My old iPhone case was getting a little worn so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out DIY iPhone case craft (from Design Sponge). I love sparkly, shiny, glittery things so this was right up my alley. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any mod podge so I settled on the next best thing I could find, glitter glue.
Here’s my take on this quick little diy.
If you read how Grace did it over at Design Sponge you’ll see she applied hers on the inside of the case. I don’t have a screen protector on the back side of my phone and I was afraid the glitter would scratch it so I painted the outside of my case instead. Yes, it’s rough (lets call it texture) but I kinda like it, it was a labor of love.
I’ve been working on a little DIY project this week, printed canvas bags. I was surprised how simple it was to create one of a kind bags, all you need is:
2. Fabric paint
And with a little patience you can do all sorts of things with this craft. We made giveaway bags for my niece’s birthday party but I could easily imagine using this as a fun backdrop for a shoot.
My first DIY project for the new year – painted glass jars. I first spotted this tutorial on Pinterest (where all my great ideas come from these days). If you are feeling crafty and want to try this, check out the full tutorial here – Craftberry Bush’s blog.
The instructions seemed easy enough. In a clean glass jar mix some Elmer’s glue, food coloring, and water.
The magic formula was supposedly: 1 tsp of glue + 1 tsp of water + 2 drops blue food coloring + 1 drop green food coloring = pretty stained glass. Everything was going well until I got to the food coloring. I tipped over the bottle of coloring and… nothing. So, I tried tapping, gingerly, against the jar… nothing. I tip the bottle some more and (glug glug glug sound effect here) the coloring comes pouring out! In a panic, I tried to compensate by adding more of the other ingredients. Check out the excess amount of liquid I had at the bottom of the jar by the time I was done.
Good thing I had another jar with me. I tried again and this time I was way more successful with my “drops”.
And voila, painted glass jars.
Put them next to a window and it feels like I’m by the beach. Now all I need is tons of sand and sea water.
Happy New Year!
I received some TonG Coffee today, after my little happy dance, I decided to try my hand at a little product photography. Tried a few variations of this shot. Different backgrounds, angles, reflectors and this was the final shot. I just love how yummy the blue looks with the dark brown coffee. Would love to hear what you think about the shot! Critique away.
TonG , pronounced Ton-Gee. What makes TonG Coffee different from the rest? It is freshly roasted for the weekend markets and customers who buy coffee week over week for their homes, offices, hotels, cafe’s and restaurants around the country. You will see that every coffee bean is coated by it’s natural oils, a mark of “Freshness”.
TonG Coffee is available at The Munchy Market, be sure to like their Facebook page and register at their site to stand a chance to win The Bite Box! A sampler or all their yummy goodies.
So what’s a coffee addict to do with yummy fresh coffee? Here’s a little iced coffee recipe for those days when the heat is just getting you down.
First thing you have to do is, brew your coffee of course. TonG recommends 1 tbsp for every 6 oz cup of water. Then pour it down some ice trays and stick it in the freezer. Yes, our ice trays are adorable. The photo below has iced coffee hearts, arrows, and duckies!
Then the rest is easy.
Add milk and as the ice coffee cubes melt your coffee just gets richer and stronger and mmmmm.
My one glass lasted hours and hours, just keep adding milk to taste. ;)
I’ve noticed lately that when I’m just hanging out with family and friends, and something makes me smile or I want to remember that moment, most of the time I find myself reaching for my phone more often than my camera. Especially when something unexpected happens.
With so many photo apps available it has become so easy to just snap away and have fun with taking pictures. My two best friends and I have even started a new blog, a photo journal of sort using photos taking with our camera phones. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you.
So what do you do with a camera full of photos? Here are 5 fantastic ideas on how to display your new works of art. Got to love photojojo.