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The tassel’s worth the hassle!

Published May 9, 2012 by sweetcraftastrophe

So after a longgg hiatus I’m back to blogging! Let’s just say my last semester in college was hectic! Only 1 more class and a presentation left to go until I walk across that stage! It’s a major milestone and I am beyond excited for May 11th!

Most people don’t decorate their caps but since I am a fashion merchandise major it only makes sense to add some flair via Lilly Pulitzer, pearls and a monogram.

Ok so I started off by creating a monogram in Microsoft Word and it was soo easy! I started by downloading the “Monogram KK” font and then used that for my initials. You can download the font for FREE! yay! Download it here! http://www.fonts2u.com/monogram-kk.font 

  1. Lay out all your supplies (x-acto knife or scissors, self adhesive pearls,Lilly Pulitzer print or whatever you like,glue, cardstock and Martha Stewart white glitter)
  2. After creating your monogram go ahead and cut it out with the x-acto or scissors
  3. Then take your monogram and liberally sprinkle the glitter (This is my fav part!)
  4. Let that dry for a few hours
  5. In the meantime, measure the cap’s dimensions and glue the pattern onto cardstock and let dry
  6. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SPACE FOR THE TASSEL!
  7. Once everything has dried glue on the pattern onto the cap and then glue your monogram on as well.
  8. Finally, it’s time to apply the pearls and voila you are done!

 Here’s the finished product!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo,

Sparkle and Shine!

Published December 7, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Happy Hump day! It’s the last day of classes for me this week and I am so excited because I only have one week left of school! So, if I’m not posting as regularly it’s because I’m studying my life away but I’ll be trying very hard to keep up with this!

So it’s day 2 of the Chrismakkuh (Christmas + Channukah = Chrismakkuh) series! Today I’m crafting up some very elegenat and easy vases that not only work for the Holidays but all year round!

Here’s my inspiration for today’s project!


If you have wine bottles around go ahead and use them but if not head over to your local Dollar Tree and buy a few clear vases. You can’t go wrong with $1 vases to craft with!
I don’t know how many of you use or have bought mod podge before but it is expensive! I found a much cheaper and easier way to get it with things you already have in your house!
So first things first we’re going to learn how to make diy mod podge
DIY MOD PODGE
You will need:
  • Elmer’s school glue (or any brand)
  • Water
  • Canning jar, mason jar or an old pasta sauce jar

Directions:

  1. Clean out the jar thouroughly and wipe it down with a clean towel
  2. Pour about 1/2 of the school glue into your jar
  3. Pour an equal amount of water into the jar
  4. Mix well

Now you have your very own mod podge!

Ok so let’s move onto these gorgeous vases! I really love this idea because it reminds me of snow and it looks expensive but you’ll be the only one who knows it cost you less than $5 to make.

SPARKLE VASE


You will need:

  • epsom salt
  • vase
  • acrylic paint (white)
  • mod podge
  • newspaper

Directions:

  1. Lay out a few sheets of newspaper
  2. Pour a generous amount of epsom salt onto the newspaper
  3. Coat your vase/wine bottle with mod podge
  4. Roll the vase into the epsom salt a few times
  5. Shake off excess
  6. Let dry overnight
Here’s the finished product courtesy of Cleverly Inspired

 I’ll be posting some of my own pictures as soon as the paint dries on my vases!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo,

Crafty for Christmas!

Published December 6, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Good morning,

I hope you’re just as excited as I am about Christmas! Only 21 more days! Guess what? Today is also the month-iversary of my blog! Happy 1 month! I’ve been feeling pretty crafty lately and decided to devote 12 days to Christmas crafts, foods, tablescapes and of course some freebie printables. It truly is the greatest time of year minus the cold weather. I’m not a fan at all but that’s totally off topic. Anyways, I have been working on a few crafts to share with all of you and today I’m going start off the Crafty Christmas series with some adorable place card holders turned into magnets!

    
Ornament Magnets

You will need:
  • Ornaments (as many as you like!)
  • Magnets (you can find these at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or any craft store)
  • Glue gun or Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
Directions
  1. Lay out your materials
  2. Cut the magnets to your desired size as long as you can’t see it behind the ornament
  3. Glue on the magnet
  4. Press for about 10 seconds and let dry overnight
Here are all my supplies laid out. I had some magnets on hand so I just used these but you’ll need to trim the magnets so they wont be seen
Here are the ornaments I found at Michael’s! They were too cute to pass up plus it was 2 for $1! But beware they do shed glitter as you can see from the picture.
Here’s what it looks like while drying

Here’s my little magnet in action!
Have a sweet day!
xoxo,