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.
Another one of my DIY projects. I used a gold chain and bold colored embroidery thread to make a braided necklace, similar to the bracelet I made recently. Once finished, I realized it doubles as a very chunky bracelet. It works as a nice statement accessory for a simple outfit.
Here’s another little DIY bracelet I made recently. You may have seen similar bracelets… everywhere. Accessories with these skull beads are quite popular right now, and I’m seeing them all over the place.
A lot of the time when I see something I like (like a piece of jewelry for instance), I think “I could make that”. Making it myself is swag because 1. I can form it however I want. 2. It’s cheaper 3. I can impress people by telling them I made it.
I found these skull beads at a craft shop and made a macrame knot bracelet using some thin black rope I had on hand. I have some ideas for how I’m going to use the rest of the beads.
You know what being done with my first year at Uni means? I have time to do fun stuff like this!
I’ve been cooking up a crafty little storm lately. Being the passionate little craftswoman that I am I see potential in the oddest of things. I’ve had these gold chains saved for… years? They’re from an old bag and an old dress. I’ve had this project in the back of my mind forever but with Uni taking up all of my time there just hasn’t been a moment to spare for my crafty affairs.
After going a bit nuts in the embroidery thread department, carefully selecting a color combination, I whipped up this fabulously chunky color pop of a bracelet. Keep your eyes peeled, I’ve got a bunch more DIY projects in the works.
Tempted? You want one?