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Topic: Monsters for your daily routine! Tute added for scenting powders!  (Read 1913 times)
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« on: April 30, 2011 03:39:21 PM »

Hi all!  If there's one thing I love more than faux fur, it's vintagy stuff like powder puffs.  So, I've combined my two loves in these fuzzy MONSTER PUFFS!!

They're stuffed with this awesome silky polyfill I found at my local fabric shop.  It doesn't bunch up so it's easy to work with.  The faux fur is from Mendels (http://www.mendels.com/fur2.shtml), which is really an awesome site!  I also found some great plastic eyes that I glued onto the ribbon handle in lieu of a rhinestone or similar.

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I also cooked up a homemade scented shimmer powder to use with them...I was looking at scented powders, and shimmer powders, and realized they're never sold as one thing.  So, I went to my local organic market and got some rice flour and tapioca powder, mixed it with some lip and eye safe mica, and scented it with some scented oils using the cotton ball method (I'll make a tutorial on that if anyone wants!).  I found some cute sifter jars to put it in:

I'd have loved to have gotten a picture of the shimmer, but it's very subtle and doesn't show up on camera well.  It smells amazing, though!

Special thanks to my friend Jessikah, who modeled the puff for me!


EDIT:  Here is the powder-scenting tutorial I promised!

This technique is really easy, and yields great results!

First, formulate your powder/makeup/dry ingredients however you wish.  This is all about personal preference.  Put your powder sample into a container with a lid that you don't plan on using for food later, and label it by scent so you don't forget what it is =D  I divided my powder into five batches, with about half a cup of powder in each. 

Take a cotton ball and put about a drop or two of the scent you want to use onto it.  For larger batches, use more scented cotton balls.  To mix scents, but about a drop of each scent on each cotton ball, to ensure even distribution.

Now drop the cotton ball(s) into the powder, close the lid, and shake it around for a good couple of minutes.  Shake around at least twice a day for about a week, or until the powder has absorbed the scent.  If the scent is not strong enough after a week, add more scent to the cotton balls and repeat the process until you are satisfied.  I prefer a light scent, so this was all I needed.

And thats it!  Now go grab your favorite powder and add your favorite scent, or make your own! 

« Last Edit: May 03, 2011 02:37:19 PM by cutiemonster - Reason: added tutorial » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011 04:25:24 PM »

i <3 both and would love a tute!

love to take part in personal swaps, I would love a poppet of my very own, or a doll like the ones made by Poppets & Lace
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 05:25:23 PM »

Those are adorable and funny.  My ordinary powder puffs now seem boring and insufficient.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011 07:51:48 PM »

TOOO CUTE ! what a fantastic idea !  i want one Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011 10:46:01 PM »

Very cute! What a clever idea!

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011 01:26:23 PM »

So cute! I'd love a tutorial on how you added the scent to the powders!

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011 02:38:22 PM »

Thank you so much for your nice words!  I added a powder-scenting tutorial for your interest!

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 08:00:32 AM »

This is awesome!  I so want to make one for my sister.  She would love this!  Me thinks she will be getting one for Christmas.  Thank you for the tute, as well! 


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