July 20, 2016

Easy DIY Summer Anklets at Crafts Unleashed

I like wearing anklets in the summer and I figured I would share how easy it is to make some DIY suummer anklets - really easy that even beginners can definitely do it! i shared the tutorial over at Crafts Unleashed so don't forget to check it out!

easy DIY summer anklets DIY

anklet jewelry DIY

Check out the post by clicking any of the photos above or the link below - happy crafting, friends!

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July 15, 2016

DIY Thank You Stamp

I've always wanted to create a Thank You stamp from my own handwriting to use when sending out my cake toppers on Etsy. I've made a lot of stamps with the Silhouette Mint, and it occurred to me that while I have, I've never shared any of them to you or even a process of how easy it is to make them! 

create your own stamp in minutes

layout your graphic on silhouette mint program

It's so easy and it comes together in literally minutes. Download the graphic (or make your own) and plug it into the Silhouette Mint program. You don't even have to trace! If importing your own graphic, make sure it's clean and in black on white background for the best outcome. 

how to create stamp using silhouette mint

Just resize it according to the size you want/need - in my case I used a 30 x 60 stamp kit. Press the leaf button on the top right corner and follow the instructions.

ink you silhouette mint stamp

Remove the printed stamp and adhere it on the corresponding mount. Ink the stamp and leave to dry, about 10 minutes or so. 

remove excess ink on silhouette mint stamp

Once the ink has been absorbed, stamp out the excess ink until your stamp is clean and only your graphic shows up. And you're done!

thank you stamp calligraphic on watercolor paper

It's seriously that easy. And while the stamp refills are not that cheap, it's definitely fun to create your own stamp in minutes - and it helps specially for people running a business!

Are you itching for other ways to make stamps? Check out my other DIY stamp projects!

crane stamp

bunny goodie bags for easter

gold embossed stamp silhouette stamping material

What would you create with you Silhouette mint? 


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July 07, 2016

DIY But First Coffee Mug

If anyone of you follows my Instagram, you would notice I've been sucked into hand-lettered designs lately. It's something I've been wanting to get into and this time around I've been disciplining myself to practice every day. Well, this morning I created a quick design that I thought would be great as a mug or shirt design - after all, a lot of people love coffee (or at least cannot function in the wee hours of the morning without it, like me!)


Creating this DIY mug was easy as pie. I first vectorized my artwork on Illustrator and cleaned it up to make my squiggly lines much better looking. I then transferred it onto Silhouette Studio and traced, cut and weeded it using some metallic gold adhesive vinyl. Yep - that's my very abused cutting mat / work area. :)

Next you will want to apply transfer tape on top of it so you can transfer it onto the mug. NOTE: To make it easy, cut between the two lines of text - I find that I can apply a much cleaner/less wrinkly vinyl when my elements are separated. Remove the backing of the vinyl and apply directly on a clean, mug, making sure all your elements are aligned properly. 

And that's it! Are you hankering for more freehand calligraphy styled DIY projects? Check these ones out:

finish shot laundry quarters change purse handwritten

What are you obsessing over lately? Let me know in the comments - happy crafting, friends! 


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July 05, 2016

DIY Mermaid Boho Earrings

The Summer season never fails to make me craft with my jewelry supplies more. Today I'll be sharing how easy it is to create these DIY Mermaid Boho earrings - minus the drying time, they come together in minutes!

mermaid boho earrings final shot


how to set cabochon on bezelFirst, you want to adhere your cabochons onto the bezel settings - do this easily with a small drop of E6000 glue, making sure your cabochons are both facing the same way. 
adding a bead onto head pin
While your bezels are setting, it's time to create the dangle. thread your bead onto the head pin, bend the rest like in the photo, and cut off the excess wire, leaving about 1/2 inch to create a loop with. 

how to attach earring components
Before closing the loop completely, slide your brass circles in it, and then close using your round nose pliers. 

how to make dangle earrings
Finally, assemble your earrings by using jump rings. And you are done! I love how reflective these turned out and they're really great with a simple, casual outfit.  

mermaid boho earrings coachella

Looking for more jewelry inspiration? Check out the tutorials below by clicking on the photos!

hammered earrings with pearl drop

how to make pendulum earrings

how to make crystal statement jewelry

mermaid boho earrings close up
What do you love creating during the Summer season? Happy crafting, friends!

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