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BEJEWELED LETTERS

L BEJEWELEDIM ALL ABOUT AN EASY PROJECT THAT CAN ADD A LITTLE SOMETHING TO MY ROOM.  THATS EXACTLY WHAT THIS PROJECT IS. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO YOUR INITIALS LIKE I DID, SPELL OUT YOUR NAME, WRITE WORDS, ANYTHING.  YOU CAN EVEN DO OTHER SHAPES.  I WENT TO MICHAELS (there also at JOANNS CRAFTS) AND BOUGHT WOODEN LETTERS.  I THEN TOOK SOME GOLD PAINT I HAD IN MY HOUSE TO PAINT THEM SO IN THE SPACES BETWEEN THE JEWELS YOU DONT JUST SEE THE WOOD.

lettersTHIS IS AT JOANN’S CRAFT STORE.LMW JEWELEDYOU THEN SIMPLY GLUE THE JEWELS ON WHEREVER YOU WOULD LIKE. YOU CAN DO THEM ALL ONE COLOR OR MULTICOLORED LIKE ME.  JEWELS COME IN ALL SIZES.  *IF YOU DONT HAVE TO MUCH PATIENCES I ADVISE YOU NOT TO JEWEL THEM ALL WITH THE SUPER MINI ONES.

LMW JEWELTHEY WENT WELL WHEN MY ROOM WAS GREY & NOW WHEN ITS WHITE.

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SOMETHING FUN & EASY TO MAKE & ITS A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR ROOM.  YOU CAN MAKE MANY DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF THIS.  I PLAN TO MAKE A BIGGER ONE FOR MY SISTER TO HANG ON HER WALL. YOU CAN HAVE DIFFERENT DESIGNED PICTURE FRAMES, DIFFERENT COLORED LIPSTICKS,  ADD SOME SPARKLES, OR EVEN SOME TEXT.

ON A PRACTICE PAPER I USED, I WROTE WITH LOVE.  I ACTUALLY TOOK A PICTURE OF IT & MADE IT THE NEW LOCK SCREEN ON MY PHONE.lips screen background

YOU CAN MAKE THIS FOR A FRIEND, YOUR MOM OR FOR YOURSELF.  IT WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE EASIEST PROJECTS YOU WILL EVER DO.  ALL YOU NEED IS SOME LIPSTICK OR LIPGLOSS & A PICTURE FRAME.

BELOW I TOOK A FEW PICTURES OF SOME OTHER IDEAS I QUICKLY MADE FOR EXAMPLES (YOU MIGHT SEE THE ORIGINAL BEHIND IT POPPING THROUGH) 1 KISS 2 KISS, PINK KISS, BLUE KISS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE IM SURE IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.

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BELOW ARE A FEW PICTURES OF SOME OTHER IDEAS I QUICKLY MADE FOR EXAMPLES (YOU MIGHT SEE THE ORIGINAL BEHIND IT POPPING THROUGH) 1 KISS 2 KISS, PINK KISS, BLUE KISS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE IM SURE IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.

lip love LIP LOVE youGOOD LUCK, MWAH.

WISH BOTTLE

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WHEN I SEE SOMETHING I LIKE IN A STORE I THINK

1. WHAT A RIP-OFF 2. THATS A CUTE IDEA BUT I COULD TWEAK IT TO MAKE IT BETTER OR 3. I WANNA MAKE THAT, THAT WOULD BE FUN

WELL I CAME ACROSS THE FREE PEOPLE MYSTIC WISHING BOTTLE ONLINE AND THOUGHT CUTE BUT WOW THAT IS A RIP-OFF. 58 DOLLARS. THEY HAVE IT IN GOLD SILVER AND THE PINK BELOW. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT CANT BE HARD TO MAKE AND IT REALLY WASNT.FREE PEOPLE

WHAT YOU NEED.

A BOTTLE. GLITTER. STRING. LIGHTER. HAIRSPRAY(OPTIONAL). A LONG DRIP CANDLE *THEY MAKE CANDLES SPECIFICALLY FOR MELTING OVER BOTTLES I DID NOT USE THAT but below is a link of a colored kit if you would like get an idea

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25260001

YOU CAN USE ANY COLOR GLITTER YOU WOULD LIKE. ANY TYPE OF FEATHERS, AUTHENTIC LOOKING OR NOT. COLORED WAX. ITS ALL UP TO YOU. NOW NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TO BE SAVING A LOT OF MONEY BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT 100 PERCENT YOU.

I WENT TO HOME GOODS (MY FAVORITE STORE) AND LOOKED AROUND FOR DIFFERENT SHAPED BOTTLES.  NOW YOU GET A PREFERENCE EVEN BETTER.  YOU CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER SHAPE AND SIZE YOU WANT.  I PERSONALLY WOULDNT CHOOSE ONE WITH A BIG OPENING AT THE TOP CAUSE IT WILL MAKE IT HARDER.

TO BEGIN I THREW SOME GLITTER IN THE BOTTLE. I THEN TOOK SOME HAIR SPRAY AND SPRAYED THE FEATHER & SPRINKLED SOME GLITTER ON THE FEATHER.  THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL I JUST WANTED SOME GLITTER ON MY FEATHER.  YOU CAN DECORATE THE FEATHER WITH PAINT AS WELL OR ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK UP. I THEN TOOK STRING AND TIED IT TO THE HARD END OF THE FEATHER.

NEXT IS THE THE LAST STEP. LOWER THE FEATHER INTO THE BOTTLE HOLDING THE STRING.  HANG THE STRING OVER THE EDGE.  I DRIPPED SOME WAX OVER THE STRING TO HOLD IT INTO PLACE AND THE CUT THE EXTRA STRING OFF.  NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COVER THE TOP WITH WAX.  YOU CAN STICK THE CANDLE INTO THE TOP AND MELT IT FROM THERE OR HOLD THE CANDLE OVER AND DRIP WAX OVER THE TOP TO COVER IT.  IF SOME WAX DRIPS INTO THE BOTTLE ITS FINE. I STARTED DRIPPING WAX ON THE EDGES AND BUILT IT INTO THE MIDDLE.

WISH BOTTLE

I MADE 2 BOTTLES. I JUST MOVED, SO THEY CAN NOW BE FOUND ON SHELVES NEXT TO A FAKE CANDLE TRAY THAT I ONCE TRIED TO LIGHT DURING A BLACKOUT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY DONT LIGHT OOPSWISH BOTTLEA LITTLE MESS LIKE SOME GLITTER STUCK TO THE SIDES OR FOUND IN THE WAX & SOME WAX FOUND INSIDE, I THINK ADDS A LITTLE TOUCH & PERSONALITY TO THE WISH BOTTLE.IMG_4983NOW MAKE A WISH. I HOPE IT COMES TRUE.

DREAM CATCHER

IMG_4981 dream catcherI made this specific dream catcher a while ago but I still have it in my room & love it.  More recently I made three of my friends smaller versions of it but it is still the same idea.

I went to JoAnn’s Craft Store to buy most of the items needed to make it.

1.  You need a ring.  On the big one I happened to use a big wooden ring and on the smaller ones I used metal rings.

2.  I used an all natural hemp twine to cover the rings.

3. A doily.  You need to decide what size you are going to make the dream catcher.  At the store you can hold the doily up with the ring to see the sizing.  I like it to be the slightest bit smaller so it is tight.  To big is a no no.

4.  Beads, feathers, sequins, whatever your heart desires.

5.  I used sewing string to tie all the decorations to the bottom.  I used a thin tan color because unless your up close and purposely looking for it, you dont see the string.

6.  A close pin.  Not needed but is very helpful for the first step

7. A sewing needle.  Not needed but for some of the decorations I made it was.dream catcher decor

To begin it is really simple but the explanation can sound tricky so I have pictures to help.

STEP 1. You take the circle and in my case the all natural hemp twine.  (In the pictures you can see this step being done with the white cord and yellow rubber band)  You can start with a knot but instead I took some twine & used the safety pin to hold it. (There should be extra almost like a little tail) Wrap the twine around and around to cover the whole circle (for the first few wraps dont make it too tight you can use it at the end) example

STEP 2. When your almost at the end take the safety pin off.  Hold the twine straight against the circle so you can wrap the end twine over the beginning. Pretend the yellow and red rubber bands are the same piece of tread. (the color is to make it easier for you to understand)

exampleSTEP 3. You can try to stick the thread in the wraps to make the knot easily.  If it is to hard or tight just simply make a knot. If you look closely you can see how the red knots into the yellow.example

The hardest part is over WOO and that wasnt to hard was it?

Now were are going to deal with the doily.  Tie string (I used the skinny sewing thread) and tie knots to all the peaks of the triangles.  If your doily doesnt have peaks just decide a bunch of places to tie the thread that will hold the doily into place on the ring. Once you have the pieces of thread tied to the doily place it over the ring & tie the other end to the ring.  (Common sense right?)  Make sure the doily is tightly tied on and pulled tight so the doily isnt sagging and loose looking.

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Now its time for decoration.  This is up to your preference.

I took silver and pearl looking beads and put them on sewing string. Knotted sequins to strings.  Feathers.  Some ribbons.  Fuzzy white balls (I used the sewing needle to push the string through the separate balls to make them useable) Use whatever appeals to you.

You can make your dream catcher with a lot more. For example by a color doily or dye it yourself.  If you dye it yourself you can do a dip dye or rainbow.  You can use colorful strings and colorful beads and feathers.  Its all up to you

Below is the picture of the smaller one I made for my friend.

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