A little while back my dear friend Eddie left the big city and moved out west (L.A.). I wanted to make him something nice as a going away present and thought a set of post cards would be perfect (and hopefully encourage some snail mail back to the east coast!). These also make great stocking stuffers for the far away male friend in your life. Don’t feel like drinking yourself silly to acquire the supplies?? Ask your bartender friend to raid their bin at work!
Beckie at Infarrantly Creative has a great tutorial for making postcards from cereal boxes. I gave this project a boozy modification to fit Eddie & my mutual love for Lone Star and the state of Texas!
Here’s the finished product, full process photos after the jump. Check out Infarrantly Creative for the tutorial!
- Beer Carriers (I used 8)
- Paper Cutter (can also just use scissors)
- Corner Rounder (optional)
- Fine Point Marker
|If you are an avid beer drinker.. you may just have a few of these in your recycle bin.. I “borrowed” some from work :).|
|Start by cutting off all the excess, and very carefully ripping off the middle dividers. (This unfortunately leaves a nasty glue spot in the middle of the card…wasn’t sure how to remedy it so I just left it.. any suggestions??|
|Using my paper cutter, I cut the cards down to the size suggested in Becky’s tutorial.|
|Round off the corners|
|Use a ruler and fine point marker to add the lines.. I just improvised this one.. no special measuring involved… there’s those nasty glue spots!|
|Wrap em up and send em out!!|
I love spending the weekends walking around Williamsburg with my gentleman just going where the wind takes us and doing as we please. Junk vendors on the sidewalks are always plentiful, and if its your lucky day… you just might walk away with something special!
I eyed a box of patterns from the other side of the street recently, and heres what I took away!
and only $.50 to boot!!! What a steal!
I came across these lovely little gourds at Trader Joe’s this week and It sparked some fall holiday crafting!
Since the giver in me always likes to think of who my craft will go to.. I decided to make a little Halloween decoration for the handsome gentleman in my life :).
I chose a Day of the Dead theme to accommodate his love for hispanic culture (and of course, skulls), looked up some inspiration, and simply drew on the gourd with a sharpie!
|First I traced it out with a pencil so I knew exactly what I wanted to do..
then I went over it with a sharpie.
|Black tissue paper + orange fabric scraps frayed at the edge = simple gift wrap 🙂|
There isn’t much that I didn’t love about Elie Saab’s Spring 2012 show in Paris… from the silhouettes to the color palette, I was swooning.
Here are some faves:
An awesome article about an artist who makes complete historical costume replicas out of pattern paper!