DIY Seaglass Effect

Heyro!

So this is a super cheap, easy diy that I think looks really cool! All you need is something glass (I went to my local thrift store and got something for a few cents), glue, food coloring, and a paint brush. 


So what you want to do is poor some glue on a plate and add a drop or two of food coloring. It depends on how dark you want it. Mix it together and then use a pair brush (foam is probably your best bet) and stipple the glue mixture onto your glass surface. 


Cover the entire outside area. For me, I wanted my vase to be two toned so I mixed up some purple as well to put on the bottom. Do a second coat as well.


It takes a little while to fully dry and can look pretty weird while drying as well, but be patient. The end result is totally worth it! 🙂


So here was my end result! The purple turned out a bit darker than I was hoping, but oh well. I still think it turned out pretty cool. 🙂 The glass bell like piece next to it I did the same exact thing to, just with a lighter color. I love this easy diy because it turns out so cute and it’s super cute! 🙂 Let me know if you try it out! 🙂

Anna Christine ❤

Clay Cupcake Charm

Heyro! 

I’ve been seeing a lot of cute clay food items on Pinterest, so I decided to try my hand at it! Here’s how I made a cute cupcake charm. 🙂


First take your cupcake wrapper color and form it into a flower pot shape. I poked the end of a pen into the center of my cylinder shaped piece of clay and shaped it with my fingers the rest of the way until it was how I wanted it to look. 


Next I took my desired cupcake color and made a circle that was slightly bigger than the cupcake wrapper and placed it on top.  I also placed a piece of the same color in the center so when I did the icing part the middle wouldn’t just cave in. 


Roll out your icing color into a thin snake and wrap it in a spiral motion until it’s in a cone shape. 


For added effect I decided to have chocolate drizzled onto my cupcake so I rolled out a piece of brown clay into a very thin piece and carefully placed it on the icing.  Add a few lines on the wrapper to make it look a bit more realistic and place an eyelet in the top and all you have left to do is bake your cupcake! 🙂 I baked mine for a couple minutes and it hardened up nicely. I think it turned out really cute! What do you think? 

Anna Christine ❤

Paint Chip Butterfly Wall Decoration


Hi! 🙂

So recently I was on Pinterest and saw how people had used paint chips to decorate their wall. I’ve been wanting to do something with my room for a long time and this seemed like the perfect thing to do. So here’s how I achieved my butterfly wall. 🙂


So of course the first thing to do was pick out several paint chips of all the colors of the rainbow. In all I picked 40 chips.


What I did to make the butterflies was take a paint chip and draw a line down the middle of the backside of it. I cut it and took one half and folded it then in half.


I then traced half of a butterfly so is’ middle part was aligned with the edge that was bent. (I had already cut a butterfly out when I was figuring out what looked good so I used that as my pattern). I then jut proceeded to cut out the shape and unfolded it. Viola! A symmetrical butterfly. Do the same thing for the other half of the paint chip and repeat the entire process for the rest of the colors. In total I had 80 butterflies! This took a while but I did most of it while just watching Netflix so it wasn’t so bad. 🙂


To place the butterflies on my wall I just used sticky tack. 🙂

I ended up taking one of my white butterflies  and turning it into a rainbow butterfly with some glitter gel pens. I made this one to be leading the swarm of butterflies. 🙂


And here’s the end result! I love how the colors all blend together and it looks very pretty. 🙂 I’m not crazy about the shape of it right now, but it’s very adjustable so I can always alter it. 🙂

According to the will of our Lord, I’ll see you guys next week!

Anna Christine ❤

Beach Nails

So I’m going on vacation to the beach this week so I of course had to give myself beach nails!  It was very simple, and very cute! 🙂

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The first thing to do is paint your pinkie nail entirely yellow, your ring finger halfway yellow, and make it less and less for your middle and pointer finger.  Don’t use any yellow on your thumbnail.

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Use a blue polish to paint the rest of the nails.

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With a toothpick or dotting tool use white polish to cover the line between the blue and yellow polishes. The messier the better!

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For the pinkie nail I decided to add a little crab, which I did with my dotting tool and red, white, and blue polish.  You could do whatever you wanted to here! On my other hand’s pinkie nail I did a little starfish which was a lot easier. 🙂

IMG_1319 (1)To finish it off I used clear polish with blue sparkles in it and painted it over the blue and white polish.  That’s how I got this cute, beach look! 🙂  Let me know if you try it out!

Anna Christine ❤

 

How To Train Your Dragon Toothless Tsum Tsum

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If you’ve heard of Disney’s Tsum Tsums, you know that they are super cute bean like versions of Disney characters.  Well, I got to thinking the other day that I wish there was a tsum tsum of Toothless, from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. I mean, Toothless is already adorable, how cute would he be if he was in tsum tsum form?  Unfortunately, they’re called ‘Disney Tsum Tsums’ for a reason and Toothless is a DreamWorks character.  So I decided if I couldn’t buy a Toothless tsum tsum, I’d make my own!

I used: Black felt, red felt, green felt, needle and thread, hot glue gun, and toilet paper (I used it as the stuffing! 🙂 )

Make your pattern.  For me, I had the bottom part be 3 3/4 inches long and 2 inches wide.  Also the back/sides piece was 3 3/4 inches long (the same length of the bottom) and it was 4 inches wide.  I just eyeballed the size of the head and butt piece (they need to be the same size) to what looked like the right size that the 4 inch side of the body piece would wrap most of the way around it and made it oval.  Don’t forget that the bottom piece will cover some of the oval so don’t worry that your body piece doesn’t completely wrap around the head.  I traced the pattern onto the back of my black felt with a white pencil.  I even found felt that had a scale print on it so that was really cool! 🙂

Sew one of the ovals to the 4 inch side of the felt.  It can be kind of tricky to sew the flat piece of felt to the round one, but just keep turning it and you’ll be fine!  🙂   If you have a pattern on your felt like me, make sure you sew it so when it’s flipped inside out the pattern is on the right side!  One you sew the one side on, sew the other one on as well.  Once finished, flip it inside out.  (I used white thread so it would be easier to see for the pictures purpose, but I’d recommend using black or really dark blue thread.  If all you have is white you can do what I did at the end which is simply using a black marker to color the white thread.)

Start to sew the bottom part of the felt around the edges.  Once you have about an inch or two of an opening left, stuff it with stuffing, or toilet paper, or scrap fabric.  Anything soft will work!  Once it is stuffed to your liking, sew the rest of the gap closed.

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Trace and cut out the details that make Toothless Toothless!  There are no measurements for these, just do whatever you think looks best!  I happened to forget to cut out little feet in time for this picture, so be sure to add those.  After cutting all the pieces, hot glue them into place.

After I made Toothless, I figured he was a little lonely without his best friend, Hiccup.  So I made him too!  Hiccup had several more details, such as, well, clothes and hair (lol) but I just cut strips out of green, brown, and black felt and glued them on top of the tan felt.  These guys are two of my most favorite characters ever and I had a lot of fun making them!  Let me know if you try it out!

Anna Christine ❤

 

Easter Nails

So today is going to be a really simple, short post about how I did my nails to look like Easter eggs. In total, it probably took me about 10-15 minutes to do this look which goes to show how easy this was! 🙂

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First things first is to simply paint your nails!  But this is also the most important part because if you paint your nails say, gray, it kinda ruins the whole Easter effect.  (Unless of course, you paint them gray and use pastel colors to do the details.  That’d probably be pretty cool!)  I chose to go with some pretty basic pastel colors, and I think that makes them look like Easter already! 🙂

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I then used one of my dotting tools to make these very simple designs on the nails.  You of course could use a toothpick or bobby pin to create this same effect.  Be totally creative with this!  You could make shapes such as a heart, or I’ve even seen it done where someone only painted half of the nail like an egg and painted a chick on the other half as if it were hatching!  I decided to keep mine very simple, and I like how they turned out.  🙂

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So there you have it!  Let me know if you try this out! 🙂

Anna Christine ❤

 

Rainbow Polymer Clay Girl

So St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and although my family doesn’t do anything for that holiday, it did inspire me.  I actually made a 4 leaf clover girl that will be in a picture farther down, but like the dummy I am, I didn’t take pictures while making her.  Still, I think of rainbows when I think St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to make a rainbow girl.  I love how she turned out, and though she was based off a holiday, she would look good any day. 🙂

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The first thing you do is take flesh colored clay and mold it into a small ball for the head.  Then take a ball of yellow clay of about the same size and flatten it into a pancake.  Proceed to shape it over top of the head so it looks like the poor girl has a bowl cut.

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Make a tear shaped pancake out of the yellow clay.  I wanted my girl’s hair to be long, but yours doesn’t have to be. 🙂 Place the clay on the head and blend it into the top of the head.

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Since this is a rainbow girl, I thought rainbow bangs would be fun.  Roll out very thin snakes of all the colors you need and cut them so they’re the same length.  Place them on one side of her head and smooth the ends so it looks more natural.  Take a piece of yellow clay and make the same shape of the rainbow bangs and put it on the other side of the part so it’s symmetrical and so no more of the bowl haircut remains. 😉

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I decided to give my girl curls, but if you want her to have straight hair, go for it! 🙂  I rolled out a long, thin, pink snake and twisted it so it spiraled and carefully placed it where I wanted.  I repeated with the rest of the colors of the rainbow and put them on different parts of her head.  Add a few yellow curls to go with her base hair color and smooth them into place.  I also twisted the end of her main piece of hair so it curled slightly. (Sorry for the lighting change, it got dark so I had to work with my lamp light which I didn’t like doing, but oh well.)

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For her face, roll out tiny balls of green clay and lightly press them where her eyes should be.  Roll even tinier white balls and put them on top of her eyes.  Using your flesh colored clay, roll a little dot for the nose and put it in it’s place.  With a light pink clay, flatten tiny circles and place them on her cheeks.

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For the skirt, form a pyramid shape out of black clay and cut off the top.  Using a light blue clay, form a cylinder.  This is her torso.  Place the torso on top of the skirt to form the body.

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To add detail to the skirt I decided to make a rainbow flower.  This was pretty tricky since the pieces were so very, very small and ripped easily, but I love how it came out.  I rolled super duper thin snakes out of all the colors of the rainbow and made sure they were the same length.  I very carefully molded each snake into tear drop shapes and put them all together to form the flower.

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Place the flower onto the skirt, and just because I felt like it needed it, I placed a blue dot on the center.  Mold a small, slightly squashed ball out of the flesh colored clay and place it on top of the torso as the neck.  Put a pin in the underside of the girl’s head and gently press the rest of it into the body.  Because my girl’s hair is so long, I had to bend it slightly so it rested on the ground like natural hair would.

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Roll out thin snakes of the flesh colored clay for her arms and legs, place them where they belong, and you’re done!  I baked mine in the oven at about 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-5 minutes.  She is very tiny, so based on how big yours may be, you might want to judge for yourself how long to bake her.

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So yea, here’s how she turned out!  I think she’s so cute, especially with her four leaf clover friend.  Let me know in the comments below if you make her! 🙂

Anna Christine ❤