Unicorn Hair Bow Holder Tutorial

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Hey, beautiful people! The above image was my inspiration for today’s project. We are making a cute little unicorn head, mane and all, for you to clip your cute little hair bows and clips on! Here’s what you’ll need:

*Two pieces of felt in the color of your choice. I want my unicorn to be white.

*Marker for drawing.

*Cotton stuffing.

*Scissors.

*Hot glue gun (with glue…duhhh).

*Paint to paint the eyes, nose and mouth if you wish.

*Tulle and ribbon of whatever colors you want for the mane.

*Anything else you can think of to decorate your unicorn with.

Okay, let’s get started…

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Step One: Using any unicorn inspiration you find online (I’ll be using the first unicorn up top),  draw the outline of your unicorn. Here’s the best I was able to do….

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Step Two: Take your other piece of felt and place it behind the first one and cut out your unicorn head and then you’ll have two (one of mine isn’t white but it doesn’t matter, it’ll be the back). Flip over your top piece to hide those marker lines on the edges…

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Step Three: Now it’s time to glue these two pieces together so that we can stuff the unicorn with cotton stuffing. Plug in your hot glue gun. Glue a little by little (be careful not to burn yourself), making sure both pieces are lined up nicely and most importantly, leave a section un-glued so that you can put the stuffing inside. Like so…

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Step Four: Stuff your unicorn as much or as little as you want before gluing it shut completely and you will have this…

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Step Five: Now it’s time to bring this unicorn to life! You can paint on it’s features or get creative and do it another way. For example, I used a dark brown button and a little flat back pearl for the eye. Next, I took my paint and added my finishing touches and ended up with this…

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Step Six: Time for the fun part. Let’s give this baby some hair. I used hot glue for this part again but this is where it can get dangerous. Use a a plastic lid or anything you can think of to help you press the tulle down into the hot glue safely. Or just curse your way through it like I do. LOL.

Start up near the top near his ears. Give him some bangs and then work your way down. Place a dabs of glue, not on the front, but on the back side of the unicorn. That way the hair waterfalls up and over to the front side that we see head on.

Do this for as many times as you want, top to bottom until he has enough tulle hair. For fun, I added some ribbon as well.  Here is the finished product…

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Step Seven: I topped my unicorn off with a black and white polka dot bow and for the horn, I had this stiff glitter material that I got on a roll at Hobby Lobby. I don’t know the proper name of it, sorry. You could use a glitter foam sheet as well (I usually see them near the felt in craft stores) or you could also upcycle a piece of cardboard and cut it into a shape of a unicorn horn and paint it in multiple colors and sprinkle some glitter over it and let it dry. Anything you can think of will work great for the horn. Glue your unicorn horn on where ever you think looks best.

Step Eight: Glue on ribbon or yarn on the back so that you can hang up your creation. Take advantage of that beautiful unicorn’s mane and clip on hair clips, hair bows and even stick earrings through the tulle….and enjoy!

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I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Use your imagination and think of other cool things you can make using the same techniques you’ve learned here! Okay, byyyeeee…

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Flower Headband Tutorial

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I’m going to have you looking like this girl from The Simpsons in no time, don’t you worry.

I’ve been thinking about making a flower headband for a few days now while staring at the fake flowers I bought from the Dollar Tree recently and I thought, “why not show the beautiful people of the world how to make one?” So let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

*A headband of your choice. I like using metal headbands just because they are sturdy, yet bendy if you need to adjust them. I get mine from Amazon.

*Tulle, ribbon, and of course a flower to glue onto your headband….and anything else you think you may want to add.

*Scissors

*Your strongest glue. I’ll be using a hot glue gun for this.

Let’s get started!

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Step One: Let’s begin by wrapping the headband in tulle. You don’t have to of course. Wrapping your headband in ribbon or anything else you think would be cute. Today, I’m doing tulle followed by ribbon and you may want to copy me after you see (or not). Put a dab of glue at the bottom of your headband and begin. Placing dabs of glue every few inches along the way…

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Step Two: Take a piece of ribbon and we’ll be giving the headband a “candy cane” look by wrapping the ribbon around the headband just like we did the tulle…only spaced out like so…

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And we’re done with the first part…

Step Three: This is an option step but it looks super cute if you take some ribbon and make a bow that will go underneath the flower on the headband. Simply tie a bow like you would your shoe laces, make sure it’s nice and neat after it’s tied and fray proof the edges of the ribbon with a lighter.

Step Four: Now it’s time to build onto the headband you wrapped. Pick a spot that you think looks cute and let’s start. Glue down your cute bow first. Grab your flower next and glue it on top of the bow.

Step Five: From here you can decide what else you may want to add to it. I decided to add some cute, tiny flowers that sprout from the middle of my larger flower. I topped those off with another white lace ribbon bow and topped that off with a tiny black bow with a pearl in the middle. There is no wrong way to do this. Here is my final product…

Yaaassss, honey! Isn’t it cute? I can’t wait to make some more! My final and optional step would be to clue a fake leaf on the bottom like this to make sure your flower isn’t going any where….

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Thank you all for stopping by! Until next time…byeee…

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Let’s Turn Dessert Toppings Into Art!

I’m sure we’ve all seen those cute, decorative glass jars and bottles that can be found in kitchens and restaurants that look like this….

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Well, it’s time to switch things up!!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

*Glass jar or bottle of any size.

*Enough sweet goodness to fill it up with like sprinkles, brown sugar, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, candy, etc., etc., etc.

*Optional-get some puffy paint and fake sprinkles to decorate your jar or bottle after it’s been glued shut. Otherwise, grab whatever you want to decorate the lid with and make it less boring.

*Oh, yeah and glue 😉

Let’s get started!

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By the way, this step by step process will not contain pictures for every step because it’ll just be me typing, “Step 1, pour in your first topping….Step 2, pour in your second topping.” LOL. I won’t do that to you today so let’s just see the finished product and I’ll give you some tips…

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I have a few of these three ounce jars in my craft stash that I want to put to good use and this is what I plan to do with every one. Sprinkles and brown sugar are all I have around at the moment but just imagine what you can do with the toppings and candy you choose in the jar or bottle you choose!

You can even gift one to a friend or family member that’s not glued shut and filled with their favorite candy all stacked in a decorative way just before they eat it all ;-).

The biggest tip I have is just make sure each layer is exactly how you want it before moving onto the next. That way you don’t have to worry about pouring that shit out and starting over again. Haha.

Decorate the lid how ever you want but I love the frosting and sprinkles look so that’s where the puffy paints come into play. Make it look like frosting dripping down over the lid. Get your FAKE sprinkles from Amazon or Ebay or Etsy and sprinkle them on top and let it dry.

You can obviously use the fake sprinkles inside the jar as well but that’s no fun, is it? go for the real deal. Real ones will bleed onto the paint, by the way…trust me, I’ve tried it. So fake sprinkles outside and real sprinkles inside, por favor ;-).

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So that includes this quick tutorial of something super fun you can do with your friends and family. Or just do it alone so that everyone around you thinks you’re a badass who is amazingly talented ;-).

You know, maybe I’ll make a bunch to sell and market them as a weight loss tool with the following instructions: “When you’re feeling like you want to reach for that extra cookie or cupcake you don’t need, just stare hard at this jar of sweets while drinking a glass of water. You’re welcome.” Hahaha.

My goofy-ness aside, thank you all for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this one. I know I can’t wait to make more! Bye!….

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How To Create A MONSTER!!!

Yep, I got this attention grabbing blog title thing down *brushes off shoulders* ;-).

If you’re reading this on the day or night I that have posted this blog, look over to the right to see my Instagram feed and you’ll notice my mini paintings I’ve been doing lately. Within them……IS A MONSTER!!!

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My drawing skills are limited. If I tried drawing a portrait of someone, for example, it would probably end up looking something like Napoleon Dynamite’s drawing of Trisha. LOL.

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So, if you’re where I’m at with your drawing skills, I’m here to show how to do a SUPER EASY painting of a monster that there’s no way you can mess up!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A paint brush or paint brushes if you will be using more than one size.
  • A cup with water to clean the brushes as needed.
  • A paper towel or two for dabbing the water on.
  •  Glue of your choice.
  • Plastic googly eyes (because we, who cannot draw well ain’t got time to paint our own eyeballs. Plus, it looks cool).
  • Water color paint or any paint you want to use.
  • Your canvas of choice (I like to use a 4 inch by 4 inch canvas, purchased in a pack of 14 on Amazon. A mini canvas keeps your limited artistic skills condensed to one little scare of space and you end up looking like an amazing artist. Don’t worry, I got your back).

Okay, let the monster fun begin!…

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Step One: Cover your space as needed to keep paint from getting all over and grab that canvas.

Step Two: Grab your googly eyes (get them from Michael’s or any other craft store in your area) and glue on three or how ever many eyes you want your monster to have. You obviously can glue your eyes on after you paint your monster and let it dry. I just find it more fun to glue them on first because you are then forced to use your imagination and work around them to create a really cool looking monster…..or at least in my head that makes sense. LOL.

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Step Three: Let the painting begin! Start with a small brush to get some paint around those googly eyes, nice and neat and from there, you can go nuts. Decide what shape you want him or her to be. Switch up the colors every few seconds for a cool rainbow monster. Does he or she have spikes or horns? Does he or she have a tail? How many arms? None of it has to be perfect. Why? Because what monster is (that includes you, ya monster)?

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To get that drippy effect of the monster I posted on Instagram, hold your canvas vertical. Get that brush wet and painty (that’s right, I made up a word), place it on the canvas where you want and let the paint juice (made that up too) roll down, baby ;-). I’m going to stop typing and finish my latest monster painting and see how it turns out and post it for you all….

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Ta daaaaaaa! All finished. I even added a little bow to this one! I kinda had to since I glued the girly googly eyes on ;-).

I hope you all enjoyed this! You can always figure out what other fun little things you can glue to a canvas a paint around. For example, glue a toy dinosaur onto a canvas and paint where the dinosaur lives all around it. Trees, food coming from his or her mouth, a volcano in the background? Anything goes! Can’t paint a flower to save your life? Then glue a few fake ones on the canvas and only paint the stems and leaves! I know, I know…your mind is blown right now ;-).

Glue is your friend….as well as anything you want to glue to a canvas. So, get to it!

Here’s a close up of the first one I ever did…

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…and when I glued a few plastic skulls…

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Until next time, my beautiful friends….

 

 

How To Make A Basic “No Sew” Felt Hair Bow

Things you’ll need:

  1. A hot glue gun or your strongest, greatest fabric glue.
  2. Some hot glue sticks (hey, leave me alone, there’s always that someone who needs to know…)
  3. An alligator clip, barrette or rubber band you’d like to attach to your bow to (I will be demonstrating with an alligator clip).
  4. Any embellishments you’d like to add to your lovely new bow once it’s finished.

Step ONE: Cut a long rectangular shape out of your felt and a much smaller one that will be going around the center of your bow (See picture).

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Step TWO: Take two ends of the rectangle and bring them towards the center and glue them down. I recommend over lapping them just a bit. We will call this side the back of the bow. (See picture).

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Step THREE: Hold up the bow with the front facing you and start pinching the center so we can start to get that bow shape we want. You can lay it down and fold it as if you’re folding a paper fan just like you did when you were a kid, whatever you have to do. Make sure it looks nice and neat…or something close to it. LOL. (See picture).

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Step FOUR: Tie a piece of string, yarn, anything you have where you’re pinching the bow to hold it in place for you so that you can do the next steps with ease. You’ll be covering it later anyway so don’t worry about what it looks like (See picture).

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Step FIVE: Place your bow face down on your work surface with your, “center of the bow” felt strip underneath. BTW, I had to cut mine a little thinner to fit and look nicely in the center of my bow. Always make adjustments where needed (See picture).

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Step SIX: Put a dab of glue right there in the center where that thread is and fold the bottom flap of the bow center up to meet it. Press down onto the glue (See picture).

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Step SEVEN: Grab that alligator clip and clip it on the top flap of your bow center. It NEEDS to be on correctly so before gluing it, fold that top flap down with the clip on it and see how it looks first. Even if you glued the clip on the incorrect way, it would still work but it would just be a bit awkward to open.

Once you have that alligator clip in the right place, go ahead and fold that flap downwards onto a dab of glue that is right in the center again (glue bottle in picture showing where the glue goes). Hold it in place for a few moments (See pictures).

 

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Step EIGHT: Your lovely felt bow is put together and ready to decorate! I totally forgot to flip the bow around and get the before picture but here comes the after (See picture)!!!

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Yayyyyy!!!!! Your felt hair bow is complete. The possibilities are endless with the colors of felt you can use and of course the embellishments. You can even paint designs on them if you wish. Have fun with it!

That’s it for today, folks. Until next time…