Women’s Health Mag’s DIY Cap Contest

DIY Cap Contest via Women's Health Magazine

Upcycling old clothes has become super popular Recently. It seems like everyone is taking their old clothes and accessories and making them like new again. Well,  Women’s Health Magazine and Erica Domesek, from P.S.- I made this…, want in on the action. They have decided to join forces to create the DIY Cap Contest. All they want is to see your best upcycled ball cap!

If you win, you get a $300 crafting kit and you’ll be mentioned in the September issue of the magazine.

Am I participating? Of course I am, and you should too. I know you guys are crafty and I would love to see one of my wonderful followers win 😀

Happy crafting, errr… upcycling!

 

Duct Tape Prom Attire = $10,000 Scholarship!

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Content

This is the coolest scholarship I’ve ever seen! Students are encouraged to create prom dresses and tuxes with duct tape. If they had this scholarship when I was in high school (provided I knew about it), I would’ve been all over that! Anyway, the winner(s) receive $10,000. You can apply solo or as a couple. Applicants have to submit a photo of themselves in their prom attire to be considered. The finalists are chosen based on workmanship, originality, use of color, accessories, and use of duct tape. Check out the rules if you are interested. Warning, they are a bit lengthy.

Let’s get to the fun part… The duct tape prom dresses and tuxes!

blue and zebra duct tape prom dress leopard and blue duct tape prom dress and tux blue and black duct tape prom attire purple and blue duct tape prom wear matching duct tape prom dress and tux pink and black glow in the dark duct tape prom attire Pastel colored duct tape prom dress and tux

Chevron patterned duct tape prom dressIt is unbelievable, the talent that goes into these prom outfits! Take a look at the gallery; there are a ton of couples and singles that have created dresses and tuxes for the scholarship.

What a way to bond with your prom date. Not to mention, these kids probably saved themselves, or their parents, hundreds of dollars. Who needs designer dresses anyway?!

 

 

 

 

Who Says Hair Makes You Beautiful?!

I have had long hair for as long as I can remember. In the past two years I’ve MAYBE had it cut 3 times. It was easier to braid it and be done with it.

My hair was about 24 inches long… until today.

When I was a senior in college my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watching her go through that was very difficult for me. This was someone that I talk to every day, someone who used to braid my hair for me… and now she was losing hers. She has since recovered (YAY Mom!) and is doing very well.

I decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love. So today, I told one open-minded person that I was going. If I told more people they probably would’ve talked me out of it and I didn’t want that.

I went to the hair salon and got 11 inches chopped off.

I don’t particularly like it but I don’t hate it either. It will grow on me. I know that I made a good decision and that is what makes me happy.

If you have long hair i highly recommend you donate it. Here are my top 10 reasons:

1. Someone else would be more than thankful for it

2. There is no better feeling in the world than helping someone else

3. When women lose their hair it is a serious shock to their system. Our culture puts so much emphasis on “hair is beauty” that women feel very insecure without it.

4. It constantly gets pulled

5. It gets caught in the car door

6. you can’t do anything with it but pull it up. Even then it probably falls out of the ponytail

7. It is heavy

8. It takes FOREVER to dry

9. You spend a lot of $$ on shampoo and conditioner

10. You can’t curl it because the weight pulls out the curls

BONUS: It grows back!

DIY Hair Accessories

I am going to be honest… this is not the project I had originally planned for my MakeSomethingMondays craft. I was going to make something else but it didn’t work the way I wanted it to 😦  I won’t go into detail though because I plan to try it again. Anyway, I suppose I work well under pressure because these are pretty cute! I was proud of myself for improvising.

My cousin’s bridal shower was this weekend and the accessory I used for my hair accessory was from her shower. I am not sure exactly what the sunflowers were attached to but it was something that ended up in my purse. Thank you Becca for using these in your shower ;-).

You are 2 steps away from cute barrettes!

Things You Will Need:
Accessory of some sort
Hot melt glue
Bobby Pins

*yes, this is ALL you will need.

Step 1:

Apply an ample amount of hot melt glue to your bobby pin.

Step 2:

Press your accessory into to the glue. (Make sure it is centered.)  Hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it will stay where you want it.

Look how cute! If I wore yellow a lot I would wear these every day! So cute!

I think I’ve developed a small obsession. I’m going to make more!

3D Metal Printing

Seriously? Yes! Have you ever heard of Shapeways? They print metal 3D objects. It is pretty cool. By using this site you can upload a 3D image and they will print whatever object you’ve created and mail it to you. Or you can go to the site and buy products that have already been created.

“By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone—whether you’re already designing in 3D or are just looking to buy something completely unique. We print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.” -Shapeways.com

Oddly enough, I was talking to a coworker about this last week. She was telling me about this 3D printing and gave me the name of the website. Then, a few days later, another coworker showed me these metal dice that he bought from the site. It looks so professional and is hard to tell how it is put together. Everything just fits right into place.

*Click the image for the link.

 

 

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