easy LED flower for Halloween

It's almost Halloween!
You can make easy LED flower in last minutes for nightmare party :)
The technique of making petals are same as jellyfish.
This time I use chemical satin and chiffon. Also these are very flammable! Please take care about that!

chemical satin, polyester chiffon, fisher line (synthetic fiber thread), conductive thread, 3V button battery, battery box (I use Aniomagic one because it has on/off and looks cute), LED(mine is "candle color"!), felt sheet, beads (mine are 5 Czech glass crystal beads), brooch pin

scissors, pliers (mine are needle nose and round nose), needle (regular and beading needle), candle, matches or lighter, three different size circle-make-things, pencil(not in photo)

Draw and cut 2 circles for each size on satin fabric. And draw and cut a circle each size on chiffon. You'll have 9 circle fabrics.
I'm using wood coaster (it become candle holder later), bracelet, and a flash-light.
Whatever can make circles is ok.

Light a candle, and hold satin and chiffon circles on your hands to shrink by candle's heat.
Please keep a safe distance from a candle always. This fabric is easy to burn out!
Make it slowly.

Design your flower petals. If you need smaller petal, keep heating it little longer and make it more shrink.

Fun and lazy time to fixing petals.
Stick LED to circle fabrics' center, one by one. Start from smallest one. Both of LED legs must be apart on fabrics (all of fabrics has two holes by LED)
Don't be more lazy! ;D
Stick petals one after another.

Put LED legs down by pliers, angles of ninety degrees.
Longer leg is + (positive electrode), shorter is - (negative electrode).
If you think you'll forget which is which, write on petal back + and - by pencil.
(of course I always forget!!)
Then roll up each legs like small rings carefully.
Now petals are fixed by LED legs.
All the time, LED legs must not contact.

Sew LED legs and battery box by regular needle and conductive thread.
Cut a felt sheet round. Set battery box down center (later, brooch pin comes on upper place). Start sewing from LED + (positive electrode) leg. sew it 2 or 3 times, then sew battery box + (positive electrode) hole 2 or 3 times through felt sheet.
Tie conductive thread, and cut short. And sew - (negative electrode) LED leg and battery hole by new thread. Never contact + and - electrodes!

Test how it works. Put battery and switch on.

Hem the felt sheet by regular needle and fisher line. Sew brooch pin on felt too.
Turn it to front, then sew beads around LED head like stamens by beading needle and fisher line.

Finished! You can put it on your bag or...
arrange it on scrunchie with some ribbons like a bracelet!
Happy Halloween!


How to make... jellyfish!

People asked me how to make jellyfish accessories when I blogged these on 8tokyo. And yes I'm lazy enough..., it was two years ago!! Sorry too late to share this.

How to make them is very simple and easy, but slightly dangerous. Please make it carefully!! Chiffon fabrics "burn" well. and of course candle is hot!
And please keep fresh air into your room while you're making.
polyester chiffon, decorating materials (sequin, ribbon, rhinestone, tiny metals...), fishing line (synthetic fiber thread), brooch pin and jump rings
candle, scissors, two different size circle-things, needle, pencil, matches or lighter, super glue

Draw and cut 2 bigger circles and 1 smaller circle. I'm using wood coaster (it become candle holder later), and a bracelet. And cut 1 square.
And make slits to square one and smaller circle.

Light a candle, and hold chiffon on your hands to shrink by candle's heat. Please keep a safe distance always. This fabric is easy to burn out! Make it slowly.

Roll up the square one, and sew the place no slits by fisher line. Then put the needle out from top, and sew all of jellyfish parts together.
You need simple jellyfish? Congrats, finished!

Decorate jellyfish with sequin, ribbon, rhinestone, tiny metals.. or more.
Also you can roll up ribbons or silk/metallic strings when you make axis.

Attach the brooch pin to axis if you want. Using jump rings makes your jellyfish more "movable". That's all! Enjoy! :)



yeti necklace display stand

I wanted to get a necklace display stand for a while.
But these are expensive and not so cute always.

I always make cat motif accessories for necocoa Etsy shop, and imagined if fluffy snow white yeti girl (or guy (^_-)) wears these, it may be funny and cute.Then I remember the words... "if you can't find what you want, you can make that!"

necocoa Etsyショップではいつもねこモチーフのアクセサリーや雑貨を作ってるから、まっしろでふわふわのイエティの子がつけてくれたら可愛いかも!と想像してみたり。

Here's how to make "yeti necklace display stand" :)

materials :
cardboard (mine is Amazon one! ;P)
faux fur fabric
fabric for back side (mine is polka dot cotton)
double-sided tape


It is easier than Halloween Ghost Cat Charm.
Cut the shape of neck stand out, trace the shape to faux-fur and back fabrics.
And cut these out.
Faux-fur should be bigger than cardboard!! (check the pic no.6)


Cut the batting smaller than cardboard, and stick it by double-sided tape (check the pic no.5).
Then put faux-fur on there, turn it back,  put double-sided tape around of cardboard to stick the faux-fur.
Back side fabric should be smaller, adjust size with pinking shears on cardboard.
Put some superglue on cardboard, and stick the back fabric. Dry it 1 - 2 days.

段ボールに接着剤を塗って裏布を貼付けます。1 - 2日乾燥させて完成!


lazy chocolate pie from cookpad recipe

My friend told me that she made too easy "pie-no-mi"-like chocolate pie from cookpad with her hubby.
I googled when I went back home, and made it too!

Ingredients are a frozen pie sheet and a chocolate bar only.
Cut the chocolate bar to each blocks, and cut the pie sheet to twice of the chocolate blocks,
and make chocolate sandwiches with 2 tiny pie sheets.

Yeah you know, I'm lazy enough to cut the pie sheet for each sandwiches.

Here's my steps:

Cut a frozen pie sheet to half, and a chocolate bar ... to each blocks(sigh).

Put chocolate blocks on a sheet equal distance.

Make a big sandwich!

Wait a while for pie sheet become soft enough, then put the sheet softly with your fingers to let you know where's chocolate blocks.

Cut the ditches. When you cut the pie sheet and it became soften, these will be put together.

Put these sandwiches equal distance, and bake it!


hint of felt - フェルトのヒント

I'm looking for cute (& lazy...?) ideas of making felt flowers,
and got some "hint" of making these from Etsy.

Felt Flower Embellishments - Dark violet Set of 10 pieces

Felt Flower Headband Girls Hydrangea "Spring Thaw" with bow

Pink Felt Flower Headband on Skinny Stretch Band w/ Crystal

All of these are lovely, and reminds me origami flowers.