All posts tagged: craft

My Funny Galentine: Gifts

We are approaching the best day of the year: Galentine’s Day. For anyone who doesn’t watch NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a holiday invented by the protagonist, Leslie Knope, to celebrate strong female friendships the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th. The day involves a brunch with all of Leslie’s best girlfriends. Boys are fickle and break your heart, Galentines are forever. 1) Invite your best girlfriends out to brunch on February 13th. 2) Bring photo albums, scrapbooks, and any heart-shaped baked good you can make! 3) As for your Galentine’s gift, crafts are the sweetest way to tell your best friends that you love them. They are personal and one-of-a-kind. In the first photo, I made a collage  out of a Variety magazine. In the second photo, I made frames for my friends. Plain wooden frames can be found at Joanne’s or Michael’s, and so can wooden accessories (I found wooden bows). You can also buy a bouquet of fake flowers, pull apart the blossoms and hot glue them. The paint is acrylic, …

Tickle Me Pink: DIY Fairy Tassels

Hi everyone! Lately, I keep seeing these beautiful tassels on Pinterest and they’re sold for up to $40 on Etsy. It is actually really easy to do yourself, especially if you have leftover Christmas tissue paper! 1) Cut tissue paper into long thin strips, around 2-3 inches wide. 2) Stack 3 strips of the same color on top of each other. 3) Fold the stacks in half. 4) Cut the half-folded stacks with 2 or 3 slits to make the tassels! 5) Unfold the stacks and fold the middle, uncut ends. 6) Twist the centers and create a loop (try wrapping it around a pen). The loop should stay with tissue paper, but metallic paper might need tape. That’s all! I hope you’re all having a good 2015 so far, and contact me at JuliaPoodleMag@gmail.com if you have tried any of my ideas! I am still on winter break from school, so I will have a million other projects before I go to my internship on the 20th! I am so excited to intern at an …