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diy: painted terracotta pots

I bought a whole bunch of new paints a few weeks ago and since then nothing has been safe from my painter’s brush. My latest project involved sprucing up a few tiny terracotta pots. All you need for this DIY is some pots and paints and you’re pretty much good to go. Before painting the pots I coated the rims with gesso to prevent colour from soaking into the terracotta. I also wrapped masking tape underneath the rims to ensure a clean finish. I chose to plant succulents (borrowed/stolen from my mum’s garden) but I also like the idea of planting herbs for an indoor kitchen garden. This is a seriously simple DIY but works wonders for livening up a space. 

diy: canvas art

I was having a bit of a spring clean the other day and found an unused canvas amongst all my junk. Armed with some pretty new tubes of paint, I decided to flex a creative muscle or two and create my own decorative canvas art. It’s a little bit Pop Art and incorporates my obsession for stripes and glitter. It’s not a hard project, just time consuming as you’re constantly waiting for different layers of paint to dry. I started by painting the canvas pink and then following with strips of red, blue, and white. I marked the lines up with a pencil and ruler, and used masking tape to create clean edges while painting. After the paint was all dry, I then painted a strip of glue on and sprinkled glitter over the top. After the glitter dried, I shook off the excess flecks and sprayed the canvas with a gloss sealer. Now I’ve just got to find a place on my wall that needs brightening up.

just add glitter: diy glitter sunglasses

It’s taken me long enough, but I finally DIY’d a pair of glitter sunglasses. So now you can add this DIY to the sea of other glitter sunglasses tutorials that flooded the internet shortly after *those* Miu Miu sunglasses came into existence. As far as DIYs go, this one’s pretty simple, just be prepared to keep finding glitter particles everywhere for the rest of your life (that’s only if you’re lazy with the cleaning up, like me).
What you need:
– Sunglasses (mine are from Oasap/rip offs of the KW Number One frames)
– Glitter (I only needed a fraction of one packet)
– Clear drying glue
– Masking tape
– Paint brush
– Sealing spray
Instructions:
1. Tape up the lenses.
2. Brush glue onto the frames. Sprinkle with glitter. Let dry. 
3. Repeat the previous step until frames are fully covered. I found two coats were enough.
4. Spray with the sealer, remembering to do so in a well ventilated area etc.
5. Remove tape.
Ta-da!

diy paper pinhole camera

My friend in London sent me this DIY paper pinhole camera kit a few weeks ago, and I’ve only recently gotten around to assembling it. After realising that a plain old glue stick wasn’t going to cut it, despite the camera being made from ‘just paper’, a tube of multigrip glue was purchased to make sure that this camera was going to be super solid. As a camera building novice, I did have some hair-tearing-out moments thanks to a few instructions that were open to interpretation but as you can see I got the job done in the end. All that’s left now is to load it with film and test it out! Anyone got any tips for using a pinhole camera?
For those interested, this DIY camera kit was purchased from Urban Outfitters.