Kika's DIY Crafts

~*Paopu Fruit Earrings Tutorial*~

Supplies:

  • Blank post backings
  • Yellow & green polymer clay
  • Toothpick
  • A thin tool to make lines (I used my blade

1. Make a “pancake” with yellow clay, about half an inch in diameter. 

2. Start shaping the star by pinching the sides.

3. Use the toothpick to give more shape to the star.

4. Use your thin tool to make lines on the star, extra little details.Start in the middle and work your way out to each point.

5. Make a small leaf with green clay. 

Make two stars and bake according to the directions of your clay.

Now just glue to your post backings and glaze for a shiny finish.

Done!

Enjoy your earrings! =) 

DIY Kisses inspired Necklace

~*Cute Bookmark Tutorial*~

~*Luma clay charm tutorial*~

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~*Origami Lucky Star Earrings*~

Supplies:

  • Origami “Lucky Star” paper strips
  • Flat-head pins
  • Pliers (round-nose and cutting)
  • Earring hooks
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush 
  • Needle

1. These were the directions that came with the paper.

2. Make at least two stars

3. Using a needle, make a hole through both stars.

4. Insert flat-head pins into the stars.

5. Using the cutting pliers, cut off the excess wire. Using the round-nose pliers make loops on the top part of the stars.

6. Put the stars on the earring hooks. Add a layer of Mod Podge to strengthen the paper and adds protection against water.

Polymer clay Peter Pan

Satin Fabric Flowers

~*Picture frame earring holder *~

Supplies:

  • Wood frame (mine is a 5x7 laser cut frame)
  • Plastic canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush. 

1-Cut the plastic canvas so it fits the frame nicely.

2-Hot glue the plastic canvas to the frame. Add an extra layer of hot glue on top of the plastic canvas and in between the little squares to reinforce.

3-Turn over the frame and paint it. Using a big fluffy brush helps get rid of any paint streaks.

4-Let it dry and add another layer of paint if necessary.

5-Done! Now you can hang it on the wall and keep your earrings organized =)

*********Side Notes***********

Right now Michaels is having a sale on the laser cut frames, mine was only $2! Plastic canvas come in many colors, pick the one that will match your paint. Even a small frame can hold a good amount of earrings. I have a small frame 4”x5” that holds about 12 pairs (8 studs & 4 dangly earrings or 20 studs). If you don’t want to hang it on the wall you can buy a frame/ canvas stand to use on a flat surface. 

Anonymous said: how many little charms can you get out of a package of the oven bake clay?

Hello!

The charms you can get out of a 2oz pack of clay depends of how you sculpt.

One 2oz block of clay will last me a long time and I can make anywhere from 10-30 charms. This is because my charms are small and because I use different color clay blocks to make one charm.

I know some artists that use one neutral color clay then they paint the charms using paint. With this method I assume you will go through clay faster but you won’t need to buy different blocks of color clay.

To give one example I have these little TMNT pendants I made. To make these 20 pendants ( each about 1 in. tall x 5/8 in. wide) I used about 1 1/2 blocks of green clay (2oz FIMO brand). I then used quarter-sized portions of red, blue, orange, and purple clay to make the headbands.

Have fun experimenting with clay charms! I hope this helps a little =)

pimpd03 said: Where did u get the little bottle from for the dream necklace?

Hello!

I bought my little bottles from Hobby Lobby. You can also find them in the store’s website:

(Bottle used in tutorial) http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/12mm-x-24mm-glass-bottle-with-cork-750315/

There are other bottles in different shapes as well

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/8mm-x-32mm-glass-bottle-with-cork-750307/

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/16mm-x-28mm-glass-bottle-with-cork-750208/

You can also find little bottles in etsy, ebay, or craft stores by looking in the jewelry section (or in the miniatures for doll houses section).

~ * Star Hairpins *~

Supplies:

  • Felt (in color of your choice)
  • scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Glitter paint
  • Bobby pins

1- Cut out 2 stars and 1 small circle from felt.

2- Hot glue together the two stars (if you used the thicker kind of felt you can skip this step).

3- Place the circle through the bobby pin as pictured.

4- Hot glue the felt circle with the bobby pin to the back of the star.

5- Paint the star with the glitter paint. Make multiple coats for extra sparkle!

Let the paint dry for about 4 hours (or overnight). The glitter will adhere to the felt, but if you see some falling just add a coat of Mod Podge to deal it. Make as many as you want in any color and shape you like! =)

~ * Jewelry Holder * ~ 


Supplies:

  • Locker Organizer (Find them in most in the school supplies sections. I got mine at Menards for about $3)
  • Ribbon ( I used 3 in matching colors:one organza ribbon, one decorative ribbon, and one that was about 3 inches in width)
  • Hot Glue 
  • Scissors

1. Divide the organizer into the number of sections you want to make. Mark off each section with a pencil or marker on each leg of the organizer so you’ll know where to place your ribbon evenly. Start on any side and add a little bit of hot glue on on one of your marks, place the ribbon on top.

2. Continue each section by putting hot glue on each mark you made and connecting with ribbon. 

3. I used the 3 inch width ribbon to cover the top part of the organizer. Cut pieces of ribbon and hot glue each in place. I cut about 6- 24” pieces (cut off the excess later) and flipped-over the organizer so the glue would not show when turned the right way. 

4. Done! I used the decorative ribbon to cover any imperfections

Last two pictures are of a previous organizer I used for my craft booth (I bought the organizer in a white color so it would match my theme). It worked perfect since my booth was “L” shaped. I had earrings showing 3 sides and I used the top part for my plushies. 

~ * Kirby Charm Tutorial * ~

Supplies:

  • Oven-baked clay in colors pink and red
  • Toothpick
  • Headpin
  • Acrylic paint in colors black, white, red, blue, and magenta

1. Make 3 balls of pink clay (2 small for the arms 1 big for the body) and 2 red ovals (shoes).

2. Attach the arms to the body. Smooth out the edges with a toothpick, this is going to help connect the clay and looks nicer.

3. Attach the shoes to the body, these you don’t have to smooth out.

4. Put a headpin all the way through. I like to start from one hand to the opposite shoe, this way it looks like he’s hanging on to something ^-^   Bake! Bake according to the directions of your clay. 

5. After the charm cools down start painting. Have a picture on hand to use as a reference. Start with the mouth (to help keep symmetry) then add the eyes. Without the twinkles in his eyes he looks really creepy! Lol

6- Add the details. Kirby has a white twinkle and a little bit of blue on each eye. I like to gradually add the cheeks using a Q-Tip.

Done! You can glaze the charm and place it anywhere you want. I made mine into a necklace by attaching my Kirby charm to one of my cake charms  He doesn’t want to let go of that cake! lol

Hope you guys liked this tutorial! =)