Saturday, January 18, 2014

Project Two : iPhone Case

This DIY has a backstory, I had purchase a very similar case on eBay, waited a week for it to arrive(it was only a state away, it should not have taken that long), anxiously tore open the packaging and thought "huh, that looks really long." It was.  I'm not sure if it was made for a 5s or what, but it was not going to fit my phone either way, I have a 4s. So I was totally bummed, but while I was looking at it I thought "I could totally make that!" So I did...

Here's what you need:

Mod podge
A graphic or picture printed of plain printer paper
A plain phone case(you can get them on eBay for ridiculously cheap)
An exacto knife
A pen

First, trace around the case, and don't forget to trace around the camera
hole. Secondly cut your tracing out including the camera hole, cut it a little
smaller than what you traced. Then spread the mod podge over the plastic, and
lay your image down. Lastly, do two coats over your image for protection and luster.
If you want, add some glitter to it... bitches love glitter.

Wahh Lahh!
A super cute iPhone case made in less than fifteen minutes!

Also, I highly recommend listening to Riptide by Vance Joy while doing this project... SUCH a good song..

Project One : Sharpie Mug

This was actually a belated Christmas present for my Uncle, I saw it on pinterest and knew that I HAD to make it for him. There are so many tutorials for these, so I won't bother going in depth with how I made it.
But the quick run down is, get a ceramic mug from any store, write a phrase or draw a picture on it with a sharpie then bake it at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Let it fully cool in the oven, so it's a nice slow cool and doesn't crack.
It is washable, and dishwasher safe. Neat, right? I thought so.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fifty-two projects for two thousand fourteen

My goal, resolution, ambition, or whatever for 2014 is to create (at least) one DIY project every week for a year. That is 52 projects.  I'm sure on a yearly basis I create much more than 52 things, but I never account for them. They get made, given away, or lost and never thought of again. So this blog is for accountability purposes of everything I make.

The plan is to post once a week with  what I have made, and even possibly do a tutorial.. if I feel ambitious enough. Who knows.. I might not even get past the first week, or it might turn into a daily blogging experience. We shall see...