Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DIY: A No Sew Tote bag!!!

I needed a new lunch bag and stumbled upon a video on how to make tote bags without sewing. As much as I would like to get better at sewing I still am not great at it. So the video I watched showed me how to make a tote using fabric, staples, and duct tape! Now when I went to the fabric store I was excited to find that they already had little pre-cut 18" x 21" pieces for only $1.99!!! Now they make duck tape in all these great fun colors so I just had a field day with picking out colors and patterns. Then belting is required to make the little handles and with a few staples you will have the following product!!

What you are seeing in the above picture is this pretty black and grey small rose pattern on the fabric and on the interior I used little skull and cross bone duck tape!! This was such a fun and easy way to make a cute and personalized tote bag to bring along my lunches to work. I bought a few patterns so I will make a few more for my friends and I will also make a larger tote so that I can use these bags for my groceries!! Yes these bags are sturdy enough that they can carry all your heavy groceries and even heavy books!! Who knew that duct tape was such an amazing thing!!
This was my first stab at this project, I will make another one and post step by step photos of how I made this super cute tote!!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rainbow Sprinkle Manicure

So I love the caviar nail polish but I didn't actually buy the one that is offered at Sephora. Instead I went to Micheals (craft store) and purchased micro beads from the Martha Stewart collection. There is a large variety of colors to choose from and also you can mix alot of the colors together.
I made my own video on the process which I will link at the bottom of this blog.
Realistically the manicure can only last for a few days because the beads start to fall off. I do apply a clear coat to the tips of the nails to save some of the beads but they do begin to fall off. This manicure is great for special events and if you are tired of the same old manicures. If you choose the inexpensive route and go to your local craft store it's not as expensive and you have SO many more colors to choose from!!

Here is a link to my youtube video on how to achieve this manicure.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Finished Hocus Pocus book of shadows!!

So I blogged a few weeks ago about the book that I was in the process of making. Well I finally finished it!! I'm really really excited with the end product. I was able to get the pages glued in and I also was able to modge podge some content on the pages. I will insert some photos so you can see the finished product!

Here is a side view of the book. I did all the painting by hand.

Here is the front cover of the book. If you look closely yes there is a little eyeball just like in the movie.

Here is a picture with the pages glued in. I also added ribbon as place markers in the book.

And lastly I found some crochet patterns that I really like so I started a chapter in the book on different patterns

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