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DIY Kaleidoscope..



Hi! This post is an easy DIY on how to make a kaleidoscope with about $5.. all you need is a paper roll (paper towel or toilet paper sized), flexible mirror (can be found at craft/art stores), and tape + scissors.


 Cut in 3 equal strips. For a regular toilet paper roll, 1.2 inches works well. If you cut them too small, it can be fixed as long as they're all the same size.


























 Pinch the three pieces together and tape at both ends from the outside. Slide into the tube, and your done. Kaleidoscopes usually have an attachment at the end full of stuff, but I wanted to be able to use this as an attachment to my camera lens for a kaleidoscope effect.

























If you cut the pieces too small, make the paper tube smaller by cutting it down the center and overlapping the two pieces + taping.





Decorate the outside of the tube with sharpies/ more mirrors. I wrapped a strip of the mirror around it.




























 If you want to create a more traditional kaleidoscope, try attaching a bag full of leaves or beads onto the end with a rubber band.


Thanks! If you have any questions just contact me.

YARN BRACELET DIY 2!


Hi there! Its been a while. Today I bring to you the updated version of my (for unexplainable reasons) mega popular post from a while back telling you how to make your very own yarn bracelets. The post really pushed my blog to becoming more popular. The feedback was so intense that now I'm the first that pops up when you google "yarn bracelets".  The post was a really early post, before I knew much to anything about cameras. I decided to remake the tutorial so it will be easier to understand (and see)...

 All you need is some yarn and scissors...



First, cut two pieces of yarn in whatever colors you want at about two feet long each.


Then, tie them together. 


Cut a third piece of any color (it will barely show if you tie the knot tight enough) at about 4 feet and "fold" at the half point. Lay it out like this:


To begin knotting, take one side and cross over the middle section.


Take the other side and "fold" it over the first side.


Take the opposite side you started with (for me its the blue) and go under the middle and through the loop you created.


Make sure to tape down the mid center if your just beginning at this. Pull both strings tight against the middle to get your knot going. 


Repeat starting with alternate sides each time. After two you will notice the "V" starting to form...


When your finished it will look something like this:


Heres a side by side comparison showing the change (:

(after)
(before)
Thanks for all the support!













Electric Tape...

TY PAWLOWSKI

Hello! It's been a while! Today I'd like to show you a little project I just completed (although it will probably be ever-evolving). I wanted to fill the blank space above my bed with something cool, but very cheap.


I saw the idea of using electric tape to frame and tape prints on the wall. I wanted to use that idea but expand on it. Here are some tips when using electric tape...

1) Electric tape is stretchy, there will be a level of comfort when you use it because it can almost always stretch to fit.
2) When stretching, it can sometimes peel more easily due to the tension.
3) Use a credit card to smooth the tape and get rid of bubbles.
4) Sketch it out if you want to on the wall before.
5) Electric tape is a little less sticky than painters tape so I doubt it will leave a residue on the walls afterwards.
6) Buy at least 2 packs. It is very cheap but it can be used up faster than you might think. The whole headboard took about two rolls. Here it is in proportion to me so you can get in idea of how big it is.


So this cool new addition to my room only cost about $2!

Click below to see a little tour of my room/workspace...