Right now, I'm on school holidays, and combined with ~the current situation~, there isn't a whole lot to do or places to go. Since I've been using my laptop at lot more in recent times, I decided to decorate it with DIY stickers.
This DIY is super simple and pretty quick, so you'll have an 𝓪𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓽𝓲𝓬 sticker collection in no time. You can even make transparent stickers in this DIY- see below.
Things you need:
Watch the video below to learn how to make DIY stickers -typed-up instructions below the video.
To find images to print, use Google search or Pinterest, using keywords like 'tumblr' or 'aesthetic' to refine your search. You can print out complete sticker sheets or download individual images and put them together on an A4 page using Canva. (Use the dimensions 2480 x 3508 for A4 page size).
Here's how to make stickers with a clear background.
Let me know how your stickers turned out in the comments or on Twitter! What art or craft would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments or the form on the sidebar. Hope you enjoyed this DIY!
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This is a really cute DIY back-to-school craft. All you need is a glue gun, paper clips and spare buttons. Comment down below what else you could use to personalise your stationery!
To make these collages, some of the things you can use are:
Find some of your favourite quotes and then print them out in pretty fonts (you can download fonts for free here: bit.ly/2syEOtb). It'll be a great addition to your scrapbook or journal and you can add pictures that correlate to the quote. There are plenty of things you could do or make with this idea, let me know in the comments or by Tweeting me what you made!
If you're just starting out, you can buy a watercolour pallet from a two-dollar store. However, if you're serious about learning watercolour, you can get them from art or stationary stores like Officeworks. I used a calligraphy marker after the watercolour had dried.
Here's a tip: use your paintbrush to apply water to the paper before use begin. This allows for the watercolour freely on the page as you paint.
Use scrap paper from other crafts, cutouts from magazines, lolly wrappers, buttons and other bits and pieces to make a collage. You might want to choose a theme colour, hang it around your room or put it an art book or journal.
Here's some things you can add to your scrapbook to add a little something.
1. Brochures and business cards
Collect brochures, leaflets, pamphlets and business cards from the places you visit, then paste it in your scrapbook.
Cut out letters and pictures from magazines and newspapers to add a unique touch to your scrapbook.
Don't throw away invitations! They're a good way of remembering the whos, whats, whens and whys of the event.
Write a couple of sentences about what you did and where you went on some coloured paper, a sticky note or...
5. Paint sample cards
Use these to frame your pictures, write memoirs and add some colour to your scrapbook. For more paint sample card crafts, click here.
6. Washi tape
As always, use washi tape to fill in spaces, decorate and add colour to your scrapbook. For more things to do with washi tape, click here.
If you've got any more ideas, be sure to comment them!
Here's how to make these pretty bead creations.
Here are some ways you can use these:
Comment some other uses for this cool creation.
You will need:
1. Fold the paper in half.
2. Cut slits on the folded edge of the sheet like so. The slits can be close to each other or far apart; each will have a different look at the end. You might want to cut a strip of paper to use as a handle.
3. When you open it up it should look like this. At this point you, flip the paper upside down and decorate it.
4. Apply glue on one end of paper.
5. Stick one end of the paper to the other side of the paper, creating a tube-like shape.
6. Press down the top of the lantern a bit. You can use a ribbon or strip of paper as a handle if you want to hang it up.
Aaand you're done!
Decorate a tissue roll (I used printed paper) and cut slits on either side according to the width of you phone. I got this idea from this YouTube video. This craft takes only about three seconds and acctually works pretty well.
I was looking through old photos and a came across my Year 2 holiday homework: make something out of recycled materials, and I made a pen holder, using shoebox lid as a base.
Washi tape can also be used as borders for posters, to label items and for decoration. Got any more uses? Comment down below!
Here's an easy tutorial on how to make these simple but pretty paper flowers.