Craft time! ♡
DIY Sharpie ideas have been all over the Internet since day one and I thought this would be a nice addition to the craft community ╭( ･ㅂ･)و
As usual, I made sure it was a project that wouldn’t cost more than a cup of coffee and wouldn’t take up more time than I would spend lounging in a cafe. I have weird benchmarks I know.
Model: iPhone 4S (white)
Monsieur Apple was created within 15 minutes. It’s a classy minimalist design for white iPhones. Basically all you need is a clear iPhone case and a black Sharpie. Before you proceed, please make sure your black permanent marker has an extra fine tip because otherwise you might not be able to draw fine details such as the tips of the moustache. The Sharpie I used in this project was the Industrial Extra Fine Permanent Marker. I also used a hard phone case rather than the usual rubber ones.
Although this design works best for white iPhones, theoretically you could also try it out with a black iPhone + white permanent marker. Unfortunately I have not tested this out since the local art shop doesn’t sell fine tip white permanent markers!
“DIY Gentleman iPhone Case”
Tools & Materials
Clear iPhone case (available on Etsy or eBay)
Extra fine tip black Sharpie
Clear nail polish (optional)
- Tape a piece of tracing paper on top of the Apple logo at the back of your iPhone.
- Sketch your design with a pencil. Make sure it’s symmetrically balanced and appropriately aligned with the Apple logo.
- Fit the clear case onto your phone.
- Fill your design according to the tracing paper beneath the case with an extra fine tip black permanent marker. You may have to go over the design a couple of times to ensure that it is evenly colored.
- Let your phone case dry overnight and finally remove the tracing paper.
- Coat your design with a layer of clear nail polish for a longer lasting effect (optional).
Have an amazing Sunday! x
I know I’m not the only one ♪ … who is absolutely obsessed with matcha (green tea) and its beautiful shades of green. This recipe is dedicated to all my fellow green tea dessert lovers out there ٩(˘◡˘)۶ I created this recipe based on my previous avocado muffin recipe and it appears that the combination of cream cheese and butter is responsible for creating the soft and fluffy cake texture every time! Well I guess it was kind of obvious…
I had initially planned to bake green tea muffins but I ended up whipping up a simple matcha frosting since I had a carton of fresh cream in my fridge! Either way, the muffins or cupcakes will taste delicious all the same ◡̈
“Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes”
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup fresh milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
50 g cream cheese
1/2 cup molasses (sugar)
2-3 tbsp matcha powder
2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 170ºC or 325ºF and fill a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
- Using a stand mixer, beat the softened butter and molasses together until the mixture is smooth, creamy and light.
- Add egg into the butter mixture in 3-4 parts, and continue beating until well combined.
- Add the cream cheese and milk into the butter mixture. Mix well.
- Whisk the matcha powder, all-purpose flour, tapioca flour and baking powder together in a bowl and fold into the butter mixture, just until incorporated.
- Carefully scoop the batter evenly into the cupcake liners, and top with the avocado cubes.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes (varies depending on your oven). At the 20-min mark, test the cupcakes using a skewer. If the skewer comes out clean, your cupcakes are ready.
- Place cupcakes on a metal rack to cool. Try not to steal a bite.
“Matcha Whipped Cream”
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp green tea (matcha) powder
1 tbsp icing sugar
Mix ingredients well using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat carefully at medium speed until the whipped cream forms stiff peaks.
Note 1: By the time your whipped cream has formed, it might become too soft to pipe onto the cupcakes due to room temperature. To avoid this, refrigerate the whipped cream for an hour or so for easier piping.
Note 2: Dust cupcakes with a pinch of matcha powder after piping the whipped cream (optional)
p.s. Just couldn’t resist taking a close up pic ( *´艸`)