minialbum: photo booth fun

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

My newest mini album creation. It is one of those projects I started over a year ago but only finished now. Last year I had the idea to use neon in a minialbum and created pages in 4×6 size from grey cardboard for it. Then I used neon tapes (in orange, pink and green) and neon markers to draw patterns on the pages. Sometimes messy, sometimes almost ordered. Because I hadn’t any specific photos in mind to fill in, I created a whole bunch of pages, not knowing how much I would need.

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

The pages sat almost a year in my backlog until I stumbled about the photos of my 31th birthday party with the photo booth. Perfect for this fun kind of mini. Additionally I found this beautiful neon rainbow string to bind the mini with the japanese stab binding. Although I changed the traditional way up and did it with five holes. I knotted the long loose ends of the string along the book spine with simple knots. Everytime I met a string crossing the spine I integrated it into the knot, therefore the knot string is fixed at the spine. Really treasure this little fun minialbum.

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

minialbum: photo booth fun | momentstolivefor.com

Do you have any questions? Tell me in the comments. Here you can find more minialbums.

 

DIY box for your sweet tooth

DIY box for your sweets by momentstolivefor

Are you a sweet tooth like me? Our cupboard is so stuffed with sweets, that I don’t find anything, when I want something. Then on my last visit at our local craft store, I found this cardboard box and was instantly inspired to this little DIY.

DIY box for your sweets - acrylic paint and brushes by momentstolivefor

All you need is a cardboard box with a cutout word, some acrylic paint and one or two good brushes. I bought matt white, neon pink and gold glitter acrylic paint.

DIY box for your sweets - ground coat matt white acrylic paint  by momentstolivefor
DIY box for your sweets by momentstolivefor

First I painted the box inside and outside with a matt white acrylic paint as a ground coat. I used the wider brush to be faster. Then I let it dry for a while, before I proceeded.

DIY box for your sweets - draw the word from the inside  by momentstolivefor

Then I put the drawer inside the cover and traced the inside of the letters, to know exactly where to paint the word. It’s good to adjust the drawer in the middle of the cover and position the whole box with the opposite site on the table, so you have a resistance, when you trace the letters.

DIY box for your sweets - word with neon pink painted by momentstolivefor
DIY box for your sweets by momentstolivefor

Afterwards I painted the letters in neon pink and a little wider to make sure the cutout word will be filled, even when the drawer isn’t exactly in the center of the cover.

To make the box a little special I used the gold glitter acrylic paint for the sides of the box and and the front. Here I tried to paint a gradient – with less glitter in the middle and increasing glitter to the edges. The paint is gorgeous, because it’s only glitter without any color paint. So you can use it on any other ground coat.

DIY box for your sweets by momentstolivefor
DIY box for your sweets by momentstolivefor

 

If you have any questions on this DIY or any other post, please leave a comment.

have fun crafting

 

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