Showing posts with label Do it yourself. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Do it yourself. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Kawaii Crafts -Washi Blossom Garland


It is time to get crafty every Cutie, here is a Do it your self - How to make your own Washi Blossom Garland. To hang up and enjoy in your home, room or kawaii space!
Its a simple thing to make  that recycles old plastic bags and looks so cute hanging up. So lets go and get to the how to ...

What you will need it the following~
A bunch of Plastic bags
Some Washi Decorative tape
Thread
Scissors






Start with gathering all the things you need and set up some space.Take next your plastic bag and flatten it out. You want to cut it up into strips but discard the handle and the very end piece of the bag. You can play about with the widths of the ''Blossoms'' you wish to make. You might want to collect a few plastic bags for this! 





Once you have done this you want to take you Washi tape or decorative tape and place it along the sides of the strips of plastic bags. You can pick any cute tapes to make your 'Blossoms' look really cute. This can be a tricky bit taping up the plastic bags strips so do take your time! Make sure you do both sides.




Once all the sides have their washi tape on them, you want to fold them up. so if you pinch the ends they will fan out. This is where you are going to need your thread to tie them up and keep it them from spring flat again. Make sure you try and tie the knots nice and tight in the middle of the plastic strips. 






The next step is to take the folded strip and then cut around the ends in a rounded trim on the edge, This will give a bit of shape of a semi circle on the ends to make your ' blossoms'. 
Once you have done this very gently  pull the sides to puff them out and then separated them even more to give some volume and shape to the 'blossom.' You should have something a bit like these..





Taa Daa!!
Then simply either string them along a thread like a garland or even bunch them up together. Hang them verticality across or even let them dangle like floating blossoms from above by attaching them high up. You can really put them any where you want and they are just so cute and a great little project to do with friends and family.





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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

DIY New Year Kawaii Post!

Happy New Year its 2014!
My 1st post of the year- Yay.

 Are you all ready to take on the new year!? Have you set your new years resolutions? This year I have made more goals and dreams to reach and aim for! I thought I would share a DIY New Year Kawaii  idea with you all today!
This year I felt it was a good idea to get a 2014 Diary - I don't really use them as I have Calendar's in the House. When I went looking for one in the shops after Christmas the were all on sale but only the dull and non-cute looking ones were left over and neglected.
However I did find a nice sized one with a Camera on the front of it. Perfect I thought. It's cheep, simple and the Camera would remind me to reach for my new dreams. Am hoping to take a Photography class and take more photos at the conventions and events that I will be attending in 2014. Hence the need of a diary

Here is a picture of what it looked like! A bit boring for my kawaii life style! LOL.
So.. I got some of my new Stickers out and gave it a bit of a make over...

I went for a Cat and Bear theme on the cover.It looks much more fun and interesting do you not think?!



Kawaii!!
I added a few gems on to the cover too , I can not wait to fill this in with important dates, goals and dreams to reach for this year. I even have little stickers that act as page book marks to add to this for friends Birthdays and other important entries.

Will you be taking my idea and giving your new 2014 diary a Kawaii make over?!



Saturday, 21 December 2013

Kawaii DIY ideas

Hey Kawaii lovers here is a small but cute idea for you all!
Its a bit of a Do it yourself Kawaii make-over post.
I wanted so show you you can turn anything into something cute.
So I have a lot of kawaii bits and bobs and like to store everything and keep it neat and tidy so am going to show you 2 Kawaii ideas!
One being a cute pot to store some things away and the other a box! So you will need..


A clean empty pot like a yogurt pot of some sort, I had a porridge pot yea its got peppa pig on it hehe!
And a new blank CD storage box, You can pick and choose what sort of item you wish to decoden and make kawaii.



You will also need the following, Stickers, pens and pretty cute tape to use for decorating. You can add other things if you want to, likes of ribbon Glitter and such.
For the pot I used the Deco-tape and simply wrapped the tape around the pot .



I rushed this a bit to much but it still looks really cute and cheerful, in such little time you have a Kawaii pot to fill it with your stuff.



I put the pens in the pot for Chibi bean as she likes to colour in and she was very happy with her new pen pot!



Using the CD storage box and a black file box, I also gave them a make over!
I used a lot of stickers or used the deco tape to place cute post it notes on them. I also used the pens to doodle on small pictures and words. I also added some of those temporary tattoos on them , you just apply them the same way as you would on your skin. ( I can't use them on my skin ) Just be careful you do not want to  wet the stuff you are giving a Kawaii make over.
You can really add and even paint them in any way you want to give them a make over, this is just one way to make them Kawaii!

I hope you all have a go of this idea too!