I am doing some personal life maintenance, and I will be back wednesday (if not sooner), with something quite cool for you guys :)
Halloween is coming up, and personally I can't wait to dig into some really bad, old classics. Freddy, IT, Nightmare Before Christmas (NOT to be counted as a bad one, their songs simply make me happy!).
I searched the net for some fun Halloween tutorials. I tried to gather something budget-friendly, and I found some really great ones!
While working on a crochet-pattern, I took a break and continued the cardboard/magazine necklaces. I also found these cute origami bows, and thought they'd make really cute glittery necklaces. If you want to learn how to make the bow, you can find the tutorial here.
Don't worry, I haven't complicated anything, it's still just hairspray as glue and gloss ;)
Planning to tidy makes me very productive! ...with other things. So I didn't tidy the craftroom like I planned, but I made some jewelry, which I haven't done in years. It was fun :) I found this great tutorial of how to make glittery jewelry with stuff you already have in the house (assuming you have mod podge (or simple Elmers glue) and glitter). And it was so easy and fun. I haven't had time to be supercreative with shapes, so I kept it to a moustache for Jian's sister, and a heart (for moi). I like the results, but I'm concerned about how longlasting it is. We'll see.
I really didn't like the moustache-trend before, but it's really started to grow on me! I always start liking things when it's on its way out of fashion.. typical.
Yesterday I found this great piece of art on HowDoesShe, and even though I had none of the supplies needed, I refused to let that stop me. So, with my photoframe-cardboard backing, silver spraypaint as a background and some cheap kids paint from ASDA, I got started. And I'm quite pleased with this free result. I would usually be picky about this, and probably not like it too much, but with my wallet being as tight as it is, I LOVE IT! :)
Here's the original, gorgeous and quite genius, Circle Tree Modern Art. I can't wait to redo it with proper paint and canvasses.
While ripping up an old magazine for paint-protection, I saw the cutest heart memoboard. And while I would like to have £23 to use for that, I simply don't. But I refuse to yearn for things when I have cereal boxes! I swear, if I had an engine, I could build a car with cereal boxes. Hell, if I could be bothered, I'm sure I could make the engine!
I just found this, and I thought it was so beautiful that I had to put it straight on here. This is definitely one I will try (once that damn lottery announces me as a winner), and while it looks complex and gorgeous, I think it's something even I can accomplish :)
Additional tip from the maker of this pendant: "If you are going to fracture (fry) marbles per the instructions I provided, you'll need to find marbles that are made up of transparent glass (whether clear or tinted). That way you can see the facets. If they are opaque (where light doesn't go through them), they don't work. Good luck with your project. "
Just a quick little post today, as I am crazy busy finishing birthday-gifts, and whatnot, today, tomorrow and what seems to be forever and always. This is not a tutorial, it's more of a creative kick in the butt, but it's a really good one.
I found it at my favorite site Cut Out + Keep. If you haven't been then you should check it out, as it has just about everything you need to occupy you for the rest of your life. Once in a while you'll just go "how did you think of that?", and this idea is one of those, as it is genius, and it looks gorgeous :)