2600 posts tagged diy
I really love this bracelet - the combo of pale pink, gold and white ticks lots of boxes for me! Those little gold pieces in the middle of the bracelet are actually from the hardware store (they’re compression sleeves from the plumbing section!). Whip up a couple and gift to friends ‘just because’, I’m sure they’ll love it just as much as me!
If you’ve ever tried to take a jumping photo you’ll know how hard it is to get a great shot - either you’ve got an awkward face, a foot still on the ground or worse - everyone in the air except for one person! Well ABM has 9 great tips for how to get the perfect jump shot - I really love the example pictured - so you end up with great results (hopefully!) every time.
If you’re like me and change your mind on what you like every five minutes, art hangers are a great way to decorate without fuss. Hang a few of these glitter covered hangers on your wall and swap and change your favourite pics to suit your mood or decor!
Though for some people doilies bring up memories of visiting Nanna’s dusty house, they are really fun to craft with. From lacy earrings to lacy bunting, they can bring some retro fun to your home (and ears). I’ve seen bowls made before from doilies but what I like the most about this DIY is the added pastel colour to the edges. Great for holding all your little bits and pieces, these would also make a great gift!
Even though I had a very unfortunate experience with a green tea KitKat (look back in my archive, you’ll see!), I don’t think it has permanently put me off green tea - especially when you read about all the benefits of it on your skin!
Upcycle Your World! | Bottles
I recently went through my old ReadyMade magazines and was inspired to start a new feature - on upcycling! There are so many great ways to re-use the things around us. Hopefully you find some inspiration!
The first thing we’re looking at is one of the easiest things to upcycle - a plastic bottle! From soda bottles to milk bottles, I’m sure you have some sitting in your house somewhere. As you can see above, there are lots of fun things you can make, from cat planters to piggy banks! Click on the links below to see the tutorials.
Speaking of birthdays - how sweetly pastel are these little ice cream squares?! Before I read the tutorial I was thinking that the process would be really difficult. But the two tone look is created by…tilting the mold with a cup! Simple! The great thing about the small serving size is that people can take as much or as little as they want - great when you’re dealing with little ones who can’t finish a whole ice cream!
As soon as I saw this tutorial, I immediately bought some Plaster of Paris on eBay so I could make my own! My niece’s birthday is coming up soon and I’ve been trying to think of fun things to put in the girl’s goodie bags other than lollies. These are like a great middle ground - they look like lollies, but are actually fun sticks of chalk. I’m planning on wrapping them in plastic and adding a bow. So fun!
This is such a beautiful pendant, and honestly, if you can use a hot glue gun then you can create it. The trims may be a bit pricey but for a feature piece, it’s totally worth it! If you’re not familiar with Moroccan Wedding blankets, try Google image search- there are so many gorgeous pieces to take inspiration from!
Continuing my obsession with natural beauty and makeup, here is something I didn’t think was possible - an all natural blush! I’ve made blush before but always used mica. Well this blush is made from…beetroot powder! I hope I’m not the only person who found this surprising (just lie to make me fell better alright?!). There’s directions on how to dry out your own beetroot to turn into powder or you can purchase it (a quick Google search turned up about a million hits, I’m sure you can find it!). There’s some great tips on how to change up the colour to suit your skin too. I’d love to know if anyone has used beetroot blush before? How long does it last?
I now have about ten rolls of washi tape and I’m well on my way to building on my stash, but apart from using it on presents and on my laptop I’m not sure what else to use it on. But this is such a clever way of using all that pretty tape in a creative way. Of course, now I’m going to have to buy some more tape because I don’t have any floral yet. Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it (haha, accidental pun!)
My birthday is coming up and I’m thinking of having a breakfast/brunch celebration. I was kind of umming and ahhing about it but then I saw this free download and thought ‘well I’m going to have to do it now, just so I can use these!’. Now just to work out the rest… like what to eat, where to have it, what time, who to invite…
These cupcakes might take a bit more effort than your usual stir and pour, but oh my gosh they look so worth it! These cupcakes have a graham cracker base, sprinkled with chocolate…and a graham cracker top sprinkled with chocolate! Oh yeah, and of course you can’t forget that gooey marshmallow top. I wish I hadn’t seen this at 8PM because it’s all I want right now…
After finally recovering from my cold, I was hit with a cold, steely determination: I will make a non-scented, nourishing lip balm! I am at the best of times very picky about what I put on my lips - not too sticky, not too sweet or pungent, nothing that has nasty chemicals in it that dry out my lips and force me to constantly re-apply. And when you’re sick I think all of the things that irritate you multiply by 100%. So as I said, I was determined to find a natural recipe not only for when I’m sick and a huge sook, but also for everyday use. This basic one from Fellow Fellow is great and you can just eliminate the scent to be super natural. You will know exactly what’s in it and for me, that makes me feel better about putting it on my face!
As y’all know, I’m a bit obsessed with my French knitting right now. Well little did I know that you can skip the knitter (wish I’d known that before I bought a new kit!) and use your fingers instead! If you’re looking for something a bit harder, you can try arm knitting. Personally, I had a go at the arm knitting and just ended up with my arms bound together, but I’m sure if I had another go I would be able to work it out!