Thursday, December 01, 2011

It's your turn to Make-A-Wish this Christmas.

This Christmas take a step back from the wrapping, the buying, and the baking and do a little something to make this world a better place. 

This Christmas, Macy's has agreed to donate up to 1 Million doalls to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But only if they receive a million letters to Santa. 

For every letter stamped letter to Santa you bring to Macy's, they will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation up to 1 Million Dollars.

Do you realize how much good that would do for the Foundation? They could grant so many wishes and make so many terminally ill children happy.

So take some time this season to write a letter and drop it off at your local Macy's. Those ten minutes of your life, could make someone else's life long dreams come true.

Love Always, Kelsey

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crafts for Christmas

With Christmas approaching, everyone is in a rush to find the perfect presents for everyone on their lists. This year, I've decided to make my closest friends button boards.

What you'll need:
Canvas of any size
Hot glue

Where you can find it:
All of these materials can be found at a craft store like Michale's or Hobby Lobby. You may have to go to a fabric store to find certain types of fabric and buttons

  1. Start off by cutting your fabric to fit your canvas. You will want to leave an extra 2-3 inches on each side. Then put a dot of hot glue on each corner of the canvas and lay the fabric symmetrically over the top and pull the fabric tight. Then let the glue set.
  2. Now pull the fabric around the back of each side and hot glue the fabric to the wooden edges of the canvas. Don't hot glue it to the actual canvas because you risk burning or stretching it. Make sure that you fold the fabric at the corners so that it lays flat.
  3. Once your fabric is glued down it's time for the buttons. Lay out the buttons in advance to spell out the letter you want. Then one by one, you will spread some hot glue on the button back and press it onto the fabric.
  4. Once you have glued down all the buttons it's time for the ribbon. Tie your ribbon in a bow or however you want it to look. Then take the ends of the bow and hot glue it onto the back of the canvas. Make sure to use a lot of hot glue to keep it secure.
Voila! Custom Christmas Presents.

Love Always, Kelsey

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Newspaper Nails Tutorial

What you’ll need:
A nail polish color of your choosing. Light colors and neutrals look best, though
A clear top coat of nail polish
Rubbing alcohol
Newspaper pages, preferably ones with bigger font
Step 1: Paint your nails your neutral color. I chose a light, semi-sheer pink from Forever 21.
Let your nails dry completely before starting step 2.
 The next steps you will do finger by finger

Step 2: Dip your finger in the rubbing alcohol, there is no specific length of time you need to hold it in there.

Step 3: Take a strip of newspaper, and place it onto your rubbing alcohol soaked fingernail. Then you’re going to press the newspaper onto your nail with one of your free fingers. Hold down for as long as you want, I did mine for a minute. It also doesn’t hurt to sprinkle a few drops of rubbing alcohol onto the newspaper as it sits on your finger to keep it saturated.

Step 4: Slowly peel off the newspaper. Going off too quickly will take the text off with it.

Step 5: Paint your clear top coat onto your finger nails thoroughly. Make sure you have a thick, even coat.

Voila! Newspaper nails!

Sorry for the crappy quality in the pictures, I was taking these with my ipod.
Here are some better examples I found off the internet :) 

You could even mix it up and use the crossword puzzle as above :)
Good luck trying it out on your own!

 Love Always, Kelsey