Sunday, March 27, 2016

Washied Eggs for Easter

Better late than never! Still prepping up for today’s Easter Egg Hunt? Here’s a quick and easy way to decorate your eggs for Easter. It’ll be a great bonding moment for kids as well!

Washi Taped Eggs

Things You Need:

Hey Kessy Washi Tapes
Hard-boiled eggs
Scissors
Pencils or Pens (optional)

Steps:

1. Ask your mom to cook and boil the eggs for you. They’ll be easier to decorate and you won’t make a mess if ever the eggs break.
2. Cut out different shapes out of your washi tape.
3. Stick the cut out washi tapes on to the eggs. Use your imagination and whip up as many designs as you can! Polkadots are a classic! :)
4. That’s it! It’s that easy. You can display your eggs after or start hiding them for an Easter Egg Hunt!

Washied Eggs

With lots of washi tape from the Hey Kessy shop, we’re sure each egg you make will be one-of-a-kind! Don't forget to tag us @heykessy and @LetsBeMakers when you post your washied Easter eggs. We'd love to see your designs!

Craft Mansy Abesamis | Text Louise Ramos, Hey Kessy Intern Batch 3.

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PS We hope to see you at our #BetterAndBrighter party on the 29th! :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DIY Card For Your Thoughts

The month of love is way over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop showing—or in this case, giving—people some love. One of the most common gestures is to send over a card. And we’re making it a little more special with embossed designs!

Embossing Powder

Embossing Powder

Things You Need:

Blank Postcard
Embossing Ink Pad
Embossing Powder
Rubber Stamp
Heat Gun

Embossing Powder

You can get most of these materials over at the Hey Kessy shop. We also have carving blocks and the X-Acto knife if you choose to make your own stamps a.k.a more love!

Steps:
1. Ink the stamp using the embossing ink pad, and stamp it on the card. Make sure that the stamp you are using is clean and free of ink before using it on the embossing ink pad. You could always dab the stamp on wet cloth to clean it.

Embossing Powder

Embossing Powder 

2.  Cover the stamped area with embossing powder.

Embossing Powder

3. Remove the excess powder. 

Embossing Powder

4. Use the heat gun over your design. Be careful when using it. You can ask an adult to assist you.

Embossing Powder

5. Once the powder is fixed, go ahead and add more designs or write your message on the card.


Embossing Powder 

Embossing Powder

Can’t wait for the next birthday, wedding, celebration? You don’t need an occasion to make a card. You could even send one to yourself! And if you do, tag us in your posts (@heykessy, #LetsBeMakers). 

Happy crafting!

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Crafter Mansy Abesamis | Writer Louise Ramos, Hey Kessy Intern Batch 3, | Photographer Kitkat Lastimosa, Hey Kessy Workshop Manager

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Craft Workshops in February and March

Leather Crafting with Soul Flower
Discover endless possibilities when crafting with leather! By the end of this session, you’ll be able to create your own cord organizers, embroidered leather cuffs and a hand-stitched pouch.
Schedule: February 20, 1-4PM Venue: Hey Kessy Studio, 71-B Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, QC
Workshop fee: PHP 2800
Register here.

Craft Workshops

Papercutting with Mansy Abesamis 

Learn how to make delicate pieces of art with just paper and a craft knife.
Schedule: February 25, 3PM-5PMVenue: Kri Restaurant, 53rd Siliman Ave, Dumaguete, 6200
Workshop fee: PHP 2000
Register here 

Schedule: March 9, 6PM-8:30PM Venue: Commune, 36 Polaris corner Durban St, Poblacion, Makati
Workshop fee: PHP 2000
Bring an officemate and you both get 10% off!
Register here.

Craft Workshops

Basic Resin Jewelry Making with JJ Ponce of Miniverse Jewelry
Create trinkets out of origamis, flowers, and beads by enclosing them into resin jewelry cabochons.
Schedule: February 28, 9AM-12NN Venue: Hey Kessy Studio, 71-B Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, QC
Workshop fee: PHP 2500
Register here

Craft Workshops

Slab Pottery with Mansy Abesamis
Make your own plates, mugs, jewelry (or whatever you can think of!) with ceramic clay. You’ll be able to personalize your new stoneware with ceramic watercolor too!
Schedule: February 28, 2PM-5PM Venue: Hey Kessy Studio, 71-B Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, QC
Workshop fee: PHP 3500, glazing and firing fees included
Register here.

Schedule: March 16, 6PM-8:30PM
Venue: Commune, 36 Polaris corner Durban St, Poblacion, Makati
Workshop fee: PHP 3500, glazing and firing fees included
Bring an officemate and you both get 10% off!
Register here

Craft Workshops

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Free Download: Heart Template

Here's a heart template that you can download for free!

Heart Template

Big thanks to Mansy for sharing with us her wonderful artwork! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What Would Boys Do for Valentine's Day

Hey, boys!

Yup, we're talking to you! Do you already have gifts in mind for the 14th? If not, don't fret because we've got you covered. We're sure you all have received handmade gifts from the important women in you life, and now it's your turn to go the extra mile and show them how much you love and appreciate them with handmade gifts!

Wait, before you back out and say that crafting is just too hard for you, we invited 6 gentlemen - Harry, Gomer, Carlo, Robins, Mawsy, and Seb -  to the shop and let them try out some simple craft projects that they can give for Valentine's!

Boys

1. Letter Herb Planter for Your Mom
We're sure your mom will love this one! Imagine her 3D initials turned into something she could use at home. Here's Carlo to show us how to make a letter herb planter:

Handmade Gift for Valentine's

Things You Need:

DIY Planter

Hey Kessy Washi Tape
3D Monogram Letter
Herbs
Soil
Xacto Knife
Mod Podge
Scissors

Steps:
1. Cut open the 3D letter using an Xacto knife.

Handmade Gift for Valentine's Day

2. Get your mom's favorite Hey Kessy washi tape design, and use it to add color to the 3D letter.

DIY Planter

3. Apply several coats of Mod Podge on the outside and inside walls of the letter. This will make it more durable.

DIY Planter

DIY Planter

4. Put soil inside, and carefully plant the herbs.

Handmade Gift for Valentine's

5. Don't forget to water it before giving it to your mom!

Handmade Gift for Valentine's

DIY Planter

2. Paper Quilled Heart Letter for Your Sister

Oh come on, we know you really love her even if you tease her all year round! Gomer shows us how to turn a simple VDay card into something your sister will definitely love - she might even treat you out on the 14th! :p

Handmade Card for Valentine's Day

Handmade Card for Valentine's Day

Things You Need:

DIY Card

Colored Paper
Card Stock
Scissors
Pencil
Slotted Tool (available at our shop in Katipunan)
Glue

Steps:
1. Use scissors to cut the colored paper into thin strips.
2. Coil the strips using a slotted tool.

DIY Card

Handmade Card for Valentine's Day

3. Put glue on the tip of the strip so it won't uncoil.

DIY Card

4. Draw a heart shape on the card stock, and apply glue on the surface inside the heart shape.

DIY Card

5. Stick the quilled paper strips onto the card stock.

DIY Card

Handmade Card for Valentine's Day

DIY Card

3. Paper Flowers for Your Girlfriend
Flowers come first on every VDay gift list, right? So why not give flowers that your girlfriend can keep forever! Let's see how our kiddie intern Seb helped Robins make a paper flower bouquet in only six easy steps.

DIY Paper Flowers

Craft Project for Valentine's

Things You Need: 

Craft Project for Valentine's

Hey Kessy washi tape
Crepe Paper
Paper Straws
Wire
Jute String
Gift Tag
Markers
Scissors

Steps:
1. Cut the unfolded crepe paper into smaller pieces, about 3 and 4 inches in height.

Craft Project for Valentine's

Craft Project for Valentine's

2. Unfold a piece, and fold it into itself repeatedly while keeping a firm grip on the bottom part.

Craft Project for Valentine's

3. Seal the flower at the bottom using a small piece of wire.

Craft Project for Valentine's

4. Attach the paper straw onto the paper flower using Hey Kessy washi tape.

Craft Project for Valentine's

5. Make more paper flowers, and, using some jute string, put them together for a bouquet.
6. Use a marker to write your message on the gift tag.

Craft Project for Valentine's

4. Paper Heart Kisses for Your Teacher
Don't wait for the next Teacher's Day to show how thoughtful and appreciative you are to your mentors! Learn how Harry and Mawsy, another Hey Kessy kiddie intern, make VDay chocolates extra special using simple craft materials.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Things You Need:

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Hey Kessy Washi Tape 
Chocolates
Scissors
Pencil
Card Stock
Toothpick

Steps:
1. Draw a little heart shape on a card stock.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

2. Ask your kuya to help you cut the shape.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

3. Color it with Hey Kessy washi tape or write your message on it.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

4. Use a small strip of Hey Kessy washi tape to attach a toothpick on the back.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

5. Stick it in the chocolate.

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

Handmade Gifts for Valentine's

And that's it! Easy to do, and yet your gifts look special! So, nope, girls aren't the only ones who can give handmade gifts on VDay. We're so excited what you'll be making for VDay, so don't forget to tag us in your posts. Oh, before we forget, we have another special surprise for boys for VDay. Stay tuned! We'll post more details on Instagram.

Thanks to Harry, Gomer, Carlo, Robins, Mawsy, and Seb for accepting our challenge. So sweet of them for spending a whole morning with us to make these special gifts. ♡

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PS We have Leather Crafting, Papercutting (Dumaguete), Slab Pottery, and Resin Jewelry Workshops! Go to workshops.heykessy.com to register. 

PPS We invited some of our favorite local brands to join our special VDay Pop Up! Visit our shop at 71B Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, to check out their products. :)
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