Monthly Archives: May 2012

Grandma’s Buttons

Inspired by Mermaids

made with: Needle and thread, new and reused buttons, seed beads, kidney hooks, fray check.

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Inspired by Día de los Muertos

Made with: Needle and thread, my grandma’s buttons, (seed)beads, semi precious (religious) metals, kidney hooks, fray check.

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Googly Ears

I just started working Mon-Fri at an after school program. We make LOTS of crafts!

So far I’ve discovered that I’m most amused by the GOOGLY EYES. Just look at them…so expressive. So Sassy!

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Today I made some quick goggly eye earrings!

All you have to do is glue those eyeballs onto your earring posts.

Make sure they’re dry and you’ll be good to go!

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This is only the beginning….muahaha

Seven, Eight, Gonna Stay Up Late

I’ve been watching too many horror flicks, guys!! Hellraiser (I & II), A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Dexter inspired me to whip up a handful of earrings showcasing body parts. Here’s how I made this pair….

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STEP 1:

Find a magazine or book. I chose this Harajuku street fashion catalogue…obviously.

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STEP 2:

Grab some earring posts. THEN Grab some wooden pieces. 

(I found these alphabet squares at Michaels. I’ve been using wooden discs too.)

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 STEP 3:

Pick your body parts.

THEN trace a square (around your body parts) with your wooden alphabet pieces.

Cut your squares with sharp scissors!

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STEP 4:

Grab a thin paintbrush.

Give the blank side of your alphabet squares a thin coat of Mod Podge. 

Do the same to the back of your square cut outs.

Stick your cut outs onto the alphabet squares and give one last coat to the top of your earrings! 

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STEP 5:

Once your squares have dried, take your adhesive and glue earring posts onto the back of the wooden squares.

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 Enjoy!

This should be Donna Summer…

but I LOVE this song.

Painting Cheeses…

Good news. My roommate’s mama (thanks, Libby!) mailed us a shiny red toaster!

I think we were more excited about the eco-friendly cardboard stuffing than the actual toaster. Look! Doesn’t it look like triangles of swiss cheese?

It started off like this….

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And then we painted/threw some voodoo (glitter) on them like this…

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And strung them together on turquoise yarn like THIS!!!

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We love these little guys! They totally jazzed up our boring kitchen.

Pour Some Glitter On Me

Who: Eileen Hollis ( ei.Works )

What: Another one of those DIY blogs

Where: On my couch. Brooklyn, NY.

When: Thursday. May 17th 2012 @ 7:35pm

Why: because I have a creative itch and it’s about time I spread it!

 

Let’s begin…