Tag Archives: craft

Novel charms: Book-themed Accessories on Etsy

4 Jun

I love Etsy almost as much as I love Regretsy. You can get amazing and unique gifts, and all the profits from your purchase go straight to the person who made it! Here are my current five favourite bookish accessories. Click through for more information!

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Tiny Book Earrings by TheIdleBindery.

Harry Potter 'Always' Haircomb by KyraBothwell.

Harry Potter ‘Always’ Haircomb by KyraBothwell.

'The Hunger Games' Mockingjay Pins by Gliterature.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pins by Gliterature (that’s me!).

'I Found My Love In A Book' Necklace in Blue by BeneathGlass.

‘I Found My Love In A Book’ Necklace in Blue by BeneathGlass.

Miniature Bookcase Necklace by JanDaJewelry.

Miniature Bookcase Necklace by JanDaJewelry.

Were there any that I missed? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday Crafternoons: Make Your Own Salt Dough Sculpture

11 Nov

Making salt dough is really really easy you guys! It’s not just for Kirstie Allsopp. You can use it to make Christmas ornaments, pretty roses, buttons, jewellery, and to create cute hand-prints of the infants in your life. Baskets seem popular too.

But those ideas are totally boring! Why not bust out the seasonal cookie cutters and make some awesome skull and snowflake decorations for your grandma? Or spell out your favourite swear word? Or, with a little bit of paint and glitter, you can make your own internet meme like me!

♫ nyan nyan nyan-nyan nyan-nyan-nyan-nyan-nyan ♫

Ingredients.

  • A cup of salt
  • A cup of flour
  • A cup of warm water
  • Paint, glitter etc. for decorating [optional]
  • Varnish [optional]

Method.

1. Mix the dry ingredients. (This isn’t that hard you guys. There are two.)

2. Gradually stir in the water until it forms a doughy consistency.

3. Knead your dough for a few minutes. At this point your dough should look like dough, and you’re ready to make some awesome stuff!

4. Cook your dough. I put mine in the oven at 180° until they dried out, but apparently you can blast them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and that works too.

5. You’re freaking done!

Can you guess what my favourite word is?

I told you it was easy. Now you can decorate them, varnish them, or, if you don’t like how they turned out, eat them!

Conform, Consume, Obey: Zombie Bedset

8 Jun

This ‘Never Sleep Alone’ bedset by textile designer and Etsy-extraordinair christiemelissa has me sheeting myself. Not literally, because as well as being bloody in the gore sense, they’re bloody expensive — shipping to the UK is £32 alone. But this undeadly design is rather lovely, don’t you think?

And you know what they say: lady in the streets, zombie in the sheets. No, wait…