Experimenting with Tumblers

I learned how to use epoxy and make custom tumblers. I was able to make some in time as gifts for Christmas! Right now I have a make-shift manual cup turner (which is a pain and very time consuming), but I plan on designing and building my own motorized cup turner – this will make the process much easier! I learned how to do this by watching a ton of YouTube videos 🙂

These photos do not do the glitter justice!
Check out my instagram or facebook page to see the glitter sparkle in my videos!

prescription cookie jar

My sister is leaving for graduate school in 2 weeks to study to become a Pharmacist. As her going away present, I made her a cookie jar that looks like a prescription bottle. It is filled with sugar cookies that look like pills :]

I got the idea from Sugar Dot Cookies who posted a small tutorial.

I found a label picture in google search and edited it to look more like the ones at the pharmacy where she works. I couldn’t find orange cellophane so I used red and yellow (putting the yellow on the outside) to make it look orange. Then I just put a square of fabric over the sealing cap and screwed the lid over it.

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giraffe jewelry box

A while back I was going through some old things and came upon an old box for holding keys. I decided I wanted to refinish the front with this awesome giraffe picture I found online and store some necklaces inside.

I tweaked the picture in Photoshop to make the colors more similar to the color of the box since I didn’t want to repaint the entire box (though I am still debating on it).

I used Mod Podge to glue the picture onto the box then put 2 more coats over top the picture.

unicorn serving dish

I desperately wanted to make an awesome serving dish like the DIY Dinosaur Serving Dish made by Three Little Monkeys Studio

I went in search of a large dinosaur but strangely I could not find any. However, I did find a unicorn! I followed the DIY instructions except I did not paint the plate. Since the unicorn was more rubber like than hard plastic I filled the inside with spray foam. The cut did not come out as even as I would have liked, but it still is pretty awesome.

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first floral arrangement

On Valentine’s day I received my first ever bouquet of roses. I want to keep these roses forever so I hung them upside down to dry out. I decided to experiment and make an arrangement with them. I found this interesting owl vase at Walmart and bought some dried baby’s breath and fake leaves from Joanns.

After an hour of messing around with everything I came up with this: