DIY Shrink Art Keychain

Learn how to make your own keychain, charms, pendants, accessories using Shrink Film or Plastics. Follow this quick and easy video tutorial.

As they say, firstย impressionsย last. So when I saw Meeya and Xristine’s pretty lettering, I instantly fell in love and I would do (well, I did) what I could to get a piece of their art and incorporate them on my own. And if you knew me, you would know it wasn’t easy.

First, I am shy. I really fangirl over a lot of crafters and their works, but usually, viewing other people’s work is enough for me for inspiration. But on times when I fall in love, I just couldn’t resist the urge… I would eventually reach out to that person, compliment him/her, and in this case, request their kind permission if I can buy, or have a copy of their work. Somewhat-Stalker-level-Creepy, yes. But thankfully, none has thought that of me yet. Haha.

Second, I am a proud crafter. Haha. Whenever I see a cute or pretty art, an item, a product, I think to myself, “I can also do that”, then I’ll just come up with my own way or approach of recreating that stuff, add a personal touch (I don’t like copying unless inevitable, I don’t like stealing other people’s works), and produce something of my own. But there are times I need to simply surrender and admit that there are things I just cannot do. And calligraphy is one of them.

So thankfully, sis Meeya and Xristine were kind enough to share with me their works for a shrink art project. I am truly blessed!

And if you liked the calligraphy and watercolor art you see here, and would like to see more, please follow Meeya and Xristine on Instagram:

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But for now… Good night!

To God be the glory!

DIY Rose Topiary

I forgot to put my lipstick and English on! XD But my special cutie guest saved the day. Or night. ๐Ÿ™‚

In this tutorial, I am sharing how I create my felt rose topiaries or bouquets, one of Eclations best sellers.

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Geeeze, can’t believe I’m exposing my secrets. Kidding! This is no secret, there are tons of tutorials like this one out there, but more contributions wouldn’t hurt, would they? ๐Ÿ™‚

So I hope you like this DIY! Feel free to send me your feedback or leave your comments. Critic if you must. Subscribe if you will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you so much!

And as a little backstory, it has been a really hectic, busy, and somewhat stressful work week. So I just had to turn to my craft tools and flowers to make me feelย better… And re-charge! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank God for His gift of arts and crafts. :”>

To God be the glory!

DIY Paper Rosette

I love paper rosettes! They’re quick and easy to make yet would make pretty awesome decors. So when a friend asked my help to prepare for a bridal shower, rushed, I thought of paper rosettes as my go-to decor right away.

And they did not disappoint! They turned out pretty well considering it only took us around 4 hours to make – my mom did the most part. She cut and folded the paper strips, roughly 3 hours, since I had a really busy work week, while I only used an hour of my Saturday to assemble them and add some accents.

Ta-dah!!!

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I didn’t have a particular theme or motif in mind for this one. I just wanted to use the existing paper I already have. And I am really happy they turned out nice. And blended well with myย artificial bouquetย project too!

 

And the bride-to-be and her friends were happy with the outcome as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

So if you want to try making your own paper rosettes, they’re pretty easy. You can watch my video tutorial here:

I also created the sash and the banner but I’m still thinking if I’d make another tutorial on them. ๐Ÿ˜›

 

For now, please let me know what you think of this tutorial. Do you think I should make more DIY videos? ๐Ÿ™‚ I really want to give more time on improving my blog content and create more youtube videos but I need someone to take me in as an apprentice. Anyone? I promise I’ll be a good pupil. *Bats eyelashes* Hahaha.

 

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To God be the glory! ๐Ÿ™‚