An old carton – I used my Jumia delivery boxes ^_^
Here’s how you make it
Cut out a circle from your old carton and then cut a circle out from the circle to form a ring about 1-inch thick
Cut your straws into different lengths ensuring you have enough of any single length. You’ll need about 100 straws in total
Heat up your glue gun and begin sticking the longest lengths all around your cardboard ring.
Once you’re done sticking on the long lengths, stick on the mid lengths and then the shortest length.
Once you’re done sticking on the straws, all you have to do now is spray paint the straws on the front and back side to ensure complete coverage. Leave to dry completely (I recommend 24 hours) and once it’s completely dry, it’s ready to grace your wall!
What do you think?
You can either use this sunburst decor as is or add a mirror to it’s centre to give it an even more amazing look. You could also add an inspirational quote if you want to or whatever else you’re inspired to add!
Imagine having the ability to paint but without actually painting… To create art and not be an artist…
Well that’s what today’s tutorial’s all about. I’m going to show you how to make your very own wall art that you can scale up or down depending on how big you want your piece of art to be and the best part is, you don’t need to be a genius to make it!
To achieve this, all you need to do is use your masking tape to cover the areas you don’t want to be painted in gold. Easy variations include straight lines around the bottle like the one I did, or diagonal lines across the bottle.
Once you’ve done that, Spray paint your bottle and leave to dry for 24 hours. Once it’s completely dry, take off your masking tape and your new Flower vase is ready to be used!
Top Tip! – Do not focus on one area as you spray so as to avoid the paint being too thick on a particular spot. Instead, spray paint your branches in layers until you get full coverage. Also, to achieve a clean finish, make sure your bottle is COMPLETELY clean and without an water, oil or glue stain.
Pictures speak louder than words they say. So it’s not surprise that having pictures all around your living space and even motivational quotes is the new craze. However, having it in the right frame is very very key and a great way to add classic decor to your space.
So what other way to ensure you get exactly what you want than making one yourself?!
I’ve been meaning to do this tutorial for a while now but once one of you specifically asked for a tutorial, I knew I just had to work on it. Here’s a tutorial on home to make a picture frame at home using materials you can EASILY get your hands on. Just look through the list of items you’ll need below!
So I’ve been on a recycling spree recently and generally trying to find new ways of creating magic from objects around me – hence the inspiration for today’s post using toilet roll! #lol. If this tutorial blows your mind away, then you’ll definitely want to stay up to date with me blog as I have even more ‘toilet roll’ tutorials coming up but today, here’s how to make a phone holder from toilet paper roll!
Things you’ll need
2 Toilet paper rolls
A pair of scissors
Foam sheets ( I got mine from an art shop called Art World in Abuja for N400 for A3 size)
A glue gun
A ruler or something with a straight edge
Craft glue – preferably UHU, Evostik, E600 or Top Bond
Let’s get started!
Cut a straight line through your two toilet rolls
Place the toilet rolls inside each other like shown in the pictures below!
Cut a small slice off ONE of the toilet rolls to create the groove for your phone to lie in (See pictures for a clarification).
You have now formed the base for your phone holder!
Lay your foam sheet flat on your work surface. Then place your toilet roll on one edge of your foam sheet and mark the length of the toilet roll.
Using this mark as a guide, take your ruler or straight edge object and your marker and draw a straight line across your foam sheet.
Once this is done, cut along the marked line.
Now it’s time to permanently join both toilet rolls together.
Do this by applying some glue using your glue gun at every point where both rolls meet. Make sure you do not alter the shape of your phone holder base while doing so!
Take your craft glue and apply it generously all over your toilet roll.
Once you’re done, begin to cover your toiler rolls using your foam sheet. Cut off the excess you may have when you get to the end!
P.S. – I actually prefer using a very sticky glue like UHU for this step rather than the top bond, but I was way too deep in the tutorial before I figured out it would have been a better option #lol
Now it’s time to cover the round edges. Do this by tracing the shape on your left over foam sheet. Cut out the shape and glue it on to your phone holder using your glue gun and voila!
What do you think?!
Disclaimer : This tutorial was inspired by something similar I found on pinterest^_^
Trace out the shape of all sides of your box on your foam sheet
Cut out each piece of your traced outline.
Glue each piece onto your box.
Be careful of those edges that separate into 2 ( See picture below) – For these areas, further cut your foam sheet to fit each half of the side accordingly. Then glue in place and leave to dry.
While the glue on your watch case is drying, prep your fringing.
In order to create a layered chandelier look, you’ll need the fringe on the lowest layer to be the longest one vertically. Some fringes come in different lengths but if all your fringe is the same length, cut some inches off the other layers to achieve the desired look.
Once the glue on your watch case is dry, apply some glue on your fringing and begin to place it on your watch case (Start with the lowest layer first and work your way up)
Once you’re done applying your fringe, puncher 2 holes at the top of your watch case and insert a rope or chain through it to create a handle.
Once this is done, your box bag is ready to be used!
Cut and glue your box to shape. How you go about this will largely depend on the type of box you use and the final shape you want your organiser to take. If you need to cut away some parts like I did, do so carefully using your craft knife and glue the pieces together, using your glue gun, until your box is in shape.
However, ensure you make one side taller than all the others. You’ll need this for the ‘headboard’.
Draw a design of your choice on the headboard of your box using a pencil or marker and carefully cut out the shapes.
Once your headboard pattern has been cut out, apply your metallic spray paint on all sides of your box following the instructions on the can. You may need up to 3 coats to get complete coverage of your box.
Cut your Styrofoam to the same size as the base of your box. If your styrofoam has holes on it (Which is typical with styrofoam from old appliances), just fill it up using some loose parts of the styrofoam.
P.S. Getting the Styrofoam to be the same size as your box base is the longest part of the whole process. You may choose to avoid this shaping process by buying plain square styrofoam boards from a craft shop.
Place your styrofoam into your box and glue all the edges to secure it in place. Then using a ruler, draw out a 4 x 3 grid on the styrofoam. You can draw out more or less depending on how many lipsticks you want your organiser to hold.
Once you’re done drawing the grid, take your table knife and heat it up over an open flame. Then use the hot end of the knife to create wholes within each box of the grid you drew out
P.S. Hot metal objects go through styrofoam very quickly and easily. So you may want to practice creating holes on some scrap foam first. You may also permanently damage your knife with burn marks so ensure you uss one you don’t mind loosing. Do this under adult supervision if required!
When all your holes have been created, spray paint your box again and over the foam to get the foam and the box to blend together. Then leave to dry for a few minutes
Next, apply some glue to each edge of your box using your foam brush and sprinkle some loose glitter over the wet glue. Do this one side at a time and on every single side of the box.
It is also advisable to sprinkle the glitter onto the box over a large piece of paper so you can catch any glitter that doesn’t stick on and reuse it!
Once all edges have been ‘glittered’ up, leave your box to dry completely
Once the glue is dry, tie your ribbon round the base of your box and your organiser is complete!
I totally loved how it turned out and although it look me about 2 hours to complete (Purely because of the cutting and shaping of the styrofoam) it is totally worth it!