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Really want to paint my bed, since Ikea only sells it in white, and I’m excited that it’s possible! (Now to figure out if I can use spray paint, as I think I want it glittery, either a subtle gold or a multitoned bronze or gold extravaganza.)

(Also, lollerz @ Dick Blick rebranding to BLICK. Also also, hooray for the nearest one being about at the halfway point on my train to and from work, SUPERCONVENIENCEWOOOOO.)

2 years ago  #diy #diy plans 
So today I made myself a new phone case. Or rather, I took a plain phone case I had, fixed the part that was broken and then smothered it with strips of paper and a heavy dose of mod podge. Because I could. And because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
It also seemed like a good idea to go ahead with my plans despite lack of exacto blade, which was patently stupid and made all the little speaker holes look awfully scraggly. But such is life. I am not a patient person, particularly once I’ve got it in my head to do crafting things.
I kind of want to make more now, but I don’t need any more phone cases. Does anyone else need a phone case? I promise I’ll find an exacto next time.

So today I made myself a new phone case. Or rather, I took a plain phone case I had, fixed the part that was broken and then smothered it with strips of paper and a heavy dose of mod podge. Because I could. And because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

It also seemed like a good idea to go ahead with my plans despite lack of exacto blade, which was patently stupid and made all the little speaker holes look awfully scraggly. But such is life. I am not a patient person, particularly once I’ve got it in my head to do crafting things.

I kind of want to make more now, but I don’t need any more phone cases. Does anyone else need a phone case? I promise I’ll find an exacto next time.

2 years ago  #my life #diy #phone case #things i made  3 notes
unconsumption:

DIY project: Fold old maps into origami globes.
Other sheets of paper, such as magazine, catalog, book, or old sheet music pages, also could be used.
For this project, 5” square pieces of maps were folded into globes, then strung on twine. If you’d prefer to leave your globes loose, you could display a bunch of them in bowls, or group them on trays and add other items to make centerpieces (great for travel-themed parties). What other uses could you find for them?
For the how-to-fold-‘em details — Robbi Lindeman’s excellent tutorial and photos — visit poppytalk’s blog.

For other map reuse ideas, check the Unconsumption map-post archive here.

unconsumption:

DIY project: Fold old maps into origami globes.

Other sheets of paper, such as magazine, catalog, book, or old sheet music pages, also could be used.

For this project, 5” square pieces of maps were folded into globes, then strung on twine. If you’d prefer to leave your globes loose, you could display a bunch of them in bowls, or group them on trays and add other items to make centerpieces (great for travel-themed parties). What other uses could you find for them?

For the how-to-fold-‘em details — Robbi Lindeman’s excellent tutorial and photos — visit poppytalk’s blog.

For other map reuse ideas, check the Unconsumption map-post archive here.

2 years ago  #diy  1,492 notes
So… thinking about selling these at school? The gems are about an inch long.
(Thank you to whomever gave me a decorative candle set for my birthday a zillion years ago, the hanging gems make great earrings!)

So… thinking about selling these at school? The gems are about an inch long.

(Thank you to whomever gave me a decorative candle set for my birthday a zillion years ago, the hanging gems make great earrings!)

3 years ago  #diy #earrings #gems 
Summer break is almost over, which means that I’m finally getting around to finishing all the diy projects I started over the past few months at home. I have to finish them before I go back to school because there are things my parents own (sewing machine, jewelers’ tools, et cetera) that I don’t have!
This necklace is made out of a window shiner and copper wire. The hook hole at the top of the ornament was shattered so I used the wire to create a new hanging sitch.

Summer break is almost over, which means that I’m finally getting around to finishing all the diy projects I started over the past few months at home. I have to finish them before I go back to school because there are things my parents own (sewing machine, jewelers’ tools, et cetera) that I don’t have!

This necklace is made out of a window shiner and copper wire. The hook hole at the top of the ornament was shattered so I used the wire to create a new hanging sitch.

3 years ago  #my life #diy #necklace #pendant  1 note