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EMBOSSED MONOGRAMMED CUP

EMBOSSED MONOGRAMMED CUP Heat embossing may sound like an intimidating craft to try, but it’s actually not as tough as it sounds! It’s great for personalising non-porous items as the embossing powder melts onto the surface as it is heated, making it rather permanent ( and great for gifts ) . So, let’s get started! Materials you'll need: A glass cup ( I got mine at ikea for $3.20 ) Heat gun Embossing pen Embossing powder in the colour of your choice Big piece of paper ( to contain your embossing powder mess ) Some tape Small brush Prepping your cup  The first thing you want to do is wash and dry your cup thoroughly ! Any oil or sweat...

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FLOWER MAKING FUN

FLOWER MAKING FUN Getting fresh flowers can be expensive sometimes, and they don't last that long either. So here’s a nifty little tutorial to create your very own crepe paper flowers that last forever! These make amazing gifts if you can make a whole bouquet of them, and you can even try making different kinds of flowers once you get the basics down !   Some materials you'll need :  Crepe paper ( I got mine from popular for about $2 ) Double sided tape A Pencil Scissors Florist wire ( you can get these at art friend )   Drawing the petals Different species of flowers look different from each other because of the shape of each individual petal...

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EMBROIDER YOUR OWN PATCH !

EMBROIDER YOUR OWN PATCH ! I love the aesthetic of the embroidered iron-on patch! Once you get the hang of using a backstitch, making your own iron-on patch is super, super simple! Some materials you might need:   A stiff felt sheet (softer felt tends to warp) A pair of scissors A sewing needle Embroidery floss of your choice A pencil   Let's Get Stitching!  In this project, we’ll just be sewing outlines of shapes using the backstitch, which gives a more graphic feel to the patch. Here are some graphic ideas you can use for your own patch making: To start off, simply draw out the design you'd like on the felt, and cut your design out, leaving about an...

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LET’S GET CREATIVE ( PART III ) : MONOGRAM YOUR THINGS !

LET’S GET CREATIVE ( PART III ) : MONOGRAM YOUR THINGS ! If you have siblings ( like me ), you’ll definitely understand that struggle of having the same things as your brother/sister, and not being able to differentiate which is yours D: To resolve this, I often embroidered my name on my fabric items (drawstring bags, towels, handkerchiefs)! Of course, you could just take a sharpie and write your name on the item, but if you have time, why not try out embroidery? Some materials you’ll need :  Needle and embroidery floss Pencil Scissors  Fabric item of your choice! (Here I used an SIA drawstring pouch)   Let's Start Embroidering ! First, you want to probably practice the letters you...

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LET’S GET CREATIVE ( PART II ) : TIME TO GET ORGANISED

LET’S GET CREATIVE ( PART II ) : TIME TO GET ORGANISED Do you ever get the feeling of frustration after wriggling out one or two editions of Frankie from your tightly packed collection and suddenly the whole row just slumps to one side? Sadly, this happens to me regularly, and that’s when I realised I should probably get some book organisers ! Sure you can get book organisers from your nearest popular bookstore, but what’s the fun in keeping artsy magazines in boring black ( or white ) book organisers? Make your bookshelf uniquely yours by customising your book organisers and jazz up your bookshelf ! Some materials you'll need :  A BIG cereal box An A2 sized piece...

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