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The London Olympics are goin' great guns ...
but before the last flag is raised ... we wanted to give you a peak at
what it takes to put on an event of ... well ... of Olympic proportions.
As you can see ... an important focal point of every Olympics ...
the Olympic Rings and the Olympic Torch.
The Olympic Torch is such a huge symbolic icon for the athletes.
It opens and closes each Olympic Games and travels around the world in between.
So in case you're called upon in the future by the IOC... to design the
(International Olympic Committee)
Opening Ceremonies ... here's the the DIY on this bad boy.
Yes ... believe it or not ... this is how it is done! Honest.
Take a big fat candle .... wrap it from the bottom up ... in two long pieces of foil ...
then crunch it up into various peaks of flame.
Next ... with painstaking concentration ... add color.
I took a bit of Orange Spray Paint ... then added just a highlight of Yellow and Red Spray Paint.
It's a grueling process ... not everyone has the talent or patience to attempt it.
(Please don't let the secret of the Torch get around ... it's a long-held secret)
The Olympic Rings ... symbolic of all the nations of the world.
(I think ... I really have no idea here)
Again ... this is a long and drawn out intricate process.
Grab any size Paper Plates ... cut out the middle ... color them any way ya want.
I spray painted these .... Blue ... Black ... Red ... Yellow ... and Green.
Uniforms ... every athlete has to have special Olympic Uniforms.
This USA Diving Team Uniform was another glorious creation by Ralph Lauren.
(No ... gotta be honest ... that was a big fat lie ... it was Vera Wang)
Here's the DIY. This is a long held ... but rarely mentioned outside the trade ... secret.
Take last seasons leftovers ... do a little magic with your scissors ... and you
have this season's .... "piece de resistance".
The Speedos ... were also a remake from last season's fashion.
Last season ... these swim trunks were .... Shower Caps.
But this Olympic Year ... with 2 holes cut for some hairy legs ...
and 1 hole added for a shaggy tail ... add some Blue Spray Paint ... and voila ...
a stunning Olympic Racing Speedo.
All Olympic athletes must have their Team Warm Up.
Now ... even though the USA used a high-priced designer ... that doesn't mean they
weren't budget conscious.
To save some money ... Team USA just had each athlete
turn one of their very own red shirts inside-out ...
then new letters were applied.
By the way ... letters courtesy of the Silhouette Cameo.
(Now really ... don't let that secret get out. We don't want people to say America is cheap.)
What does Blake's shirt say on the other side?
Well that about wraps up this Olympic DIY.
Here in the good old USA we tried to go GREEN this year ...
redesigning old fashion into this years' success story.
And what a success story it was. I'm so proud of my little fur ball ... Blake.
Here he is again in his Gold Medal Ceremony.
Oh ... and speaking of the Gold Medal ...
(ssshhhh .... don't tell a soul)
It's not really gold. I know ... you're shocked right?
Even Blake doesn't know that he's wearing one of my old necklaces.
But hey ... he's certainly workin' it.
America is proud of you Sweetheart!
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