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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Metallic Tattoos [Temporary]

I have seen these around for several months.  I bought some at Christmas time as stocking stuffers for my girls and we love them!  There are several different varieties and options to choose from so I thought I would share my experiences with them.  

The tattoos I applied to my arms lasted about a week.  I was careful not to scrub them while showering.  However, the tattoos on my fingers only lasted about 24 hours because of my hand washing and dish washing.  (Mom duties)

Tattoos Seen in Video:

-  Target:  I found three different packages in the jewelry section.  (NOTE:  oddly enough... not all stores carry them.  Check Website to see if they are in stock near you.)

Favorites not shown in video:

- Never Nola
- Tillys:;jsessionid=Lac0DIaHewPq3YprKRSM+BvX.store4d?_dyncharset=UTF-8&Dy=1&Nty=1&siteScope=ok&_D%3AsiteScope=+&siteIds=tillys&_D%3AsiteIds=+&search=&_D%3Asearch=+&Ntt=metallic+tattoo&_DARGS=%2Fcartridges%2FSearchBox%2FSearchBox.jsp

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Have a wonderful Spring Break 2015!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Leather Headband DIY

I love it when I find a good hair accessory idea!  This is super cute and was super easy.  This is one that can be styled so many different hairstyles.  I really like the bohemian look this has.  

Supplies Needed For This Project:
- Leather:  I bought a bag of scrap leather at Michaels.  They had similar leather scraps at Hobby Lobby and Joann.  ( Tip: You can paint leather.  I painted one of mine with a metallic craft paint to get the color I wanted. )
- Leather String:  I used a very soft leather string.  You will find some options with the Leather scraps and some with jewelry supplies at Michaels, Joann, or Hobby Lobby.
- Misc:  Scissors, Xacto Knife, Water Bottle Lid, ink pen.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sequin Heart DIY

Over the last few weeks in prep for Valentine's Day ideas, I was looking for sequin hearts.  I had the hardest time trying to find any to buy.  The few I found were not what I was looking for.  Oddly enough it didn't even occur to me that I could make one OR that it would be so easy!  So I decided to share my findings with you!  Now you can make one any size or color you choose!


-  Sequin Trim:  There are many colors to choose from at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal Mart or Joann.
-  Felt:  You can find felt squares at most craft stores for about $.25 each.  
-  Misc:  Hot Glue Gun, Hot Glue Sticks, Scissors, Heart Template (I traced a cookie cutter)
              Hair Clip (optional)




Monday, January 19, 2015

Sugar Lips Pillow

For awhile I have seen some really cute stencils at my craft stores.  I have been trying to figure out where I could use them and I finally figured out the perfect use for one!  
I'm talking about 'Tulip' brand large stencils.  I found them at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  Everything you need to get started is displayed together.  

Supplies Needed For This Project:

-  Stencil:  There are such cute stencils to choose from I am thinking about what I can do next.  But for Valentine's Day I love the giant LIPS!
-  Paint:  Depending on the project you are doing you will need either craft paint or fabric paint.  Fabric paint works better if you are going to be washing the material a lot.  Craft paint is perfect for things that probably won't get washed.  ( Although I wash craft paint items... it fades a little but still looks pretty good.  You decide!)
-  Spray Adhesive:  They sell their brand with the stencils & paint but I swear you could use any spray adhesive.  
-  Roller:  I decided to buy the 'Tulip' brand roller.  I'm glad I did with this stencil.  It worked really well.  
-  Glitter:  Totally optional!  But you can't get 'Sugar Lips' without it!  Ha Ha!  I used extra fine glitter.  Any brand works.  
-  Pillowcase or Pillow Cover:  When you go to Hobby Lobby they have all kinds of things displayed to stencil.  Bags, Placemats, Napkins, Pillows, etc.  Loved them all.  I stenciled a tote as well.  I have a mild tote obsession/problem.  

Additional Information:

-   Tulip Website  You can see where their supplies are sold near you or order online.  (I was not paid to share this info.  I just love these stencils! )

-  Make sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard between layers of fabric ( such as a pillowcase ) to prevent paint from bleeding through.  

-  The chevron pillow shown is from Hobby Lobby.  Back by the Fabric there is an isle that has tons of pillow covers.  They are cute and cheap!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bling Beanies

The holidays are over and cleaned up.  The bitter cold is here for a few weeks.... we need a good project!  This one is perfect for every female out there!


- Beanie:  I purchased all of my hats at Forever 21.  They have so many to choose from AND... they range from $2.80 - $9.  Can't beat that! Suggestion:  try them on to see which style looks best on you.  They are not all the same and don't look the same on everyone.  

- Bling:  I bought from Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  You can look in the scrapbook section or jewelry sections for similar bling. I also suggest raiding your old jewelry stash to see if you can recycle anything!

- Misc:  scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, wire cutters ( if you need to cut anything off the back of your bling )


I would love to see all of your beanie creations.  Please tag me in your social media posts!

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Party Decor!

I don't know about you... I have no idea where 2014 went!  It has flown by.  There are so many things to give thanks for and a few things I'm glad are over.  If you are throwing a New Years Eve party ( or any party next year! ) I have two suggestions!

- Canvas:  I used 24X48  purchased at Hobby Lobby for half price made it $15
- Cardstock:  Color depends on your event.  I wanted a glitzy New Years Eve look so I chose black, grey, and gold.  For texture I used gold foil and gold glitter.  ***Make sure you use the fine glitter paper.  Anything more coarse will not work in the punch.  
- Hexagon Punch:  This is made by fiskar.  I saw it at both Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  Make sure to use a coupon for this one!
-Misc:  Hot Glue Gun, Lots of glue sticks, & scissors

- Cardstock: Color depends on your event.  I used black foil, gold foil, and gold glitter.
- Trim Suggestions:  ric rac, fur, ribbon, pom poms, felt, tulle, Metallic Garland, etc.  I purchased the fur, metallic garland, & tulle trim at Hobby Lobby.  
- Topper:  I fell in love with these giant poms from Hobby Lobby in their craft section. Be creative!
-Headband:  I got a pack of 3 for $1 at Hobby Lobby.  You can find these at tons of stores.  Even the dollar store or try recycling an old one!
- Misc:   hot glue, scissors, & tape.
- Template:  see printable below.

May you have a Happy & Blessed New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Confetti Candle DIY

Recently I found this super cute idea (here) that I thought would be great for Christmas gifts.  Heck it is perfect for all year long!  It is really simple but cute and right up my alley.

Items Needed For This Project:
- Jar:  I found all kinds of shapes and sizes at Hobby Lobby of course 50% made them so affordable.  Options:  try mason jars, the dollar store or recycle old jars to keep cost low.
- Wax:  They have candle making supplies at Michaels, Joann, and Hobby Lobby.  I prefer Hobby Lobby supplies as I can use a coupon every time and they had a better supply. I got the lb bag marked $9.99 and used my 40% off coupon.  
- Wick:  Make sure it is the right size for the container you choose.  Purchase at same stores as wax.
- Fragrance:  Best part of making your own!  I used sugar cookie and vanilla for my candles.  Purchase with wax and wicks.
- Confetti Sprinkles:  I bought a big tub at Wal Mart in the baking isle.  Any sprinkles should work.  
- Misc: Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, Karo Syrup, Craft Brush, Tape, & Pencil.

 Merry Christmas!