It’s been a little slow around here but on Saturday I grabbed some crafting supplies and my Black Widow wig and headed out to visit my friend Deidre. If you remember, the wig was super curly. Well, I wanted to change it up for a comic version of the character and that meant getting it straight. Since I’m challenged in the hair department, Deidre stepped in and offered her help. I’m glad she did because it turned out awesome!
I told you it turned out awesome! While she was doing that, I started painting some wooden circles that I picked up for my Black Widow belt. It was a very affordable little project. The paint was around $1.50 and the circles came in a pack for about $4.00 maybe? I bought them a few months ago which means that has already been pushed out of my memory banks. I used some craft foam as well and I know that was less than a $1!
I will add, before I did any painting I did sand the circles. You want them to be smooth of course! When we first started working on the symbol I tried to draw it myself. We quickly realized that I sucked at it and headed to the internet. We found the symbol, printed it out, and then taped it to the foam. Then with a little cutting and painting, it was good to go. I did buy red craft foam but still gave it a coat of paint. I didn’t want it to scream “I’M MADE OF FOAM” and the paint helped with that. The reason I made the symbol out of foam in the first place was to add a little depth to the belt.
The last step is to place and glue the circles onto a thin belt. I ordered a cheap one off Ebay and I’m still waiting for it to arrive. It was only $2 and should do the job. You want something that’s thin and black on both sides in case any of it shows. I might need a few more circles but that’s not a big deal. I know this seems like a simple project but I’m really excited to be making this belt myself. If you ever think you can’t do something, just hit up YouTube or look online. There are tons of tutorials out there to help you! That’s all I did. Plus you find out what works and what doesn’t work.
Did anyone else do any DIY crafting this weekend?