Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
these are my shoes that i never wore so i decided to paint them!
they took about 45 minutes because i painted so many flowers
i used acrylic paint. i put the paint on freezer paper
i started out not knowing what i wanted to paint but i think it turned out good
i used an acrylic gloss coating to make it shiny and to make it waterproof
i call these my strawberry shortcake nails
i did a layer of maroon and when it dried i painted the tips green with vertical brush strokes to make the uneven look of the leaves. then i painted white dots on each nail.
these are the polishes i used
I've had these shoes for a while and i never knew what to do with them.
i pretty much only bought them because they were $5.
so one day i thought about adding fabric to them.
i think they turned out really well!
the flowers were a last minute thought and i think they look really cute.
I'm excited to wear them!
the very first thing i did was make make a template of the section that i wanted.
i traced it onto paper and cut it out.
after i had my templates i pinned them onto fabric and cut them out. then i hot glued the fabric onto my shoe
to make the flowers i cut out circles...
then i gathered the fabric so that the right side was facing inward.
and the center of the circle was coming to a point.
then i hot glued the point and pressed it onto the shoe.
then i hot glued plastic pearls to the center of each flower
this is my $4 rug purse! it turned out better than i thought it would! i think its super cute!
first find a rug. i got mine at IKEA for only $4! then cut it down the middle lengthwise
then you will set one of the halves aside to use later. one of the halves will be your purse
the other halve will be your strap. sew the unfinished seams to prevent fraying.
i only used 2/3 of it. sew your strap using a zigzag stitch onto purse before you sew the purse together.
it will be easier to not accidentally get any other unwanted fabric sewed.
then you can sew your purse together using a zigzag stitch.
i stitched it over a couple of times to reinforce it.
i folded it 2/3 way up so that most of the purse would be the bag
and that the other 1/3 would be the flap.
i cut circles for the flowers and then i gathered it up so that the right side is on the inside
and the middle of the circle is making a point. then you hot glue the point of the circle and press it onto the purse. do the same thing with all of the layers. to make the leaves i cut out leaf shapes with scissors and glued the base under the flower. then i put a dot of glue and slid the fabric into it a couple of times.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
first i cut out a piece of cardboard and pulled out the pages of a book that i didn't like. haha i got this book a long time ago and i never liked it and i never got rid of it. i think i put it to good use!
then i would hot glue the last layer of paper so that it would stay and i would hot glue it to the cardboard. for each layer i did them so that some of them were more lose. the more lose they are the shorter and fatter they are.
for the flowers i rolled up some paper...
then i rolled it inward...
folding it under each layer as i went..
and walah! a paper rosett
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|this is the boutineer. a boutineer should be simple. its like the corsage, it has filler and greenery but its just less full and more simple! you pin this on to the mens suit jacket...just in case you didnt know haha.|