Sunday, November 22, 2009

Little handmade envelopes

Bought a letter making template the other days and tried on making these little envelopes yesterday using light weight colour papers. Pretty easy to do using the template. And I like the texture of the envelope's paper, it has little paper or gold flakes on it due to the handmade nature. I will be selling them at a set of 10pcs of each colour at USD1.00 at Little Teeth Shop. You could actually use them for gift tags or label tags or as storage for your card, photo or little goodies.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

DIY Japanese stickers earrings

I saw those lovely Japanese candy sticker at book shop the other days. I love these Japanese candy stickers especially those with cute shapes and nice colours. But I always think why the makers don't make them into cabochons so that I could DIY them to cute accessories. These stickers are hard coated and gloomy at night, such a waste for just use on scrapbooking or decoration. Moreover, I don't scarpbooking. Looking at the sticker sheet at my hand at the book shop, a quick idea ran thru my mind. Why not I make them to stud earrings? These little size and the quality of the stickers should be able to become an earring. And here they are, a result from my experiment of using the sticker to become earrings. It's not hard to make, what you need is patient, time and the love for crafting when making them.

A Simple DIY Instruction - DIY Japanese Stickers Earrings

1) If you have those stickers like what I have as per picture above, you can use them for making the earrings. Only hard coated, resin, epoxy or acrylic stickers could be used in this projects.

2) Soak the stickers in hot water. Yes, hot water but not boiling water please. Soak it about 1 or 2 mins.

3) Rub the back of the sticker that have adhesive on slowly. The process of soaking and rubbing the adhesive might take some times. Repeat the process if the water get cooler. The rubbing process only could be done if the water are still warm.

4) After all the adhesive on the back of the stickers has been rubbed off. Let it dry.

5) Using strong glue for metal and plastic to apply on the stud and stick it to the sticker. Follow the instruction on the glue label before apply. Let it the stud stand for a while for the glue to dry up totally.

6) And there they are finished and ready to be wear or give away as gift.

Disclaimer :
You are welcome to use my project idea to make these cute earrings for selling but please do not claim that it is your original project idea. Thank you.