31 October, 2011

Skull Skillz

Old School Skulls
and also golden-colored rocks.

these little beauties were made with
little trinkets i bought at oregon country fair.
... in july. june?

at great way to remember the fun trip.
and also i like skull earrings.
they go with my tooth necklace.

happy halloweeeeennnnnnnnnn

14 October, 2011

Chains and Whips Part Four

Two-Tone Bracelet
in my roomie's hs school colors.

two one foot pieces of ribbon | chain | clasp | clear nail polish

weave the ribbon in and out of the chain, on opposite sides.
skip three or four chain links each. tie off on ends.
paint tips of ribbon with nail polish to prevent fraying.

wear & looovvveee it.

12 October, 2011

Chains and Whips Part Three

Ribbon Double Tie

two feet ribbon | chain | clasp | clear nail polish

weave the ribbon in and out of the chain.
each side of ribbon does through each chain hole, from opposite sides.
tie off at end. add clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

flaunt wrist for maximum compliments.

02 October, 2011

Chains and Whips Part Two

Barbed Wire Bracelet
one foot ribbon | chain to go around your wrist | clasps | clear nail polish
or, you get lucky and find a pre-made chain bracelet for a dollar.

weave the ribbon in and out of the chain, with spaces of about four in between.
nail polish the end of the ribbon.

28 September, 2011

21 September, 2011

Scrappy & Scooby Doo Three

Scrappy Earrings

buttons | fabric | hot glue | fabric glue | earring posts

cover a button with fabric. glue it to an earring.
tell everyone you made it. they'll be so impressed.

what a stud!

12 September, 2011

Orange You Jealous?

Rosette Clippy
i really like the color orange.

one foot ribbon | one inch clip | hot glue

the rosette is really easy to make.
i've been making these rosette babies since i was seven,
and i only just though to clip it on a clip.

hair shots. hot.

other things to do with orange ribbon:

i'd do finger pics, but they wouldn't be as nice as my hair.

04 September, 2011

Pro Tip Four

Pro Tip no. 4

plan halloween costumes well in advance.
it pays off.

19 August, 2011

They See Me Rollin

Keepin' Jewelry Organized

shoe box top | felt | hot glue

cut felt to width of shoe box top.
cut strips - roll them and glue.
make the rolls snuggle with with each other in the box.
glue 'em.
make a little holder for earrings or really large rings.

make it hotter: cover the outside with pretty paper.

17 August, 2011

Pro Tip Three

Pro Tip no. 3

using u.s. coins for crafting might count as defacing government property.
better safe than sorry?

12 August, 2011

08 August, 2011

The Punnest Back-to-Dorm Crafts: Part 3

Dude, Who's My Roomie?
do you ever forget who you live with?

or, perhaps, you have a need to display some
sort of message or slogan? like,
"happy birthday"
"congrats grad"
"cinco de drinko"
"whatever, it's friday", perhaps?

whatever your festive or decorative needs,
there's a VERY simply solution.

this, specifically.

cut triangles out. circles, even!
hole punch 'em
write on them
string 'em.

no matter what sort of monster you live with,
they'll appreciate this, fo sho.

07 August, 2011

The Punnest Back-to-Dorm Crafts: Part 2

Getting Hammered
and nailed.
mostly nailed.
...mostly nail polished.

perfect storage for nailpolish,
if that's the sort of tomfoolery you're into.

it's amazing what a little paint, mod podge
and paper can do to an old box.

back to my own little box room
at school in a week. yessssss

03 August, 2011

Scrappy & Scooby Doo Two

Hair Tie Scrappage

fabric | hot glue | hair tie

i made this a while ago.
i wish i could find a link to the tutorial i followed!

i love my hair.

swoon, swoon, swoon.

31 July, 2011

The Punnest Back-to-Dorm Crafts: Part 1

Dude, Hide Your Stash!

...of filed papers.
punny, pretty and lightweight enough to mount to a wall
using just sticky pull tabs - perfect for dorm walls :)
or desks. provided it's not covered in clothes....

you'll need:
file folders, a box large enough to hold said files
tape (duct, painters etc...), hot glue gun
cardboard scraps (mine came from my box)
embellishments - paint, paper, newspaper

easy peasy steps:
cover the box in embellishments - i started with newspaper
then painted and added the paper mustache

then, add in your cardboard scraps to hold up your files
i recommend covering them in tape for easy sliding & filin'.

so organizing looking! maybe i'll actually file things now.

30 July, 2011

Two Way Street

Lace Two Ways
like 2 for 1 tacos, but lacy-er




 hair clip

i have a lot of spare lace right now...

28 July, 2011

Scrappy & Scooby Doo One

Bracelet Scrappage

yarn | fabric scraps | hot glue

braid two pieces of yard with the fabric.
either tie off and leave as is, orrrrr
glue over the knot with covered fabric.

just like george clooney is even more attractive in person, this looks better live.

22 July, 2011

Pro Tip Two Point One

Pro Tip no. 2.1


I love this glue. A lot.

Pro Tip Two

Pro Tip no. 2

sometimes, crafting is as easy as gluing.
the hard part is knowing what to glue to what.

exhibits a & b

euro earrings. oh snap.

13 July, 2011

Mo... Rocca

Mo Like Rocca-Ing Those Glasses.

No? Not digging the bad pun?

Well, I'm rocca-ing mo euro rings.

and. you. can't. stop. me.

07 July, 2011

Bling Ring

I Wanna Seal An Envelope With This

euros are pretty.
glue 'em to a ring base.

bam! vitruvian man.

29 June, 2011

Pro Tip One

Pro Tip no. 1

if you're using super glue remember:

nail polish remover is it's kryptonite & will loosen the glue.
ever from your thumb and pointer finger.

i don't have a solution for people laughing at you for this situation.

25 June, 2011

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

What I Should Have Done With Newsprint

I've done it before; it always turns out well.

24 June, 2011

Newspaper Roses

WHAATTT Am I Going To Do With These?
Don't worry. I'll figure this out.

newspaper | hot glue | slight finger burns

what i could do with these is literally not endless.
seriously, there can only be a finite about of things
that i can do with newspaper roses.

18 June, 2011


Am I Legally Allowed to Put These Up?
I think window coverings are banned from the college rooms.
But, I'm a hooligan.
Sort of.

two yards fabric | fabric glue (or sewing skills)
two yards ribbon | newspaper (or not your parents carpet)
weights/books (like that old psych book you couldn't sell back)
four temporary adhesive hooks | two slim-ish wooden rods

cut your fabric in half so it's one yard by whatever
on earth the width of your fabric was

cut off about 3-4 inches from the sides of the fabric

glue edges. you could sew these if you're feeling uppity.

take your three-four inch strips & cut into eight pieces.

glue either edges down. fold in half to create a loop.

glue to top of curtain.
(pro tip: your fabric's probs not square. make you're gluing
so that your curtains are both the same length)

tie with ribbon

when i get back to school, i'll use temporary adhesive hooks
and the wooden rods to hang them up on my windows.

are they actually allowed?
until i'm told otherwise, yes.

13 June, 2011

Bows & Chain

Bow & Chain Necklace

two feet of ribbon | one foot of ribbon
one foot of chain | clasp | clear nail polish