Saturday, 19 July 2014

DIY Holiday Crafts

The holiday season is upon us! October means the beginning to the holiday marathon that is Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For me the holidays also mean arts and crafts. The holiday season is a perfect time for crafting! Perfect for creating homemade gifts or just making your own holiday décor, holiday crafts, or holiday diy pinterest crafts.

Halloween: So the first holiday on the horizon is Halloween; probably one of the best holidays ever invented by anyone anywhere. Halloween brings a lot of DIY crafting opportunities. Carving pumpkins is probably the #1 Halloween craft. You can create your own Halloween mask or costume, Halloween card, Halloween scrapbook page and more. I love that there is now downloadable and printable scrapbooking layouts, paper piercings, and digital stamps for all my crafting needs. This holiday also brings great opportunity for the craft lover. Thanksgiving cards, fun and artful decorations, and of course who can forget the good old

Thanksgiving turkey hand. Christmas: As soon as Thanksgiving ends the Christmas lovers start all things Christmas. People are crazy. So anyways, Christmas brings more crafting opportunities thanks to the added present aspect to this holiday. Decorations, scrapbooking, Christmas cards, and Christmas party invitations are just some of the many crafting opportunities during the Christmas month.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Cool DIY Projects

The draw of being self-sufficient also is a factor to have Cool DIY projects, as well as the many schemes' connections with environmental improvements, an immense aspect in the frame of mind of today's people.
DIY fanatics would surely love to find any fresh, cool projects to be put into practice, as too many are simple beginners' ideas for those hoping to enter the world of DIY.

Working with measurements and tools is a must for the DIY people, and connected to this, keeping masking tape on hand to help mark measurements of parts that you are working with (just by sticking them on), while a standby bag can be handy to keep tools that you use frequently, which might be inclined to 'lose' themselves when you require them!

Costs of DIY projects can be irritable sometimes, and saving some money by getting acquainted with the neighborhood building business, eventually asking if you can have an account with them might facilitate you not only to get discounts for materials, but also correct, reliable advices about your intended projects.


Make Minion Costume Be Quick

After aggravating altered means to accomplish a Minion, from the cine Despicable Me, I gave up and absitively to accomplish it simple, and use pre-made shapes (Different means cover cardboard mache, big kitchen bowl, and debris can. All unsuccessful.)

I begin a architecture hat for kids at Michaels, which was the absolute blush so I didn't accept to acrylic yellow.

The next footfall was to acquisition the glasses, and analytic through the store, I begin these bind containers, and the lids seemed the absolute admeasurement for them.. To accomplish the foreground bottle part, I cut a artificial disposable alembic and alert with hot glue.

To accomplish the eyes, I just cut white cardboard and corrective the eyeballs, and alert in the hat.

In the end the lids were alert to accomplish the glasses, and atramentous cardboard to accomplish the straps.

With the advice of my husband, we put little lights on top of the hat, affiliated with a baby array inside. Then I begin little artificial cups at Party City to accomplish it attending like an ambulance light.

But the absolute lights are not required, just acclimated them because we had them at home.

For the blow of the minion costume, I went to Old Navy and begin a chicken shirt and jeans ,that still can be acclimated afterwards Halloween. Since I could not acquisition overalls, I cut a section of old jeans to accomplish the top part, and corrective the letter "G" like the Minions have, application Puffy Paint

And that it is, actual simple, and the kid is happy. And not a lot of money spent.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Eye Makeup Tutorial You Must Read

Interestingly, of all searches performed on makeup, application for a smokey eyeshadow tutorial is at the top of the list.

For instance, some women prefer heavy, smoky eyes while other women prefer a more subtle look. Of course, dark smoky eyes are dramatic, which is why women use this application when going to certain evening events such as the theater, opera, or some other type of Fine or Performing Arts' event. Applying eyeshadow to achieve this particular look requires using the right eyeshadow product, applying the eyeshadow with the right type of brushes, and spending time practicing.

 Of course, while smoky eyes are dark and the makeup application is heavier than you would see with other applications, you still want the outcome to be beautiful. In searching for the best smoky eye makeup tutorial, we suggest you start by looking on websites for known makeup artists. To find this information, you could use Google.com, Yahoo.com, Bing.com, or any other reputable search engine. Then, type in keywords such as "makeup artist to celebrities".

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to Make a Minion Costume Free

Hey, so Mr. Minion here is competing in minion costume contest. The costume took about a week (mostly because of the paper maché dry time) and cost about $50 (less if you already own an exercise ball).

Supplies (there's lots, but hey, it's an awesome costume)

    Exercise Ball (slightly wider than yourself)
    Paper Maché - Mix 1 part water with 1 part flour an a tsp of salt.  
    Construction Adhesive (Either Liquid Nails or Loctite will work)
    2 empty/new quart size paint cans (sold at Home Depot in the paint section)
    Yellow Spray Paint
    Duct Tape
    Hot Glue
    Craft Foam Sheets, 1 black, 1 white
    Utility knife
    small nuts and bolts

Supply Help:
Empty Paint Cans - They sell them right across from the spray paint at my Home Depot. You need 2.

Step 1
Blow up your exercise ball and measure the diameter. Now roll the polywall panel into a tube until it's the same diameter as your ball.

Step 2
(1 part flour, 1 part water, a little salt. Exercise balls have a seam around the middle which really helps in getting a perfect dome. Just paper maché past the seam a little.

Step 3
Attach the paper maché dome to the polywall tube you made in step 1. Let the ledge dry.

I trimmed my dome with scissors to the seam line the ball made in the paper maché. If it doesn't fit, keep trimming the dome little by little until it slides in (or you force it).

Step 4
Cut arm holes and a mouth.

Step 5
Paint the whole thing bright yellow.

Step 6
Make the goggles. You can't cut the bottoms straight off.

Step 7
Make eye balls! Cut a cheap small rubber/plastic play ball in half. Flip the ball inside out. Slide it in the goggle from the side you cut.  Attach with duck tape. Be careful... the paint cans are sharp!

Step 8
Attach the goggles with eyeballs to the minion (now that it has eyes, we'll call it a minion). I taped the paint cans together, ran a bead of construction adhesive around the rims of the paint cans, then taped them to the minion on the sides. Center the eyes right over the seam between the dome and the tube. If you put duck tape on the sides of the cans, the goggle strap will hide it.

Step 9
Cut goggle strap, teeth, and hair from craft foam sheets. Hot glue in place.

Step 10
Hot glue some blue fabric to the minion so he's not naked. Your minion transformation is complete.