DIY Idea: Flower Crowns

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Have you every been at a festival or flipping through a magazine, see someone wearing a beautiful flower crown and wonder how you can have one too? Well I have the perfect DIY for you!


You can make a flower crown in 4 easy steps.

You will need: elastic, hot glue, glue gun, fake flowers, needle, thread, and scissors.

Step One: Take your elastic, wrap it around your head, and cut it to your desired length.

Step Two: Cut your fake flowers off the stem, making the back of the flower flat and free of plastic.

Step Three: Hot glue on the flowers close together along the elastic.

Step Four: Sew the two ends of the elastic together.



Don’t Be Afraid To Customize!

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I hope you have enjoyed my very small back to school series, #backtoschoolwithcallie. It was so fun to do, and I hope it was fun for you as the viewer to read!

Here are all three of the products I made/customized for school:


What I Made (From Left to Right):

1. Mint Green Binder
How I made it– You will need a binder in the color of your choice, magazines (preferably garden, fashion, or surfing magazines), scissors, copier paper, glue (glue stick and hot), and lace. To make the collage I cut out patterns in a magazine in the shape of triangles, glued them on in an alternating pattern and stuck it in through the clear pocket in the front of the binder. Then, I hot glued the lace from to the edge of the binder.

2. The Mint Green Notebook
To find out how I made this, check out my last post: “Little Ways to Spice Up Your Notebooks For School!📚”

3. The Black Pencil Case
To find out how I made this, check out my recent post: “Pencil Case- DIY”

You will be able to find these posts by going either to my homepage or by scrolling to down below to categories and clicking on “Back to School”.


Little Ways to Spice Up Your Notebooks For School!

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This is post #2 of my mini back to school series (aka #backtoschoolwithcallie)!!! Today I will be talking about little ways you can spice up your notebooks for school!

1. Chalkboard Labels
Chalkboard labels are a great touch to any notebook because they are so simple to apply and look great. Also it’s really fun to doodle with chalk on them 😉

2. Add Lace or Ribbon
By simply gluing lace or ribbon around the boarder of your notebook you can turn this boring stationary item into one with texture and flare!

3. Gems, Gems, And More Gems
Stick on jewels of any kind to bling up your notebook and to add a feminine touch.

4. Use Scrapbook Paper
To change the look of the front cover of your notebook entirely, take a piece of the scrapbook paper of your choice, hole punch three holes into it and glue it on!

If you have any ideas of your own, comment them down below! Also, if you try out any of these tips, post a picture of your notebook on either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #backtoschoolwithcallie.


Pencil Case- DIY

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This post will be the start of my mini series of back to school posts. If you try any of my DIYs in this series, post a picture on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #backtoschoolwithcallie for me to see your take on these projects!

Today’s DIY will be felt pencil cases. Follow the steps below to make this adorable case!


Materials: You will need: felt, thread, a needle, a button (wooden or plastic), scissors, a thin marker or chalk, a straight edge, lace (optional), hot glue (optional)


Step One: Take your piece of felt and mark with chalk how big you would like it to be. To help with sizing, place a pencil or pen next to it.


Step Two: Cut out the felt on the lines you marked with chalk.


Step Three: With your left over felt cut out a rectangle the same width as the rectangle you previously cut and slightly shorter than your pencil or pen. This will be the pocket.


Step Four: Place rectangle two onto of rectangle one.


Step Five: Sew them together to make a pocket.


Step Six/Seven: Sew a button onto of rectangle two and cut a slit on rectangle one for the button to go through. (Optional) Hot glue lace directly underneath the slit.


Step Eight: Stuff your pencil case with whatever stationary items you want! Enjoy!


How to Draw Realistically: Lips

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Today I have some tips and tricks for drawing realistic lips in pencil/charcoal!


Tip One: When drawing your realistic subject make sure that you really truly look at it. If you are drawing from a photograph make sure that it is clear enough for you to see every line within the lips.

Tip Two: Pay attention to where your light is coming from. This can make a real difference in your drawing depending on how well you portray the light. You can bring light into the lips by using an eraser , white charcoal, white chalk, etc.

Tip Three: Make the the corners of the mouth the darkest part of the lips. You can do this with black charcoal or any other dark drawing tool.

Tip Four: Take your time! The longer you work on it and keep building on top of the layers of pencil, the more realistic it tends to look.

Hope you found these tips useful! If you have any of your own little tricks to drawing realistically, let me know in the comments down below:)

Chalkboard Quote Jars- DIY

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Today I have for you one of my all time favorite DIYs- CHALKBOARD QUOTE JARS!


Materials: You will need jars with cork lids, chalkboard paint, foam brushes, cording, chalk (not shown in the picture), scissors, and glossy acrylic paint (optional)


Step One: Pour out your chalkboard paint (only pour out a little at a time, it dries quickly depending on the temperature around it)


Step Two: Paint your first coat of chalkboard paint on your jar in any shape that you like. Wait 10 minutes before moving on to step three.


Step Three: Repeat step two. Keep on repeating that step until the paint on the jar is opaque.


Step Four: (OPTIONAL) While waiting for your chalkboard paint to dry, paint a boarder around the chalkboard shape with the color of your choice. I chose to make my boarder sloppy for a unique, handcrafted look. Then I took my cording and wrapped it around the top of the jar.


Step Five: To make it a quote jar, write some quotes on ripped pieces of paper and put them in the jar.
*Gift IdeaInstead of filling
the jar with quotes, fill the jar with candy or little treats as a little party favor or gift!


Step Six: With your chalk, write whatever you wish on your chalkboard. Have fun with it!


That’s it for today’s DIY! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got some inspiration out of it!