Sunday, March 18, 2012

DIY Hair Comb

While blog surfing I found these DIY hair combs and was reminded of a time my friend and I made these in 7th grade. I never wore mine but when I saw this tutorial I remembered how fun and easy they are.  I decided to make them again and I'll definitely be wearing them this time. I found this tutorial hereCreature Comfort. Here's what you need:

Hair comb, friendship bracelet thread and scissors. Easy!
Start with your first color and tie a knot to get started. Start wrapping the string under and then over as many times as you need to make it as thick as you want.
When you finish with one color, tie a knot with the next color and begin wrapping the next color.

Keep wrapping!
On the color before the last one (in my case, the last yellow) leave a little extra string so you can make a knot with that one and the last color (dark green) because the last color will not have a next color to tie on to.
Once you tie the last color to the color before, you're done! Enjoy!

Spring Break and a New Camera!

Last fall our camera was stolen from our car after a trip to Vriginia. GASP. I have missed it soooo much. Recently, Erik purchased a new camera along with some different lenses and I've been dying to try it out. That's what I did over my spring break. I visited Erik in Midland and went to work with him where I was able to try out the new camera.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Coasters

I recently found a new favorite, mindless DIY project.  DIY Coasters. It is a really easy project which has furthered my love for Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.

Here's what you need:

Scrapbook paper, mod podge, fabric glue, clear acrylic glaze (to make the coasters waterproof), felt, a sponge brush, and most importantly ceramic tiles.  I found them at a local hardware/home store and purchased 12 for $3.00! I was so excited! So decide how much of the tile you want the paper to cover, cut out a square and glue it with the mod podge to the tile.

Place the paper on the tile and let it dry completely.  If it doesn't dry completely you risk creating bubbles under your paper.  I learned this the hard way. Once the glue has dried, paint over the paper and tile with the mod podge and let it dry.  Do this about 2 or 3 more times and let it dry completely.

Once the mod podge has dried, take the tiles outside and spray the glaze over the tiles.  Do this about 2 times so the coasters will be completely waterproof.  When they are totally dry, glue a piece of your felt to the bottom of the tile using your fabric glue. This is so the tiles will not scratch the surfaces they are on. 

Then you're done! These coasters make great gifts and honestly they are so much fun to make and can become addictive!! Have fun!