Thursday, December 16, 2010
Hair Flower Exchange!
Last year, my halau sistahz got together for our first Christmas gathering. To make the gift exchange interesting, we were asked to bring a hair flower to exchange. I didn't participate because honestly I didn't feel like making anything. LOL.
This year we are reviving the hair flower exchange, and I decided to go with an elegant flower with feathers and beads. I opted out of the typical Tahitian girl or hula girl flower in the hair thing since I think its too easy to do! And besides, I need to up my game when it comes to hair pieces.
So I made the flower shown above. A white peony flower with white feathers, clear crystal beads, pink, grey and white pearls.
I am quite please as to how it came out. It was pretty easy. I think I might post it on facebook to see if I can get any orders for brides, bridesmaids, and/or prom.
What do you think? How much would you charge? or How much would you pay for a beautiful, big hair flower?
Monday, November 29, 2010
Here are the crafts that I did for our friend's jungle themed baby shower. Luke and Mary Ann already have 2 adorable daughters, and they were welcoming their third baby- a boy!
I was quite excited to make an assortment of crafts for the party and made the favors, diaper cake and shirts for the big sisters.
The T-shirts were made with the cricut using the freezer paper method.
The diaper cake was made up of some wal-mart brand diapers and Garanimals.
Party Favors were animal cups ordered from Oriental Trading, and edible snack packs made with monkey munch and animal crackers.
This party was held back in September and I'm only getting around to posting now. Hopefully I can do more crafts to get back into the game!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Whew! Making cupcake toppers is tough!
Anyway, here's what I did for Marvy to tie up the cupcake party invite that I showcased not too long ago. She's having cupcakes baked by Angie (Sugar Rush Sweets) to look like the cupcake on the invite. With a damask wrapper, and pink frosting... I thought these cupcake toppers would tie in all the colors from the invite just nicely!
Hope you like them!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I've been on a hair clip kick! I guess it's one of the easier crafts to do since I have a little ribbon holder that houses all the equipment that I need. I decided to make some more hair clips for Zara, and practice with the diff ribbon measurements to see how I want the bows to look. I need to learn how to do different designs. LOL
I gave her like 4 clips when she visited my house today. But I wasn't done yet! I had to make a few more (which you can see in the picture!) Since my glue gun was already on and hot, I decided to make some more flower clips with silk flowers. I bought the flowers a few years back when I decided to start making hair clips. Actually I made my first flower hair clips when my cousin Linell said that one thing she really wanted for her bachelorette party was for all the girls to wear flowers in their hair. And, being Tahitian dancers, we were used to wearing flowers in our hair. The process was really easy. I bought some hair clips, glue gun, flowers and leaves and put them together.
Ever since then, I've kept flower clips readily available so I can just clip my hair up when I don't feel like doing my hair fully or just to add that little bit of oomph.
I had the silk flower stems just waiting to be used, so today I decided to finally use them up. They looked a little lacking as single flowers, so I mostly doubled them up and one of the orchid hair pieces is actually 3 flowers! I love it when it is so full.
I was on a gluing kick... so I decided to make little hair clips with the foamy plumeria flowers Yas let us use for the sorority banquet. I told her I would take them and make them into little hair clips for her little girls. so I did.
Super easy! Really cute, and I think they are a great way to bee crafty without having to lug out your supplies all the time!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I love hair flowers! I've made a few with silk flowers on clips and worn them around to many places! It's a great little embellishment that adds a pop of color and a little sass to any outfit you may have.
This hair flower clip was made with some polyester fabric with various colored tulle in between the layers for a little oomph. (You can't really see them too well, but they're there!) Each petal was "melted" over a flame to help create the shape of the petals. I also sewed on some pink, white and black seed beads to the middle of the flower to add some interest.
Hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My adorable niece Zara has some great long bangs that always falls into her face. Even though we try to tie her hair back with a hair band, she always finds a way to take it out! So in comes the hair clippies. Unfortunately, with all small things around a child, small hair clippies have the tendency to fall off or be pulled off. So I decided that I was going to make my niece some awesome hair clips.
The process is really easy, and quite therapeutic when you just have that itch to make something, but don't want to lug out all your gear!
Here's what you need:
Alligator clips or any type of hair clip that you want to use
Hot Glue Gun
Space separator contraption (for diff bow types)
Cut your ribbon to about 3.5in. This will be the piece that covers your hair clip. Start at the back part of your clip and place a dot of glue at the end. Quickly push down on our ribbon to put it in place. Wrap around to the top end of the clip and glue into place.
Your clip is now covered! Yay!
For the ribbon part, you can do 2 things. One is super easy, the other is easy, but might need some pictures to show you how to do it. I'll cover that one in a separate post when I can get some pictures up of the process. (this process requires the space separator contraption listed above!)
So without the special contraption, I will walk you through how to make the easier bow. Take a piece of ribbon, probably about 4 inches long and put glue on one end. and secure the other ribbon end on top of that to form a circle. Place a dot of glue in the middle of your clip and place your ribbon circle on top. place another dot of glue in the middle of that circle, and press the top part of the ribbon down to form a floppy bow. to finish off, wrap another piece of ribbon across the middle and wrap underneath the top part of the clip.
Make sense? I'll follow up with pictures. It's easy, but easier if you have a visual.
Anyway- hope you have time to make clippies for the adorable little girls in your life!
The possibilities are endless!
A friend of mine contacted me last week to create invitations for her daughter's 13th birthday party at a park. I asked for a theme, and she said "cupcakes!" Yay! Then I asked for the daughter's favorite colors. She said "purple, pink and green" Yay again! I love those colors too!
So I quickly whipped up 2 prototypes. One flat card with a purple and white checkerboard border, with the info, and room to "pop up" a cupcake paper piece from cricut. The second prototype that I whipped up was a scallop card, with white paper circles with a cupcake on one side, and the information on the other.
My friend chose the scallop card.
I'm really happy with the way these turned out. I was able to use my cricut and stickles! I was stressing off of how to print out the information and cut it into a circle. But I solved that problem by buying a Making Memories Circle cutter. And while I don't think that is the easiest tool to use, it definitely did the job. Any one have any suggestions on a better circle cutting tool?
Hope you like them! I love the way they turned out!
Contact me for any invitation/card needs :)
I've been crafting for a few years now, and while I've posted many of my creations onto my "craftastic" album on facebook, I've decided to go ahead and create a blog to show you my projects, maybe take you step by step on some projects, as well as just to talk about my ideas and inspirations.
I hope this blog will inspire you to create!
Thanks for looking :)
I hope this blog will inspire you to create!
Thanks for looking :)