I just launched my new website! This is an archive of all my costumes and tutorials!
Now if you wanna know how I made something, all that info is in one spot, categorized and easily searchable 👍 I’m gonna be working hard to keep growing the “tutorials” section with write-ups of past costumes and new stuff too! Check it out ~ atelierheidi.com
Whose iconic symbol is this?! 😉 tutorial on YouTube NerdEcrafter or direct link in my bio. https://youtu.be/T6E-NX6Vya8
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My dear husband gave me some pretty white-pinkish roses for Valentines Day and as they were starting to wilt I figured it would be a waste to just throw them out. So why not dry them! My usual method of drying involved bundling the flowers and hang them upside down over a radiator. I used to do this quite a lot when I was a teenager but I have lost the patience to do so (Also I don’t have a suitable radiator in my current house anymore)
I looked around for a faster method and stumbled upon a few options:
Option 1: Place petals on a flat surface in a warm environment with lots of ventilation and leave for a loooooong time. No. Not an option if you have a hyperactive 4 year old running around and destroying everything in his path.
Option 2: Dry them using an oven. Place rose petals on an oventray and put them in the oven on 200 degrees while leaving the oven door open. Still takes too long for me so I found another method:
Option 3: Nuke the fuckers. The microwave, Now let me tell you, I was a bit skeptic about this. I mean, rose petals in the microwave? I don’t know man. But hey, they said on the internet that it would take only a minute. Not too bad,so I tried it.
I placed the petals on a plate covered in kitchen paper, making sure that the petals were not touching each other. I place the plate in the microwave and blasted them for a minute an a half. They were not completely dry yet so I nuked them for another minute. The came out perfectly dry. You want them to be crunchy, like potato chips, if they are still bendy, there’s still some moisture left in them.
After they’re nuked till crispy I placed them on a baking tray to dry for another 48 hours before storing them in an airtight container (I placed the tray on top of a closet and out of sight from my dear little monster child)
^ This is the result of me being an impatient little shit. I put the 2nd batch of petals in the microwave for a full 3,5 minutes because, hey, maybe it’s faster than
checking on them
every 30 seconds… Burnt the everloving fuck out of the poor things. So be patient.
Tah-daah. Finished. The pot I used is a glass airtight pot that used to hold instant coffee. The only reason I drink instant coffee is because of the pretty pots like this one, I’m building up quite a collection of them. They’re very useful to store various stuff in
Anyway, I hope this was useful! I’ll make a new post about what to do with them once I figure it out myself :)
@thewouldbeswedish asked, and I had been wanting to at least make mention of my painting discoveries, so here it is.
I shall add mine to the million or so others out there. I watched damn near every tutorial I could find, scoured Pinterest and combined a few different techniques, as well as coming up with my own(at least I hadn’t seen it elsewhere)
Transparent clutches are starting to become more and more famous.So why not make one of your own?
To make this transparent clutch you will need: -2 simple wooden picture frames or you can make your own frames and glue the glasses as I did. -2 metal clasps -a metal lock clasp -a belt -a hammer -nails -a drill Good luck!!
If you don’t want your all of your things to be visible there is a tutorial in the end of the video that shows you how to make a smaller embroidery wallet.
I use this technique for almost every single envelope I make because it’s very easy and looks very professional if done cleanly. You can use any size of paper and any adhesive. The envelope below was made with the exact same technique from an old birding book page. <3
First, start with a piece of paper, of course. Scissors and adhesive are all that you require, but I’m using a pen to mark off areas that will be discarded as well. Usually, I would never use Scotch tape, but I didn’t want to wait for other adhesives to dry.
First, we’re going to turn the paper over so that the inside is facing us. Then begin by folding the bottom edge 2/3 to ¾ of the way across to the other side. The paper you leave hanging out will become the envelope’s flap closure, so plan ahead!
Now fold each side in by a few centimeters.. These will become the side flaps, so making them about the same width is advisable. I just eyeball it, but if you want, you can use a ruler to get them perfectly symmetrical. These can be visible or not depending on how you fold the final product.
I avoid double creasing to keep things clean, and I unfold the bottom before creasing the sides. Likewise, I unfold the sides when I fold down the top closure flap, as you can see below.
Once you unfold the whole thing, you’ll be left with a piece of paper with creases. Below, I’ve used a pen to show you which creases need to be cut along in order to form the flaps.
Once you’ve cut the approproate pieces off, you’re ready to fold along the creases you’ve already made and apply adhesive. Again, I’m using this tape which I would not recommend. XD
Fold the bottom up and the sides in, and you’ve got yourself an envelope, my dears. :3
Hopefully this helps you when you need to send your next letter!