Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

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Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:10 pm

This is one of those 'holy shit, why didnt I think of that before" things.. When I was in Kentucky 2 weeks ago doing volunteer work, the family whose home I was doing work on had these laying around. And when I commented on the frames, the woman told me she makes 'em! I thought it was a pretty cool idea!

Basically, she took dollar frames and temp tattoos that she got at the dollar store and put them on the frames! Im sure you could put them other places, too.. then mod-podge over them. I just thought it was a pretty cool idea/concept. Here are the frames:

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She said it works best on lighter surfaces! Like I said, cool concept... take the idea and run with it!
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby opiiate on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:22 pm

So the application of the temp tattoos is the same on wood as it would be on skin?
that's such an awesome idea. i am TOTALLY gonna make tacky frames all over the place now.
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby BadBettie462 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:36 pm

My mom did this when I was a little kid and I totally forgot about this! I guess I'm goin to the dollar tree today!
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:39 pm

opiiate wrote:So the application of the temp tattoos is the same on wood as it would be on skin?
that's such an awesome idea. i am TOTALLY gonna make tacky frames all over the place now.


yea, i guess! Those werent wood though, they were super cheap plastic frames..
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby MeritaViola on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:46 pm

this is a really cool idea.

and as much as I like to hate on Ed Hardy.... the company does make some KICK ASS temp tattoos... which you can buy at Sally's for like 3 bucks.
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby sapphire_distortion on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:20 pm

Ooh yeah, I've done these on little sculpey charms. I never could find a use for them, but they turned out really well and they've stayed (I shellacked over them w/clear nail polish) great!
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby goldenTrash on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:40 am

Aweeeeesome, I am so making this.
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby kissmycombatboots on Fri May 07, 2010 5:20 pm

brilliant idea! i wonder if it would work on leather... i would have to use some sort of acrylic to bond over it, but temp tattoo bracelets would be pretty cool.
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby sweetie_cupcake on Sat May 08, 2010 1:19 am

i did this on a notebook a few years ago and then I mod podged over it. It lasted the semester and looked really cute.
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Re: Use temporary tattoos for your DIY projects!

Postby HollyGolightly on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:12 pm

super cute.. super easy.... what more could you ask for..?
i might just use this idea to vamp up the hubby's pix of his tarantulas
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