Sunday, December 14, 2014

Candy Cane Cake Pops! DIY

I made these cake pops as a trial before Christmas (going to make fresh ones closer to Christmas) and they turned out great!

I used chocolate cake mix (easier), but then made my own icing for the inside. The icing recipe I got from here: http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2011/12/05/peppermint-chocolate-cake-pops/ except I added an extra cup of icing sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (I didn't have enough candy canes). I also found that this recipe made way too much icing- so I saved the leftover to make the cake pops again in 1 week.


candy cane cake pops
finished festive cake pops


cake pops


sprinkled crushed candy canes on top


white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and lollipop sticks


rolled up- ready to chill in the fridge for 2 hours


mixed icing (3 scoops) and the crumbled cake


candy cane icing


chocolate cake





DIY candy cane hot chocolate gifts

I saw these candy cane hot chocolate gifts being sold for $10.00 at the mall last week and so decided to make them myself as small Christmas gifts for extended family and friends. They're so easy to make- you just layer the hot chocolate, chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, and marshmallows. I couldn't find any triangular shaped bags, so I rolled rectangular ones and glued them into the same shape :)

candy cane hot chocolate gift



finished :) 

all the supplies used


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sugar Skull face paint

Decided I'd try out one more face paint before Halloween. Here is me painted as a sugar skull! I used the same face paint as before (white snazaroo face paint, and the cheap face paint) as well as liquid black eyeliner. I didn't paint the sugar skull colourful like the typical ones you'd see, but instead added black lace.

sugar skull face paint for halloween
sugar skull face paint

sugar skull
eyes closed

added details around the eyes
Painted the lace
Painting the eyes
getting started

tools







Friday, October 17, 2014

Pixelated face paint

Face Painting time!! I love Halloween for this very reason.
Here is me painted pixelated. I also took some pictures in between to show the progression of the pixel painting.
I used white snazaroo face paint (Great quality and easy to work with), and cheap face paint from Walmart (okay quality - not very easy to work with though). I only ended up using one brush= an angled eyeliner brush.

Pixelated face paint for halloween
Pixelated face paint

pixelated
Pixelated with eyes closed

Almost finished!
this is taking too long...
painting squares
starting

grid lines from Popsicle stick
mixing colours

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wedding DIY

To save moolah I helped my sister out with a number of DIY projects for her wedding.

Invitations

Stamps
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"Dancing Shoes" for the reception
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Details for the centerpieces
For the cards
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Building/ Painting a sign to direct to the wedding
Decorating the arbor with fake vines

Decoration for the candy table
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For the washrooms
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Mad Libs
Menu
Some final preparation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY bridal bouquet

We ordered the flowers online (scary) but they arrived alive! When they arrive they are not in water so you have to cut the ends of the stems and let them sit in a flower solution/ water overnight before you're able to start making the bouquets. Used garden roses and carnations.

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Bride's Bouquet

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Bridesmaid's Bouquets
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ready to start arranging
wedding, diy, garden roses
reviving

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween DIY: creepy, broken china doll

My friend and I put a lot of work into this years halloween costume!! First we went to Value Village to buy bright doll like dresses (pretty sure they were old prom/ bridesmaid's dresses), bought a blank white mask from a costume store, long blonde wigs, white stockings, white gloves, and white face paint.

-We cut the eyes bigger in the mask, painted cracks, red lips, blush, eyeshadow/ eyeliner, and added fake eyelashes to the bottom and top of the eyes.
-We put the white stockings on and painted the joints using liquid black eyeliner.
-We used the white face paint to our arms and neck, and black eyeliner to paint the joints on our elbows.
- Both of our dresses came with a sash so it was used for the massive bow in our hair.
- We painted our eyelids/ around with black eyeliner so that when our eyes are closed (for pictures) they look hollow! and now you have a very creepy china doll :)

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Me as a creepy china doll


My Friend


Dresses, wigs, and masks


Mask before and after (missing the eyelashes)