Apr 23, 2015

Simple Floral Wreath

Over the weekend I made a simple floral wreath with two faux flower stems, some wire, some fabric strips, and a little bit of white school glue.

Simple Floral Wreath

I bent each stem into a circle and wrapped the overlapping ends with wire to hold the shape then put the two circles on top of each other, wrapped the stems with strips of fabric, and secured the fabric ends with a tiny bit of glue. Now I need to hang it!

Apr 21, 2015

Upcycled Plastic Vessels

Recently I made several vessels from plastic containers. Here is a little vase:

Upcycle Plastic Vessels

The vessels were made following Make an Art Bowl from PET Bottle from Instructable user Gulguvenc; all the tools you need are scissors, a candle, and a soldering iron/wood burner. I'm using one small bowl made from a flat piece of plastic to hold my finger picks.

Upcycle Plastic Vessels
Upcycle Plastic Vessels

I am rescuing plastic containers from my recycle bin and also the trash at work and have a few more that need upcycled. They are pretty fun to make, watching the plastic melt is soothing.

Apr 16, 2015

Sequin Globe

Over the weekend I finished gluing hundreds of sequins on a globe! I was going for a disco-type look, but the round sequins make it look more like a sparkly mermaid tail or some sort of fish with silvery scales.

Sequin Globe DIY

Making this sequin globe was really easy; I spray painted the base matte black and using white school glue I glued on a few rows of sequins at a time, letting them dry completely to avoid pushing them out of place.

Apr 14, 2015

Iron Bracelet Winner and a Little Blog Update

The winner of the bracelet for my sixth blogiversary is Nana! Hurrah! I'll hand deliver it next week!

Friendship Bracelet with Metal Chain

I've also did a few little blog updates. If you are viewing this post in your email or an aggregator pop on over to millyandtilly.com to check out the changes!

blog update april 2015

I've got a new accordion menu that I'm very excited about! But I'm still trying to figure out how to auto populate my gallery pages; I'm very behind on updating the masks and tutorials galleries!

Apr 9, 2015

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are yummy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches I made for my coworker's birthday! I was planning on making an ice cream cake (like usual), but came across the delicious recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and decided to make it instead.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

The ice cream sandwiches were a big hit because cookie dough is delicious and so is ice cream. If you decide to make these I have one suggestion: Use mini sized chips like the recipe calls for so you can press the dough into a thinner sheet. I used regular sized chips and the dough can only be pressed as thin as the chips so my dough was a bit thick (not that it was bad, it will just go further if it were thinner).