Monday, April 7, 2014

Try This DIY: AcceCELERYzed Skirt

 Sometimes you don't need to buy a new skirt, but you need to 'spring' one from the back of your closet to get 'Spring' ready.  Today's post is to AcceCELERYze a skirt using hand printing. Hand printing is a fast and easy way to personalize something and this is my third post using vegetables for hand printing (go here  or here for my earlier posts). Get Spring/Summer ready with this amazing DIY.

Materials required to Try This DIY:

  • Skirt 
  • Celery bunch attached to the at the base
  • Celery stalks
  • Fabric Paint( I used Copper and bought it at Michaels)
  • Dimensional Fabric Paint ( I used Gold and bought it at Michaels)
  • Newspaper
  • Foam Brush
  • Palette 

Instructions to Try This DIY: 

  1. Cut celery bunch all the way through about 3/5 inches up from the base where the stalks are attached. The base of the bunch will be the rose stamp. Set aside the extra celery stalks 
  2. Using the foam brush, apply a thin even coating of copper fabric paint to the celery stamp 

  3. Place a newspaper between the skirt and press the celery stamp onto the skirt,(If you think the stamp rose needs a  little more color, reapply paint over the stamped design using a paint).

  4. If the stamped rose needs a few more “petals” use the extra pieces of celery to add them where needed. Apply the color to the end of a single celery stalk and stamp on extra petals

  5.  Using the dimensional fabric paint draw an outline around each petal.

  6. Repeat the above process to add more roses. 
  7. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Try This Gift Wrapper DIY

We all love receiving beautifully wrapped gift as much as the gift itself.  This Valentine's day, show the special someone how special they are to you by wrapping a beautiful gift in a custom handmade wrapping paper. Today's post is on  how to dress up your V-day gift.

I know, another tutorial using "Heart shape", well, its the month of love and what better represents love :)  

Materials required to Try This DIY: 

  • Plain Paper
  • Crayons
  • Cotton
  • Print an outline of a shape and cut out the shape 

Instructions to Try This DIY: 

  1. Place the pattern on the paper 
  2. Using a crayon draw a thick outline
  3. Holding the pattern in place, and using cotton follow the procedure shown in the video below
  4. Repeat the process throughout the paper

  5. Now that the wrapping paper is ready, time to wrap the beautiful gift. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Try This Valentine's Day Card DIY

Valentine's Day is less that a month away.What better way to tell your special someone how much you love and care for them, than to make them a hand-made card? Cupid's job is made easier with today's DIY tutorial.

Material Required to Try This DIY:

  • Colored cardstock paper 
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Printed Shapes or text (I used heart shape)
  • Eraser
  • Colored Paper

Instructions to Try This DIY: 

  1. Take the printed paper and cut out the shape.
  2. Place shape you cut out on the cardstock paper and draw the outline using a pencil

  3. Using the needle, punch holes along the outline (they don't have to be equidistant, but make sure you have equal number of holes on both the halves)

  4. Using an eraser, erase the outline
  5. Load the needle with embroidery floss and knot the ends of the floss
  6. Insert the loaded needle a show in pic below 

  7. Pass it through the opposite hole 

  8. Follow the pattern shown below

  9. If the floss reaches the end, tie a knot as shown below

  10. Repeat the process. Completed heart will look like as shown in the picture below

  11. Since we have done some embroidery on the card, inside of the card will look a little shabby.To cover it up, Take a colored paper (not necessarily the same color as the card) and stick it on the inside of card using glue

  12. You don't have to limit yourself to just heart shape . You can try the same process with letters or different shapes.
    Hope you guys have fun trying this DIY. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.