constellation craft

inksplatteredpapers  asked:

Hi! Any DIYs about galaxies or stars? Thanks!

Yes! I’ve got some right here.

DIY Bottled Nebula

DIY Moon Clock

DIY Galaxy Print T-Shirt

DIY Nebula Jar

DIY Tie-Dye Galaxy Shoe

DIY Galaxy Slime

DIY Galaxy Umbrella

DIY Galaxy Star Mobile

DIY Rodarte Star Hair Pins

DIY Galaxy of Origami Stars

DIY Constellation Coasters

sew-much-to-do: a visual collection of sewing tutorials/patterns, knitting, diy, crafts, recipes, etc.


Check out my super rad new designs which are now available on my Etsy store Storm You Can Weather.

These hoops were designed by the talented Sophie (@tophatmonster94) and were hand stitched by myself onto black cotton using white embroidery thread. Find more of her designs at her Red Bubble shop here

DIY Constellation Lighted Wall Art Video Tutorial from ThreadBanger.

ThreadBanger used an art canvas, a string of lights (you can use a battery pack or plugin cool lights that won’t start a fire), and paint to create this DIY Constellation Lighted Wall Art.

For more Constellation DIYs go HERE, and for more good Wall Art DIYs go HERE

You can print out these images and add lights using 25 Free Vintage Astronomy Printables from Remodelaholic HERE.

And here are 12 of my Favorite Constellation DIYs HERE.


I saw this and thought it would be a great way to add some cosmic vibes to a room or altar. Maybe you can change the design to include specific color correspondences for particular signs/constellations/planets.

Twenty Reasons/A Riarkle Fanfic

This is an AU I was inspired to write where Riley is the one who fell in love with Farkle in the first grade. Forewarning: this is very angsty.

Riley’s phone started buzzing as she got out of bed to get ready for a new day - the day before her eighteenth birthday, to be exact. “Farkle?” She answered, throwing her school bag onto her desk, trying to stuff her books in.  

“Hi almost-birthday girl,” he greeted, she could practically hear his smile, ”I’m at your house waiting inside my car, you do realize it’s eight twenty, right? We have school in ten minutes.“

“Okay okay I’m coming,” she muttered, quickly packing the rest of her things and heading down the stairs and through the door.

Riley slides in the passenger seat of Farkle’s car, letting out a deep sigh, her eyes slightly closing in the process. Another birthday, another wish that will never come true. It was almost painful to look at him. That jaw and those eyes. If you just said it, that one word, then everything would be okay -

“Is everything okay, Riles?” Farkle asked, concern lacing his voice. She is about to respond when he places his larger hand over her own, tracing his thumb over it in a circular motion. It was always like this when he touched her, the heat. Touching Farkle was like touching flames, and he was desperate to burn her to the ground. As always, she swallowed her feelings.

Something had indefinitely changed between them over their last year of high school together. Farkle was Riley’s rock, and she was his. It had always been this way since middle school, but it somehow became more. Little did Farkle know, Riley had loved him way before last year. Way before the girlfriends. Way before her. The girl who had broken her best friend ’s heart into pieces, causing him never to want to experience love again.

“Yeah, it’s just -“ Riley sighed, “school is going by so fast, you know? I just want everything to slow down.”

“Is It because you’re afraid of losing Maya?” He asked carefully.

“Yes.” No.

It’s because another year is going to pass where I wish you would just tell me you love me, that you would just say that four letter word. But you won’t.


“I think I’m in love with her.” One. Two. Three. Four. Five. “Riley? Did you hear me?” Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten.

Riley slowly turned around to look the boy she loved, who was standing near her bay window. She smiled the best fake smile she could give. “Farkle, I’m so happy for you,” she choked out. Turning back around when he gave a questioning look. He knew her too well.

“Is something wrong?”

“No, nothing. I can’t wait to meet her,” she lied. So many lies these days, so much for never lying to each other.


“So how do we keep this from Riley?” Asked Maya, leaning on Farkle’s locker before their history class, Riley’s birthday was tomorrow, and Farkle had planned out a surprise party for her with the gang.

“Keep what from Riley? Now you guys are keeping secrets from me?” Riley questioned, coming up behind Farkle with a teasing smile on her lips, but he could tell it was fake. It never quite reached her eyes.

“We just heard the cheerleading team got cut,” lied Maya, “and we figured you’d be upset, so we weren’t going to tell you…”

“Why would I care? It’s not like we’ll be here next year anyways. We’ll all be moving on with our lives. Maybe it’s time I should start moving on with mine and stop wishing for things that’ll never happen. “

“What does that mean?” Asked Farkle, his eyebrows forming a frown.

“Never mind, I have to go, I’ll see you guys later,” Riley avoided, walking in the opposite direction.

* Flashback *

The pitter patter sound of the rain got louder and louder as the sky turned an ugly grey that Thursday evening. Riley tossed and turned, trying to get a good night sleep. The sound wouldn’t stop, though, it seemed like it only got louder the harder she tried to sleep. It almost sounded like someone was tapping -

“Farkle?” she jumped out of bed to see the soaking wet boy outside her window who was knocking furiously, not even bothering to look at her. He didn’t look like himself at all. The boy she knew was always collected and put-together, but this boy looked terrified and fragile and - broken. She hauled him through the window, causing him finally look up at her, his eyes swollen and tired.

“I’m s-sorry  - I just wanted to s-see you-“ he sputtered, his arms shaking, and his wet hair sticking to his face.

“Farkle, what happened? What’s going on?”

“She -“ he gasped, “she- cheated on me,” he let out, his expression almost horrified.

Riley crouched before Farkle, wrapping an extra blanket around his shoulders. “Look at me. Do you know what you would say if this were me, If I was the one in your room at two in the morning, shaking and crying?”

“W-what? What would I say?”

“You’d say ‘everything is going to be okay, my darling. I promise’.”


“So everything is going to be okay,” she assured, pulling him tightly into her arms, “I promise.”


“I just wish he would say something, Maya. I can’t bear it much longer.“ Maya and Riley were sitting her bay window, her head on Maya’s shoulder. It seemed like Maya was the only she could tell her feelings to, these days.

“Honey, just try to understand from his perspective. His past girlfriend cheated on him after they dated for two years. He was in love with her,” she replied, “and also, just because he doesn’t say he loves you, doesn’t mean he’s not thinking it. That boy would go to hell and back for you.” Maya explained, rubbing small circles on her best friend’s back. “So? Will you come to Farkle’s tonight to hang out?”

“I don’t know if I want to see him.”

“He’s our best friend. You’re going to have to talk to him sometime. You need to tell him how you feel.“

Maya had told Riley she would meet her at the party although Riley would have rather gone with her to ease the awkward tension. After Maya left, she decided to call a guy from her sociology class who had asked her out a few days back and had seemed nice, she supposed. She needed to move on, she told herself. How hard could it be? She slowly knocked on the door, anticipating Farkle to open it, but when no one answered, Riley slowly turned the handle. As soon as the door flew open - Maya, Zay, Lucas, Farkle, and the rest of her school friends flew up from under the table, their hands going up in the air.

“Happy Birthday!” They all yelled in unison. Maya had told Riley that Farkle was having a small get together but they had clearly overdone it. Streamers filled the room with her favourite colour: purple. There were purple flowers, a purple cake, and purple balloons strung across the room. Riley’s favourite part was the ceiling, though. Somehow Farkle had managed to hand-craft all the constellations up onto his ceiling, with white twinkling lights. It was breathtaking.

“I think Farkle went a little overboard with purple, personally,” remarked Zay, striding over to Riley, “but happy early birthday sugar.”

Riley thanked him with a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek, still astonished at the sight around her. Riley glanced over at Farkle, their eyes locking on each other, his face lighting up for only a moment before his eyes slid to Liam, who was standing beside her, causing his smile to falter. Right. The date she brought.

Liam cleared his throat beside her, “do you want me to get you something to drink?”

“Sure, that would be wonderful,” she smiled, looking over at Maya, who was giving her curious glance. She shrugged it off, mostly because she was hoping to avoid drama tonight. All she wanted was just one night to have fun no matter the circumstances. Throughout the evening, every person came and greeted her, wishing her a happy birthday and, smiling and chatting about how the year was almost done. The one thing she didn’t want to talk about, go figures.

She snuck a glance at Farkle again, who was sitting with a blonde girl from school. Popular, beautiful, and flirting with Farkle, her hand lightly touching his knee and a bubbling laugh coming from her perfectly glossed lips. Farkle caught Riley’s eye as she went to turn away, causing a dark red to crawl up her neck. Who cares, Riley. He doesn’t, so why should you? But as she looked up at the hand-crafted constellations covering the ceiling, she thought otherwise. Maya’s words he would go to hell and back for you echoed in her mind until it blocked the rest of the world out.


“Why don’t you just sleep here tonight?”


“Sleep here tonight. I’m sure your parents will be okay with it. Plus, it’s getting late,” Farkle suggested, coming out of the bathroom in his pajamas. He threw her a pair of black sweatpants and a baggy shirt, giving her a quirky smile.

Riley swallowed nervously, “well I guess I could,” she decided, running the sweatpants in between her fingers, “I’ll call them now.”

Riley paced the bathroom, her cell phone ringing, and ringing. She already knew the answer her parents would give her, and that’s what scared her the most. The phone finally stopped ringing as her mother’s voice rang through the speaker, “Riley? Is everything okay?”

“Mom, I’m uh - I’m going to sleep at Farkle’s tonight. Is that okay?” She asked, biting down on her thumb in the process.

“Well sure, Riley. He’s one of your best friends, so I don’t see why not. Your father and I trust you. I’ll see you tomorrow morning.” Click. Riley sighed, running her hands through her hair, looking at the clothes Farkle gave her on the bathroom sink before deciding to throw put them on. They smelled just like pine and soap; it engulfed her.

Riley closed the bathroom door behind her as she walked back to Farkle’s bedroom. “You can sleep in the bed, I’ll sleep on the chair,” he suggested, taking one of the pillows and shoving it onto the cushioned seat.

Riley let out a shaky breath, nodding in agreement. She slid into Farkle’s bed, lying her head on his pillow, facing him. Farkle sat sideways in the cushioned chair, his eyes coming up to meet hers. She sighed, closing her eyes. Somehow, she ended up feeling more at home in Farkle’s bed than in her own. It was late, and she was tired. The world went black.

It was 3:00 am when Riley woke up to Farkle shuffling around in the chair, clearly uncomfortable. Riley stumbled out of his bed, the floor freezing on her bare feet. “Farkle?” she whispered, shaking his shoulder.

“What?” he muttered, his eyes opening and closing as he tried looking at her. Riley pulled him out of the chair and brought him to the other side of the bed. He looked more awake now, standing before her, his hair messed up as he gave her a lazy smile.

“Riley, I can sleep in the chair, it’s fine.”

“No, you can’t. You’re uncomfortable. I am ordering you to sleep in the bed with me. No questions asked.”

Farkle let out a huff before giving in and sliding under the covers. Riley got in on the other side, facing the boy she loved more than anything. Farkle’s eyes opened, catching her staring at him. The small blush that crept on her cheeks was barely noticeable in the darkness. She could see his eyes, though. Those baby blues that caught her attention so easily.

“Riley?” Farkle whispered, his voice echoing over the silent room.

“Yes, Farkle?” she hummed, her hands tucked under her right cheek.

“Do you believe in soulmates? You know, like someone who was made to cross your path, and no matter what path you choose you are always led back to each other?”

“Yes. I mean - I think that there is that one person in the world who is just supposed to get you. You know? They understand you on a whole different level. They are your other half.”

“Well, I disagree. I don’t think people have a person who they’ll love forever. Love never lasts, and all it causes is pain and heartbreak.”

“Well, I think you’re wrong.”

“Oh yeah? And why is that?”

“Because I think I’ve experienced it.” With you.


Maya plopped down beside Riley, searching her best friends face. “Well? Are you going to talk to him or are you going to sit here and just look at the wall?”

Riley glared at Maya, giving her a knowing look. “What, Liam?”

No. The other one. The one that you’re so madly in love with.”

Oh. Well, you see, that one is currently flirting with a blonde in the corner, and I’d more rather not go and interrupt.”

“He’s just doing that to make you jealous because you brought Liam as your date for the party he threw for you.”

“Yeah? Well, two can play this game,” she remarked, before strutting over to where Liam and Zay were talking.

“Can I borrow you for a minute?” Riley asked Liam sweetly. Maya watched the two of them interact before looking back at Farkle, who was beginning to excuse himself from where he was sitting with the blonde girl, and was now walking towards Liam and Riley.

Liam put his hands around Riley’s waist, pulling her closer until they were only inches apart. Riley decided she would kiss Liam. She deserved to be happy. Why did It seem as though the universe tried to keep her from being happy? She leaned in closer to Liam, her mouth forming a shy smile and -

“I don’t remember inviting you?” Riley and Liam jerked their heads towards Farkle, both their expressions confused. Farkle looked past Riley, staring straight at Liam, his eyebrows raised. He looked…angry?

Heads turned to see the drama that was surfacing with the host and Riley’s date. The two boys continued to stare at each other. “What is your problem with me?” Liam questioned, puzzled.

“I want you out of my house,” Farkle demanded. Riley looked at Farkle in astonishment. She had never heard him be so forward and rude.

Liam looked towards Riley, who still had the same shocked look on her face. “I’ll walk you out,” she muttered, leading Liam out the door, but not before shoving Farkle hard on the arm causing him to stumble back.

As soon as the cold air hit Riley, she let out a deep breath she didn’t even know she had been holding in. All of the guests starting piling out Farkle’s house, quickly wishing Riley a happy birthday before heading on their way, leaving just Liam and Riley on Farkle’s front steps.

“Sorry about that I don’t know -“

“You’re in love with him. I know.”

“Oh no -“ she started, “it’s not like that -”

“It’s okay, I get it,” he nodding knowingly, “I know how it feels to be in love with your best friend. I’ve been there,” he explained, before standing up, giving her one last smile, and then heading down the street.

Riley sat on the steps a few minutes more, afraid to confront Farkle. Everything was always so difficult when it came to them, these days. Riley knew as soon as she went back into the house, hell would break loose, and she wasn’t sure she’d be able to control herself.

She eventually dragged herself back into the house. Farkle, who was talking to Zay, Maya, and Lucas spun around to meet her stare, his furious expression mirroring her own. Anger. Her emotions began to spin out of control - how dare he be angry with her. She was going to explode any minute, and this time, she wouldn’t hold back.

“Well? Aren’t you going to yell at me? Tell me how much of a terrible friend I am?” Riley challenged, walking a bit closer to him, her voice raising in the slightest.


“Well say something, Farkle. Because you looked as though you were going punch my date in the face a few minutes ago, and now you look like you have something to say, so please, tell me how you’re feeling. I really want to know,” she taunted, resting her hands on her hips, her voice much louder now.

“I have nothing to say to you, Riley,” he retorted, his hands clenching at his sides. Fine then. If they weren’t going to talk then, she’d have to communicate a different way. Riley walked straight over to the dining room table, sticking her hand through her perfectly decorated purple cake. Her friends, including Farkle, eyes widened. They knew what was going to happen next. Riley stomped over to Farkle, shoving the handful of cake right into his face. Maya quickly pulled Lucas and Zay out of the room, quietly telling them Riley and Farkle needed to work out their problems on their own.

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too, you asshole!” Riley yelled, going to grab another piece of cake to throw at him,“it’s not fair to me! I have been waiting for the last three years for you just to say it, to just say those three words and then when I finally have a date, you choose to make a scene like you have any right to do so?!”

“Riley -“

“Do you think I want to be in love with you?” she interrupted, “trust me, I try not to love you every day, but I always end up loving you ten times over! I hate being in love with you! I hate watching beautiful and smart girls flirt with you and having to pretend I don’t care! And I hate it when you tell me you’ll never be in love again because of what happened with -“

“Don’t you dare say her name-“

“Oliva!” she screamed, “but I’m not like her! So just stop! I’m not like her, and I never will be. Maybe that’s the problem, isn’t it? It’s because you’ll never love me like the way you loved her.”

“What are you talking about, Riley? Do you think I threw this entire party just for the hell of it? I did it for you. Because you’re my best friend and I wanted to show you how much I love you. Because I’m in love with you too!” Farkle cried, his expression unreadable with the cake covering his face, “I’ve been trying to tell you.”

“Well, you sure have a funny way of showing it, if all these years proved anything,” she countered, her jaw clenched.

“You know what? Forget it. Here’s your birthday gift but I guess it doesn’t matter because I’m sure Liam got you something nicer,” Farkle remarked while grabbing a rectangular shaped present from his pocket and slamming it down on the table before walking up the staircase, not bothering to look back at her.

“Fine!” She screamed as he walked up the stairs, far away from her. My stupid birthday wish comes true, and now I wish it never did.


“Happy seventeenth birthday, Riles,” Farkle smiled, standing outside her front, his hands in his pockets.

“Thank you Farkle,” she beamed, before reaching into his arms for a hug.

“I got you something, but you have to promise me you’ll open it after I’m gone,” he whispered in her ear, before pulling a small box from his school bag. He put the present in her hands, his fingers slightly touching her own, sending electricity up her spine.

“Okay. I promise.”

Farkle gave her a quick kiss on her forehead before heading towards his car, give her one last smile before driving away.

As soon as she got into the house, she murmured goodnights, and I love you’s to her parents before crawling into bed, the present clutched in her hand. She slowly unraveled the bow on top of the small box and carefully taking off the lid. Inside the box was a silver necklace with two pendants on it - mars and pluto side by side with little stars dangling on each side of the chain and a small “F & R” engraved on the back. Mars and Pluto finally together.


That night Riley lied in bed with the unwrapped silver box clutched in her hand. She had been debating all night whether or not she should open it and it was now two in the morning. Farkle still hadn’t called her or climbed through her bay window. Maya had insisted on staying over to comfort her, but she knew she needed to deal with this on her own. She needed to be by herself, at least for tonight.

Riley let out a deep breath, before slowly ripping the wrapping paper off of the rectangular package. It was a black leather notebook - about the size of her hand. She turned to the first page of the notebook.

Happy Birthday, Darling. She read on.

Twenty reasons why every person on this earth needs their own Riley Matthews:

1. She’ll do anything for you. She is so loyal, and it is by far one of her best qualities.

2. She is smart as hell and is not afraid to prove it to you. Trust me, I know.

3. She surprises you in ways you didn’t know possible. In a good way, though.

4. Somehow you’ll never seem to get enough of her. You could spend every waking moment with her, just sitting there in silence, because that’s how comfortable you are around each other.

5. When she’s your best friend, you get this remarkable smile that no one else receives. I pray to God everyday everyone has someone that smiles at them like that, because there is no better feeling than the one I get in the stomach when she gives me that smile.

6. She’ll take the time to know everything about you - whether it is your stupid rituals, or your habits, or your favorite food, she’ll take the time know it. And she’ll remember it all. Don’t underestimate her.

7. She’ll be there for you, always.

8. Always.

9. She’ll defend you from all the terrible people in this world - and there are a lot. But she’s proven that there are also extraordinary people in the world, like her.

10. She likes to dance around her bathroom pretending to sing in her toothbrush without a care in the world when she thinks no one sees her. Trust me; it’s adorable.

11. No matter what time of the day it is - early morning, or late at night, she’ll pick up the phone if you call. She knows it’s important, and that’s enough for her.

12. She’ll make you a better person.

13. She makes you feel lighter like you can do anything and be anything.

14. She believes in you, no matter what it is. She’ll be the one sitting in the front row, cheering you on, even if she knows you’re going to lose, she doesn’t care. She’ll believe in you no matter what.

15. She’ll challenge your opinions, and make you think about life from a different perspective than you ever did before.

16. She never, ever gives up. God, she is so stubborn, but that’s what makes her admirable. You can see the determination in her eyes when she wants something, and she won’t stop until she gets it.

17. You argue all the time. Because you have opposite opinions on everything - but that’s what makes your relationship so special -you balance each other out.

18. She see’s the light in everything. Every. Single. Thing.

19. She’ll help you to experience love in it’s purest form. Because no one loves you better than your best friend. No, scratch that. Your soulmate.

20. She’ll put her feelings aside for the sake of your happiness, even though she’s in love with you. If only she realized you’re the happiest when you’re with her.

I love you, Riley.

No, that’s a lie. I’m in love with you, Riley.

I’m in love with you, Riley. Riley didn’t even realize that by the time she was finished reading, she was sobbing so hard her head hurt, and the pages were soaked and smudged, but she didn’t care. He loved her, but it didn’t matter now. They screwed it all up.

Topanga came rushing in Riley’s room, an alarmed look on her face. “Honey, what’s wrong?” she asked, hugging her daughter as she continued sobbing.

“Mom, I love him so much,” Riley blubbered, clutching the little notebook tightly in her hand. She said no name, but her mother knew.

“Oh, honey,” her mother cooed, tightening her arms around her, “I know.”

The Wrestle, Ch. VI

I’m gonna kiss you
like the sun browns you,
devour me.
I want every other freckle.

If the summer days were blinks that paradoxically lasted for eons and disappeared without warning too quickly, than the winter nights were long sighs that moved along slowly, settled in among the trees and between the houses, on the paths and in the naked branches, and took its time in passing, lasting longer and longer as the season went on. It came in one morning, and frosted the tips of grass and bits of metal along the wall, in the smoke that poured from chimneys and the sun that was just as bright as the day before, but not as fiercely as the summer afternoon. In the few months following the union of the ground and the sky, the world started to chill, started to grow crisp and colourful as the leaves burst aflame and then fall in a cascade of embers and light upon the world.

The summer days of long, unending sun faded and were replaced by nights that were conducive for only a few things, all of which made Lexa extremely satisfied. Things changed in the small bed in Lexa’s quarters. It was usually filled with a blonde, which was a fact the Commander quite enjoyed. She would return from her day and get stories read to her in that voice, and with those absent fingers knitting themselves under her shirt, in her hair. She would get questions answered and ideas explored. She got kisses and she got fire and she got to warm up from the winter outside. She got Clarke’s moans scalding her neck, tangling in her sheets. She saw stars in her own bed, she shook and she thought her body was not her own, and when she regained control, she got Clarke’s smile and eyes and voice. Lexa was torn with how much she loved winter.

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DIY Constellation Necklace Tutorial from FancyMade.

Make this Big Dipper DIY Constellation Necklace from wire and rhinestone gems.

At FancyMade’s Etsy Store you can buy a constellation necklace for $16, and the proceeds go to a good cause:

…100% of the proceeds will be donated to the The Ethembeni School, a boarding school for children living with Cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, and other physical disabilities in rural South Africa. CP is a cause very dear to my heart and I’m making it a mission to raise funds and awareness on this condition.

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