I don’t know what’s going on with me. I seem to have been possessed by some crafty flower-wreath-wearing D-I-Y free spirit. I find myself daydreaming about some D-I-Y projects that I’d love to work on real soon. Oh if only I had all the time in the world! These are the inspirations that I’ve bookmarked in my head recently.
Yup, it’s a cupcake stand. Naturally, since I’ve ordered 20 pretty rainbow cupcakes for the little girl’s birthday, I’ve been thinking about how to showcase them properly for everyone’s appreciation. The rainbow cupcakes are such eye candies! It would be a shame to keep them in boxes. Anyway as I’m too frugal to spend for a stand, I’ve been contemplating on making one myself. The thing is, if I made one, then what happens to it after the party? I’m guessing it will add up to all the crap I have lying around the house. *awkward silence* Fine. Scrap that.
And since Halloween is just around the corner, I’m contemplating on D-I-Ying my kid’s costume.These are my inspirations.
Isn’t this costume such a darling? Just match it up with a basket of goodies and the little red riding hood will be ready for her trip to Grandma’s house. The basket of goodies can serve as her trick or treat basket!
There are actually a lot of super cute costumes out there but I’m sticking to what I think is fairly easy and doable, that is if I do decide to go the DIY route. I’m leaning towards the red riding hood and the kitten costume. I’d love to do the red hood but I’m not exactly blessed with mad sewing skills. Makes me regret not paying attention in sewing class. The kitten costume is totally doable though. We already have black leotards and black leggings and a nice princessy black skirt to go with it. I’ll just have to do the kitten ears and tail. Of course, the whole look won’t be complete without the face painted whiskers. Oh what fun!
Fast forward to after Halloween, comes everybody’s favorite holiday…Christmas! And with that in mind I’ve already been thinking about doing our own Christmas ornaments and garlands for the tree. These are my pegs.
Paper lanterns!!! The second pic looks easy enough to do and would probably be more Christmas-y if some were made with shiny paper which by the way, I shamelessly have a lot of lying around the house. I know. I’m such a hoarder. But that can be a good thing sometimes. 🙂
I’m still debating with myself on which of the two garlands I’ll be making. Although I love the circle garlands, that would require the use of a sewing machine to fasten those circles securely together, and a circle puncher from the crafts store. I guess I can always work with what’s available. I also love the paper chain garland. These are relatively easy to do but will require a lot of staple wire.
I can go on all day just looking for inspirations. How about you? Any D-I-Y project you’d like to work on soon? 🙂
Oh and before I forget, Happy weekend! 🙂