Friday, March 22, 2013

How to make TINY HATS!

Not sure if you watch Saturday Night Live, but there was a skit I LOVED about tiny hats.  I got to thinking and decided it was time to attempt a tiny hat DIY.  I have finally found a reason to use all of the plastic lids I've been saving for the past 3 years.  Now If I can just find an occasion to wear them!
Victorian all the way!
 This is probably just a bit bigger than actual size on your computer!
Here's the HOW TO video!
 You'll need
Krylon Fusion in Black (it works well on plastics)
Netting (Tulle)
Cereal cardboard 
Bobby pins
Plastic lids
Small ribbon flowers
Hot glue gun
Cut out circles for the brim of your hat.  About 1/4" to 3/8" larger than the circumference of your lid. 

 Glue the lids to the center of the cardboard circles.

 Spray paint them black and let them dry.

 Hot glue ribbon around the base of the lids.
Scrunch up a small amount of netting (about a 3" by 4" piece) and hot glue it to the seam of the ribbon. 

Glue a ribbon flower on top of the tulle. 
Glue a bobby pin to the underside of the hat. 
You're done!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Crystal Cluster Jewelry with Dimensional Magic!

I discovered Mod Podge Dimensional Magic from Plaid a while ago and I have not stopped playing with it since. This stuff is MAGIC!  As a rule I work on wax paper surfaces because glue doesn't stick to it and I figured out that you could glob on Dimensional Magic on the wax paper and it would peel right off.  Well, after that, my mind was racing and this is what I came up with! I hope you enjoy working with it as much as I do!

Here's the how-to video!

You'll need:
Wax paper
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Bobby pins
Flat back gems
Jump rings
Earring wires
Needle nose pliers 
Prepare a flat surface with wax paper 
Place a bobby pin as shown 
Lay flat rhinestones on either side of it but not toward the loop at the top 

Drip the Dimensional Magic over the gems so that the glue is touching all of the pieces. 
Add more gems on top of the bobby pin and to cover up the bottom of the pin. 
Create a matching set for earrings, a large pendant for your necklace and two side pieces for your necklace with two bobby pins as shown 
 Let dry over night
Peel them off of the wax paper when they're dry 
Glue more stones to the back of your earring pieces 
 Add jump rings and earring wires to create the earrings

Put your necklace together with jump rings 

You're done!
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Threadbanger 2013 3.0 has arrived!


And they're off!
My friends Corinne and Rob are relaunching Threadbanger today with new force and energy and I'm behind them 1000%!  If you don't know Threadbanger and the super talents that are Rob and Corinne, it's time to get over there and make friends with them!  Here are a few of my favorite videos, BUT THEY HAVE HUNDREDS!  Make sure to subscribe to them and send them some love from me, OK! 
Bibs for adult ladies!
Make Big Huge Ginormous Pom Poms!
Check out Rob and Corinne's house and learn how to 
make some snazzy cocktail rings!
Corinne and I made this video for her other series called
Re-Create!  She's the bomb!
This is serious vintage!  2008 and they were already on the
Steampunk trend!
Get over to Threadbanger on Youtube and subscribe!
Tell them I say hello!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Two NEW videos to check out!

Today I'm launching a special Make Your Mark! video to celebrate OZ The Great and Powerful.  I'm also running a contest in the video in which you can win tons of great craft supplies, Glitter Blast from Krylon and a Creative Options bead organizer!  
This video is all about sewing two coats together to create a long coat.  I've been making these for years, but finally got it on Youtube so you can make them, too!
Here's the finished version!
Check out how I made it here!
In case you missed it last week, I also made tiny hats from bottle caps!
I put them on bobby pins so that you can wear them in your hair.
Here's how to make them!
Have a terrific day!  
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