sunday craft-day

you know what's so fun?
not being in school. 
... seriously.
some people fantasize about cars, maids, jewelry, etc.

all i want is the chance to be a stay-at-home-pinterest-craft-making person.

and since i am not in school until next week [EEEK], i will do whatever i can to enjoy myself while i still have the chance.

so in the past few days, i've made two fun crafts!
both super easy, and suuuper cute.
if you've been to our apartment, you are well aware that we love our faces. people make fun of the fact that our walls are plastered with engagements, bridals, canvases, and frames galore. people think we are obsessed with ourselves. both of these crafts just fuel that fire.

1. the family: a proclamation to the world
i've seen this on pinterest a few times and i looooooooooooooove it.
i wasn't sure how to go about doing this. but i talked to one of our friends, who happens to be a art design major, and she gave me some ideas. basically, you have a picture of the proc. to the world, and a family picture and combine them.
i couldn't decide between a bridal or engagement photo, so i made one of both.
still deciding which one to frame in the apartment.
cute, right? i love it.

2. silhouettes.
i've wanted to do this for FOREVER!
and all of the necessary ingredients have conveniently fallen into my lap, so i couldn't say no. we have left over black paint from painting our table, my mom gave me two blank canvases for a "pinterest starter kit" (she's so cute), and okay i guess that's really all you need. we had paper, scissors, and i used an old make up brush for painting.

the hardest part of the whole process was getting a decent profile picture. we had all sorts of obstacles! laughs, bad posture, weird smiles, glasses, duck lips, etc. but those were overcome and we went with these two beauties:
i simply cut out the faces, and painted them black. don't judge my improv ponytail. i plan on having these silhouettes for a very long time, and my short hair for a very short time. they will match one day.
 laid them out overnight to dry.
got my canvases out.
died of anticipation.
and modge podged the crap out of them.
i am so happy with how they turned out. 
what do you think?


  1. you are the cutest ever!! love your fam proc. pictures! so beautiful, such a good idea! and i've been working on the silhouettes too, i was just going to frame mine because they are a lot smaller but your canvas idea is to die for. love!

  2. I LOVE these!! (especially your improv. ponytail haha) I really really want to do a Family Proclamation like that...how did you do it?

  3. About your face obsession. I contend that it is not so much too many pictures, but not enough wall space. It appears you have too many pictures of self, spread those babies out over 3600 sq ft., it wouldn't be noticeable.