Handmade Eyeshadows and Palette

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Buckle your seat belt, this project was a doozy.

It started when I bought some eyeshadow making/pressing supplies online. I wanted some lovely iridescent highlight shades like the Kat Von D palette, and I feel like I more or less achieved that look with these. But once I had all the eyeshadows made, I realized I had nothing to put them in! I have a video showing how I made the shadows, and the instructions on how I made the palette are just below.

What you need:
My mix press base – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…
My mix press binder – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…
Sparkle turquoise – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…
7 colour interference colour set – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…
26mm pan press kit (comes with tile for pressing) – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…
Isopropyl alcohol
Paper towels
Mixing cups
Measuring spoon
Stir sticks
You can also buy 12 pan empty palettes to put your shadows in – https://howtomakecosmetics.com/produc…

Recipe for one 26mm pan (video shows recipe for two)
-1/8 tsp my mix press base
-1/2 tsp pigment
-5 drops my mix press binder
-enough isopropyl alcohol to get correct consistency


Now, onto making the palette.

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First, I took some cardboard and added an edge to hold them, but they all slid around. Not the safest for makeup.

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Some shadows I made, others are pressed samples from various brands.

At the same point, I was looking at this piece of foam core that I had painted.. Cue the lightbulb.

I cut the foam core into three pieces, and with the first one divided the back into 8 squares, then traced a pan inside each square and cut just inside that.

I then glued the second piece of foam core to the back, and wrote in the letters for what order I wanted the colours to go in for optimum rainbowiness.

I cut strips of paper to cover the edges, and glued then taped them down, and made the lid with the third panel of foam core that I backed with more paper. Added more glue, more tape, until everything was attached.

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Shell Ring Holders

Oh, shells. I love working with shells. Most of the time it’s jewellery but this time around it’s jewellery holders.

I was given a bunch of shells from a friend (okay.. I asked for the shells after I saw they had a bunch from their beach wedding, but they didn’t mind giving me them!) And I couldn’t resist fancying them up with paint, glitter, and resin.

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I made a base out of a sand dollar to hold them steady, as on their own they would just rock around. Between the sand dollar and the deepest part of the shell, these are pretty wobble-free.

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I’ll be using these at craft fairs, when the season comes.

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Bonus shell, a little piece of memorabilia for the friends that got married. A wedding photo encased in resin. This shell had beautiful details on the edge so I cut the picture smaller to show it off.

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Paper-Cut Light Box

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This Christmas I’m fully going the DIY route. I’ve got bath bombs chilling in the cupboard (lime, bergamot, and orange scents). There’s cross stitched images waiting to be turned into ornaments. But the banger is the light box. Working in layers you cut card stock to reveal an image is simple or details as you want it to be. I, of course, jumped into something a bit more detailed (I’m looking at you, spruce tree).

There’s so many instructional videos, photo tutorials, and pictures for inspiration online that if you’re so inclined you could figure out how to do this in a day. Here is a great tutorial that gives you a step by step. If you’ve got an evening to spare I definitely suggest giving this a try.

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Close-up.

 

 

 

DIY Halloween Wreath

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN. So Much. Treat bags are made (and slowly disappearing, let’s not talk about it..) but I needed more.

Wreaths are all over, for every holiday and every season, and I love it. I needed it. I got it.

This bad boy cost a whole $6.50 Canadian when all was said and done, so I thought I’d share.

Materials:

  • A wire hanger, loop bend down or broken off, and formed into a circle
  • Bubble wrap and tape to give some more thickness to the hanger
  • 2 feather boas from the dollar store, one black, one orange
  • A spool of spooky spiderweb ribbon, also from the dollar store.

This is the easiest wreath in existence.

Wrap your hanger in some bubble wrap, taping it on along the way. Wrap your boas one at a time around the hanger, then add your ribbon on top. My boas had loops on either end so I put that over the hanger loop to secure it, but more tape or a needle and thread would also work. Then I tied some string around it and hung it on a hook.

Add some cute bat stickers and you’re set!

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