Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I hope everyone had a great Christmas (or which ever holiday you celebrated)! Here is my gift to you...free scrabble tile images! If you don't know how to use then scroll down and I'll tell ya!What you need:
* Photo paper (or print these off at Walmart or elsewhere)
* Scissors or 1x1" square hole punch
* Scrabble tiles (1"x1"...yes the ones from the game)
* 3D Crystal lacquer or Envirotex Lite (Mod Podge may work too I haven't tried)
* Glue or Mod Podge
* Jewelry supplies if you want to make a necklace with them.
Step 1: Print these out on photo paper or have them printed off at Walmart, Walgreens, or other another place.
Step 2: Cut each square out, either with scissors or a 1x1" square hole punch if you prefer. I use scissors.
Step 3: Using elmer's glue or mod podge glue the square image onto the scrabble tile and press to make sure it is glued down and will stay.
Step 4: Pour a small drop of your Crystal lacquer or which ever you decided to use onto it and move it around until the entire top is covered evenly. I use my finger to go around the sides if it drips. If you use mod podge, use a sponge brush to paint the image with and use about 5 coats, letting each coat dry for about 20 minutes before applying the next.
Step 5: Lay it down on something to dry. Do not lay on something you dont want ruined just in case it drips while drying. Depending on what you used, you will need to let these dry for atleast 2 hours for 3D Crystal lacquer or 24 hours for et lite. If you use Mod Podge you need to wait 20 minutes in between each coat and then 20 minutes after the final coat for it to dry all the way.
Step 6: If you want to use these as a necklace, you will need to drill a small hole in the top and insert a jump ring and your necklace. Voila! You now should have a scrabble tile necklace!
Once again, sorry no pictures! I will be adding tutorials soon with pics. I just wanted to share how to use these cute images I made just in case some of you dont know how!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Gotta LOVE Twilight
(yes, I'm one of those people) ;)
So, yeah I LOVE Twilight! I'm not totally obsessed but I do have posters, all the dvds. I pre-ordered Twilight at Hot Topic and got a free Edward hologram that only Hot Topic pre order customers got! So cool! (Well, to me anyway) I have shirts beyond shirts, a clock, Bella's ring, and tons of other stuff Im sure you don't care about so I will end your torture now.
I made these for a customer and thought I'd share them now before Breaking Dawn comes out. These are gift tags, a napkin ring, and miniature candy wrappers.
Just click on them and then click to make them their largest size to print. If you have a problem printing them off just ask and I will email you the originals. :) Of course I have more twilight stuff so just ask if there is something you are looking for!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Another freebie from me to you! Cupcake wrappers !! Just click on them to make them regular size and save. Then just print and cut out. :)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Here is the pinata that I made from an empty box and tissue paper! The entire thing cost me......drum roll please...... $1.00! Can you believe it? Not too bad for only a buck, huh? I may have to post a tutorial on here if there is anyone out there wanting to know how to make your own pull string pinata! The awesome thing about it is, the kids didnt have to beat it up! They just took turns pulling a string until finally someone pulled the right one!
The next photo is the "watering hole" which is a barrel I borrowed from a friend. We filled it with ice and drinks. I thought it was pretty darn cute! How about you?
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Yes, you read right! This cute decorative candle is made out of a roll of toilet paper!! So easy and cheap to make and are great for home decor and gift giving! The little thing on top is a battery operated candle (flameless tealight candle) dipped in wax! So sorry about the nasty mirror in this pic...lol...thats what happens when you have hot oil fragrance burners and they explode all over your mirror when it starts to run out of fragrance! LOL anyway.....here are the instructions to show just how easy these are!
1 Roll of toilet paper (any kind)
Wax (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
Fragrance (also got from HL)
Crayon (to add color)
First you need to melt your wax in a pot. Depending on how many of these you want to make, I would use 1-2 lbs. for one candle just to make sure you have enough. You can always remelt the wax and use it antoher time. I bought the 10 lb wax at Hobby Lobby and just broke off chunks with hammer and screw driver until I thought I had enough. You can guess pretty easily on how much to use. I use a big pot (filled with 2 cups of water) then put a smaller pot in that and put the wax in the smaller pot. This will melt the wax. DO NOT put wax in a pot directly on the burner and try to melt it that way, you will catch it on fire! (Be sure to put the pot with wax in another pot filled with water when melting wax.) Wax should become melted in about 10 minutes on high. Stir occasionally.
Once your wax becomes melted, pour a few drops of fragrance into the wax. Put however many drops you want, depending on how strong you want your scented candle to be. I use about 5 drops. This is the time to also add in your crayon. Start off with a small piece and keep adding more for desired color. The more you add, the darker it will become. Be sure to remove the label from the crayon before putting into the wax though! Keep stirring occassionally to mix in the color and fragrance.
When your wax is completely melted and you have stirred in the desired amount of fragrance and color, turn off your stove and remove the pot with the wax out of the larger pot and set to the side. To get the grungy lumpy candle look (that I LOVE) let the wax cool until it starts becoming lumpy. This usually takes around 5 minutes or so. Just keep an eye on it. Even if you dont want the grungy look, you will still need to let it cool slightly because if you try to put the toilet paper in it, it will just soak up the wax and become super heavy and won't cover the outside very good and thats definitely not what we're going for!
Once your wax is to the point of where it is getting lumpy, take tongs (or use your hands like I do if its not too hot) and dip your toilet paper in the wax and roll it around and keep dipping as you twirl it around until you get the look you want! Let it sit to cool for about 15 minutes before decorating!
Now that your "candle" has cooled it is time to decorate! Decorate it however you want! I use fabric, anything that has a flat back. I have used ornaments, stars for the primitive look, berries, flowers, bows, ribbon, etc!
Step 6: (optional)
If you want the little battery operated tea light on top, you will need to have a different color wax melted. (or you can use the same if you prefer!) I use a small pot for this because it doesnt take very much to cover it. I do it the same way as the toilet paper and wait till it gets lumpy and then I use my fingers to help cover it. Use a paintbrush or something like that if its too hot for you to touch. Don't dip it in the wax, because it may ruin the battery inside and cause it not to light. Be sure not to get it on the flame part so you can see the light. Now, your finished! Oh and one tip if you dont want people to know its toilet paper is to glue a piece of paper over the hole on the bottom before you cover in wax and it hides the hole! Also, try to cover the inside of the roll a little with wax so its not so noticeable.
If you need help or have questions just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly answer any questions you may have or help you along the way!