Vanity

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Alright so I’m going to show you guys what I did for these crafts:

Bought this frame at Good Will for under a dollar. I originally wanted to just do the inside yellow and keep the gray border, but the spray paint kindof got everywhere and it just turned out to be a hassle.

So I had a paper towel by this to wipe the spray paint off my hands, and the wind blew it onto the frame and made these weird marks and when I tried spray painting over it, you could still tell. So I just did it all over and it ended up looking kindof cool.

I couldn’t figure out how to get the hooks into the frame to hold the necklaces so I just hooked them over the top. It looked great for recruitment, but it ended up being kindof a pain in the ass, so it’s currently being unused on the top shelf of my closet. I’m going to take it home to have my Dad help me over break. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

-Sam

How to Make a Shared Room Cute (Sorority / Dorm Room)

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So, when you share a room with 3 other people and have to deal with 2 bunk beds and numerous dressers and everyone’s shit, you have to make it cute, especially for sorority recruitment. My sorority house is a Historical Landmark, so we can’t paint or do anything to make it look more modern because it has too look like it originally did. I have a love-hate relationship with this fact because I loveeee modern decor.ย Here’s what I did to make my little niche cute.

Keep checking back to see the rest of what I did for my room!

-Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

You’re Da Bomb Favors

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So I’m a dumbass and forgot to take a picture of my final product but this is what inspired me to make my You’re Da Bomb favors for all of our new pledges for Initiation.

We have this tradition where we set out little goodie bags and throughout our I-Week, the older members put all sorts of cute little goodies in there for all of the girls. It ranges from candy to notes to mixed-tape style cd’s, you name it. Here’s what I did:

I guess I’m not the only dumbass because I just noticed that the ones I was inspired by isn’t even grammatically correct. (Your the bomb) haha.

What Makes Celebrities Gorgeous

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I’m sure most of you have wondered exactly what it is that make celebrities look so perfect all of the time. I know a lot of them are just overall good looking people, but they clearly have the money to look good 24/7. How exactly do they do this? It’s a question that magazines and TV shows attempt to answer all the time, and it’s really a lot more obvious then you might think. Eyebrows. Yep. Doing your eyebrows is the thing that will take you from looking average to looking really fuckin good. I mean I think all of you realize it’s necessary to tweeze/get waxed/get threaded, but there’s more to it than that. You need to get a brow pencil and for a lot of you, something to tame them. A lot of times people’s eyebrows are overplucked but not sculpted. I’m going to try to find or do a tutorial on this for a future post. For now, here are some pictures that help explain why this is so necessary to looking good:

Eyebrows are vital to shaping your face and giving you that stunning beauty that celebrities always seem to posess.

They actually look scary and almost unrecognizable without eyebrows. Obviously I’m aware that you’re not starting from scratch with no eyebrows, but not doing anything to your ‘brows is not much better.

(See, it’s not attractive.)

This girl has the right idea:

I love everything about her makeup. Everything is done to look completely natural. You might even guess she isn’t wearing a lot of makeup. I guarantee she is, but she just knows exactly how to do it so it looks natural.

Notice that none of these girls look like they’ve went over the top with their makeup. It looks natural so when you look at her you’re like damn she’s really pretty. I’m telling you.. it’s all about the ‘brows.

Here is the difference between a natural eyebrow and one that has been touched up with makeup.

There isn’t one shape or color that I can vouch for as the best. You really need to use your best judgement as far as what looks good in relation to your face shape and your complexion color. This isn’t saying that you can’t go wrong, because you forsure can:

Obviously this is very over-dramatic, but honestly look around and you’ll see women who don’t look to far off from this.

Although when you look through pop culture you’ll notice a lot of people rocking the darker ‘brow with light hair, there is a line you definitely shouldn’t cross. Her eyebrows are black and penciled in, and her hair is as light as it gets. This is a great example of what NOT to do.

So yeah I’ll get a tutorial up as soon as I can to give you all some more ideas on how to shape your face via your eyebrows! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Sam

Upcycle – Credit Card iPhone/iPod Headphones Organizer

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I absolutely hate how tangled my iPhone headphones get, especially in my purse. Here’s an amazing solution that you’ve gotta try, courtesy of unplggd.

Upcycle – Common Items Used in Uncommon Ways

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Bean Bag Chair Ideas?

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So, I really don’t think I’m going to find the type of chair that I’m looking for for my reading corner at a rummage sale for as cheap as I can afford. Check back soon for a post on how to make a bean bag chair! I have a few different tutorials saved that I need to read completely through and figure out which one I want to use. Got any tips? Let me know!

-Sam

 

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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Angelfood cake, strawberries, wooden skewers, and drizzled chocolate. Couldn’t be more simple, but looks elegant.

Inspired by Introdekatelyn. She’s my little sister! Check out the other little sister’s too [Zeejenneration]. Chrissy’s is still under construction. Have a wonderful night!

-Sam

 

Upcycle – All That Glitters is Gold :)

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Step 1: Find ugly old trunk
Step 2: Spray paint gold and cover in glitter!

Since my job is up on campus, I have become pretty much completely broke from all of my traveling and then Summerfest. That kindof makes it hard to get excited about redecorating because I don’t have money to just totally redo everything. So I’ve found solace in upcycling. This hideous green trunk was from my days as a gymnast, going to camp for the summer. I found it in my dad’s basement, and beautified it! Now I’ll have a nightstand, a place to store my crafts in my room at school, and a pretty statement piece that I’m sure people will notice when they walk in the room! Can I get a triple threat!? ๐Ÿ™‚

-Sam

Giftspiration – Forever Flowers & Accordion Box

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So while my grandpa was in the hospital, my grandma spent so much time going back and forth to the hospital, making sure he was okay. But I suspect that it was almost a break for her considering how much she does for him on a daily basis. I know how much she does for him and for everyone. She loves to take care of people and never expects anything in return. She seriously inspires me so much. So I made her “forever flowers”. They’re made out of tissue paper. I just folded the tissue paper a bunch of times and tied it with wire in the middle and opened up the folds. I tied the extra wire all together and stuck it into a styrofoam chunk from inside the vase of some other fake flowers from my house. I got the pail at Michaels.

I was inspired by this for the Accordion Box which instead of putting a collection of things on each fold, I used it as a card to write a special message.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the one I made but you can see the box in the flowers.

Here are some other accordion inspired crafts! :

Glue the envelopes together to make a card with a bunch of pockets. (Via Martha)

Take apart an old book from where you traveled to and make an accordion scrapbook. (Via Martha)

Or cover an old book with a map if you went to more than one place!

Wish I had a tutorial on h0w to do this! It looks so cool.

Enjoy!

-Sam

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