227 posts tagged tutorial
I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!
Marbling is a really fun craft that anyone can do for minimal cost. The beauty of marbling is that each piece is unique so the finished paper is great to use in lots of different projects. You could go simple and just frame your pieces or make cards and wrapping paper. Or you could use the paper in your craft projects and make coasters or cover books. Just make sure you put aside some time when you start marbling because it can be very addictive!
Last night I decided to try doing one of those trendy coloured manicures with tape. But when I went to pull off the tape… it pulled off the polish with it. Dammit. So I loved this manicure but thought - I love it but I’m gonna screw it up! But fear not my fellow amateur manicurists, the lovely gold stripes here are actually made with tape painted gold - you just have to pop it on top and seal with some clear polish!
One thing I love to do but am always terrible at is cake decorating! I always see pictures of these delicious cakes and think - I could totallydo that - and they always promise that it’s so easy! Well when I saw this cake I thought, ‘Easy? Yeah right’. But once I actually saw this tutorial I thought - hmm, maybe I coulddo that! Yes, it would take more than the usual slap dash 5 minute icing job, but if you’re wanting to make a cake for a special occasion then this would be perfect. Plus don’t you think it looks even more delicious?!
Greek Style Top & Cute Skirt | Freshly Given
Whitney of Freshly Given is one of those effortlessly chic ladies who can also whip up a pair of shorts from a tapestry - me, jealous? Yes! This outfit is up-cycled from a maxi skirt and is a simple sewing project. Make sure you click through the rest of Whitney’s website for more DIY goodness!
Side Twist Fishtail Braid | Running On Happiness
I’m not the best at creating fish tails, but that’s not going to stop me from trying! I think this might be especially easier because it’s on the side - a much easier place to access than the back of your head!
SNL Bumper Photos Tutorial | Pugly Pixel
If you want to turn your favourite pictures into pieces of art, then Pugly Pixel is the place to go to learn! She does amazing tutorials on creating different effects, such as this one, the ‘SNL’ photo look (the pics they show between sketches/ad breaks). I love the retro feel of the pops of colour and the black and white. You can download a trial version of Photoshop here. Also check out her multiple exposure tutorial here and this brilliant ‘A touch of colour’ tutorial here.
Neon Nails | Pshiiit
Well neon isn’t going anywhere and it’s now creeping into our beauty routines! Whilst I would never be game enough to do neon makeup, neon nails I can do. Especially when combined with a gorgeous mushroom like pictured. If you don’t think you could manage this design, try doing half moon or a french manicure.
Mermaid Braid | A Cup Of Jo
I love all of Cup Of Jo’s hair tutorials but she hasn’t had one in a while. But the wait was worth it because this mermaid braid is amazing and easier than it looks. Now if my hair would just grow a little more quicker so I can do this!
Seed Bead Necklace | Design Mom
Seed bead necklaces are one of the simplest necklaces to make with the most impact. What makes this one special is the little gold tube beads interspersed in the beads! The colours used in this mix is so pretty, and they work so well with the gold. If you don’t dig pink and gold, try green and silver or even blue and bronze.
Sparkled Apricot Nails | Cupcakes & Cashmere
Just today I was saying I wanted to try nail art pens but I had no idea what colour to buy… I would love to get them all but at ten dollars each, I can’t really justify that! But after seeing this tutorial I think I’ll start with a pink one. I love that one glittered nail too!
Stained Glass Nail Polish Tutorial | Refinery 29
This was meant to be a tutorial for Christmas but who says you can’t have stained glass nails any day of the week?! The colours pictured are very Christmasy, but I would love pink, blue and yellow colours. This has white as the ‘lines’ but if you wanted to you could also go for ‘real’ stained glass and use black with bright colours over the top.
A New Twist | The Beauty Department
So… the other day I had enough of my hair and cut it all off. Don’t freak out! I’ve done it before and because my hair is naturally wavy, I just chop bits and pieces to make it kind of layered and beachy. I love it. But then I see awesome hair tutorials like this and wish I still had long hair so I could do this! Well hopefully someone reading this will see it and get some joy out of doing this super pretty twist!
Hair Chalking | The Beauty Department
Have you ever heard of hair chalking? It’s one of those things that sounds really fun and easy, but I’m sure it’s actually quite complicated! Haha! Basically you use soft chalk and rub it onto strands of your hair. If you have dark coloured hair they suggest using water (but DON’T use water if you have light coloured hair or it will stain it!) click through for more information about how to. And if you try it, please let me know how it goes!
Honey Strawberry Scrub | Tried And True
So I haven’t posted a scrub in… three days, so here’s another one! This time with delicious strawberry pulp. Yum! Of course, because of this addition, you will need to use the scrub within a week or so, but I doubt it’s going to be sitting around for that long!