Sunday, December 12, 2010

Anthropologie "Diana Necklace" Knock-Off

Ok, time for another Anthro knock-off. I saw this necklace, and I thought, "Hmm...I could make that." And of course, that was just the beginning. A few hours later, I had finished my own lovely necklace.

Here is Anthropologie's version:

And here's mine:

After about forty out of focus pictures, this is the only one that was clear. Ha, I think it's because of my shaky hands. :P


I bet you can't guess what the rings are! I used a bunch of different key chain rings, then covered them with silver ribbon. The little rings are made out of wire. Nifty, huh?

Have a nice day!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Decoupage Bracelet Holder

I love being able to post so many times this week, and I hope you all enjoy what I've come up with. I'm going to try hard to keep this up!

Over the weekend, I was working on more decorations for my room. Before, it had been such a weird mix of so many different styles of decorating, but now it's a bit more unified, which I think gives it a less cluttered look. Very cool.

I love my phone book paper art, but every time I make something, I like to switch it up a little. Have you noticed? I don't want everything TOO match-y. So it took me a little while to figure out what to do about my old surfboard bracelet holder. It was from the Claire's clearance rack quite a few years ago, and very cute. But it wasn't quite my style. So I covered the surfboard with phone book paper (surprised?) and then with blue watercolor paint to match my room. Then I took some gold nail polish and splattered that all over the surface. Finally, in keeping with the beach theme, I took a white shell, painted it gold, and glued it onto the front. Easy peasy. And fairly quick.

Here's how it turned out:


Pretty, huh? I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweet Mini Shadowboxes

A few weeks ago, I came up with a fun use for old jewelry boxes. You know, the cardboard ones that you always save, but may or may not ever use? Well, I came up with the idea of turning them into mini shadowboxes that you can display anywhere. And it's so easy! I think it could be a good children's craft.(: But let me warn you, once you start making them, it's pretty hard to stop (unless you run out of boxes).

All you have to do is take either the bottom or top of the box and paste into it torn magazine pages, or fun findings, and you're done! See, so simple! I'd love to see any variations you come up with.

Here's one of mine:

I really love's simple, but it has a very cool look to it. But those beads were NOT easy to glue in...

And here's one that I made with my sister:

Aren't they too cute? I love that little vintage sticker at the bottom...

Anyway, have a lovely day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Purse Upcycle

A few years ago, my grandma gave me a sweet little handbag as a Christmas present. At first, I used it all the time, but after a while I got bored of it, and it went into my closet for storage. Recently, I saw it again, and I saw this plain purse as a blank canvas. I loved the color, the shape, and the size. It was a very nice purse, but so plain and boring. SO I decided to embellish it.

I rolled a couple large roses and glued on some pretty lace, and I was done.(:

Here is the final result:

And now I love it! What do you think?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Pretty Pink Pig

Have you noticed my new decoupage trend? :P I love it because:
A. It's easy and fun.
B. It turns out looking so pretty! (usually, anyhoo)

Anyway, last week I decided one of my piggy banks needed some up-cycling. I got it in the Target dollar bin a couple years ago (those dollar bins are SO awesome), and took a sharpie to it, doodling my name on it. In the end, it turned out looking rather lopsided...So I decided it needed some work. First, I covered the surface with my favorite phone book paper (from the 'O' section), then I tore out some of the pretty fabric prints from my catalogs, and pasted those on top of the phone book paper. It ended up with a fun, eclectic look. Then, I took some fuschia paint and covered the entire surface with that so that everything would blend together better.

Here is the final result (please excuse my slightly out of focus pictures):

Cute, huh? It was really difficult to cover it completely in phone book paper because of all the curves. But it finally worked out.

These pictures also give you a hint of how many books I must have to have them all stacked sideways, hehe. It's like having my own personal library...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Box Number Two

My week (so far, anyway) has been fairly laid-back, despite it being the last full week of school. My psychology final was canceled, which is disappointing in a way, because I had been studying so hard, and I finished my English final early, and next week is my history final. So, today, when I finished all my work (at noon! :D), I went to take lots of pictures of what I've been making lately.

Here's another anthro-inspired box of mine:

And there are many, many more posts to come in the next few days. So stay tuned!

Have a lovely day~!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Blog Party

Hi, everyone! I'm entering a blog party, and maybe you'd like to, too.(: They have some fun prizes!

& Here are my answers:

1. If you had to choose between living on a desert island or tropical rainforest for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Desert Island.

2. What is your favorite music CD right now?
That's a really hard one...right now I really love Brandon Heath's Christmas album.

3. If you were given the choice between wildflowers or roses - which would you pick?

4. How much do you like notebooks? Is it mild, or are you absolutely obsessed with them?
Hehe, I guess I'm pretty obsessed. I've got a whole collection of half-filled notebooks, most of them Sanrio cuteness.

5. What is your biggest goal this winter?
Hmm...right now, my only goal is to read Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol."

6. If you could change your hair however you wanted, what would you do?
I would want something effortless, hehe. I'm so lazy when it comes to hair!

7. Do you think Harry Potter is bad?
I used to love HP as a kid. I don't think it's bad, but I think that it's bad to make it an obsession, kinda the same with Twilight. Except HP is a classic battle of good vs. evil, and Twilight kinda blurs that line. As a Christian, I always like reading about magic, but in the point of view that it's fantasy, not real.

8. Why do you think pink is a girls' color?
I don't? Haha, I like blue better, and I think it's a bit more feminine. But pink to me has always been a 'girly-girl' color, and it's never been my favorite.

9. Would you be up to singing a solo in front of a thousand people?
I'm not good at singing in public, even with a group of people. I'm not really all that confident in my voice.

10. What colors look best on you?
Dark colors, like navy blue or black. Lighter colors make me look washed out!

11. If you had a different name, what would it be?
I really don't know, haha. I always used to want to change it to something more unusual, but now I'm more content with it. I did always like the name Rhiannon, though!

12. Do you like...
boots or sneakers?
flats or heels?
I don't really own any heels, but I love how elegant they look!
books or movies?
Hmm...probably both.
purple or pink?
long hair or short hair?
Long Hair
a best friend or a group of friends?
A group of friends
ice cream or cake?
ice cream
plaid or polka dots?