DIY drying "rack"
Makes 2 cups each
Start with 2 cups granulated sugar. For vanilla sugar, split 1 vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds from the bean into the sugar; then bury the bean in the sugar. For cinnamon sugar, add 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon and 2 cinnamon sticks. For cardamom sugar, add ¼ cup whole green cardamom pods. (The sugars will stay flavorful in a sealed container for up to 1 year.)
To make it gift-worthy: Transfer each flavored sugar into an airtight glass jar.
DIY drying "rack"
|What a great idea, especially when you are tight on space. The "how-to" is pretty |
self explanatory. Grab a latter and attach it to the ceiling. Add some fancy
hangers and you are set!
|I love to add definition to my naturally wavy hair by using a curling iron. |
However, although I wrap my hair around the wand to prevent that clamp dent,
I still can not seem to manoeuvre my hair and hand around without burning it on the
handle/clamp that sticks up. I came across this curling wand DIY on
The BeautyDepartment and gave it a shot. It turned out so perfect and now I have
a wand but without the big price tag that is attached to it. Give it a shot for yourself!
DIY braided necklace
DIY lightbulb vase
Step One: First you need to remove the little silver layer on
the bottom of the light bulb. Work the pliers under the layer to
create a little lip, and then you should be able to peel it right
off with the pliers.
Step Two: Now you have to remove the black cap from the bottom
of the light bulb.
Step Three: Once the black glass was removed it was really
easy to get the little glass tube and wiring on the inside
of the bulb out – I simply tapped it with the pliers and it
broke right off.
And now you have your empty lightbulb! If you do not like how thethe metal part looks, cover it with a little piece of fabric:
Ta-da!!! add flowers and hang from the garden, or wherever your
heart desires. I hung a bunch of these in front of my kitchen window and filled them full of fresh flowers
Nothing makes me cringe more than having a book returned and seeing that the pages have been "bunny-eared", to mark the spot. I like to keep my books in prestige condition (weird obsession perhaps?) so now, whenever I lend a book out, I include one of these little homemade book marks. (big enough hint to use a bookmark?). They are easy to make and look super cute. Grab some paper clips and whatever ribbon you have and tie a bow. voila!
This adorable DIY headband that I came across on
Free People, is the perfect solution for those days when you want to keep your hair out of your face but without the fuss. It looks super cute too!
Cut a strip of fabric from your choice of material, length-wise, so that you will have a longer piece of fabric. Then folded it over a couple of times and wrapped it around your head like a turban!
You’ll need: a bowl, an electric mixer/beater, ripe avocado, 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, a clip (any kind: claw clip, sectioning clip, anything to hold your hair up!), shower cap + a blow dryer.
- in a bowl, mix half of a ripe avocado (smashed) and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil (double the recipe for long or thick hair).
- using your electric mixer/beater, whip the two ingredients together until they reach a creamy consistency.
- take the bowl into the shower with you for an easier, less messy application.
- shampoo hair well, ring out excess water, then apply the mask all over. if you have fine/flat hair, skip the roots and only do middle to ends. clip it up and cover it with the shower cap.
- jump out of the shower and warm the treatment up with your blow dryer on a low heat setting for about one minute. heat will allow the treatment to soak in much further than it would without. try to leave it on for as long as you can. anywhere from 5 minutes-30 minutes is perfect.
- jump back in the shower and rinse thoroughly. condition as usual with your regular conditioner.
Alternatives: If you don’t have an electric mixer, just mash the avocado up well with a fork or the back of a spoon. Add your olive oil and then manually whisk for a full minute or until it becomes creamy. If you can’t make time to get out of the shower to warm the treatment up with a blow dryer, just clip the mask up in the shower with no cap and the steam will help it soak in.
Also– feel free to add a drop or two of fragrant essential oil! Jasmine, lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, anything. Your hair will soak up the scent as well!
I came across this DIY project on free people and was so excited to try it out. I use notebooks for everything, and so it was nice to come across this idea. Its such a nice way to spice up a boring old book.
This spring, we were all introduced to feather hair extensions. This trend took off like wildfire and can be spotted all over celebrity land. These extensions offer a laid back bohemian vibe, but unfortunately, not with a laid back price. Finding out that my hair salon charges $30.00 CA per hair extension, I went on the search for a way to get this look, minus breaking my poor student bank account.
I came across this "how-to" and was amazed at how easy the extensions were to create for $2 bucks/extension and 20 minutes of my time. I came across the feathers on Ebay and Esty but I was to impatient to wait for them to be shipped to me so I just went to the closest "Bass Pro Mills'' and picked up some fly fishing feathers.
Go get yourself some materials and give this a try!
STEP 1: Finding your spot. Gather up your feathers and play around with where you want to place it. Try putting it under layers to hide the bead and decide on what you like.
STEP 2: Part hair where you want the extension, comb it back and secure with a clip
STEP 3: Thread the hair. In the area where you want the extension, separate a small section of hair where the bead will crimp on. Using the thin wire or bobby pin, place the section of hair in the “V,” close the end, and thread the ends of the wire through the bead crimp.
STEP 4: Use the bobby pin or wire to pull the hair through the crimp bead.
STEP 5: Stick the feathers in the bead. Make sure to leave a little extra feather on the other end of the bead.
STEP 6: Clamp the crimp bead down with the pliers. Make sure it is as flat as possible and that the feathers are secured in the bead.