Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DIY Favor Packaging Tutorial

I LOVE things that are matching and I LOVE candy. So bring the two things together and I won't be able to stop staring. Such is the case with these most adorable HANDMADE favors! Did someone say "handmade?" you REALLY have my attention! I really like the colors used and I especially like that big melon berry colored button on the tin. If you don't know by now from reading previous posts, I have a bit of an obsession with buttons...(just a wee bit! sigh!) If you want to recreate this look just follow this step by step tutorial found here. You can even purchase the supplies to make the exact one pictured here by clicking here. A key component to making this look good is the jellybeans were hand picked to have only the coordinating colors in the package and tins. So what do you do with the left over jellybeans? EAT them of course!!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

DIY Doll Closet Diorama Tutorial

It has been awhile since my last little one has been keeping me more busy than I want! On my off time (when he is sound asleep!), a time I cherish so much I surf the net in hopes of finding something else I can create with my hands. So the other day when I accidently came across this tutorial, I was completely amazed! At first glance I thought it was something store bought because of how professional it looked. Upon further examination I came to discover that it took the touch of being "hand made" that made this look this good! It is a doll closet, every little girls dream! Forget the little girl...its MY DREAM!!!! I was completely shocked to discover there is a whole world of people out there who make cute little doll dioramas! Oh the lucky girls of THOSE mothers!!!! I thought it was so cute how in this picture the closet gives you the feel of an upscale boutique somewhere in New York! I especially love the color combinations used for, lavender and black. Very chic! To give your little Barbie dolls a home and make your own follow this step by step instruction found here. As always....have a crafty day!