With the Oscars only a few days away, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to tinsel town with a few, crafty project ideas that play on the titles and themes of this year’s nominees for Best Picture. I took a tour of the virtual handmade annals, and found a bunch of great pieces created by some very talented crafters. Use their objects d’art as inspiration for your own ideas or, if you don’t D.I.Y., then support the artist community by buying one of these original goodies!
Ok, without further ado, the nominees for Best Picture (and corresponding craft) are…
In this movie, title character Benjamin (Brad Pitt) inherited a button factory from his estranged, biological father. As an ode to this flick, here are a few, cute-as-a-you-know-what projects that’ll inspire you to raid your own button stash.
With the help of Aleene’s Liquid Fusion, you can glue those beautiful baubles to anything from jewelry findings to picture frames. True to it’s name, it’ll stick anything to anything and keep it there–I used it myself to affix retro mini-toys onto a painted frame for a past project for my Kiwi Magazine, Eco-Craft column.
Whether you’re “Team Frost” or “Team Nixon”, wearing your heart on your sleeve or rather, your propaganda on your chest, is the best way to give props to this film. Let these political tees act as a creative jumping-off point, then use your own ideas to create conversation-starting wearables!
Using a photo imaging program on your computer and Tulip’s Photo Transfer Paper, it’s super easy to make customized tees with your own witty sayings and clever designs. As a tribute to this film might I suggest: “Frost/Nixon: Watergate, welcome to the winter of your discontent.” No? Ok, how about: “Nixon, you’ve been Frosted!” Don’t quit my day job? Ok, moving on then.
Set in post-WWII Germany, Hana (Kate Winslet) becomes passionately involved with a boy (David Kross) half her age. They re-connect years later as she fights for her freedom in a war crime trial–it’s clear, that Hana has kept many secrets in her life.
Pay collage homage to this flick by hand crafting a journal to jot down your own stories (or discrepancies, as the case may be). These write-worthy works of art should get the creative juices flowing!
A slum-grown Mumbaiian teen wins the Indian version of the game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Under suspician of cheating, he’s imprisoned where his story unfolds.
Take your millions (even if it’s all in pennies) to the bank, a handmade one, that is! These paper mache, money catchers take the gauche out of displaying your money prominently in your home.
Amykins1111 Money Pig & Skull, and Pineweaver’s Dream Home & Spilled Milk banks. They both have a ton more, great banks so make sure to check out their Flickr pages (click links above) for an even bigger dose of bank goodness.
Create the craft that most suits your fave pick for Best Picture this year–and hey, with the awards ceremony running about 4 hours long, why not get crafty while you’re watching? Your finished object is sure to have you thanking the Academy!
Who’re you rooting for? Post your choice for the winner here for an informal crafter’s critic poll. 🙂
Happy Hollywood-obsessed week!
P.S. Speaking of winners, I’d like to congratulate Carly for being selected as the recipient of a pack of Tulip paints! Please e-mail your info to: contestsATvickiehowell.com, and I’ll get it mailed out to you.
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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