And. . . I’m back

Not that anyone has been reading this, but I’m back.  Finals are over, and summer is here – which means wayyy more time to craft!  yay!


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DIY: Photograph Mosaics as Wall Art

Eek!  After roughly four days of waiting. . . my pictures have finally arrived!  So this is what I did.  Do you remember my last post about creating photograph mosaics using Flickr’s Multicolor Search Lab?  Well, after endless hours of playing with variations of blue and gray color combinations, I finally gathered enough photos to make my own mosaic at home 🙂  With the Flickr tool I browsed through endless photos and downloaded my favorites within my color palette choice.  Unfortunately the vibrancy of my photos isn’t captured very well on my camera phone 😦  But I promise, they are every bit as vibrant (if not more so) as they appear on Flickr.

Here are two of my favorite photos in the Mosaic.

After choosing 40 different photos, I had them printed up at Wal-Mart (Online!)  The Wal-Mart Photo Lab will even send your photos to your home, or you can choose to have them sent to your local Wal-Mart.  The best part is, that for 4×6 prints of all the photos in a glossy finish, the total was only $6.50 – that is including shipping!!

Once I received my photos, I layed them all out on my coffee table to see how they would look on the wall.

Next, I cut small little strips of double stick tape and stuck it to the backs of all the photos.  I only used really small strips.  I chose this option because I live in an apartment that I more than likely will not be living in next year, and it’s very easy to remove this tape from the wall.

Here is the final product:  (I promise it looks 10 times better in person!)

I’m linking up to this party at A Soft Place to Land


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Check It Out!: Photograph Mosaics from Any Color Scheme You Choose!

WARNING! WARNING! Clicking on this site will place you in a significant time warp – where you will emerge and several hours will have passed by without your knowledge. Poof! Just like that you will be sucked in and lose part of your day before you know it. Still. . . IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT! heheheh.
So check this out, it’s an amazing tool from Flickr called the Multicolr Search Lab Flickr Set. It allows you to choose from 1 to 10 different colors at a time, and then it will search through over 10 MILLION photos to pull those that meet your color scheme. It returns 8 different sets of photos that fit in your color palette. I plan on putting mine up on the wall like a mosaic. Send me pictures of what you do with yours! pretty please 🙂
This is one of the color schemes I picked – I’m obsessed with this Frida Kahlo blue right now. . .


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DIY: Wall Art Using Animal Silhouettes

Check out this awesome idea for a children’s room, or any room really.

I found this DIY at Manualidades 🙂  I can’t wait to try it out.  I have a new niece coming to the world soon, and my idea is to use a cute children’s story and make the paper look like it came straight from a book.  Let me know if you guys have better ideas!

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DIY: Drawer Separators Update!

The Spring Cleaning has begun – Yay?!  At any rate, here’s is my version of the drawer separators I posted yesterday.  The kitchen drawers have really been giving me a headache with all the gadgets and gizmos that I’ve thrown into one single drawer.

Here is the photo story of how I fixed my kitchen drawer. .

The Drawer BEFORE

First I measured the length, heighth and the width of the drawer and determined where I wanted my separators.  Next, I cut out the pieces.  I don’t like the look of plain cardboard, so I covered my cut out pieces with some lovely wrapping paper that I found at the Goodwill Outlet of all places!  It was brand new & unopened, just like you would find at a proper store.  I covered the pieces using a glue stick.  After that I glued and taped the pieces together, I wanted to try to make it as sturdy as possible since I wasn’t using the method that the previous post used (where the pieces were interlocked).  Here is the finished product.

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DIY: Coin Purse

I love this coin purse!  It was designed by a Zitta Schnitt of Design Students For Rent.  There is even a pdf file that shows you how to make these should you want to recycle those soda bottles in a whole different way.  Click HERE for the DIY pdf file.

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DIY: Drawer Separators

Inspiration:  Ikea Drawer Separators

I’ve been wanting to buy these Ikea drawer separators for a while. Only, shelling out the 14.99 for each drawer was just killing me!  I know, I know, you can’t get much cheaper than that.  But the thing is, I can’t just re-organize ONE drawer.  If i’m gonna do it, I gotta go all out.  So, when I saw this post on Manualidades, I was so excited.  I’m going to try it out this weekend when my roommate and I have an entire Spring Cleaning plan for the whole apartment.  I think the cardboard would look wonderful with some decorative paper or maybe even my patterned tape!  I’ll be sure to post the results.  What do you guys think?  Am I just being waaaayyyy too frugal?  Is it even possible to be too frugal?

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