How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting

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Last Wednesday was my Birthday – It was a great day filled with well-wishes from the people I love and I finished the day with this adorable cake. So while I had the day to myself, I decided to bake myself a cake and adorn it like all the gorgeous looking ones you find on Pinterest. I broke out all my glitter, ModPodge and scrap paper and set to work to make little glitter triangles to string them together.

I used a glitter ModPodge because I thought it would create a nice base coat for any glitter to lay on top of. I picked out some of my favorite glitter colors and sprinkled them on the backs of some card fails I had with the Yudu screen printer. I did the following steps with a couple of different glitter colors.

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Once my glitter paper was dry, I cut them into equally shaped elongated triangles. I used the pointy tip of my exacto blade to poke a small hole at each corner, so I could string the triangles together.

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I arranged the triangles as I wanted to see them together, then I cut a long piece of twine string. I also needed to create a slit in the wooden popsicle stick holders so I would have something to suspend it with. The exacto blade was strong enough to make a small crack in the tip so I could floss the twine though to hold up the glitter flags. Perfect!

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I threaded each glitter flag through the holes and knotted it behind. I made sure to keep my stitches on the backside so they didn’t show on the front.

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

 

Getting crafty and creative with Unilever #bettertogether

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I made this using leftover popsicle sticks that were ultimately heading for the trash. It feels great to make my best effort to live more sustainably, and make cute stuff in the process!

As you well know, I have declared that I will be participating in the Cross Off Hunger Campaign in partnership with Feeding America. It’s all about purchasing your favorite Unilever brands.

Why?

Because Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts.  Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop.  Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.

So I decided to go shopping at Target, armed with 50$ to spend on Unilever products for our local food bank. We managed to find many things that would be a perfect non-perishable food source such as…

1. Skippy peanut butter

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2. A jar of Hellmans mayo – can be used in alot of great recipes!

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3. Personal Care products. When buying things to donate to a food bank, often times personal care products get overlooked. I made it a point to stock up on some of these for my donation as well.

I haven’t forgotten – Feeding America(R), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks.  $1=8meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.  Unilever will donate $250,000.  The monetary equivalent of a minimum of 2 million meals will be donated.

Making Life Better with Unilever #bettertogether

Making Life Better with Unilever #bettertogether

But the winner of them all was the Spiderman popsicles that I told JP I would buy for him. He was so happy!

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These are a great treat to have around – JP does not seem to care that it is nearly January, he is still asking for popsicles as if it were the middle of July. Especially now that we have some special spiderman ones – it has become his favorite thing in the freezer! Unilever has such awesome brands!

So when we got home, I gave it some thought as to how I would live a little more sustainably, and I just kept thinking about what to do about those popsicle sticks. I decided to make a christmas decoration!

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Making it was easy – here’s what I did:

First things first, I made a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches for both me and JP to snack on before we started. I used my favorite spread, also a Unilever product to help make it.

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Then we had some popsicles for dessert…

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I needed as many popsicle sticks as I could get my hands on! I used a shipping envelope from my shop, and made a wreath shape out of it. Then with my Painters Marker, I colored it green so it would have a nice solid base color.

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I cut up the popsicle sticks into pieces that could be easily glued on to the wreath…

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Then I glued them on to my painted wreath!

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Once it was all done, it looked like this:

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Then I added glitter by spraying some gloss spray as adhesive, and glittering it up with some green glitter.

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Making glittery Christmas crafts using Tulip fabric glitter and paint #TulipShimmer

I had the pleasure of receiving an amazing crafter’s goodie package show up at my doorstep – I couldnt have been more excited! It was like Christmas coming early for me.

I’ve never done any type of video before, but I thought it would be fun to break out the old video cam and show you exactly what they sent me…. My favorites were the Tulip Shimmer Paints and the Tulip Shimmer Sheets and the Fabric Glitter.

Oh heck. I loved it all. Thank you Tulip!

So the challenge was to come up with a holiday craft using all or some of the great products they sent me. At first, I decided to make a tree ornament with a glittery tree on it. Here’s what I came up with:

Tulip Shimmer Fabric Paint

 

Then After looking at what other materials I had left, I decided my sofa pillows needed to look a little more Christmassy too. What do you think?? I love all my freshly crafted Christmas deco!

Tulip Holiday Craft

This year, it seems that I’m obsessed with glitter  even my tree has a ton of glittery deco on it! It’s no wonder that I’m in love with this amazing glitter set they sent me!

Tulip Holiday Craft

First, I started with some burlap type fabric – a clearance bin find!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then, I decided to fray the edges so it had the farmhouse chic feel to it… I decided to add in a piece of white muslin to paint on, just so it wold pop  nicely against the burlap. Now… what to paint….?

Tulip Holiday Craft

For some reason, I kept wanting something green and sparkly, but I realized I had no green fabric paint. Then  I noticed the blue and yellow colors included in the fabric paint pack. Duh! didn’t I go to art school?

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

So I mixed those together… and it made a lovely metallic green color – Perfect for painting a Christmas tree!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

To make my tree, I began by just making swooshing strokes of green paint to the left and right, working my way down – keeping it in a triangular shape. When I was done with that, I sprinkled some green glitter on it…

When in doubt, throw some glitter on it!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

It was so much fun to get all the stuff out and make a big mess! Next I decided to try out the cordless heat tool with the crystals, because I thought my tree needed some decorating.

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then once that was done, I added a few details with the fabric markers…

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then of course, I couldn’t stop there… So I made some pillow covers too! I used the red sparkly Tulip Shimmer Sheets, and cut out a big red sparkly “Ho Ho Ho” to transfer on to the fabric. For the other pillow,  decided to make some big glittery polka dots with the glue and glitter.

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Sewing them up was easy – then I popped my plain pillow fillers into the new Christmas covers, and poof! New Christmas pillows!

Tulip Holiday Craft

See what some of the other bloggers did – All the projects are so amazing. Great job to everyone!

 




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