The ugly Christmas sweater is taken to a whole new level and morphs into a Christmas tree
Paintbrushes, move over. There’s a cooler way to paint in town. Enter water transfer printing, a hydro-coating process that essentially uses liquid images and ink to coat 3-D objects of any material. If only this sorcery could be used for our nails… new venture?
Actually, you can. It’s called water marbling. I’ve done it many times. It’s hella easy and there are a ton of videos on youtube to watch if you need help getting started.
You can do “hydro dipping” yourself! It’s an excellent option for cosplayers, car owners, or anyone who want to add any kind of pattern to an object.
You can buy pre-made patterns here.
OR buy printable (yes, printable) hydro transfer paper here.
A photographer friend of mine used to do something similar. She would boil polaroids, and the image would rise up to the surface of the water, where she could manipulate it and then transfer it onto some other surface.
DIY Friendship Bracelet Kit and Printable from eighteen25 here. Really good idea that includes a clipboard to hold the threads.For pages of friendship braclets including roundups, charts, etc… go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/friendship
So hey, this is what I spent my Sunday working on! DFTBA Pennies, on shiny shiny 2013 pennies!
These are for the 2013 Project for Awesome, so if you choose the Nerdfighter Art perk, you just might receive one!
OR, you can go purchase one: etsy.com/aboutsaffron. Enter code “DFTBA” for $3 off! Please note, only P4A supporters are guaranteed 2013 pennies. From now until the Project for Awesome is over, I’ll be donating a dollar from every necklace I sell to the P4A.
More nerdfighter art!
DIY Where to Buy Affordable Rhinestones from Bromeliad here. In a previous post on her blog there was a discussion about how it was often cheaper to BUY and not DIY jewelry - especially jewelry with rhinestones in settings. This post has several links for very affordable rhinestones. In a comment I made on her post about when to Buy instead of DIY I wrote that there are many DIYs I do not post because I add up the cost of the DIY (going to the linked supplies, etc…) and sometimes it’s just so much cheaper to buy. Several blogs that I won’t mention continue to post very expensive DIYs linking their supplies to site I also won’t mention.
DIY cake/Pumpkin Pie ‘Postcard”
This is adorable if you want to send a distant loved one a cute personalized message if you can’t be with them for the Thanksgiving holiday, a birthday etc!
- DIY Cake Postcard Tutorial (with video tutorial)
- Pumpkin Pie Postcard
- I suggest you watch the video tutorial to get clear instructions
- Keep in mind, where the ‘postcard’ message goes there is only room for one short sentence, address, and stamps
Not into DIY/Crafts? Fear not! You can still have your cake and eat it, too. Check out this Etsy shop where you can purchase your very own mailable slice of cake.
My 3.5 year old daughter wanted to be a princess for Halloween. OK! I said, then all common sense flew out the door and I proceeded with making her an entire, (mostly) historically accurate 18th century Robe a la Francaise, using nothing but thrifted bed sheets for the fabric.
If you’re interested in the nitty gritty details - I’ve made a blog post detailing the construction process
ETA: I’ve had a number of the same questions asked about this costume - so I whipped up a quick Q&A post that you can read on my blog.