"Necessity is the mother of invention" a wise man once said. And that certainly is this case with this little D.I.Y. we have here! I am so thrilled, and surprised by how this turned out. It really was just one of those things that evolved as I started to create. I told Chris the other day, that it is amazing how creative and inspired I become when I have a cleared mind, and schedule! ; ) I have been on a painting/creating frenzy this past week. I have painted more paintings in one week than I did in a whole year! (About one a day- and I am so excited to share them all with you later!)
Any who, My very bestest friend, Leanna just moved back from California after a long 3 1/2 years. Her Birthday was not to long ago as well, and we have always been lucky enough to spend it together (last year we met vegas for her 25th)! This year however, I was unable to make it out to the west coast to celebrate with her. So I wanted us to do a little something now that she is here. (She came over for an old fashion girls night sleepover, and girlie cocktails on the rooftop)! I wanted to give her a little something too, so I picked up some goodies, all of us girls love from Target; as well as some things that I knew that she would need for her new place, being that she just moved across the country. Like some Method dish soap, detergent, hand soap, cleaner, rubber gloves, sponges, super glue, tape, 3M mounting scares, scrubbers, raid, bug spray, etc.
I had bought a basket to put all the house warming gifts in, but wanted to separate it from all the girlie things I had got her for her b-day, but of course I didn't buy a bag or anything. When I got home I couldn't find one either. I had a few days to go get a bag, but instead I got creative! I had seen this slice of cake box that you could mail before, so in my head I thought that was what I was going to make. Once I got started cutting the triangles though, I got a whole other idea! I knew I could create the perfect ice cream cone texture with the hot glue gun and acrylic paint. Man ole man, I love a glue gun! I even have a little painting that has a picture of a glue gun and says "So HOT right now"! Haha. Follow the pictures below to see just how a made this adorable ice cream cone gift basket. I was even thinking this would be soo cute as a party favor at a birthday party, or something too. It only took me about 30 mins to make. However, if you were making them in bulk, it wouldn't take that long for each one. You would work more efficiently, making an assembly line type thing.
Soooo cute, happy crafting!
Hello! The other day I finally made this ombre top that I have been DYE-ing to do forever. I got the dye and top a couple months ago, it was just one of those things that slipped through the cracks, even though the whole thing didn't even take and hour to do. Follow along below step by step how I did it. Seriously so easy, and you could do it with sooooo many things, sheets, pillow cases, towels, baby cloths, blankets, something that you stained. It would even look cool on jean or chambray.
-White Top -Tulip Fabric Dye -bucket -hot water -salt -rubber gloves -hanger
-Pants: Forever 21
-Watch: Kate Spade
Here are a few pics of yesterdays outfit. It was super easy to throw on, comfy enough to wear all day and I still felt put together (and the head scarf did a great job of hiding the fact that I didn't wash my hair- its summer, gimmie a break)!
Heres what I wore: ***(and see below to what I carry in my bag each day!)
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Head scarf: Vintage From- Highland Row Antiques
Belt: Gap (they no longer have it in this color)
Sunnies: Target (Similar)
Dachshund Necklace: My Friend makes these!
Watch: Kate Spade
All photos by my mister, Chris Burden!
In my bag: i-pad mini, yellow i-phone, Anthro notebook, Target agenda, moo mini business cards, sunnies, pen/pencils, Kate Spade wallet, eos egg chap stick, Baby Lips, pink Fuji insta mini camera, flamingo change purse!
Happy Shopping, & happy half way to the weekend!
Hello! I thought I'd quickly share a few photos from a while ago, when my friends Emilee and Heather came over for a crafternoon! We worked on these geometric candle holders/candles, made from cement and wax. Emilee is getting married this fall, and wanted to experiment with some crafts that she may be using for decoration at the wedding. And you know I am always down for a craft/ladies day!
She got the idea Pinterest, and downloaded the template/molds here.
Whether you choose to go with the cement or the candle wax- either way, it is a super easy craft to do.
- Bag of cement (only about $2-$4, but HEAVY)
- Candle wick
-Wax Dye chips (if you want to tint your candles)
-candle sticks/tea lights
-Bowls (ones that you won't mind completely messing up)
-spoon of something to mix with.
-Hot plate, or stove top
-jars to melt wax in
Emilee printed the templates out the night before and put them together. Then she coated the seams/edges of the geometric forms a couple of times with white acrylic paint. You CAN NOT skip or forget this step. Follow the instructions on the website where we printed the template from. This step keeps the concrete/wax from leaking out of the form. Then when its all dried you can just peal the paper away!
Tips before you try this:
-You'll see that a couple of our candles leaked as we were pouring them in, so I suggest placing a piece of cardboard/paper plate- something down, so you don't ruin the surface you are working on.
-Use a sifter, to sift out all the large chunks of rock before you start adding your water to the cement mixture. This way you won't come out with a lumpy result- unless thats what you want! But remember your working with paper templates, so you can't afford even the littlest poke, to cause a leak!
-Use pencils/chop sticks to wrap your wick around and balance on top of your candle.
-Let candles dry extra time than you think, or else you'll get finger prints!
-Let the cement dry extra time than you think, or else it will crack!
-Next, I want to make cute planters- by making the templates larger!
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