DIY Glitter Roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, this week, at iLoveSexy Blog, we’ve got a great DIY tutorial for you! Please excuse our cheesiness.  Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we could not think of a better time to bring out our newest and most exciting tutorial for the week–DIY glitter roses! Roses are the ultimate symbol of love and their beauty have inspired people for thousands of years. Throughout the years, the rose has represented many works of art, history and even warfare. Today, it is traditionally held as a way to showcase love and romance. And for this week’s DIY, we are getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by showing how you to design your very own batch of DIY roses, using not one, but two easy and affordable techniques. Not only do glitter roses look expensive, they also are expensive and sometimes end up costing a fortune for a large, beautiful bouquet. From Valentine’s Day celebrations to anniversaries to graduation gifts, glitter roses have always been a popular gift for special occasions. However, our tutorial will show a quick and simple way to create a lovely one-of-a-kind bouquet for your loved ones in no time. So grab your favorite roses in whatever color you’d like and let’s get started!
 

DIY Glitter Roses - What you will need 1

 

What you will need for the 1st method: 

Roses
Extra fine glitter
Spray adhesive or tacky spray

 

1st Method

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 1

1. Hold the spray adhesive about two inches away from the roses and spray on a thin, even coat.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 2

2. Sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 3

3. Shake off the excess glitter. After you have done so, dip the rose in the pile of excess glitter to cover any bald spots that the spray adhesive might not have picked up.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 1st Method - Step 4

4. And here is the rose after you have finished the 1st method.

 

2nd Method 

 

DIY Glitter Roses - What you will need - 2nd method

 
What you will need for the 2nd method: 

Roses
Extra fine glitter
Tacky glue
Small paint brush
 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 1

1. Mix in equal parts tacky glue and water in a shallow cup.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 1

2. Take your paint brush and lightly brush the tips of the rose petals with your tacky glue and water mixture.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 2

3. Again, sprinkle a liberal amount of glitter on the rose, making sure to get the top of every rose petal.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - 2nd Method - Step 3

4. Wait 5 minutes for the tacky glue mixture to dry. This is how your glitter rose should look after you are finished using the 2nd method.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - Finished 1

And here are the roses side by side for comparison. Can you tell which rose is from what method? Although both roses look nearly identical, the rose using first method is on the left and the rose using the 2nd method is on the right. The first method is definitely for those who are short on time and want a quick and foolproof method. And the second method allows for more freedom in hand-painting precisely what you want. Both techniques are great and both work equally as well so we encourage you to choose the one that suits you best.

 

DIY Glitter Roses - Finished 2

Few things in this world are as breathtaking as red roses. Roses continue to be given during times of love and affection and will always be a great way celebrate to Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. These DIY glitter roses definitely come from the heart and will showcase your love in the best way possible. Wrap them up in your favorite ribbon and present them in a bouquet or show them off in a simple vase. For Valentine’s Day, you can give them on their own or along with other great gifts such as lingerie, jewelry or chocolates.  We hope you enjoyed this week’s tutorial as much as we have. Will you be making these DIY glitter roses? Which method did you like the best? What is your favorite color for roses? Show us some love for Valentine’s Day and leave us your comments, suggestions and questions. This week’s tutorial wraps up our DIY Valentine’s Day Series. But don’t fret, we will be back next week with fresh new ideas to get your crafts on!

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DIY Chalkboard Mugs for Valentine’s Day

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is coming up in nearly three weeks? Time has flown by so quickly this month and we have been busy here at iLoveSexy to come up with as many cute and creative Valentine’s Day DIY tutorials as we can. This week’s DIY tutorial is definitely going to be a fun one, as we will be working with something most of you probably have never heard of–chalkboard paint! Now chalkboard paint is pretty much what it sounds like. In contrast to regular paint, you can write on top of chalkboard paint with chalk. Cue the nostalgia, as we transport you back in time to your elementary school days of learning lessons off of a chalkboard. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? And your friends, family and loved ones will have even more fun doodling onto these DIY chalkboard mugs, which we will be teaching you how to create this week. These homemade mugs make adorable and quirky gifts and with a little coffee or hot chocolate, will be sure to warm the body and the heart. If you’re looking for something heartwarming and comforting this Valentine’s Day, then enjoying these DIY chalkboard mugs with your loved ones should be on the top of your list. And to accompany your homemade gift with any additional surprises, check out our website for many more options. Now let’s get started on our DIY project!

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Plain mugs
Chalkboard paint
Small foam brushes
Chalk
Black marker

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 1

1. Use the black marker to draw an outline of your design onto your mugs. Do  not worry about making this too neat, since you will be able to paint over it.

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 2

2. Paint a layer of chalkboard paint within your design. Try to make the paint strokes as even as possible. You will need about two layers of chalkboard paint to make your design opaque. If you make any mistakes, you may touch it up easily with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 3

3. Let your mugs dry for several hours. This is how your mugs should look like afterwards. To seal in the chalkboard paint and make it dishwasher safe, place your mugs in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes and bake them.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 4

4. After your mugs have baked and cooled completely, take a piece of chalk and rub a thin layer all over the design.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 5

5. This is how it should look after you have chalked it.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Step 6

6. Dampen a piece of paper towel and rub the chalk off.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Finished 1

And now the DIY chalkboard mugs are ready to be written on. We thought it would be a cute idea to make our his-and-her mugs, which would make a charming pair of gifts together. But you can also give these mugs out individually to friends and loved ones. These mugs are definitely delightful enough to replace any old cup one would use for their morning cup of coffee or tea.

 

DIY Chalkboard Mugs - Finished 2

But of course, since this tutorial is all about Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t resist filling up our mugs with piles of candy. A sweet and simple idea, you can’t go wrong with Valentine’s Day colored M&M’s, lollipops, Hershey’s kisses or even candy hearts. So fill up your DIY chalkboard mugs with whatever surprises you want and help get your loved ones’ started on a bright and cheerful morning. We hope you’ve had a fun and inspirational time reading this week’s DIY tutorial. As always, we tried to keep it easy, fun and unique and the upcoming Valentine’s Day is no exception for getting as creative with your gifts as possible. What did you think of these DIY chalkboard mugs? Is this something you would like to try out for yourself? What sort of designs would you make on your own mugs? If you decide to make these, please share them on Twitter or Instagram tag us at @ilovesexycom so that we can see your creations. We’re not finished with our Valentine’s Day series of DIY tutorials so come back again next week to see what other ideas we have in store for you!

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DIY Heart T-shirt for Valentine’s Day

We are one month away from Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting started on the season of love a little early this year. At iLoveSexy Blog, we are all about the handmade arts and crafts, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For special occasions even outside of Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing quite like a handmade gift that everyone can appreciate. Even something as simple as this week’s tutorial on our adorable DIY heart t-shirt can be stylish enough to rock on a casual day. A classic fashion staple, it almost seems as though every girl has her own heart t-shirt in her closet. These heart t-shirts can be found in most clothing retail stores and are loved for their simplicity and whimsicality. But did you know how easy it is to make your own? While there are many different ways to go about creating it, we decided to experiment this week with heat transfer papers, which can be found at most local craft stores. Heat transfer papers are great for designing your own shirts and allow you to customize it any way you like. And this tutorial is not just for t-shirts, as you can design almost any kind of article of clothing such as tank tops, sweatshirts, camisoles and even lingerie. If you have a friend or loved one who would appreciate this, then stick around and learn how to create your own in just a few easy steps!
 

 DIY Heart T-shirt - What you will need

 
 What you will need:

Heat transfer paper
A shirt or any article of clothing
Iron
Scissors
Scratch paper
Pen or pencil
 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 1

1. Trace a large heart stencil or a design of your choice onto a piece of scratch paper. Use scissors to cut it out neatly.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 2

2. Once you have cut out your stencils, decide on the placement of the stencils on your t-shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 3

3. Place your stencil on top of the heat transfer paper and trace out your design.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 4

4. Once you have your design traced out, cut it out as neatly as possible with scissors.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 5

5. Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface with your designs laid out in place. Place a thin piece of cloth on top of the t-shirt. Make sure the cloth is not too thick, otherwise the iron will not be hot enough for the transfer paper to adhere to the t-shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Step 6

6. Set your iron on a dry setting and press it on top of the heat transfer designs. Slowly move your iron for a couple of minutes around the designs and continue to press down. Make sure that the edges are secure. This may take several tries, depending on how hot your iron is.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Finished

Plain white t-shirts are a classic choice for when you want to go for a casual look, but a decorated DIY heart t-shirt adds a cute and feminine touch to it. The glitter heat transfer paper sparkles and shines against its simple backdrop, making it a cute choice for when you’re out and about. And you don’t only have to limit the designs to hearts as well. Our package of glitter heat transfer papers had several other colors included, and there are many ways you can design your shirt.

 

DIY Heart T-shirt - Finished2

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the heart t-shirts will quickly disappear off the shelves from your favorite clothing retail stores. However, you won’t have to worry about that if you make your own with our DIY tutorial. We love how this tutorial is a no-sew and we’re sure most of you know how to use an iron, so creating your own DIY heart t-shirt is very quick and easy to do. This takes less than half an hour to complete yet looks amazing when finished and is definitely something you can gift to a friend or loved one to show how much you mean to them. What are your thoughts on this week’s DIY tutorial? Are you in love with this DIY heart t-shirt as much as we are? What design would you create if you were to make your own? Please leave us some love in the form of any comments, questions or suggestions you might have. And come check us out next week to see what new gifts you can create for the upcoming love-filled holiday!

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DIY Glitter Candles for Valentine’s Day

Do you love glitter as much as we do? If you follow our blog, then you’ll know just how obsessed we are over glitter and will find excuses to add it to just about anything! Does anything even exist that glitter does not look amazing on? We are on our second week of our Valentine’s Day DIY series, and boy, do we have a treat for you this week! Although we’ve pretty much given it away already, we hope you’re as excited as we are to try it out. These DIY glitter candles are a fun and inexpensive gift to show your friends and loved ones how much you mean to them. They’re eye-catching, festive and make the perfect decorations for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.  Or if you really want to add a little romance to Valentine’s Day, you can the deck out your bedroom with these DIY glitter candles and get ready for that special night with something from our Valentine’s Day Lingerie Collection. Imagine how incredibly gorgeous they would look flickering on a tabletop while adding a nice, warm glow to the bedroom. Nothing says, “I love you” as much as a handmade gift, so let’s get started on crafting these dazzling beauties.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - What you will need

 
What you will need: 

Candles
Glitter
Mod Podge
Small foam brushes
Sticker paper
Scissors
Tape
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 1

1. Draw a heart onto the sticker paper and cut the shape out.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 2

2. Peel the adhesive side from the sticker paper and stick it onto the center of the candle. Make sure that it is firmly attached with no openings.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 3

3. Dispense the Mod Podge onto a plate or dish and use a small foam brush to paint a thin layer around the entire candle.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 4

4. Pour a generous amount of glitter onto a different plate or dish and roll the candle around, picking up glitter as you go. To fill uneven spots, apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the spot and roll it again in glitter until you have covered it up.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Step 5

5. When you have finished applying an even coat of glitter to the candle, let it dry for around ten to fifteen minutes. After it has finished drying, carefully peel off the heart sticker stencil. If there are any loose glitters around the candle, you can use tape to remove them easily.
 

DIY Glitter Candles - Finished

 Tell us, does this or does this not look gorgeous? Simple yet beautiful, these DIY glitter candles will add sparkle and shine anywhere you take them. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we also created a red version of this. A pink glitter candle and red glitter candle would make an adorable gift set and will be much appreciated by whoever is lucky enough to receive them. You can use whatever kind of glitter you’d like, whether you prefer the chunky glitter shown here or the ultra-fine glitter we normally use. And you can get even get creative with the color of glitter you plan to use, and can create them with your loved one’s favorite colors.
 
Although there are those who tend to rag on Valentine’s Day for being too Hallmark-y and gimmicky, we can definitely say that this handmade gift is made with love. Will you be creating your own DIY glitter candles this year? Is there a special someone you would like to make these for? Please show off your creations if you use any of your tutorials and let us know. We would love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments, so leave us some love in the comment box below. We will continue counting down to Valentine’s Day with an all new tutorial next week!

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