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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

be your own brass.

hey world. guess what? now that i am finally caught up on some administrative things (it's a long story that involves timing and family trauma) the security envelope project has finally been able to grow into a long-awaited second phase. please behold the do-it-yourself security envelope installation kit. here at the sweetie pie press, we aim to make your weird decorating impulses easier to achieve through carefully mapped out (and easy to install) projects.

taking its inspiration from the trials and tribulations of doing this (like this), the idea for these smaller scale at-home installations came from the notion that even installation-based projects should be easy and accessible (in some instances, at any rate). at this smaller size, it was easy to refine the installation process and make it less gruelling, too.

want to see some picture of what i am talking about? here:

diy security installation 14b

diy security installation 20b

diy security installation 28b

diy security installation 33b

diy security installation 49b

diy security installation 51b

diy security installation 52b

you can look at the whole process (27 minutes in total) here.

so, i know what you are thinking. how do i get my hands on one of these amazing kits? well, there are currently two ways: 1) this first triangular kits should appear in my etsy shop in a matter of hours 2) i will give you one of these first kits just for leaving a comment here (well, i will give one to one of you). you have until friday at midnight to leave a comment, friends and lurkers. after that, i will devise a means of making a random selection and one lucky soul will get an easy-peasy installation kit! (since these are so brand new, photographs of your finished installation would also be nice). please be sure to include your email address if it is not on your blogger profile.

16 comments:

Candice Hartsough McDonald said...

Hey, that's awesome! Love the template idea.

dindie said...

I've never think about it before, to aligned the nails with paper template. Very brilliant!

LadeeBee said...

This gets me thinking. Maybe I'd like to do a spiral...I just love hammering nails into the walls!!!

kristyn said...

well, besides the fact that it's great to look at, this installation looks like fun for my son, who is absolutely hammer crazy. count me in.

Tiffany said...

Amazing, and I love the clever template! Beautiful, beautiful.

mhm said...

Way cool! Love it ♥♥♥♥

shannon said...

oh, hello security.

Haley said...

You are a wonderful genius!! This is definitely getting put into the budget for April; hopefully there are some left by then.

chicaso said...

you are very clever. want!

bibliogrrl said...

This is LOVELY. Even if I don't win, this would be something to do with my hundred zillion (or at least it seems like I have that many) buttons.

Ghostface Knittah said...

You're very generous for sharing this with the world. But really, can we, like, go for a beer?

Claire Louise Milne said...

Count me in please! yours is so cool, I love the teeny blue patterns hiding in their little triangle in their little patch of wall.

Sara said...

I am in love. The instructions are quite clever as well!

craigisarobot said...

Clever! count me in! beep boop.

sara said...

Great idea!!!

meg said...

this is so super crazy awesome genius!