koozie!

WANNA HEAR SOMETHING WILD?

My dad wants me to design a promotional stubby holder (a Koozie/Coozy to Americans) for his home design business.

HE WANTS IT TO BE LINED WITH ANIME GIRLS HOLDING HANDS.

Am I the only one that thinks this is a terrible idea

Okay so now that I’ve had time to calm down lmao HERE IS WHAT I GOT IN MY RT BOX!

1-Rwby Mystery Figure (Ruby)

1- Rwby Collection Cards (They look cool af and I got a holligraphic one!!!)

1- Lazer Team Directors Cut DVD (!!!! I’VE BEEN WANTING THIS FOR SO LONG!)

1- CowChop Laynard (YESS SOMETHING COWCHOP IM SO HAPPY I GOT THIS!!!)

2-Achievement Hunter Slap Bands (WANTED THESE SINCE LIKE FOREVER???)

1-Drop Bear Gus Sticker (Love it so much, Drop Bear Gus was my very first RT shirt!)

1-Million Dollars But Card Game: Aussie Expansion (YES LIKE??? WANTED MDB FOR A WHILE)

1-MDB Shirt (YES MORE SHIRTS)

1- RoosterTeeth 14Years Stubby Cooler (Or a Beer Koozie for the Non Aussies)

1- REALLY COOL LOOKING BOX IT ALL CAME IN

🎓 how to create a sorority graduation shadow box! 🎓

Spring is an ideal time to make a commemorative shadow box of your sorority graduation paraphernalia! Collect your grad keepsakes and spotlight them in a framed box for safe keeping. Post-initiation is another prime time for crafting a shadow box of your bid day, new member and sisterhood memorabilia. Treasure your sorority memories, turn them into wall art and preserve them for years to come with these sorority sugar ‘How To’ instructions for making your own greek girl display box! 

🎓   MAKE A SORORITY SHADOW BOX! 🎓

STEP 1 Gather Your Materials: 

Determine the theme of your shadow box and collect all the things you want to put inside. These are some ideas for what you may want to include.

  • GRAD BOX: Grad cap, sorority stole, commencement invitation, photos, tassel, tickets, dried flowers, program, certificate, chapter papers, medals, awards, buttons, etc…
  • MEMBERSHIP BOX: Membership certificate, bid card, pledge ribbon, photos, big/little keepsakes, dried flowers, name tag, button, decal, ribbons, awards, koozie, greek letters, notes, awards, door signs, greek stitch letters, pearls, etc…

 Supplies You Will Need:

  • Wood shadow box from a craft store. 11″x14″ or 20″x20″ are popular sizes. Make sure your box is wide enough and deep enough for your items.
  • Scissors
  • Background fabric or scrapbook paper. Use acid-free and archival-quality materials.
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Foam brush for applying glue
  • Clear glue dots
  • Clear headed straight pins and/or color matching straight pins. Use stainless, dressmaker quality pins only.
  • Quake Hold Museum Wax
  • Permanent Sticky Mounting Tabs
  • Double stick tape
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Sheet of foam backing if you’re using pins to attach your items

STEP 2 Cover the Background Board:

  • Remove the board from the back of the box.
  • Cut your acid free background fabric or paper to fit. (For a grad box, your stole can serve as the background fabric.)
  • If you are attaching your items with pins, glue a sheet of foam backing to the board prior to attaching the paper or fabric.
  • Using Aleene’s craft glue and a foam brush, glue your background paper or fabric onto the board.

STEP 3 Attach Your Keepsakes:

  • Layout your design before attaching any memorabilia. 
  • Sketch your design on a separate piece of paper, so you can remember where everything goes.
  • Work from the background forward. Place larger pieces in the back, smaller accents in the foreground.
  • Glue-mount-pin-tape your sorority keepsakes layer by layer onto the board. Select the mounting method based on the weight and style of the piece.
  • Not everything can be glued, so secure some items with clear headed straight pins, color matching pins, sticky mounting tabs, hot glue, glue dots, double stick tape, or Museum Wax instead. A combination of mounting techniques is highly recommended.
  • Add 3-D accents to the front of your design. 

STEP 4 Re-Assemble Your Box:

  • Once the items are securely in place, carefully reunite the decorated back with the frame and glass. 
  • Hang your sorority shadow box where you can enjoy it! 

{shadow box photos from Pinterest}

🎓  RELATED POST: How to Decorate a Sorority Grad Cap!

How fucking meta would it be if i just sold shirts and koozies that say “kill your local tax collector” to pay off my $1,080 debt to the irs though?

an incomplete list of things I know that I am wrong about but honestly, my brain refuses to believe are not actually the case:

  • that a beer koozie is pronounced like cozy because it keeps the beer nice and cozily chilly
  • that it’s a ground roll double in baseball not a ground rule double because there is some sort of rolling involved usually 
  • chester a. arthur was never actually president and is just a myth 
  • the movie first wives club is about a collection of first ladies bitching about their presidential husbands
    • corollary: bette middler was a 1930s movie star who is long dead (honestly this might be my brain refusing to distinguish bette middler and bette davis but like whatevs)

@blamedorange

I’m now imagining Cana making knitted koozies for beer bottles but they’re like in the pattern of a middle finger or a penis haha or maybe an arrow pointing up with sass words. Juvia wants to protest but hey Cana is being creative and trying a new hobby so she doesn’t say anything. Until the one fateful koozie regarding her…