Halloween and Fall Room Decor 2017!

This is one day late. Don’t murder me for it. I had it scheduled to upload on Halloween, but a WI-fi problem ruined that. These are some seasonal decor pieces, but some of them can be modified so that you can leave them up all year around. They are all really simple, but feel free to add some things and spice it up.

Who saw the new season of Stranger Things???? I’m four episodes in and I’m in love! The soundtrack this season is really good. Motley Crue, Ted Nugnet, Scorpions and (of course!) The Clash, with a musical appearance by Cyndi Lauper.

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  1. Stranger Things Premiere Countdown

You will need paper, a printout of test from http://www.makeitstranger.com and tape.

This is by far the easiest DIY to do.

Step One. Color your page and decorate with Stranger Things-esque stickers or sketches.

Step Two. Cut out your text from makeitstranger.com. I mounted some on a peice of foam so that it stuck out.

Step Three. Find a central area to cover in clear tape. This is where the whiteboard is.

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2. Song Lyric Sheet Music

Another really easy one.

You will need a printout of sheet music (I chose ‘Fallen Leaves’ by Billy Talent!) and a black marker.

Step One. Find and print sheet music. Try and pick a song that you like and know the lyrics to, because we’re just going to write the lyrics on later.

Step Two. Write on lyrics you think fit or that you like. This would make a cute card as well. I used the most iconic lyrics of ‘Fallen Leaves’, in a crooked little town/they were lost and never found.

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3. Halloween Signs

It’s so easy i don’t even get it.

You will need cardboard from cereal boxes, those bead necklaces that are like a dollar from the dollar store and a Halloween-ish printout.

The Only Step. Print out a Halloween sign. Glue to cardboard and cut out. Trim a bead necklace to make a hangar and tape to the back.

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4. Wall Coffin

You will need paint, paper and a Halloween-type quote.

Step One. Cut your paper into the size of a coffin. If you wanted to buy a wooden coffin box form the dollar store and spray paint it white, that would look really good as well.

Step Two. Pick some fall colors of paint and splatter them all over the page. Once dry, write on your quote.

5.Tumblr Locker Magnets

Unfortunately, since they are at school, I couldn’t get a picture.

You will need magnets, stickers and paper.

Step One. Sketch some fall decals on white paper and cut them out. Glue to magnets. Yu can also use stickers if you aren’t confident in your artistic abilities.

Step Two. Cut out and put on display.

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Bonus Material: Mug Insert

You will need paper and red paint in two shades.

Step One. Cut white paper to fit in your mug.

Step Two. Put your paint in a palette and paint one hand one shade. Place on the paper to make it look like bloody handprints. Use the other shade to add detailing.

 

Thank you for reading my blog! If you aren’t already following, make sure to do that so that you don’t miss out! Again, I;m sorry this is late. You can always use these for next year! Stay Gold!

-Tash

Contemporary Room Decor- Summer pt. 2- No Bad Days (this is so late)

I’m not sure why i bothered. This is so freaking late. I guess that’s why it’s contemporary room decor instead of summer room decor part two.  Anyways, this is the second part. These are just simple and cute room decor ideas that I thought were kind of contemporary.

Do any of you like Rise Against and Papa Roach? You guys should totally check them out!

Who’s been keeping up with Guilty Party? I missed a few vlogs, but I’ll try and catch up tomorrow. The plot is thickening! I wonder who Emma’s next target will be. Who took the photo of Preston and Charlie? I’m betting either Tess or Emma.

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  1. Wall Hanging

You will need two colors of yarn and a wooden dowel. To embellish my dowel rod, I used a furniture stain touch-up marker to stain it a darker color

Step One. What you want to do first is take your two colors of yarn together and cuta long string. It should be double the length you want. Then, fold in half and slide under the dowel. The top part with the loop is the most important. You need to find it, and then you fold up the bottom and thread it through. One you are happy, you can stop and mole on to the tassel.

Step Two. To make the tassel, take your yarn and loop it multiple times around an object. I tried my fingers and almost cut off the circulation, so I wouldn’t recommend that. Then, slide it off and tie with another piece of yarn. Cut the loop so it actually looks like a tassel, then add to the dowel and hang on the wall to finish.

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2. Copper Foil

You will need copper foil, black paint or ink and a Popsicle stick.

Step One. Cut a piece of copper foil. Trace a landscape onto the foil. I drew my landscape, but you can totally work off of a real image, it just may be a little more difficult. In order to get the image, lay your landscape over top the foil and trace hard with a pen to get an imprint.

Step Two. Flip your foil over, then look at the areas that you want to have sticking out. Go over them hard with a Popsicle stick so that they will stick out, then flip over and do the same for all areas you want sunken in.

Step Three, Take a sponge and cover your foil in black ink or paint. I used India ink, and it made the biggest freaking mess possible, so just keep that in mind if you are using ink. Let it mostly dry, then wipe off. To get a burnished effect, you may need to do it multiple times.

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3. Jewellery Display

This one is more of a hack. You will need three pushpins of the same color.

Mark out where on the wall you want your hooks to be, and simply press the pushpins into the wall. Add your necklaces and other jewellery to finish

 

Sorry this was so late…. I should have some Halloween and fall decor up soon. I just need actual time to do the DIYs, and sometimes coming up with ideas is really difficult. But i really am trying. So yeah. Between school and homework, I ma not get it up until really late October, so just bear with me and check out The Lifestyle Of An Awkward Teen Almost Genius, my other blog.

I’ll see you guys in my next post, so until next time..

-Tash

SUMMER DIYS!!! (Finally here, guys!)

So sorry it took this long. I had the back-to-he- back-to-school series to work on and my other blog, so things did get a little hectic. But it;s better late than never!

This week, I’m going to do one straight week of posts, just see how that turns out…

Today we are going to make two pairs of sunglasses and a halter top, so without further ado, lets get down to it.

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  1. Halter Top

The halter top is basically the easiest DIY here, and i even feel a little weird calling it a DIY. I think that it’s more of a hack. All you really want to do is take a tank top and simply cut the two straps right at the base so you have two strings that you can tie around your neck. Clean up the edges with an x-acto knife, and that’s that.

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2. Beaded Sunglasses

You will need some sunglasses, white glue and beads. Optionally, you can cover the arms in duct tape.

The Only Step. Put some white glue around the rims. While it is still wet, drop in some beads. Let dry, then sport stylishly. I didn’t want to be too extra so I just put some beads on one quarter of the area directly around the rims.

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3. Two Tone/Ombre Sunglasses

You will need two colors of paint, sunglasses, a bead and the optional duct taped arms. If you want to make them two toned, I’d recommend some nail tape.

Step One. Duct tape the arms (optional) and paint the rims a chosen base color. This is where you need to decide wether or not you want to do two-tone or ombre. I went with ombre.

Step Two. To do the two-toned look, put a piece of nail tape across half of the rim, not covering the lenses. You can take them out if you prefer. Simply paint above the nail tape and peel off for a crisp line.

To do the ombre, simply paint the top and let the brushstrokes blend into the base color.

Once your second color has dried, add a bead to one side to add some embellishment. Mine was two dolphins.

I hope that you guys enjoyed this, even though it was so freaking late! Remember to check out my second blog and follow both if you dont want to miss out on what I have in store for you guys next. I wish you luck with back to school, seeing as how doomsday is tomorrow. I think I’m going to do an expectations vs reality for the first day, after I’ve fully experienced the first day of grade eight. I can almost garuntee you that you’ll be laughing your behinds off.

Until next time,

-Tash

PS, who’s watching Guilty Party tomorrow? Who do you think took Emma’s diary?

#LifeHack: DIY Halsey Inspired ‘Love From BADLANDS’ Postcard Door Hanger

Hello friends!

I must say, that I am a rather new addition to the Halsey fandom, but that’s okay.  For those of you who don’t know Halsey, you should really google her, because she is amazing. My favorite songs from her BADLANDS album are Castle, Gasoline, Strange Love and New Americana.

When Halsey released BADLANDS, there were so many extras that went along with it, including the ‘BADLANDS AIR’ travel agency. There were brochures for the ‘Badlands’ and some postcards. So I googled ‘halsey badlands postcard printable’ and came up with this DIY!

You will need a BADLANDS postcard template and string

The Only Step. Print out the postcard. Cut it out. Mine was kind of pixelated, so I went over the ‘send help’ in black pen. Fold so that you have two sides. Glue a piece of string along the fold line. Fold and glue together. Glue the string up along the sides and tie at the top. Now you can hang it on your door.

Thank you guys for reading my blog. Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on any posts and like this for more Halsey DIYs! You can check out my lifestyle blog here. I will see you guys soon with the last few posts in #TASHToSchool2017 :(. You guys are amazing! See you soon!

-Tash

PS. Thank you for one full year of Little Miss Talent!

Tumblr Room Decor 2017!

I have not done a DIY post in like forever. So here I am. These are just pictures i had lying around, so there is no real professional photo of all the DIYs at the top, sorry. I was really busy and I;m actually leaving for camp in a few hours, so… yeah. How’s life? Who has seen the Singing Trump on America’s Got Talent? You NEED to see it! It is halfway between cringy and freaking hilarious!

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  1. Memo Board

This one is more of a hack than a DIY and was inspired by Katherine Elizabeth on YouTube.

You will need a cooling rack (or a wire locker shelf, like I used)

The Only Step. Hang up the cooling rack. If you are using a wire locker shelf, remove the legs from the shelf and hang it up so that the things jutting out where the legs would be are on the outside to use to hang things up on. Decorate accordingly.

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2. Fangirl Wall Art

You will need the definition of ‘fangirl’, some cardstock or scrapbook paper and decorations for your fandoms. Optional*** Duct Tape***

Step One. Print out the definition of fangirl and glue on to a cute background of either patterned cardstock or scrapbooking paper. ****OPTIONAL****Rim in duct tape

Step Two. Decorate with pictures of your fandom. You can also write some references like lyrics and slogans. Hang on your wall to finish.

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3. Hanging Pixel Speech Bubbles

You will need pixel speech bubbles and yarn.

Step One. Print and cut out pixel speech bubbles. Flip them over and glue a length of yarn to the back.

Step Two. Tape to your ceiling so that they hang down. You can also tape them to the wall and it will look equally cool.

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4. Summer Canvas

What reminds you of summer more than a watermelon? Exactly.

You will need an old canvas and red white, green and black paint.

Step One. Paint your canvas a base color. Once that dries, add as many coats as it take for it to be opaque.

Step Two. Paint on your lettering. I decided to use the words “# Endless Summer”. After that, paint on the watermelon seeds to finish.

 

I really hope that you guys enjoyed this DIY post. There will be more on my #TASHToSchool Series soon. I just  need to take pictures. Remember to like and follow to support LittleMissTalent on WordPress. It really helps and motivates me to kep going. Thank you all for reading!

-Tash

 

Summer Room Decor pt.1: Pastel Vibes

The summer is actually boring me to half-death right now. I have only journaled and listened to a weird mix of Cage the Elephant, Billy Talent and AC/DC using CDs i borrowed from my dad. Ha. I was so busy the last few months that i never got around to spring room decor and fashion advice. Sorry! To make up for it, I’m doing a two-part room decor. The Christmas haul has been discontinued, because July is too late to finish it. This post is more spring decor, but can show the pastel pink side of the summer. It should really be called flamingo vibes, but oh well? Let’s get started!

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  1. Floral Box

You will need a wooden box, acrylic paint and a small hand mirror.

Step One. Paint the box a base color. I used a pale blue. Next, what you want to do is the rose. It’s kind of difficult to explain. Paint a pink circle and wait for it to dry. Then, using red, just paint a center and some curved lines. It’s better if you actually watch a video that explains it. JENerationDIY did a floral letter DIY where she’s definitely going to have a better tutorial.

Step Two. Let it dry. Open the box and glue the hand mirror to the center of the underside of the lid. This is totally optional, i just thought it looked really cute.

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2. Pom-Pom Pillow

You will need a white pillowcase, a sharpie or iron-on paper and yarn.

Step One. Smooth out your pillowcase and write your quote. If you don’t want to freehand with a Sharpie like I did, you can totally use iron-on transfer paper and just follow the directions on the package. Because I am in love with the new ‘Beauty and the Beast’, I decided to use a quote from the song ‘Tale As Old As Time’.

Step Two. Make the pom-poms. To make the pom-pom, simply wrap the yarn around any object multiple times until you get a size that looks about right. Tie in the middle. You want this tie to be incredibly tight. Use scissors and cut the ends away. Fluff it up a little so that it looks like a pom-pom. You can make as many or as little as you’d like. Now you just need to attach to the pillow.

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3. Movie Quote Heart

You will need paint, sharpie, colored pens and cardboard

Step One. Pick a movie quote. mine was more of a book quote, but it did come form a movie that was based off a book. Call me obsessed, but it’s a low-key ‘Outsiders’ reference, and my favorite Dallas Winston quote. Cut a heart out of cardboard and paint it any color. I used a vibrant pink.

Step Two. Once it dries, write your quote on with Sharpie and colored pens, then glam it  up a little bit with sketches of hearts and mandalas and such. It looks really cute on your wall.

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4. TV Show Quote Coasters

You will need bar coasters, acrylic paint and printouts.

Step One. In Microsoft Word, or WordPad or such, Make four boxes. Go on Google and find some cute background images. Put them in the boxes. Now, simply type quotes from your favorite TV Shows on the square and print the page out. If you already have paper, like this really cute scrapbook paper MissMikaylaG had with all these quotes on there, you can totally use that.

Step Two. Paint the underside of the bar coasters and wait for them to dry. Glue the quote square on top and trim to fit. You may also want to cover the top in some of sort of sealant just to make sure it doesn’t get ruined, right!

Thank you so much for supporting my blog! To quote Cage the Elephant, I don’t do it for the glory, i don’t do it for the money, i don’t do it for the fame. I blog because i simply want to share my love of DIYs with you guys, so it would mean a lot if you clicked like and follow because helps me to know that people like my blog. Thank you so much,

-Tash

Quick Craft: DIY Summer Polariod Bea Miller Photo Chain

TWO MORE WEEKS OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Was that a little much? Recently I’ve started listening to Bea Miller, and have gotten hooked on her music. Like seriously, it’s really good. My favorite Bea Miller songs are Dracula, Young Blood and Open Your Eyes. While a lot of her music is from 2014, it is really good and i like the messages that Young Blood and Fire N Gold send out. So i’d google these.

In honor of the summer, i wanted to do something with Tumblr photos and thanks to LaurDIY’s Celeb Trends video which cued me to search ‘celeb diys’ on YouTube and The Haute Pink Diary who made the Bea Miller Inspired DIYs video. I wanted to do something with polaroids just because and then i realized that they played a main part in the Fire N Gold music video, so i thought that i’d do something like this. Why don’t i stop talking and let’s start the DIY!

You will need Tumblr summer photos (found online), a polaroid template (also online), tape and black yarn/string.

Step One. Gather your photos. A simple google search can help with that. I googled ‘tumblr summer photos’ and ‘tumblr summer nights’. i also found my polaroid template online and put it with the photos in a Word document. Print the photos and cut them out.

Step Two. Bea Miller song lyrics. I just looked these up on AZ Lyrics and wrote ones that i thought fit with my polaroids. If you know what a polaroid looks like, then you know that the bottom part is bigger than the other three sides. That’s where the lyrics should be written. Cut a long piece of your black thread or yarn that covers the length of the wall you want to hang this up on. Tape your photos the the string/yarn and hang. If you have clothespins, you can also put them up like that, but i didn’t. It kind of takes the Tumblr away from it, but oh well. Taping it up is hard. Try not to let go. It fell on me like 5 times, soooo…..

Thank you guys for reading my blog! Let me know if you guys want me to do more artist/band themed DIYs. I really hope that you guys like Bea  Miller as well. Remember to hit the follow button so that you don’t miss out. Stay Weird/Normal/Human/Gold…. Pick one of the following or whatever suits you because you need to stay true to you.

-Tash

Water Marble Mason Jar

Hey guys! Summer is sooooooo close now! I’m sorry i haven’t updated in a while, but i’ve been so busy. I have time now, so i’m going to post this one now. I did this so long ago and had the photo on my hard drive, so i thought it’s better late than never, right?

You will need a mason jar, nail polish and an old container

Step One. Clean the inside of your mason jar. In an old container, fill it with water to where you want the design to go up to. Pour in a few drop of nail polish. If you are more talented with water marbling, you can draw designs in there with toothpicks, but I’m not, so i left it as is.

Step Two. Dip your jar into the nail polish and leave it on a Kleenex or old cloth to dry. Dump out the water and wash the container. When the mason jar is dry, you can take a black marker and draw some kind of pattern on it, but this is optional. You may also choose to use a spray sealant, but i thought that nail polish was good enough on it’s own

Step Three. Fill the mason jar with random things you need to store. Mine has some chargers and two random erasers for some reason. To make it look cuter, i put a glitter hairtie around the top and wrote “UGH” on the lid.

Thank you guys so much for reading and let me know when my BTS 2017 series should start as i have some amaze ideas. Remember to follow me using the button on the totally overhauled homepage so that you don’t miss out. Stay Weird! (I totally stole that from a t-shirt, but whateves)

-Tash

#LifeHack: Sort of Holographic Hexagon Wall Peices

Hello! Have you guys seen the music video for Alessia Cara’s Stay? It messed me up so much. So, the guy misses the elevator Alessia’s in, and then time just keeps resetting itself until he and Alessia go out, then he dies and everything just resets again. It’s crazy! Anyways, because it’s may and i needed to think (only think, haven’t actually done anything yet!) about spring cleaning. I took down a poster i’ve had for too long, but didn’t have anything to replace it, so i googled “cute Tumblr room decor” and found this. YOu can use holographic paper, i just only had tinfoil on hand.

You will need cardboard, tinfoil (or holographic paper) and *optional* Sharpies to doodle on the hexagons with.

Step One. If you are confident with your freehand skills, sketch out the shape of a hexagon. If not, simply find a template and trace it onto your cardboard. Make as many as you would like and cut them out.

Step Two. Cover each hexagon in tinfoil or holographic paper. If you wish, you can use your Sharpies to put designs on them. I used quotes and obscure references from “Stranger Things”, “The Librarians”, “Harry Potter”  and “The Outsiders”. I also wrote “ok no” and drew stripes on the rest. Tape or sticky tack to your wall to finish.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and following my posts. I am  quickly gaining popularity (i think), but i just do it because i enjoy it. It’s not a job or anything. Just letting you know. Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on my posts and leave a like if you like my #LifeHack collection! See ya’ll soon! Stay Gold!

-Tash

PS. Only Outsiders fans will understand that reference at the end. So probably only me. Oh well!

Tumblr E-Reader Case! Under $20!

Hey! During class we’ve been reading The Outsiders by SE Hinton, which is about two rival “gangs”, the Socs and the Greasers. Towards the end though Spoiler Alert!!! it got really sad when Dallas died. I cried so hard that i may have ruined the book… It was, however, a really good and eye-opening book. I recommend it. If you are an emotional person, keep tissues with you. I should have done that.

Anyways… How has life been? It wasn’t until I finished reading The Outsiders and decided to get a copy for my E-Reader that i remembered this was the last DIY i did before vacation. I figured i might as well share it with you guys, so here i am!

You will need a computer printout with Tumblr photography, duct tape, and an E-Reader case that fits your model. This can also be modified for a phone or tablet.

Step One. Google “tumblr photography” and select a picture you like. Goolgeling (?) “tumblr quotes” works too. Open it in a Word document and resize it. If you have PicMonkey, that works as well. Resize a small portion to fit the spine of your case. Print and cut out.

Step Two. Glue all your pictures down. Use your duct tape to frame it out. Insert your device to finish and make final cuts.

Bonus Material

Cord Storage Hack

Storing device cords and having to untangle them is a pain in a certain area. To help (and make them look stylish), you can go to the Dollar Store and buy some glitter hair ties. Tie around your cord to prevent tangles.

Thank you so much for reading my blog! Be sure to like this post and follow my blog just so you know when new posts will come out. If you are interested in reading The Outsiders, you can find free PDFs online or its $10.99 at Chapters. Remember the tissues come the end! Thanks for reading and i will see you again next time!

-Tash