Just another reminder that this blog has moved to http://daniellediy.com!
Check out the felt ball curtain tutorial here: http://daniellediy.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom-curtain/
Last weekend my best friend Maria and I pigged out at the Grub Street Food Festival. There were dozens of vendors offering some really unique eats & crafts. My favorite was the gourmet mac and cheese. The line was insane but it so worth it!
DIY Seashell Decor
Two projects for under $4.00!
I bought the shells ($1 for a big bag) & jar ($1.95) at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. With some leftover hemp twine I crafted two different decor pieces. The string of shells was fun to make. I draped a broken costume necklace with yellow/seafoam green beads with it to compliment.
DIY Wood Antiquing
In April I had my New Media senior show! My piece & thesis focused on nostalgia/retro culture through the lens of modern technology, and I wanted my gallery installation represent this clash as well.
I programmed a couple of different interactive apps for iPad and enclosed it in a “vintage” looking frame, but it wasn’t enough. One of the parts of my project featured home footage from VHS and other old media, so I decided to display the framed iPad on a wooden shelf to give it a homey feel.
However, the shelf looked too new. I didn’t have much time and followed some tutorials online to try to antiquate the look of the shelf. Here are pictures of my process :)
- Two different grits of sandpaper
- A hard wire brush, hammer, and other tools to create dents and wear
- Wood stain & paintbrush
Etsyians at the Hester Street Fair
I was in NYC this weekend and I stopped by the weekly Hester Street Fair in the East Village. I was so pleased to see so many awesome Etsy artists selling their goods!
Paper lamps: zipper8lighting.etsy.com
Prints & Cards: clowdernine.etsy.com
I’ll have another NYC post tomorrow. It was a gorgeous weekend, and I snapped lots of pics. Also - I finally got an iPhone, so hopefully this is the last sub-par photo quality post I’ll ever publish ;)
Headband I made in the craft tent @ Culture Shock :)