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How To Make It Snow In The Summer

10th August 2012

As an antsy passenger during a long drive, in a rental car, I decided to pass the time chewing the flavor out of some Fruit Stripes gum. 5 minutes later, the pack was gone. Now, much like being in a room with the Beastie Boys and that one guy from 311, I was left with lots of white wrappers.

This was a perfect opportunity to make snowflakes appear, while it was 100 degrees outside! I cut the wrappers into circles, folded them up, and snipped them into snow!!!

My favorite part of this entire traveling craft project, was tucking the snowflakes into the vanity mirrors. This was, when the next renter could have the surprise of a little winter in the middle of summer!

I think it’ll be fun to pre-make some of these, and sneak them into the visor of friends cars, while its still warm out.

How To Make Eye-phones

26th March 2012

I’ve fallen in love with googly eyes! The perfect amount of black and white, the circles within circles, the way that they let out a slight rattle as they get trashed about, and the fact that give everything more personality once applied!

I’ve gone googly eye crazy lately!

Ive been sticking them on pretty much everything. Including my nails, phone, movies, and even my boyfriend.

Most recently, I took my ugly headphones that had taken a few coats of black spray paint and quite a beating through out the years and covered them in googly eyes! It was super simple. Heres how you can do it!

First, you’ll need the following items:

Also,  you may want to grab a paper plate for the E-600 glue because it tends to just ooze out long after you put it down.

If the surface of your headphones are super smooth, you may want to scratch them up a little but with a piece of sandpaper (a nail file could work too, if you’re a normal person who doesn’t keep construction material around your house). By creating a rougher texture, it’ll create a better surface for things to stick to.

then do the following 4 steps:Just continue doing that until your headphones are completely covered in fun little rattling eyeballs!

How Tuesday: Make A $400 Book

21st February 2011

As much as I love my iPhone, I seem to misplace and drop it to the extent where that must look pretty questionable. I don’t do well with phone cases, so I made a new home for my phone out of an old book.

for this project, you will need:

  • a phone
  • a hardcover book that is larger than said phone
  • a pencil
  • paper glue
  • a pencil
  • a piece of ribbon
  • an Xacto knife
  • a brush or sponge of some sort

place your phone where you plan on it being planted

trace the phone with a pencil

cut into he outlined area, a few pages at a time

continue cutting into the pages, being aware that as you get further into the book, the pages are going to try to shift your alignment.

So make sure that you’re pages are aligned, by making an L shape with your book before cutting

cut until your phone becomes flush with the book

then start gluing. Starting from the back of the book, place some glue on the page and even it out with a brush.

This helps make sure that the pages don’t get wet and wavy because of the glue.

on the last full page, glue only around the edges and attach a ribbon. Since its right below the phone, the ribbon helps pop the phone out of the book. Not to mention that it really works like a bookmark, while gluing the pages. Every couple of pages of gluing, press the pages together to make sure that everything is properly aligned. The ribbon is a good marker that helped me remember where I left off.

Let it dry overnight, and then you have the worlds most overpriced book!