Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY Fabric Fabric Flower Tutorial

Things you’ll need:
Hot glue gun (and glue)
Chalk (or marker)

I made my patterns using regular paper and just freehanded a 5 petal flower about 2 inches across. You’ll also need a small circle pattern.
Using your pattern and chalk trace 7 flowers onto your fabric and 1 circle. Then cut out your pieces. If you used a marker instead of chalk be careful to cut inside your lines so your final flower won’t have marks on it. If you used chalk this isn’t a problem as the chalk will wipe off.

Take one of your fabric flower pieces and fold it in half.

Then fold it in half again, so it is quartered.

Use the scissors to cut the tip off of your quartered flower.

Put some hot glue along the edge of your cut.

Glue the flower to the circle piece of fabric. Repeat above steps for 4 flower pieces and glue the pieces in a square shape on your circle piece of fabric.

Use the remaining 3 flower pieces (quartered, cut, and glued) to fill in the middle of your flower. Now you’re done!

I used fabric glue to put this flower onto a tote bag I made. You could add these to headbands, clothing, bags, hair clips, or whatever your creative mind dreams up. You could also hot glue the completed flower to a pin if you wanted it to be removable. Happy crafting!! (I apologize for the sub-par pictures. They were taken in bad lighting with my phone.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DIY Newspaper Nails

I just finished doing my nails, and I have to say I'm impressed with the results. It was actually pretty easy. Start by painting your nails any light colors; I used a pale pink. Let it dry completely (must be fully dry or else the paint will smear). Cut small pieces of newspaper (I didn't have any change to buy a newspaper and the only free one was El Mundo, so mine is in Spanish. No, I don't speak Spanish. Haha). Dip the small pieces of newspaper into rubbing alcohol. Then place the paper onto your nail and press and hold for 30 seconds. The harder you press, the darker the words will be. Then gently pull off the paper. Finish by adding a clear top coat. Viola, unique nails.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to Use a Semicolon: The Most Feared Punctuation on Earth

I was updating my resume today and realized that my knowledge on semicolons was fading. I googled the proper use of semicolons and found a really funny and informative website ( I thought I'd share so we could all learn a little more about this misunderstood form of punctuation.