Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspiration: Depressed cake shop



The Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up concept that sells grey colored cakes and other baked goods with the purpose of raising awareness about mental health issues. Proceeds from the cake shops are donated to a charity of the pop-up’s choice. The idea was conceived by Emma Cakehead in the UK and to date more than 30 Depressed Cake Shops have popped up all over the world – from Scotland to San Francisco.

1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives.

Mental illness is a disease that just isn’t discussed.  If someone has heart disease or diabetes you would never say “just snap out of it.”  The Depressed Cake Shops provide an experience that encourages discussion about mental health issues, including — but not limited to — depression.   The proceeds from each Depressed Cake Shop directly benefit a mental health-based charity of that shop’s choice.Concept is simple: All bakers need to do is sell grey cakes (or other baked goods) and donate the money to a mental health charity. Why grey? Because the color represents what depression does: It coats a beautiful life in grey. Many of the Depressed Cake Shop bakers use baking as a way to battle their depression. They decorate the cupcakes, cookies, and other delicious items with designs that represent their depression and encourage discussion. Often, underneath those dark designs, is a bright pop of color inside. Because underneath that grey cloud, hope remains.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DIY Bunny Mug / Uradi sam: Šolja sa zekom


Supplies:
-mug
-porcelain marker (I used this one and it comes in many other colors than black)
-piece of baking paper
-pencil (7B is the best)
-scissors
-sellotape
-toothpick (for bunnies eyes)


 Draw one bunny ear on baking paper, fold in half and draw the other ear. This way ears are same size and symmetrical.




Make sure mug is clean and completely dry. Use sellotape to fix your drawing face down to the mug.
Use pencil to draw over drawing lines. This enables picture to transfer onto the mug.


Remove baking paper and draw over with porcelain painter pen.





Use pencil to sketch bunny eyes and bunny mouf on mug bottom and pay attention to coordinate it with ears you already draw. When you are sure about the position, draw over with porcelain painter pen.



After three days of drying your new mug is ready to use (and is dishwasher safe).
Hope you like it!
p.s.If your mug has any mark on the bottom, use acetone to remove it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

DIY glittery hair piece / Uradi sam: Snala sa sljokicastom zvezdom


Material:  /   Materijal: 
-paper star cutout   /   -papirna zvezda željenog oblika i veličine
-white felt sheet   /   -beli filc tabla
-non/white chalk   /   -kreda u boji
-scissors   /   -makaze
-glue   /   -lepak
-small brush   /   -četkica za nanošenje lepka
-glitter   /   -šljokice
- hairpin   /   -ukosnica


Put your paper star on top of the felt and draw around it with chalk and cut it out.
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Precrtajte šablon kredom na filc i isecite.


Evenly apply glue all over the felt star and cover with glitter.
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Stavite malo superlepka na sredinu filcane zvezde, razmažite četkicom po celoj površini i ravnomerno posipajte šljokicama.




When completely dry, brush off excess glitter and apply thin layer of glue to fixate it.
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Kada se osuši, otresite višak sljokica i pažljivo premažite tankim slojem lepka kako biste fiksirali šljokice. Bilo koji "beli" lepak iz knjižare može poslužiti, pošto su svi oni providni kada se osuše.


Cut out small rectangular piece of felt, pull through hairpin ,apply glue and paste together with bottom side of your star.
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Kada se zaštitni sloj osuši, secite malo parče filca, provucite kroz ukosnicu i zalepite sa donje strane zvezde.



Hope you like it!



Friday, March 28, 2014

DIY Sprinkles necklace / Uradi sam: Ogrlica sa dekorativnim mrvicama





Material:   / Materijal:
-transparent plastic tube from hardware store  / -providno plastično crevo iz prodavnice sa plastikom
-sprinkles   / - dekorativne mrvice za kolače
-piece of wire  / - parče žice
-2 cord ends ( I used decorative ones since they were only one to fit tube I used. When choosing/purchasing core ends, make sure they are the right size for your project.)  /  - 2 "završetka" za ogrlice (Ja sam koristila dekorativne , pošti nisam našla standardne dobre veličine, tako da dobro proverite dijametar pre nego što ih kupite)
-2 small and 1 larger silver rings  /  - 2 male i jedna veća alkica 
-superglue  /  - super lepak
-1 clasp  /  - 1 kopča



Take core ends and use silver wire to make loops.
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Provucite žicu kroz završetak za ogrlicu i savijte pomoću klješta da napravite omčicu.




Then apply some glue on tube edges and push it in cord ends. 
*I actually forgot to take picture of this step, so I took one while I was finishing necklace. Oops. :)
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Stavite malo lepka oko ivice cevi i dobro pritisnite na završetak sa omčicom.
*Tek sam malopre shvatila da zapravo nisam napravila fotografiju dok sam to radila, ali sam napravila kada sam završavala ogrlicu, pa bacite pogled dole. Ups :)

Fill the tube with sprinkles. Best to do it over newspaper or tray to avoid making mess.
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Napunite cev dekorativnim mrvicama do vrha. Najbolje je da stavite papir , novinu ili neki poslužavik kako ne biste napravili haos.


When done filling, apply some superglue to the tube edges and push it in the cord end.
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Kada napunite cevčicu, stavite malo superlepka oko ivice i zalepite za završetak na kome ste prethodno od žice napravili omčicu.




When completely dry use metal rings and clasp to finish your necklace.
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Kada se osuši, zakačite kopču alkicama i ogrlica je gotova.


Hope you like it!


p.s. You can do this with glitter or beads , it would look awesome check out here!