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It’s up and running but I still have a few kinks here and there to work out, but I’m definitely way more excited about the layout and categorization of the website :)
I made this super cute grocery shopping bag from Missglamorazzi’s Youtube Video tutorial found here. All in all, it took about 15 minutes and the tutorial was super straight forward. Between the cost of the duct tape, fabric, and belting strips the bag cost about $10 in total. I can’t wait to make more of these!
Eventually I’ll add a category (or actually make a categorized website) for thrift store alterations, as these aren’t really a diy that anyone can do seeing as it’s hard to find the same items. Anywoo, found this wooden bin for $6 and painted it with rustoleum satin white to make it a little shabby chic :)
Here are four custom iphone 5 cases I made :)
All you have to do is buy the iphone cases that have a colored side and clear back (the back of mine are matte), and insert the image of your liking into an editable iphone case template (a friend sent me one, but I’m sure you can find it online with a quick google search), then print, and cut! I highly recommend printing on photo paper.
I had intended to make a flower ball that would hang from the ceiling (these are adorable for nurseries btw!) but unfortunately I ran out of flowers and so did the Dollar Tree >:( I have not been able to find these identical flowers ever since. So for now, my flower ball sits in a glass bowl that I spray painted white so as to look like a ceramic bowl (two crafts in one post!).
If you’re interested in how to make it, you just pull each flower off of the stem and glue it into a wiffle ball. You could also stick the flowers (attached to shorter stems) into a styrofoam ball. Then attach ribbon (I just pulled my through one of the wiffle ball holes) to hang.
Lace Shorts! Quite a feat based on the fact that this was one of my first experiences with a sewing machine.
Here is a shadow box craft I did with a photo I took at our favorite beach in Malibu, as well as some shells we collected along the way.
The glue was visible (because the shells have so little surface area), so I sprinkled some sand over the glue. Warning! - If you want to fill your shadow box with sand, be sure to line the box with something (such as hot glue) so that it doesn’t leak sand out everywhere.
I found this frame, in perfect condition, by the trash at my work (the corporate companies are always throwing away brand new stuff). So my boyfriend and I chose this photo of ourselves, measured/cropped it to size, and got it printed (an ‘engineering print’ at Staples for $3 or so), and pasted it on the back of the original photo (to avoid having to buy a massive amount of card stock or styrofoam to adhere it to).