Does this happen to you too? … you want to use your favourite nail polish but it’s old?
Don’t throw it away!
DIY N. 99
industrial washers – nail polish
This is so much fun!
Collect all your old nail polishes and color these easy to find industrial washers.
You can paint layers, letting them dry in between, or if you are impatient like us, paint it all while it is wet. We added dots to some, blobs to others, and also made some swirly ones.
To get the swirly affect, use a toothpick and drag through all of your colors. For the one above I used alternating colors of white, but, and orange in stripes, then swirled through all of them in a circular motion.
There are many ways for creating beautiful ones, but today’s idea is really easy and will give a boost to your creativity!
I’m talking of homemade stamps. Once you make these ones you will be able to re use them a million times.
DIY N. 98
tiny boxes or large bottle caps – twine (thick) – hot glue – acrylic colors – paint brush – cardstock (colored or white, as you prefer)
First of all, choose a tiny box or a large bottle cap that will be the base of your stamp.
It’s very important that it’s quite stiff and strong for your stamp to work well.
Now you can use two ways to create your stamps: with hot glue (you will need to transfer a design on your box and then go over it with the hot glue), or, the quickest way (and also the best at the beginning), using twine.
Create spirals or go over a drawing that you printed from the internet and stick it with glue o your box/cap.
For this post I made straight lines and spirals, which are very simple and you can do them yourself.
I suggest to use quite a thick twine: the stamp will definitely work better!
Now choose the color and apply it to your stamp with a paintbrush on the cardstock. I used acrylic colors and it’s best to add very little water (and I mean very little, it may be enough to put the brush in a bit of water and then in the color), so that it won’t dry out while you apply it on the stamp.
Just last week one of my best friends, who has a nursery, asked me if I could come up with something that is super easy for the mothers of these children who are often busy with work but would, nonetheless, like to create a homemade toy.
I found this bear for which you need only two pieces to sew.
Don’t you think the result is amazing? I absolutely love it.
DIY N. 97
SUPER EASY BEAR
fabric – needle and thread – filling – pattern (below)
Proprio la settimana scorsa una delle mie migliori amiche, che ha un asilo nido, mi ha chiesto se potevo trovare qualcosa di super facile per le madri di questi bambini, spesso impegnate con il lavoro, ma che, tuttavia, vorrebbero creare un giocattolo fatto in casa.
Ho trovato questo orso composto da solo due pezzi da cucire.
Non credete che il risultato sia eccezionale? Io lo trovo simpaticissimo!!
DIY N. 97
ORSETTO SUPER FACILE
tessuto – ago e filo – imbottitura (tipo quella dei cuscini) – template (vedi sotto)
Start by printing the pattern. Cut the pieces and copy them on the fabric (I used an old sweater).
Sew together the ears and the arms (right sides together) leaving a little opening for inserting the filling.
Put the filling and close with an invisible point if you use normal fabric. With wool you won’t have this problem because if you sew carefully it will be hidden in the wool.
Use a thread that is as close as possible to the color of the fabric.
Once you have filled and closed the ears and arms, place them inside the pieces of the body (see picture). Also in this case the two body parts must be right side with rightside.
Pin the pieces so that they won’t move. Sew the body parts leaving an opening for taking out the ears andarms once you reverse it. If you find this step too complicated, you can join the two parts of the body and after stick the ears and arms with needle and thread.
Put the filling in the body and close.
Draw the eyes with a permanent marker.
Draw a triangle for the nose and sew with pink thread (fill the triangle).
For the mouth, always with a pink thread, make a single stitch starting from the nose down. Repeat returning with the stitch to the nose. Don’t tighten the not too much, so that the line will keep straight.
Cut a piece of colored fabric for the scarf, add it to your bunny and you’re done!
For the arms I used the lower part of the sweater which has a texture.