I’ve been on the hunt for a pretty star to decorate my window this Christmas.
Maybe I’m just overly picky, but of all the ones I’ve seen in the shops, I haven’t found one that I like. So, when I found a tutorial on how to fold this origami star, I made my own out of some wrapping paper I had lying around. It was quite simple to make, and will definitely suffice for this Holiday season.
Royal Rajah Ruby by OPI and craft store glitter
Anyone that knows me will find it very uncharacteristic of me to stay home from Uni no matter how sick I am. But after feeling like I was going to pass out from whatever this cold/flu is that I am suffering from, I made the decision to stay home and rest today. I’m really sad that I was unable to partake in the presentation of the research paper I’ve been writing together with my group mates over the past couple of weeks. It sucks having put so much work into something and then not being there to actually present it and hear the feedback from my class mates and teacher.
So, my day has consisted of nothing more exciting than further basking in the boredom of being sick and resting. To avoid going completely insane from restlessness, I spent a significant amount of time and effort painting my nails. I used Royal Rajah Ruby by OPI followed by a dusting of some regular craft store glitter I had on hand. Nothing like cheering yourself up on a sick day with some fireworks.
Remember that owl birthday card I got from Jenny? It was so cute I wanted to use it somehow, and when I picked up a new five subject notebook for Uni the other day, I knew that card would come in handy. With the rain pouring down outside yet again today, I devoted some time to my little DIY idea.
Here’s what I used: a notebook, a pretty card, self adhesive plastic wrap, glue, and craft paper.
I started by carefully cutting out all the owls and small golden leaves from the card.
Then I chose some pretty craft paper and assembled it with the owls and golden leaves on the cover before gluing everything in place.
Once everything was glued on to the cover, I cut an appropriate sized sheet of self adhesive plastic wrap and carefully fastened it to the cover. I usually use a ruler to avoid any air bubbles getting in under the plastic wrap.
Finally, I added a tag to the first page of the notebook so I can mark it with my name and number.
And done! This cover sure beats that original blue cover.
Here’s yet another DIY bracelet that I made the other day. I combined a couple of different shades of pink with a sparkly petrol thread. I tied the petrol thread over the pink threads, adding small silver beads as I went along. I made it long enough to loop twice around my wrist. I also left the threads rather long at the ends so they hang from the bracelet, just to add an extra bit of pink.