Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY Decoupage Mannequins for Jewelry or Accessories Display

decoupaged bust

DIY Decoupage Bust for Jewelry or Accessories Display.  I just love this vintage sheet music bust I saw on the blog, The Polka Dot Closet. Since I make both vintage and modern jewelry I decided to use just regular sheet music I found super cheap at a thrift store. The form including shipping was under $30,  I ordered from Barr Display. For more details and how to make it go to  The Polka Dot Closet

decoupage manniquin
And here she is modeling my modern upcycled jewelry!

 I have a lot of sheet music left over! You only need about 1/2 of  book so I think I will be making some customized Christmas ornaments, so stay tuned!

earring display
My mannequin head modeling some of my fun earrings

 This mannequin head was my first. I got the form from Sally's Beauty Supply for under $5 and just used the crossword puzzle and comic section of the newspaper. Being the crazy artist I am,  I got a few more of these heads to decorate just for fun for another project!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25, Handmade Gift Guide

Etsy gift Ideas

This year, why not support your favorite artisans by purchasing handmade gifts on Etsy!  From pet lovers, gardeners to the eclectic, there is something here for everyone with the convenience of handmade shopping online. You won't have to break your budget either.  Everything here is under $25!    See my Etsy Gift Ideas, Handmade gift guide for the 2012 Holidays.

Here is my latest handmade gift collection for dog lovers; all under $25 :

'Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers, Gifts Under 25' by BluKatDesign

Gifts under $25 for dog lovers

Dachshund Wiener Dog art print black and tan - custom dog wall art - chevron puppy pictures custom dog portrait art for boys - PaperLlamas
Paw Print Keychain - jimclift
Dog Magnets,  Pop Art Dog, Shih Tzu - BluKatDesign
Wiener Dog Dachshund Pillow - Doxie Chartreuse Dot Delight - persnicketypelican
Poodle Earrings -  Dog Earrings -  French Poodles - Vintage  Retro Inspired Dog Jewelry - Pink Poodle Earrings - Dog Lovers - koolstuff2
8x8 Cute Terrier pop art photo on watercolor paper for home decor and pet lovers - susansphotoart
pet leash hooks, personalized, dog lovers leash hanger, with pups' names and double hook - riricreations
Dog Paw Stud Earrings - Paw Print Earring Posts - Black and White Earring Posts - Free Shipping Etsy - Cyber Monday Etsy - MistyAurora
Scrabble Tile Necklace - Woof Dog Print - Red and White Pendant - Innocinch
Personalized Custom Dog Silhouette with Name/Birthdate (optional) - 5"x7" - karimachal
POP ART PRINT- Pug Dog- Yellow Background- Signed by Artist A.V.Apostle- 8"x10" - AVApostleDesign
Colorful Dog Art Gift Magnet Your Choice 2 x 3 Heavy Duty Magnet - GoingPlaces2
Dalmation Dog Pillow Black White Spots Dottie - Treasury - WillowTreasures
Brooch resin Black greyhound dog - Bunnys
Boxer No. 2 - Magnet 2x3" - ursuladodge
Hand stamped brass dog tag bone  with name and phone number 19x32mm - beadsoul