my DIY high
There's nothing quite like stepping back and saying, "Yes, I made that."
CHRISTMAS // santa wreath from scraps
This is my FIRST EVER VIDEO TUTORIAL! Woohoo! Way to step up my game, right???
Please excuse the shakey cam and the cut off beard. It's a learning process and a work in progress.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Well, what'd you think? I'm thinking it isn't too shabby for an impromptu first attempt at a video tutorial!
Here's how I jimmy-rigged it:
If you want the play-by-play:
I started by placing my hat on my wreath form to know how far your beard should go. I put it on like a hat, but I suppose you could just glue it flat to the wreath if your from is too big? Try it and let me know.
Next: get to gluing those scraps down! Personally, I love hot glue. Some people are really awful at it. Don't be awful, and don't burn yourself. It's a delicate art.
After I got about halfway done with the beard, I decided to go ahead and glue my hat down. I glued the insides shut.
My little santa was looking weird without a mustache. I fiddled and found the longest scrap I had to reach across and connect.
Then I decided he needed some eyeware....
Seriously though, everyone has a pair of these laying around the house somewhere, right? Or am I just a hoarder?
Punch out those 3D glasses and rip off those ear pieces!
Add a little hot glue....
and hold them in place!
In hindsight, I wish I had thought to use fishing line to hang the glasses in the middle of his face...in a pench, this will do.
I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
FABRIC SAMPLES // pillow edition
For a little frame of reference--I'm a hoarder. I used to work a few doors down from an interior decorator that constantly tossed fabric sample books! Much to the amusement of my co-workers, I loaded them up in the Cube. Every time I saw them. I have LOTS of fabric sample books...
Here's a handful of projects I've made with trashed fabric sample books:
The best use my fabric samples have ever had:
Hi, I'm Rachel.
I pick up other people's garbage and take it home.
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