons.
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