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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone! This time we are taking a break from the glitter and lace project because... (DrumRoll Please!) Halloween!!! Halloween is approaching fast and I'm sure there are some procrastinators out there who have no idea what to be! Well I discovered a website called Coolest Homemade Costumes and I musst say, it's fantastic! People come up with great ideas and they post pictures and sometimes directions on how they made their costumes. Here is the link to the most popular costumes on Coolest Homemade Costumes.

I HIGHLY recommend this site if you need some ideas or just want to see some incredible creativity! There are all types of costumes too! Costumes for kids, adults, and even groups!

I hope you enjoy the website and I'll see you next time! :)

<3, Elizabeth

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Glitter & Lace: Part 2~ Glitter Heels

Hello! I mentioned before I was bringing you a tutorial on how to glitterize your old heels as Part 2 of the Glitter and Lace project I was doing. Like last time, I found this tutorial on Pinterest but it links to a blog called Lauryn Galloway Photography'.
To start this tutorial, you first gather your supplies. You will need:
  • An old pair of heels or really any shoe. I wouldn't do this with canvas or cloth shoes, but if you try it let me know in the comments how it turns out!
  • Glitter- Any color(s) (Of course!) I would use Martha Stewart craft glitter (You can find it on Amazon using the search box to the right)
  • Mod Podge Lustre (Or make it yourself with this easy recipe!)
  • A brush to apply the Mod Podge (I'm sure you could use a sponge brush too)
  • A clear glaze spray
  • A bowl
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sand Paper (or a nail file)
 Alright so before we begin, we need to make a glitter-proof workspace. I recommend laying out some newspaper for an easy cleanup.  Then, sand your heels until they're raw. After that, cover the inside of your heels and the bowl in aluminum foil. Again, we are aiming for an easy cleanup and this will prevent dirtying- and possibly ruining- your bowl. It will also keep Mod Podge and glitter out of the inside of your heels.
Photo Credit: http://lauryngallowayblog.com/diy-glitter-heels/
Now you need to mix the glitter and Mod Podge together in the bowl. Pour the glitter first. Lauryn said she did this very slowly adding more of each ingredient as needed. She described the sufficient consistency as 'its-almost-about-to-one-more-piece-of-glitter-and-it-will-be-gloopy'.
After this, take your brush and apply two thin layers of Mod Podge Glitter Paste. You may need to do more than two layers if you have less glitter. Allow plenty of time for them to dry (this could mean overnight) and then spray them with the clear glaze. NOTE: When you are letting them dry, keep the foil in them so the glaze doesn't get in your shoe. 

Her finished result looked like this:
Photo Credit: http://lauryngallowayblog.com/diy-glitter-heels/
Thank you Lauryn for making this tutorial! (Everyone say thank you now!) Your work is fantastic!
Stay tuned for part 3 of the Glitter & Lace project!

♥, Elizabeth

Friday, September 21, 2012

Glitter & Lace: Part 1~ How to Glitter

Hey there! Today I am bringing you a few creatables. They are made with 2 of my favorite things- Glitter and Lace. These creatables will leave you with lots- and I do mean LOTS- of fashionable accessories for you AND your home!

The first things I will be showing you today are the glitter projects. These can be messy, but only if you make it messy. ;) And with that, we begin!

Alright so the first project of the glitter trio is how to glitter. You can virtually glitter anything. I found this tutorial on Pinterest, as I find most tutorials, but the picture is linked to I am Style-ish. This is a great blog and I am really glad I found this post.

Credit: www.iamstyle-ish.com
 The first step is to gather these supplies. She used Martha Stewart Craft Glitter but any glitter will do. TIP: To prevent that messiness I warned you of, lay down newspaper for an easy cleanup.
Now you fill the object (this one is a glass candle votive) with Mod Podge (Find out how to make it yourself here) and glitter, creating a mixture of the two. Swirl it around until it covers the entire area and set it upside down to dry for about a day. You will likely have to do this twice to make it turn out perfect. After it dries, I suggest spraying the glitterized object with a clear glaze to ensure your glitter will not fall off. If you don't have any that's fine, the tutorial says that it won't fall off. I just would do that as an extra precautionary action.

Here is her finished result.
credit: www.iamstyle-ish.com
As you can see she even glitterized her iPhone Case! I think this is a great tutorial on how to glitter.

Stay tuned for another glitter project! Coming to your monitor soon!

♥, Elizabeth

Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome!

Hello Fellow Creators! Welcome to Cupcakes & Creatables! My name is Elizabeth, & I love all things DIY.   As you can tell by the title of this blog, I also love cupcakes! :) In case you are wondering, I'm not new to blogging. In fact, I have another blog called Lizzie's Lookbook. Check it out!

I've got to go for now, but I'll have more tomorrow!

TaTa for now, Elizabeth