Friday, August 17, 2012

Cell Phone Makeover

Starring at my phone, I realized it could do with a bit of a make over.  Here's what I did to personalize it.
Popped the back of my cell phone case off , primed it and spray painted it pink.

Thought about adding sparkles, but also thought about all the stuff that would get hung up on them.

So then I had the brilliant idea of using rub-on transfers! However, the transfers wouldn't transfer.

Decided to go with some cool, clear, plastic stickers. 

Awesome finished project. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jason and The CUREonauts tee

Alright, this is another craft done with The Cure in mind.  I'm not usually this fanatic, but with all their current SummerCure festivals in play, I have to do something to take my mind off not being able to attend. is my attempt at making a space/galaxy shirt with the text of "Jason and the Cureonauts".

Plain, black, cotton tee (I grabbed mine from the thrift store)
My shirt had a fancy neck, so I taped it up because I did not want bleach or paint on it.

Follow Galaxy Shirt Tutorial
While the galaxy paint job dried, I began making my text stencil. Freezer paper makes a good, cheap stencil and is very good to use when you're making an original.  Freezer paper has two sides, a plastic side and a paper side-draw your text on paper side. 
Once you get all your text cut out, use HOT iron to melt the plastic side of your freezer paper on to t shirt. Use brush to dab fabric paint on to shirt/stencil. I peel stencil off while paint is still wet.  When fully dry, your shirt is complete!

*I plan on hand washing this shirt...not too trusting of all that bleach used early on

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rhinestone Headband

On one of my regular cruises through Hobby Lobby, I came upon one of their weekly sales--A HUGE bucket of  plastic rhinestones! I didn't know what I needed them for, but at fifty percent off I had to have them.
When I got the sparkle home, I was itching to cover something in rhinestones. This is one of the ideas I came up with.
Very simple Sparkle headband

  • Felt
  • Glitter Glue
  • Headband
  • Rhinestones
  • Exacto knife or small scissors

Glue rhinestones on to felt in a haphazard, organic shape. 

Cut around rhinestones and similar shaped felt for rhinestone backing.
Apply glue to wrong sides of felt and then sandwich headband between felt .

When glue is dry, trim around rhinestones with Exacto knife 

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