DDG DIY: False eyelashes wall art tutorial
If there's one thing that we get a lot of here at the DDG office — apart from all the obvious face creams and makeup items — it has to be false eyelashes. This isn't a bad thing by any stretch, it's just that the girls in this office don't have much use for crazy-thick Geordie Shore style lashes or costume-type ones with sequins or crystals attached. Sure, I get a kick out of seeing them and will quietly admit to taking more than a few pairs home in my time here (with disastrous results), but sadly the majority of the more fun-looking pairs sit unused in our beauty cabinet.
This lovely false eyelashes wall art tutorial is a great use for any excess pairs of false eyelashes you have lying around (especially the more extravagant varieties) and is super quick and easy. It will be a nice piece of decoration for the beauty addicts among us or to sit above your makeup station. It is easily customisable to your pairs or style and can be done on the cheap. If you're buying fresh pairs of falsies for this, then stick to the cheapest brands you can find — if they're not going on your eyes then you don't have to worry about sketchy glue.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- A4 or A5 frame
- Paper or cardboard
- 3-4 pairs of false eyelashes
HOW YOU MAKE IT:
- Take the glass out of your frame and check its size against a sheet of paper — this way you'll be able to tell from the start if your paper needs to be trimmed before going in the frame. Lightly mark the inner corners of the frame on the paper with a pencil so you have an idea of how much space you have to play with.
- If you have nice handwriting or calligraphy skills then get practicing with your words. We've gone with "Today I'm feeling ... flirty ... foxy ... fabulous ..." so that each word corresponds to a pair of eyelashes — but you can obviously write whatever you like! If you don't have nice enough handwriting you can always do this on the computer. For a (roughly) A5 frame like ours you can just use A4 paper, arranged landscape and with two columns so you can centre the text but still have the paper area be approximately the correct size.
- Write your final version of your words — leaving about 1-2 inches between each for your lashes — or print it out.
- Trim the paper. I had to cut about 8 mm from the bottom and cut the paper so it was 15 cm across on the side I was keeping (slightly past halfway).
- Take your eyelashes out of their box and lay them on the paper to check the spacing. If everything is good, then grab your glue and stick them down!
- Wait for it to dry, then put it in your frame. Voila! Beauty inspired art in a flash!
What are your thoughts on this false eyelashes wall art tutorial? Tell us in the comments below!