Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pomander Ball

Another DIY project I love and that actually turned out. Here is how I made my pomander balls.

White foam balls (I chose 3 different sizes)
A few hundred pearl tipped pins
Two different colors of paper
Martha Stuarts hydrangea punch

You’ll need to punch about 200 of the hydrangea petal shapes, which will take around a sheet and a half of 12×12 scrapbook paper.

Stack two of the flower petals and turn them a bit so it looks like a full flower. Stick a corsage pin straight through the center of your petals. Push the end of the pin into the Styrofoam ball.

Make sure your flowers are close enough that the petals cover the Styrofoam. Repeat until your ball is covered.

Find a place to put them! I made mine two separate colours and then combined the two of them which I think made a great look.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Melted Crayon Art

As for many women out there, Pinterest has become my favourite waste of time. I came across this project on Pinterest and fortunately my friend Stephanie wanted to try it too. So if we failed we failed together! I think it turned out pretty well!

Supplies you will need :
Hot Glue Gun
Hair Dryer
Silhouette (Optional)

My goal was to make the canvas look like rain with the silhouette people standing in the rain. My friend on the other hand just put a wooden letter S and matched the colours to her room. Because I wanted my canvas to look like rain I ordered a custom pack of crayons from and you can choose 4 colours so I choose 4 different blue.

I then outlined and colored in the silhouette. 

Then, using the hot blue gun, I glued on the blues in random to look like rain.

Here it is with all the crayons.

I then covered the silhouette that was under the umbrella. 

Melting the crayons with the hair dryer was a lot of fun. It took a little while to learn the best way to blow dry it, to get the look you want.

Keep melting until you get the look that you want. It does take a while.

Remove the cover and show off your art work! I think next time I do it, it will turn out a lot better, now that I know how the crayons melt and what works best.