A colleague of mine got a baby a few months ago so I made her a little present for the new born baby boy from us at work. It is a diaper cake made from diapers and a few other useful items such as baby wipes and a toy. I’m a bit late with posting this, it’s been a busy autumn.
One package of diapers!
Some cellophane, ribbon and a card.
Not much more needed for this awesome gift! Come on peeps, make me more babies so I get to give more of these away!
I actually made this one quite some time ago after a visit at my local IKEA store. I fell in love with the OLUNDA picture but I thought it was too expensive to be that doable plus I wanted a black frame instead. So I ended up with a black RIBBA frame instead (and some other stuff of course).
At home I googled for images of butterflies to use as templates for my new project. I arranged them and drew lines around their edges, printed it and cut them out on a white piece of paper.
I didn’t cut them out completely, just around the wings but left them connected to the body.
And finally I arranged the cut outs with some nice colored paper on the back in the frame.
Super simple and very nice! I’m not sure I would do another one in the near future… my hands are soar from all the cutting
So I took some time and finished a project I’ve been preparing for for a few weeks. Finding somewhere to purchase crayola crayons is harder than you think so I ended up with another brand. Anyway, I stumbled upon this website and fell in love, I wanted to make one myself immediately! And here goes!
A few things needed: canvas, crayons, hot glue and a heating gun.
It’s a good start to figure out in which order you want the crayons/colors, I like rainbowish.
Start gluing the crayons on the canvas, be careful not to melt the crayons with the heat. I found it best to put the glue on the canvas and place the crayon on it instead.
And this is what it looks like all glued to the canvas. Time to use the heating gun!
I started melting the crayons on the tips but I think I should have started further up or maybe used another set of crayons to melt and keep these for looks. It does look good with the tips there but it’s a little late for regrets now. Adjust the angle of the canvas after how long lines you want. The wax cools down quite fast but it’s possible to heat it up again if the lines are too short.
I’m quite satisfied with how it came out anyway, might be better next time tho!
All done! Now I just have to figure out how to put it on the wall, but that’s another story.
The first theme in the challenge is finished and it’s been in my mind for a few years now. I ordered the frames last year and painted them with a black glossy color and after that they’ve just been lying around waiting for me to find a proper background. Today I decided to finally finish the pictures and use different background colors for each figure. No more thinking and pondering, just doing!
I bought the figures at Disney World in Florida over ten years ago and for a few years they were used as decoration on my school bag (Pooh actually belongs to my brother and he used it as a bag decoration too) so they are a bit worn but it’s quite charming!
So, to get started I went through my scrapbooking papers and tried to find the best color. I recently ordered a big pack of plain papers in 20 different colors, very useful!
I found the papers, cut them to fit the frames and mounted them.
I cut out the back sides on the figures since they were bulging out and making it harder to mount them on the papers.
I used my glue gun and mounted the figures on the paper, had to add hangers to the frames as well but after that they were done!
And finally hanging on the wall!
So.. I’ve been quite quiet for a while now, mostly because of the photoshop course I had to finish. I put the rest of my life on hold and it took a while to get back on track again. Now it’s back to normal again and I have been working a bit with the DIY for the scarf and a new Christmas project!
It’s not finished yet but I’ll give you a sneak peak with some pictures of the process! I’m going to buy a few items for the project (and another one I’ve had in mind for a few years) later today! Yay!
I think I have to start working on my Christmas cards quite soon too and all the Christmas gifts. Christmas is the worst time of the year (I still love it tho), so much to do and so little time! I have a list of Christmas goodies I’m planning to make such as saffron buns (love love love), an awesome gingerbread house and some snacks! I might even try making my own truffle again, hopefully more successful than last year. I also plan to make my own Mozartkugeln. I just love them!
I think the list of Christmas cakes and candy will grow larger in the near future! Luckily I got a long weekend before Christmas Eve so I might actually have the time to do all this and more!
Anyway, here’s the promised sneak peak!
Started off with painting the numbers red.
Added some glitter…
..and some more glitter! Kinda looks like snow, doesn’t it?