Sunday, December 15, 2013

DIY: Light Bulb Ornaments

Calling all burnt out light bulbs! This DIY is for youuu :D 

Okay, so I didn't have a burnt out light bulb, and if you don't either, then don't fret because the dollar store has plenty ;) This DIY is perfectamundo for those wanting to do a fun holiday activity with family or friends or for those who want to make some just because it's almost Christmas! I made these little cuties because my mini Christmas tree in my room was looking a bit lonesome.


 
SUPPLIES FOR EACH ONE DOWN BELOW!


For Rudolph 
-1 light bulb
-hot glue
-scissors
-paint brush
-brown paint
-1 red puffball
-2 googly eyes
-1 pipe cleaner
-brown felt
-black felt
-ribbon 


For Frosty
 -1 light bulb
-hot glue
-scissors
-paint brush
-white paint
-red felt
-orange felt
-black felt
-2 buttons
-2 googly eyes
-1 toothpick
-ribbon


 For Santa 
-1 light bulb
-hot glue
-scissors
-paint brush
-yellow paint
-white paint
-red paint
-black felt
-red felt
-white felt
-1 white puffball
-1 button
-stuffing
-ribbon

NOTE: Many of these items can be found at the dollar store, Wal-Mart, or a craft store like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts :) 



Happy Ornamenting!!! :)
♥♥ Winona

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2012 Ugly Christmas Sweater Directions!

Just want to share how I created my ugly Christmas sweater from 2012 for those who are interested! Everything you need to know is down below!



SANTA

Santa Templates




  1. From RED felt, cut out body, arms, legs, and hat.
  2. From TAN felt, cut out  ears, head, and arms.
  3. From BLACK felt, cut out eyeballs and shoes.
  4. From WHITE felt, cut out pupils.
  5. From PINK felt, cut out nose.
  6. After cutting out all parts out, glue center of body on mid-bottom left of sweater (edges of body should not be glued down yet).
  7. Take arms and glue according to picture (make sure a little bit of the side edges of the arms are underneath the edges of the body).
  8. Take hands and glue at the end of arms.
  9. Take legs and glue according to picture (make sure a little bit of the top edges of the legs are underneath the edges of the body).
  10. Glue down the edges of the body.
  11. Glue down shoes on the bottom edges of the legs.
  12. Take the head and glue down right above the body (make sure to leave the sides of the head unglued)
  13. Take ears and glue according to picture (make sure a little bit of the side edges of the ears are underneath the head). 
  14. Glue down the sides of the head. 
  15. Take the eyeballs and glue according to picture.  
  16. Take the pupils and glue one on each eye. 
  17. Take the hat and glue right above the head. 
  18. With some fuzzy white yarn, cut out little pieces of the yarn, form swirly circles, and glue on bottom edge of head and on top of upper body to make the shape of the beard as in the picture. 
  19. Take the nose and glue in the between eyes.  
  20. With some fuzzy white yarn, cut out 2 pieces the same width as the eyeballs and glue above the eyes for eyebrows. 
  21. With fluffy material, cut out 2 strips the same width as the arms and glue at the bottom edge of the arms.  
  22. With fluffy material, cut out strip as wide as hat and glue down at the bottom of the hat. 
  23. Take a white puffball and glue at tip of the hat. 
  24. Glue a strip of ribbon as wide as the body for the belt. 
  25. Glue yellow puffball in center of belt for the belt buckle. 
SANTA COMPLETE! 
 

 RUDOLPH

Rudolph Templates



  1. From GOLDEN BROWN felt, cut out body.
  2. From TAN felt, cut out antlers and chest/underbelly.
  3. From BLACK felt, cut out eyeballs, jaw line, leg outline, and hooves. 
  4. From WHITE felt, cut out pupils.
  5. After cutting out all parts out, glue center of body on mid-bottom right of sweater (top edges of body should not be glued down yet).
  6. Take antlers and glue according to picture (make sure a little bit of the bottom edges of the antlers are underneath the top edges of the body).
  7. Glue down top edges of the body.
  8. Take jaw line and glue according to picture.
  9. Take leg outline and glue according to picture.
  10. Take 2 front hooves and glue on bottom of front 2 legs.
  11. Take 2 back hooves and glue the left one on leg furthest to the left and glue the right one on leg furthest to the right. 
  12. Take chest/underbelly right between the front 2 legs.
  13. Take eyeballs and glue on top of head.  
  14. Take pupils and glue one on each eyeball. 
  15. Take red puffball and glue at end of nose.
RUDOLPH COMPLETE!

Remember, you can use whatever materials you want to use :D Whatever makes the process easier for you! I suggest getting those candy cane colored pipe cleaners from Target and snowflakes from any craft store just to dress up the sweater a bit more :) 

Sorry if this was confusing in any way! Feel free to contact me if you need anything clarified :)
♥♥ Winona




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY: Ugly Christmas Sweater

There's something about those ugly Christmas sweaters that make them so CUTE! Lol maybe it's the holiday overkill that each one has or the fact that they look super cheesy, but whatever it is, I love them! I started a tradition last year of making at least one ugly sweater each holiday.


Christmas 2012

 Christmas 2013

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
-Sweater ($5 from Wal-Mart in Guys' Section)
-Hot glue
-Scissors
-Garland ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Tape
-Star-shaped jewels ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-LED globe lights ($1 at Dollar Tree, requires 2 double AA batteries which are not included)
-Rudolph headband ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Frosty headband ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Santa headband ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Googly eyes
-Red, black, dark tan/golden brown, tan, brown, white felt
-White furry thing
-Puffballs
-Christmas sack with coal ($1 at Dollar Tree)

Check out the video down below to see how I make it!

Hope Y'all Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
♥♥ Winona

Thursday, October 24, 2013

DIY: Pig Costume

Threw this cute last minute Halloween Pig Costume together with materials I already had! This costume is so easy to make if you don't have a lot of time or money to get a costume elsewhere. Pigs are adorable too!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

-Pink felt (can be purchased at any craft store or Wal-Mart)
-Scissors
-Headband (can be found at the dollar store)
-Tape
-Hot glue
-Empty toilet paper/paper towel roll
-Party hat (can be found at the dollar store)

How I made everything can be viewed down below!


Happy Oink-a-ween!
♥♥ Winona

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DIY: BOOtastic Nails

Hello helloo! In this DIY, I show you how to achieve this very simple and easy Halloween nail look. It features ghosts making all sorts of faces :)

And yes, I know that around my nails are a bit messy because sometimes your nail polish can go a little crazy and I'm not perfect. Luckily, we have q-tips and nail polish remover to fix this ;). Okay! Onto the tutorial! You'll need the following:
-Base coat (dollar store purchase)
-White nail polish (mine is from Urban Outfitters, but the dollar store has some also)
-Black acrylic paint (I used poster paint but I don't recommend it! Use acrylic instead)
-Dotting tool (purchased online but you can just use a filed-down toothpick)
-Top coat (dollar store purchase)

Steps can be watched in my video down below :D Hope you like this Halloween nail look!



 
 
Have a BOOtastic Day!
♥♥ Winona

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIY: Halloween Jars Pt. 2 (Frankenstein)

Frankenstein didn't know what was coming when he created the MONSTER! LOL did you all know that "Frankenstein" is actually the name of the scientist who created the "monster." Who we all know as Frankenstein actually has no name...at least that's what I remembered from Mary Shelley's famous book :) Now I present to you, Frankenstein's monster! Muahahhaha!


Watch me create him down below!



♥♥ Winona

Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY: Halloween Jars Pt. 1 (Mummy)

Why was the little ghost crying?...because he wanted his MUMMY! LOL okay all jokes aside, who else is SUPER excited for Halloween?! I know I am! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I just couldn't wait to do a DIY for it. I hit up my local dollar store and bought everything (except for my hot glue) to make these adorably spooky jars :).


I only have the tutorial for Mr. Mummy but Mr. Frankenstein should be posted soon!



♥♥ Winona

Sunday, September 1, 2013

DIY: Mustache Loafers

BEFORE

AFTER


Hello my loves! I don’t know about y’all but I looove mustaches J They’re super adorable on shirts, as jewelry, so why not on a pair of loafers?! This project was very simple to do and is great for those that wanna ‘stache up their pair of loafers, flats, or slippers too.



What You’ll Need:

-Loafers or whatever shoes you want to use (My loafers were $19.99 but I got them for a sweet $9.99 thanks to my boyfriend’s $10 off coupon J)

-White felt (I used scrap felt from a previous DIY, but you can get them for under 50 cents at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, JoAnn)

-Gemstones, 2-3 packs (purchased at Hobby Lobby, $2.99 each but don’t forget to used 40% off coupon so I got them for a little cheaper

-Scissors

-Hot Glue

-Pencil and Paper
 
Step 1- Draw your mustache/Print one out.

Step 2- Cut the mustache out.

Step 3- Place your paper cutout mustache on white felt.

Step 4-Using the paper cutout mustache as a guide, cut out 2 felt mustaches.

Step 5- Hot glue gemstones to cover each mustache.

Step 6- Hot glue your gemstoned mustaches to your loafers; one mustache for your left and one mustache for your right :)

Step 7- Let it dry for a couple of minutes.

Step 8-Wear those cutie patooties! (I've already worn them and the felt holds perfectly to my velvet loafers thanks to the hot glue)




♥♥Winona

Saturday, August 17, 2013

DIY: Animal Earphone Holder (Polar Bear, Duck, & Hippo)

As promised, here's how to make Mr. Monkey's friends for my Animal Earphone Holder DIY! LOOK AT THESE CUTIES!

Instead of filming a long tutorial, I decided to keep things simple and do a layout of how to do each :).

Mr. Polar Bear

What You'll Need:
-White Felt (all felt was purchased at Wal-Mart for under $0.50 each)
-Black/Dark Brown Felt 
-Grey Felt
-Velcro Circle Stickers/Hook and loop fasteners ($1 at Dollar Tree in the Closet Accessories Aisle)
-Googly eyes ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Scissors ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Hot glue gun (been having this baby for a long time so don’t remember exactly where I got it, but it can be found at any craft store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, or Michael’s and also at Wal-Mart)
-Polar Bear template (first click on image below and then print)
Follow These Steps:

Mr. Duck

What You'll Need:
-Yellow Felt (all felt was purchased at Wal-Mart for under $0.50 each)
-Orange Felt 
-Velcro Circle Stickers/Hook and loop fasteners ($1 at Dollar Tree in the Closet Accessories Aisle)
-Googly eyes ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Scissors ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Hot glue gun (been having this baby for a long time so don’t remember exactly where I got it, but it can be found at any craft store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, or Michael’s and also at Wal-Mart)
-Duck template (first click on image below and then print)
Follow These Steps:


 Mr. Hippo

What You'll Need:
-Grey Felt (all felt was purchased at Wal-Mart for under $0.50 each)
-White Felt 
-Pink Felt
-Velcro Circle Stickers/Hook and loop fasteners ($1 at Dollar Tree in the Closet Accessories Aisle)
-Googly eyes ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Scissors ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Hot glue gun (been having this baby for a long time so don’t remember exactly where I got it, but it can be found at any craft store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, or Michael’s and also at Wal-Mart)
-Hippo template (first click on image below and then print)

Follow These Steps:


♥♥ Winona

Saturday, August 10, 2013

DIY: Magazine Flats


So I have a couple pair of shoes that I don’t wear anymore because they’re either A) Old/Worn down or B) Don't match my style anymore. I came across the cool idea of cutting out comic book pictures and gluing them on your shoes with Mod Podge to revamp your old shoes. I was inspired! I grabbed some flats that had some studs missing and got started! I substituted the comic books with magazines since I didn't have any comic books. This is perfect to do when you’re watching TV LOL (Teen Wolf anyone?). I finally gave my flats the shoe makeover they needed :) Not bad for my first time using Mod Podge ;)


What You’ll Need:

-Old flats/Flats you don’t wear anymore
-Paint/Sponge brush
-Mod Podge
-Scissors
-Magazines 

WARNING: This project can get a tad messy so make sure to do this on a surface you don't mind getting glue and magazine scraps on! (I used a trash bag)

Step 1- Prepare your shoes. If your shoes have studs on them like mine/anything else you don't want on them, take them off. My flats had studs on them, so I took them off. You want your shoe surface to be smooth and clean.

Step 2- Cut out pictures you want from your magazine. I suggest cutting more than necessary because it doesn't hurt to have extras. Also, only cut out pictures that can fit on your shoes!

Step 3- Choose which magazine clipping you want to place first, and be sure you know what position you want it to be in. 

Step 4- With your paint/sponge brush, apply Mod Podge at the place where you decided you wanted your clipping. You can also just apply Mod Podge to the back of the clipping instead of applying it to your shoe. Your preference!

Step 5- Take your picture and paste it on. Make sure the picture is smoothed down as much as possible to your shoe surface. Try not to have any edges peeling up. Continue to do this with the rest of your clippings until your shoes are covered up to your satisfaction.

Step 6- Apply Mod Podge all over your shoes. The Mod Podge goes on white but dries clear, so don't worry :) This will be your first of a total of five coats.

Step 7- Wait 15-20 minutes for the coat to dry. Once dry, apply the second coat of Mod Podge. Wait to dry. Repeat until you've done five coats. Please don't forget to let each coat dry for the appropriate amount of time before applying the next!

Step 8- After all coats are done drying, wait 24 hours before you actually wear them. This minimizes the chance of the Mod Podge cracking and lets it settle :)


Hope this DIY gives your shoes new life too! :)
♥♥ Winona

Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY: Animal Earphone Holder (Monkey)



  BEFORE

 AFTER

HELLO my friends :). I was getting sick of my earphones always getting tangled up when I put them in my bag, so I grabbed some felt along with some other materials and made a quick and cute earphone holder. Now my headphones don’t get loose and crazy in my bag anymore! Plus it only took me under 15 minutes to put this cutie together. I made a Monkey first (favorite animal) and then decided he needed some friends LOL. This post will only be about Mr. Monkey but the next post will definitely have Mr. Polar Bear, Mr. Duck, and Mr. Hippo.


What You’ll Need:

-Brown Felt (all felt was purchased at Wal-Mart for under $0.50 each)
-Tan Felt
-Velcro Circle Stickers/Hook and loop fasteners ($1 at Dollar Tree in the Closet Accessories Aisle)
-Googly eyes ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Scissors ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Hot glue gun (been having this baby for a long time so don’t remember exactly where I got it, but it can be found at any craft store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, or Michael’s and also at Wal-Mart)
-Monkey template (print image below)

Steps are shown in my video:

PART 2 COMING UP WITH THESE CUTIES!

♥♥ Winona