Sunday, September 28, 2014

No Loom Rainbow Loom Tutorial Series


I've been working on my YouTube channel a lot more lately.  If you are subscribed to my channel you will see that I've been uploading videos almost every other day.  My YouTube channel is more catered towards kids toys and crafts, so if you love things like rainbow looms, Play Doh and origami be sure to subscribe.  I'm starting a new series on my channel for Rainbow Loom bracelets without a loom in response to some requests that I've been getting.  Below is a round up of new tutorial videos I posted for bracelets and charms made without a Rainbow Loom.  Remember to subscribe to my YouTube and follow me on Instagram if you want to see my latest tutorials.

These are all great beginner tutorials.  Looming is easy and addicting!

Original Rainbow Loom Round Up Post HERE.


Easy Knotted Fishtail without Loom


Double Inverted Fishtail without loom

Flower or Snowflake Frozen inspired charms (No Loom, No Hooks)

Double Heart No Loom


Lorax Bracelet

Triple Fishtail



My Little Pony Fashion Spa Day with Elsa and Ariel too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2os_1UVecwc

Frozen Fever Fashion Show with Elsa, Anna and Ariel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGioMsDFPJU

Japanese Eraser Collection with My Little Pony Pinkie Pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaNLkecT54


Monday, September 22, 2014

Rainbow Loom Video Tutorial Roundup


I've made a bunch of Rainbow Loom tutorials on my YouTube channel.   These rubber band bracelets can be pretty addicting to make, and also a great craft for kids.  My three year old (now four) was able to make the fishtail with no problems.  The rainbow loom may say ages 8 and up, but a 3 year old could do the simple patterns.  It was great to see Avery practice her fine motor skills while making these bracelets.

Looms and ruberbands can be purchased here,
Here is just a round up of all my rainbow loom video tutorials.  Youtube has been flagging some of my videos as adult content and hiding them in safety mode, which has been super frustrating.  If you can't see any of the videos you have to turn off safety mode on the bottom of the YouTube page.  I've tried to get this resolved in the google products forum, but haven't had any luck yet.  Any of you readers have any ideas (other than deleting and reuploading the video) please let me know!

More new tutorials listed HERE.


Fishtail bracelet with no loom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO9octNkRD0



 Inverted fishtail no loom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv7mg3RrfeA


Variation Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgxfIz7KXA


New Pattern Staircase Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGOVmHhGFWU


Double Inverted Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lyoK1K8tYg


Quad Single Bow Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPP9pZQeTVw


Four Pin Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg4p8uyIHy8


Quadurple single (one loom)Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsEMGCjuqsI


How to extend rainbow loom bracelet with just one loom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oAiceJtXeA


Double sided Rainbow Bracelet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43bE9nawT0

Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY Washi Tape Card Ideas

I made a bunch of cards last year and never got around to posting them.  Greeting cards are so fun and easy to make, I usually make stacks of them for every occasion.  It seems like I'm always going to a birthday party, baby shower, graduation, or wedding.   This set of cards I made used washi tape. Washi tape is great because it's inexpensive, cute and not messy.  For those of you that aren't familiar with washi tape, it's a paper tape, similar to painters blue tape but thinner with super cute designs. You can purchase washi tape here or at any craft store.   I did emboss the wording, (embossing can be messy), but you can write it or stamp it instead.

My collection of washi tape.  The red polka dot one is my favorite.
This one is a birthday card so I am making candles with the tape
For the flames I cut double sided tape into the shape of flames.
Stick the tape on and add glitter.  You could also just use glue. 
Stamp or write the words and you are done.
The second set of cards I made use bakers twine.  Bakers twine is another inexpensive cute craft tool.  Using this in any craft project automatically makes it cute!
Stick the tape around the twine.
Trim the tape into bunting shape.
Sew the twine onto the card.  I tied a knot in the other end.  You could also just use glue.
Again stamp with your words ant easy peasy diy birthday cards.  The bunting could also be used for other occasions like graduation, baby showers, bridal showers, or any celebratory event.  Just mix up the colors of the bunting for the occasion, for example a Halloween card can have black and orange washi tape. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Paint Hello Kitty Nails (Nail Stamping Tutorial)

Nail stamping is a quick and easy way for nail art.  I purchased these nail stamping plates from Amazon.com and am truly impressed.  I used a base color of Sephora's I'm Seeing Pink Elephants, which is a nice cotton candy pink color.  For the white I used a nail polish I purchased at the Japanese dollar store (Daiso).  The white polish is on the more transparent side.  I wish it was more opaque.  If you purchase the Konad brand polish it does a much better job. The stamping kit I purchased on Amazon also, it was originally ten dollars I think, but now its only $4.50.  The reviews are kinda bad on it but I think it works great. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

The Cheese Thief's Whereabouts x2 and a Small Tutorial

My dear readers, some of you may be wondering where I have been, others who have been reading this blog since the beginning might have an idea about my sudden disappearance from the blogosphere. The last time I took a hiatus from blogging I was pregnant with my second daughter. So this departure from blogging is no different from the first.  It's just multiplied by two.  While I was away from blogging I was busy "making" twins!



So introducing the two new members of my family Nathan and Owen.


Needless to say I've been busy.  My family of four turned into a family of six before a blink of an eye, and I have not had any time to craft.  I did manage to put together one tutorial today that I would like to share.  I purchased this clay/ play dough eraser making kit a while back and have been wanting to try it.  I couldn't come back into blogging without posting at least one tutorial :)  Enjoy! See video tutorial below or here.

Macaron eraser diy.  So fun!
This kit is the Sculpey eraser clay. The kit I bought is sold out on Amazon, but there are other types on Amazon.  This one looks like the same kit but in a different package.
To make the macaron, roll out one ball and two cylinder "snake" shapes.  The ball size is dependent on what size you want your macron.  I rolled out a .75 inch ball.  The snakes should be long enough to wrap around the circumference of the ball.
Cut the ball in half.  Remold the ball edges into nice half spheres, as cutting the will mush them a bit.
Wrap snakes around sphere.
Add texture to snake shape.  See video tutorial for exactly how I do this
Take alternate color and create flat circle shape for filling.
Bake according to instructions.  Again see video tutorial for exact instructions and tips.



I do hope to start up blogging again, but having four kids takes up the majority of my time.  I truly want to thank all the readers that are reading this post for sticking by my blog even when I haven't. Happy crafting!
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