Category Archives: Creativity

*Interchangeable Frame Art DIY*

Ok, so this idea came about after I bought a cute frame, some stunning wrapping paper, and I also remembered that I already have other wrapping/scrapbook paper that would be great to use.

  1. You will need a frame, wrapping/scrapbook paper, a pencil, black marker, scissors, glue, white paper, access to a laptop and printer (unless you’re not lazy) and washy tape is optional

2. Then, decide on what you want in your frame. I Googled some images which are above. I also created the outline of the letter R in Times New Roman Font using Publisher which I printed out. Another ouline I made was a Mickey Mouse Head outline by inserting 3 circles and positioning them onto another page in Publisher. I then printed these out, but like I stated above, if you’re not as lazy as me, you can draw your own outlines. After printing them, cut them out carefully and decide which way round you want them. Obviously with most alphabet letters, there’s only one way, but with cartoon images, you can choose what looks better.

These are my 5 outlines! With the unicorn, I added 2 lines to make the horn because the outline is of a horse! Ha

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3. Next, stick your outlines on the plain side of your wrapping/scrapbook paper. Then cut them out careully. Now, an issue I had with the Winnie The Pooh outline is that when I stuck it onto the back of my Winnie The Pooh paper, you could see the black lines through it. I’ll show you what I had to do, but I’m lucky that it actually turned out amazing! This is also where you can use washy tape. Stick it straight onto the outline horizontally, vertically or diagonally and then cut the whole thing out.

This is what you’ll be left with!

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4. Finally, decide which one you want in your frame and there you go. So you’ll see below that with the Winnie one I went over the lines with a black marker and I actuallly prefer the effect it’s given to the overall piece. ❤

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*Gold Pegasus Dish DIY*

Sorry I’ve been absent, decided to quit my job so DIYing had to be put on hold. Still trying to figure out life, but wanted to share this DIY with you! So simple, yet beautiful ❤

You’ll need a plastic toy animal of your choice, a plastic dish/container and your preferred colour of spray paint. Both the Pegasus and Gold Spray are from Wilko.

  1. First, make sure that the dish is both clean and thoroughly dry.
  2. Then, superglue the animal to the centre of your dish.
  3. Next, using a went-ventilated area, and with some paper down to catch any extra spray paint, cover everything with a coat of spray. I did two coats altogether to give it a bold colour.
  4. Check it is all even and completely covered and leave it to dry. This took 10-15 mins.
  5. There you go, simplicity at it’s best.

 

*Pop-art Mickey Mouse Canvas DIY*

 I came up with this idea after seeing the *Britto Disney Collection* range at Disneyland Paris. The beautiful, vibrant colours and patterns drew my attention so I wanted to create something like this for my room.

  1. For the first part, you’ll need a blank canvas, paints, paint sponges and tape.

2. I wanted a large Mickey Mouse outline on my canvas, so using a side plate and a coaster, I drew Mickey’s face and ears. Using a ruler, I measured the distance from the edge of the canvas to the plate to make sure it was directly in the centre. I also measured the distance of the coaster from the edge of the 2 sides of the canvas to make sure they were symmetrical.

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3. Then, using normal tape, I made a repeated zig-zag/chevron pattern across the canvas. I repeated this 2 more times to make 4 sections to paint. Make sure that you overlap the tape so when you peel it off, it comes off easily in one piece.

4. I had normal-coloured paints, so I mixed some white with them to make pastel colours. Next, I painted each section about 3 times to create an even layer of paint.

5. I decided to add some more colours to my canvas, so after the first lot of colours were dry, I put 2 more patterns of tape on to create more sections. I then painted these in new colours. I didn’t bother painting on the actual Mickey face because that will be covered later anyway.

6. I then peeled off all of the tape once the paint was completely dry. This should leave neat sections, but don’t worry if some of the paint has smudged into the gaps.

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7. Using *Duck/Duckling & Washi Tapes*, I filled in the gaps, and made borders for the different sections. This added some more patterns, colours and designs to the canvas.

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8. After that, I drew over the Mickey outline again, in pen, so I could see it properly because most of it had been painted over. This is important for the next part to run smoothly.

9. For this next part, you’ll need PVA glue, a sponge, glitter, card or paper and a fan brush.

10. Using a sponge, spread some PVA glue over your chosen section and make sure you stay on the outline. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue and leave it for a couple of minutes. Then pour the excess onto paper/card so you can pour it back into your glitter pot/container. Using the fan brush, neaten the outline and get rid of unwanted glitter sprinkles. I started with the left ear, then the face and finally, the right ear.

There you go ❤

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*Stick-it Tape Dispenser Decor DIY*

This is just a nice way to make your boring plastic tape/glue dispensers look cute!

  1.  First, open it up completely, making sure you don’t move anything on the inside because it might ruin the mechanism.
  2. Then, choose some scrapbook paper. Because my dispenser is translucent, I chose some paper with a design that can be seen through it. It’s better is you get one that’s transparent!
  3. Next, trace around the plastic making sure you trace around the correct part and the right way.
  4. When I cut mine out, I cut some extra because the shape I traced was correct, but the size was too big. Remember the paper needs to sit inside it.
  5. After that, place it down. If it’s still too big, keep cutting until it fits in snuggly.
  6. Finally, close it and make sure it still works fine! ❤

 

*Mario’s Question Block Number Square DIY*

This was such an easy DIY.

  1. You just need to open up any image you want as a background in either Powerpoint or Publisher
  2. Then you can add a text box or table over it. I inserted a table which was 10 x 10.
  3. Next, I typed in the numbers myself because I wanted them in the Comic Sans MS Font. This was the most time-consuming part of it, but it was worth it.
  4. Finally, I printed and laminated the 100 Number Squares which enabled the children to draw dots of them using a whiteboard pen to help them count.

*Kamek’s Contractions*

An amazing school resource that I found online is a download from the website Teacher’s Pet Displays called Contractions Folding Cards (Black & White) and Contractions Folding Cards.

Obviously I made them relevant to Super Mario by adding a character in the title and picture of Kamek himself.

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You print them out and fold along the lines so when they are up on you wall, the children can easily open them to see the original words, and then close them to see them as a contraction.

The first set I printed in the colour version, but for my second set, I printed the B&W cards on sheets of different coloured paper.

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*My Drawings*

So, a hobby of mine is sketching/drawing/colouring/painting, and I’ve been doing this since before I can remember. I did study GCSE Graphics and AS Level Art, but neither were my type of thing…so I’ve kept it as a hobby until someone from Disney rings me one day to offer me a job :p (Still waiting guys!).

I did all of these by copying an original image/picture/photo. They were all done free-hand by me. 🙂

Disney

Comics

Chibi

Cartoons

Gaming

Requests/Presents for Kids

Miscellaneous

Presents

AS Art

 

*Weekly Planner DIY*

  1. First, buy a frame or clip frame in the size you want. I got this A3 one from The Range. I also got the pad of Scrapbook paper and Peter Rabbit Planner Sheets from there too, because I’m slightly obsessed with that place.
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Border and backing

2. Remove the glass/plastic from your frame. I used the insert that was already in the frame and just turned it over to use the blank side. I first put some scrapbook paper on the right side, and a planner sheet on the left until I was happy with how it looked. Then I added some silver glitter tape as a border and to hold it all in place.

3. Using a different piece of scrapbook paper, I cut out some lettering which I first drew on free-hand. After cutting out the letters, I placed them on my planner to check if they fit and decided where I wanted to put them. Then, I glued them on separate pieces of plain paper to make them stand out on the patterned backing.

4. Then, I put some washi-tape around my headings to make them stand out a little. These were glued onto the backing.

5. I then put a couple of little post-it and sticky notes in some gaps. Where the backing scrapbook paper is quite busy and patterned, I left it like that because the backing has some cute hearts and flowers on it and it’d be a shame to cover them.

 6. Put the glass/plastic back on and get organised. Make sure you use a whiteboard pen! 🙂

*Leopard Print Duck Tape DIYs*

Duck tape is an amazing thing and it’s so useful. Here are 3 of things I’ve done with it.

Check out my Duck tape blog to see where I got them all from: *Duck/Duckling & Washi Tapes*

Leopard Print Tissue Box

I wanted to re-use this tissue box so I pulled it all apart and put tape over every side, including the flaps. Then I taped it back in place and put some tissues in it!

Leopard Print Tub

My mum has a habit of keeping boxes, tubs and containers so I simply covered one with my duck tape. Love how it turned out!.

Leopard Print Pen Pot

Had a sweets’ pot, decided to put a bit of tape around it and voila. A present for my mum :).