Craft 5. Picture frame for my future little!
We do Friday Afternoon Club at my chapter of KD, which is where sisters do some fun activity on Friday afternoons together. Sometimes it’s watching a movie, getting coffee, etc. Just a small sisterhood event to start the weekend off right! Sometimes it’s separated out by pledge class, so when it was our turn, PC ‘11 crafted for our leeeeettles!!!!!
Starting with a white frame, I painted a green stripe at the top using a foam brush. I then used the end of the foam brush (the wood part) to make polka dots down the sides. I glued a couple of shamrocks to the frame, and then finished it off by puffy painting on “Cosmo Love” (my family name) and “AOT” (KD’s motto) to the top, and “Kappa Delta” and a cosmo glass to the bottom.
Pretty basic but cute! Since it says our family name on it, I won’t give it to her until after revelation (duh, otherwise it would drastically narrow down her choices for who her big is during the clues!). Hopefully by then I’ll have a cute picture of the fam to put in it!
Craft 4. American Flag Cut-Off Tank.
Always game for a simple, cute craft, my sister and I decided to make American flag tanks for July 4th!
Step One, buy white t-shirts with enough room to cut them off. Because of the way you paint these, the collar and stitching will look funny if you don’t cut it off. V-necks, etc. are not recommended.
Step Two, purchase fabric spray-paint. It can be bought more cheaply in bulk, but since I didn’t think I would use it much beyond this project, I decided I didn’t need the extra colors and opted to just buy the red and blue.
Step Three, tape up the shirts for painting (as seen in the first picture). Cut stars out of cardstock or cardboard and tape them to the shirt. Use duct tape or masking tape to make stripes.
Step Four, spray the paint all over the shirts, paper, tape. DEFINITELY put newspaper down on your surface, and if you are making multiple shirts make sure they are FAR away from each other. The spray on cheap bottles of paint is not exactly the most accurate of spray nozzles. Be careful! It will also dye your hands (only for a little while, but still, it might be a good idea to wear gloves, something we did not think of until after the fact).
Step Five, remove the tape and paper. Allow the shirts to dry for at least four hours, then flip and do the other side. REMEMBER: for the back you will want to do a mirror image of a flag, so that the blue parts and the red parts match up on your sides. Match up the stripes too!
Step Six, cut off the sleeves, collar, and bottom stitching. Remember that the fabric will roll up once it’s cut, so cut the bottom a little longer than you anticipate wanting it to be.
Step Seven, wear your flag shirt. Rock it. Look fabulous.
See the inspiration here.
Craft 3. Delta Gamma letters and monogram.
For Christmas, I made my friend in DG letters and her monogram, all painted in DG colors, for her to hang on a wall/put on a table or desk/etc.
Very simple (the theme of all my crafting endeavors). I bought the D, G, T, R, and C at a craft store. I bought the DG to be the largest, the T and R to be the smallest, and the C to be a big larger than the T and R (like a monogram).
If your letters are glossy when you buy them, or have some sort of a finish on them, you should sand them down first. I didn’t, and they turned out fine, you just have to use waaaay more coats of paint if you leave the glossy finish on.
I painted the D with a simple variation of Delta Gamma’s Lilly Pulitzer print. The background is a light blue and the pattern is light pink. Unfortunately I did not have a small enough brush (or enough talent) to do the print in its entirety, so I mostly just copied the anchors.
I painted the G a dark blue, and again with light pink, I made a pattern of deltas and gammas across the entire thing.
The T, R, and C all have a light pink background, and have dark blue and light blue plaid patterned on them.
Very easy. Be sure not to drip paint as it is hard to correct on such a small surface!
Craft 2. Glittered iPhone Charger.
Super simple. Just painted the ends of my charger with glittery nail polish and set it with a clear coat on top.
Warning: this takes forever to dry, and don’t set it down before it does or the paint will get globby and weird. Take it slow and paint one surface at a time. It will probably take 3-4 coats to get it to be opaque.
Inspiration can be found here.
CRAFT 1. Delta Gamma-themed wall decoration.
“Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and Do Good.”
Delta Gamma’s unofficial motto-of-sorts promotes the sorority’s philanthropic motives. One of my best friends is in DG, and I thought this would be a cute wall decoration for her new apartment at Bama!
Very simple construction. I bought a paper-sized piece of thin wood at a craft store, then painted the backdrop light blue with about three coats of paint, using a thick paintbrush. I then created an anchor stencil using cardstock (so I could draw it over and over until I got it how I wanted it). I then taped the cardstock to the wood and traced the outline using the dark blue paint using a much thinner paintbrush. I then untaped the stencil, and filled in the inside with pink paint with the same brush as the dark blue (blue and pink are DG’s colors). Then I added the polka dot detailing (use paintbrush size that corresponds with the size polka dots you want) and waited for the paint to dry. Once dry, I used pencil to put the lettering onto the board. I then traced over that in Sharpie.
Like I said, very simple! Quick, painless craft, perfect for any DG!
The original inspiration can be found here, and my version is pictured above.