Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Barrette

I love hair accessories especially since they distract attention from my messy hair.   I have curly hair which means regardless of how much I comb my hair it still looks messy 90% of the time.  Anyhow, hair accessories can be expensive so I decided to make some of my own, I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial as much as I do!

Barrettes!  I love how antique these look.

Things You Will Need:

- 80 mm Barrettes

- Gold, Brass, or Silver Metal Beads (As needed)

- Super Glue

Step-By-Step How To:
Things you will need.

Count out the number of beads that you need to cover the barrette. 
The beads I used were pretty large so I only needed 8.

Add a dot of super glue.

Place a bead on top of the dot of super glue and hold it there for 15 seconds.

Let the bead dry for another 15 seconds or until the bead adheres.

Continue adding the beads with super glue until the entire barrette is covered.

Let the barrette dry completely before wearing.

Wear it as you wish!  I like to wear it with a bun.
*Thank you for modeling E!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Candy Corn Vases

This awesome idea comes from The Swell Life, it looked so cool that me and my friends decided to give it a go!  They were so much fun to make and you can use any type of glass bottle or jar to make them. 

Candy Corn Vases!

Things You will Need:

Glass Bottles and/or Jars

White Spray Paint (make sure you can use them on glass)

Orange Spray Paint (make sure you can use them on glass)

Yellow Spray Paint (make sure you can use them on glass)

A large box (big enough to fit your largest bottle/jar)

A large garbage bag



Fall Flowers (optional)

Step-by-Step How To:

Things you will need, not pictured: gloves and fall flowers.

Before you start spray painting put on your mask and gloves.
Next set-up your spray painting station.
Wrap a table with a plastic bag and place the box with one side open on the table as shown in the image above.
 Spray painting within the box will contain the mess and allow for easier clean-up.

Spray paint the top half of the bottle white. 
This may require several coats.
I spray painted the bottle in sections, rotating the bottle with my finger so that the bottle would be painted all the way around.

Spray paint the middle portion of the bottle yellow.

Spray paint the bottom portion of the bottle orange.

Let them dry for 2-4 hours.

Decorate your house with them!
Fun and easy right!? Happy Decorating!