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When in doubt…Just add Glitter!

Published August 27, 2012 by sweetcraftastrophe

Good afternoon!

It’s been quite a while since my last post and I’m excited about blogging again! It’s been a busy summer with graduation from college (woo hoo!) and an internship. Now that it’s all over I can devote some more energy to my blog and to all of you lovelies! So anyways, I went on a crafting frenzy and decided to share my latest creation with you!

It’s simply and easy to make plus it involves glitter so how can you go wrong?!

You will need:

  1. Permanent spray adhesive
  2. Clear acrylic sealer spray
  3. glitter
  4. Wooden box (found mine at target in the dollar section)

Instructions:

  1. Make sure you have a clean area
  2. Spray adhesive on the surface you wish to glitter
  3. Gently shake the glitter on and make sure you coat it evenly
  4. Wait about a minute and spray the acrylic sealer
  5. Let dry for a few hours and voila you have your very own makeup catchall!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo

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,

Get It Done!

Published January 4, 2012 by sweetcraftastrophe

Morning dolls!

How was your NYE? Eventful and safe I hope! Today I’m finally back and ready to get into the swing of things again. So in spirit of the new year I am dedicating this post to all things organizational.

Fun fact: every minute invested in planning will save you 10 minutes down the road
Personally, I totally support this because planning your week gives you a clear image of what you have to do and when plus this allows you to squeeze in some time for random activities. It saves so much time and reduces stress which is what we all want!
Here are a few designs to choose from for your weekly planners! Make it fun and color code each activity or person in your household! So find your fav planner and make this year as productive as you can!
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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,

Lovin’ me some Chevron!

Published November 17, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Hey there dolls!

So lately, my current obsession has been the Chevron print! Ah I just adore it to pieces! It’s so fun, simple and chic as well as absolutely pretty! I’ve been scouring pinterest and we heart it to find all the BEST chevron prints! Why you ask? Well because there’s no way you can look at these prints without using them!

 Just take a look at these fabulous ways to use this print! I’m so excited to share today’s craft with you not only because it involves Chevron prints but also because crafting is such a relaxing way to spend your evening.
My favorite idea for this print is making mini treat bags, they’re just so freaking cute! I think I know what my birthday party guests will be getting in January!
Yes, this is for a child’s room but its extremely versatile and that’s one thing I look for if I have to buy or make something for any occasion. 
Have you fallen in love with this as much as I have?! I can’t wait to see what else you decide to create with this!
I just couldn’t help myself! It’s an obsession like I told you and I’ve just fallen in love with this print which is a curse and blessing. I’ll probably be changing my phone wallpaper and the desktop screen to chevron as well. But hey, who could blame me? It’s just pure awesomeness!
Ok so enough chit chat, it’s time to get to the crafts! My fav part of the week is as always crafting lovely things and sharing them with you!

Chevron Crafted Letters

This is very simple to make and only takes a few hours with drying time included.
Here’s my first freebie printable  {Download here}

You will need:

  • Wood craft letters (from any craft store like Michaels, Jo-Anns, Hobby Lobby etc..)
  • Tacky glue
  • Pencil
  • Cardstock (white)
  • Scissors or X-Acto 
  • Ruler

 Directions

  1. Lay out all your materials
  2. Print off your chevron print in any color of your choosing
  3. Lay the non-printed (white) side facing you and place your wood letter on top
  4. Then, take your pencil and just trace around your letter a few times so the line is clearly visible
  5. Once that’s done start cutting around the traced lines
  6. Take your print and lay it on top of your letter to make sure that everything lines up exactly
  7. Alright, now you can glue down the print and hold firmly for about 10 seconds.  **Tip: Take a textbook or dictionary and place it on top of your letter for 10 seconds to secure it firmly.**
  8. After you’ve finished that let it dry for a day and then you’re ready to hang it up on your wall.

Send me some of your pictures of your fantastic new Chevron inspired wall art! I would love to show off my viewers’ creativity!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo,

Oh so sweet and shabby chic

Published November 11, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Ruffles, lace, flowers oh my! Since today is Friday I’ve declared that it is Friday Briday (Bride-day)! That’s right today is dedicated to weddings and especially a shabby chic wedding! I have to admit that I have a sweet spot for weddings and for anything shabby chic. Eeek I love love love this theme so much because it is so feminine, relaxed, low key and elegant all at the same time!

Don’t you just love this inspiration board?! This type of theme would be perfect for a small, intimate gathering with your closest friends and family. My favorite type of shindig! Personally, it’s the MOST customizable theme I can think of because you’re using found objects and most of the elements are DIY.  The more personal touches you add to your wedding the more your guests will just gush over your impeccable taste!

Considering that the reception is where most of your budget is spent you have to make the most with what you have. This video is a mini crash course in dressing up your tables for your wedding. Even after your wedding is over you could definitely re-use these tips for any party.

Speaking of DIY, I found my top 5 DIY projects for your wedding! These are fairly simple and extremely elegant touches to make your wedding day a magical one!

Are these just not the most adorable shoes?! You just have to buy some stickers from the scrap booking aisle of your local craft store then peel and place. Voila you have one of a kind heels!   

This is by far my favorite idea for Bride and Groom chair labels. So simple to make with some heavy cardstock in your wedding colors and ribbon to complement the color palette. If you want to take it a step further use fresh flowers on the day of.

  This sweet favor idea is brought to you by beau-coup and so simple to put together.

Lace is such an integral element of the shabby chic theme so use it wisely! Too much lace (yes there is such a thing) isn’t aesthetically pleasing because your reception will look overly feminine. I love this idea of wrapping a wide lace around candles and you could even use very muted colors to go along with your color palette. If you would like, try tying a ribbon in the middle.

Shabby chic also uses a lot of found objects like these picture frames. Try going to a thrift store, vintage/antique stores to find some hidden gems. If you use this idea think of putting a different love poem inside each picture frame.
Thanks for tuning into my first Friday Briday!
Have a sweet day!
xoxo,