Happy Saint Patrick’s day, fellow DIY-ers! What a perfect morning for a quick + easy DIY around this fun, green holiday. This will be a short post, as I am up early (procrastinating) and studying for a business law exam in a few hours. So, let’s go!
Whether your heading out to parades today and tomorrow, kickin’ it with friends at home, or out on the town, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind when selecting your outfits:
- Green – something green, camouflage is coming back in style, but if not your taste, anything green will work. Just make sure it’s visible! It’s not fun getting pinched over 200+ times (and yes by strangers too!)
- Comfy shoes – it’s a walking thing, especially down here in the South. Save your feet the hurt and settle for some cute alternatives, like these DIY fringe // tassel sandals
- Accessories – head boppers are great, but here’s where this DIY is super cool – Temporary face tattoos!
Yup, and it’s really that simple! With the right computer software, you can easily have your own temporary face tattoos in a jiffy. Do you lack “said software” or really don’t know what the heck you’re doing?
NO WORRIES, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO GET MY TRANSPARENT PDF TATTOOS SHEET! YUP, JUST SAVE + PRINT ON THE TEMPORARY TATTOO PAPER, IT’S AWESOME
Swear! Anyways, let’s get this short, sassy post going:
- Templates (I highly recommend putting in your email at the top to get the free nine templates!)
- Temporary tattoo paper (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s… just about anywhere will have some)
- Inkjet printer (I can’t vouch for how other printers work with this paper… but if you read instructions and it matches up to your printer type, go for it!)
- Download, or create your template, on your computer. Make sure that the page is no bigger than a legal size one, since most temporary tattoo paper only come in packs of one!
- Put in your printer paper, following the instructions on the packet; they may differ from mine, but I just had to put the plain, un-marked white side face down in the printer tray to get the templates to print correctly. DO NOT HIT PRINT YET!
- Go to print on the document, but before you make it official, be sure to flip the image, this will be labeled either “mirror” image or “flip horizontal” (aka it should be backwards!)
- Print, then let the ink dry. I believe the package says 15-20 minutes, but I did other household duties for about 45 minutes just to be on the safer side.
- Follow the clear adhesive instructions part on your specific packet, it may go something like mine: I placed the clear adhesive down on to the printed template side, and smoothed out all my bubbles. (it is a mess, I know)
- Cut them all out, and apply like any other face tattoo with warm water and a towel
LJ TIP: I had issues getting the bubbles to come out when they were all still on one page. After I cut them out individually, it was way easier to get the bubbles out because the edges were so much closer now!
And it’s just as simple as that! With the provided template you can access at the top of the post, the availability of temporary tattoo paper and multiple locations around you, what are you waiting on?
What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Will you be sporting an LJ face tattoo? Share with me below, and stay safe on this jolly green weekend!
Lots of love,
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