Monday, September 8, 2014

Wedding DIY

To save moolah I helped my sister out with a number of DIY projects for her wedding.

Invitations

Stamps
"Dancing Shoes" for the reception
Details for the centerpieces
For the cards
Building/ Painting a sign to direct to the wedding
Decorating the arbor with fake vines

Decoration for the candy table
For the washrooms
Mad Libs
Menu
Some final preparation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY bridal bouquet

We ordered the flowers online (scary) but they arrived alive! When they arrive they are not in water so you have to cut the ends of the stems and let them sit in a flower solution/ water overnight before you're able to start making the bouquets. Used garden roses and carnations.

Bride's Bouquet

Bridesmaid's Bouquets
ready to start arranging
reviving

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween DIY: creepy, broken china doll

My friend and I put a lot of work into this years halloween costume!! First we went to Value Village to buy bright doll like dresses (pretty sure they were old prom/ bridesmaid's dresses), bought a blank white mask from a costume store, long blonde wigs, white stockings, white gloves, and white face paint.

-We cut the eyes bigger in the mask, painted cracks, red lips, blush, eyeshadow/ eyeliner, and added fake eyelashes to the bottom and top of the eyes.
-We put the white stockings on and painted the joints using liquid black eyeliner.
-We used the white face paint to our arms and neck, and black eyeliner to paint the joints on our elbows.
- Both of our dresses came with a sash so it was used for the massive bow in our hair.
- We painted our eyelids/ around with black eyeliner so that when our eyes are closed (for pictures) they look hollow! and now you have a very creepy china doll :)

Me as a creepy china doll


My Friend


Dresses, wigs, and masks


Mask before and after (missing the eyelashes)



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Painted vases

Painted vases for a friend of tropical birds.

painted 3 vases

Peacock

Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY - Christmas "for your mistle toes"

CNND9HCG7M8X  -I got this idea from Pinterest and thought it was a cute gift for friends/ extended family.  On Pinterest the "for your mistle toes" note was attached to the nail polish, but I liked the idea of putting it in a little clear plastic bag and finishing it off with a bow.

Diy, for your mistle toes, gift, nailpolish
for your mistle toes
diy, nailpolish, for your mistle toes
for your mistle toes

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Painting - watercolours

I found these as I was organizing my room, they are small watercolours I made while in university. There are around 50 in total, and chose 7 to share! Each one is either a depiction of something that happened to me, someone I knew, or something that was said during a conversation that really stood out for me. 

watercolor painting, art, what does it mean
Art - what does it mean
watercolor painting, airplane, flying, babies crying
Flying and crying

watercolor painting, sleeping, woken up, snow plow
Sleeping and snow plow
watercolor painting, house fire, laptop
Fire - what would you grab


watercolor painting, dentist, insurance, smile
Dentist - no coverage
watercolor painting, party, sweatpants
Best kind of party attire


watercolor painting, work, falling asleep
Trying to work

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY - Birch Candles

At my parents cottage there was a fallen birch tree, so I gathered some of the wood and made these tea-light candle holders!  First I used the mitre saw to cut the wood to a desired length, then used a drill with a 1 inch drill bit to make a hole at the top for the tea-light.


Diy, birch candles
Finished Birch Candles :)