Thursday, May 29, 2014

Decorate wall planner

 Before the end of May, I need to have a post about how a decorated my wall calender for this month. 

It looked like this in March and April. Not organized. Not cute at all.

I started from cleaning it. 
This is a laminated wall planner. The size is like a poster.
I didn't buy the cleanser for this planner.
I just used baby wipes. It worked great.
For some tough spots, I used nail polish.
To decorate it, I used the window cling decals from local Target. 
They are Easter themed decors. Since it's not for Easter decor, I just used the sun, flowers and butterflies and skipped the Easter eggs and bunnies.

Keep this in mind!!! A week after Easter, they are 90% off. 
I got them for 25 cents each. I think I got 4 of them.

It looks pretty cute except for the marker holder.

As you can see, I cut girl scout cookie box and turned it into a marker holder. 

For the outside of the holder, I used some matching color wrapping paper.
And I used acrylic paint (white, Micheal's <$1).

I like how it turned out.

Final look!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Weekend DIY - Butterfly pens

 I saw this paper butterfly in Pinterest last week and immediately decided to try it.
The original post is Cute DIY Butterfly Ideas 
That post is full of diy butterfly ideas. Totally check it out!

Here is what you need to make the butterfly pen.
To make the paper butterfly, you need,
poster papers in various colors, dollar tree <$1/each
liquid paper correction fluid 
To decorate the pen, you need,
tape, I used washi tape, local Target, $2.5
a boring looking pen

  Here is how I made the butterfly.

You can use this to decorate anything you like or just put it somewhere on your desk. 

But I used it to decorate my pen.

There you go. You have beautiful pens that might make you want do some homework!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why I started this blog?

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As a graduate student and a mom of a 10 month old, I feel swamped by things in the house and in the lab.
And I saw this pic from Pinterest.
 I love DIY and crafting.
I decided to have a blog to keep myself motivated of doing DIY and crafting.