Posts tagged My projects
Posts tagged My projects
I’m a ridiculous fan of instagram. I mean it - I instagram EVERYTHING in my life. For months and months I’ve been trying to figure out a way of printing them for craft projects. I used to use an online site call Prinstagram, but they have had a few issues and my last order was lost, so I decided against using them again. After about an hour of fiddling on my computer, I finally conjured up a simple way of printing them yourself!
Now, put on a good playlist and get settled, because this next part can be a bit fiddly. Open your word document, and drag your instagram photos in. You might choose to keep them at their full size, or shrink them like I did. If you’re shrinking them, all you need to do is resize each photo to the same size. It took me about an hour to do all of my chosen photos. Making them smaller means that you can get more photos on the page, which makes your printing prices smaller. Once this part is done, it’s easy to finish off the process. Save your document on a USB or CD and take them to your local paper/printing/stationary store (I went to Officeworks) and ask for it to be printed on thick glossy cardboard. Easy! It took them 5 minutes to print, and only cost me $12 to get 12 A4 pages done.
I’m so happy with the quality of the photos and the overall cost of the project! I love the size of the photos as well, absolutely perfect for the dozens of craft projects I have in mind, like this scrapbook for Beth and I:
Cute? Yes! Go on, print yourself a whoole bunch of these babies and play for hours like I am! xo caity
DIY: Polkadot Wall Decals
Here’s a super easy DIY for you guys this week! I was getting a bit bored with my bedroom wall (here’s what it used to look like), so I decided to do a little re-vamp. I drew different sized circles on white cardboard, and covered them in wash tape/wrapping tape. Then I cut out the circles, added a bit of blue tac and put them all over my wall. So easy, right? And it looks beautiful and fresh! Exactly what I needed. Overall it took me about an hour of tracing, sticking and cutting. Plus, it was using craft supplies that I already had. So - cheap and easy. Doesn’t get any better! xo caity
Op Shop Haul: Fabric stash
As I was driving home from town today, I thought “I’ll just duck into the op shop to see if there’s any fabric scraps for my bunting.” Of course, the op shop had more than just a few scraps. I walked out with a $15 haul, most of which was spent on fabric (the rest was on some dresses that I’ll post about later). There are pretty florals, stripes, spots and thick wool knits - all of which will be put to good use this week! I seriously don’t think I’ll ever tire of thrifting, I mean, $15 wouldn’t get me more than a metre of fabric at the shops, and yet I bought 7 fabrics (the smallest of which is 1.5m). So happy, can you tell?! My shop will soon have some very pretty buntings thanks to this stash… keep your eye out for them! xo caity
DIY: Cake Toppers
Here’s a nice simple DIY for you on this lovely sunny day! I love baking, and I love decorating the things I bake. One of my favourite decorations are cake toppers. You can buy some very cute ones in shops or online, but I prefer to make my own so that I can match them to whatever party/occasion I use them for. These are my current favourite styles:
Glitter Heart - cut out heart shapes of sizes out of some glitter cardboard or scrapbooking paper and hot-glue them to toothpicks.
Washi tape flags - wrap a small strip of fabric tape, washi tape or scrapbooking tape around a toothpick and trim the end to resemble a flag.
Metallic starburst - cut a rectangle wad of tissue paper and make about 10 cuts down (leaving about 2cm uncut at the end), then wrap it around a toothpick and hot-glue to secure.
Easy! Hope you get some fun out of these for your next birthday. xo caity
Things I Love: Dress Ups
After being way for a little while with my best friend, I was nice to return home to my family. What better way to celebrate coming home than a dress up night at my Church! We had a Banquet night, and everyone was encouraged to come dressed up for a banquets in an era or country. My Mum wore her Sri Lankan sari (How amazing does she look!), I rocked a vintage dress and victory roll, and my sister went all medieval. It was a great night - there were some hilarious costumes from kids and some of the oldies too. It’s always nice to share a meal with my church family, and the night was a great reminder of the banquet that we’ll share with our King one day :) Happy Monday night loves! xo Caity