Friday, February 28, 2014

31 Day Drawing Challenge

Tonight I was reading through all the blogs I follow and this challenge from Bethany at Blow A Wish (Click to go there) caught my eye. I will be doing it and will post pictures Once a week!

She writes:

So, for all you artists out there, I stumbled upon a wonderful list of things to draw in the month of March. (It was originally 30 days, but then I added an extra day so that it'd fit the month).
So here it is:
Day 1: Yourself
Day 2: Your favorite animal
Day 3: Favorite Food
Day 4: Favorite Place
Day 5: Your best friend(s)
Day 6: Your favorite Book Character (NOT movie character!)
Day 7: Your favorite word
Day 8: Your favorite animated character
Day 9: Your favorite TV show (or movie)
Day 10: Your favorite candy
Day 11: Turning point in your life
Day 12: Your most recent accomplishment
Day 13: Cartoons
Day 14: Your favorite fairytale
Day 15: Family Picture
Day 16: Inspiration
Day 17: Favorite plant
Day 18: Just a doodle
Day 19: Something new
Day 20: Something orange
Day 21: Something you want
Day 22: Something (or someone!) you miss
Day 23: Something you need
Day 24: A couple
Day 25: Scenery
Day 26: Something you don't like
Day 27: Someone you love
Day 28: Anything you'd like
Day 29: A place you want to go to
Day 30: Hands
Day 31: A Congrats banner for finishing the challenge
Be creative! Have fun!
Just remember that you have no limits! This is time for you to spend time for your enjoyment!
So will you join me in this 31 Day Challenge?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How to make a Braided headband

Last week I showed you how to make Highlights. Today I am going to show you how to make a Braided Headband!!!!! When American girl released the braided headbands I was like YEAH! than I looked at the price.
Not happening.
So when I got the hair for the Highlights and it had a braid on the headband I thought, Lets give this a try! :)
For this project I used a blond hair extension from my local Dollar tree. It cost $1 and the snaps I bought in a pack a Walmart for $3 or $4 dollars. Have gotten A LOT of use out of them. 
Here is a picture of what I had to start with. It is a plastic headband with a braid running along the top. The extensions is about 26" long.

I cut the hair off of the headband. And was left with this.

Carefully brake the plastic band right above the cloth bottom.
(Note: The end is covered with a piece of cloth)

Start pealing the braid off the band. All the way around.

Brake the plastic at the other end. The same place you did on the other side.

Here is is laid out flat.

If you look carefully you can see where I cut the hair of the braid. You may need to trim if they seem to long. Just be careful you don't cut the braid.

Next I glued on side of a snap to the plastic piece at the end of the braid.

Wrap the braid around the dolls head and note where the snap comes down.

Glue the snap on there.

And your done. Clip underneath the head.

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

How to Make Highlights!

So If you have read my last post you will know my opinion of the movie Frozen :)
Well I decided to make a Highlight like Anna's. However this can be used with any color.
You will need:
Hair extinctions (I got mine from the Dollar Tree) 
Hair tie
Water Bottle
hair Clip
Hot Glue gun.

First tie the hair into a ponytail

Then carefully cut around the headband. Save the headband for a later project.

Separate out the amount of hair you want in the highlight.

Glue the end of the hair to the clip like this.

Glue the back to

Now separate the extension from the rest of the hair.

And cut the short ends off.
Putting the Clip in:

Separate a strip of hair in the front

Then lift the top of the hair up just behind the first strip.

Place the clip in

Holding the clip.... Comb Threw the hair.

Style how you wish.

Come back soon to See how to make a braided head band!