D.I.Y- Flower Beanie

Do your ears ever get cold? Or are you just the type of person to go around wearing beanies? Well look no further for a beanie idea that will make you look not only unique, but also add a cute spring/summer look to your everyday outfits.

What you’ll need:Image result for flower beanie diy

  • Beanie
  • Flowers of you liking
  • Hot glue gun and/or sewing supplies

Steps:

  1. First you’ll need to lay out your flowers the way that you would like them to turn out on your beanie.
  2. You’ll now need to take your hot glue gun and glue the flowers on using the design you’ve made from step one. (If you’re sewing on your flowers it may take more time but continue to follow steps one and two)
  3. Lastly, let your flowers sit and dry to make sure the flowers won’t fall off.

And there you go. You now have a stylish beanie you can wear all year round. In the spring you can take in that flower look and in the winter defy the snow. Your winter version of a flower crown will be a sure outfit changer.

 

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The Importance Of a D.I.Y

Many individuals believe that D.I.Ys are pointless and a waste of time. They mostly have the mindset of going to the store and buying any items they need instead of using their everyday resources to create a much cheaper replica

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What people believe will happen

. The outcome of the item is also a major input in why people don’t make D.I.Ys. Some people believe that remaking an item they want will turn out to look cheap or crappy. These people would rather go out and buy the item for full price instead of using their everyday resources throughout their homes.

 

This seems to happen because people believe that fully priced items are more trustworthy and durable. The cost of an item usually ensures the quality of it as well. People would rather spend more money to make sure that their item works then to create the same item for a way cheaper price that would work the same.

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D.I.Y coffee mugs 

Believing that their store bought items will also last them longer, people tend to take little interest in D.I.Ys.

 

 

However I believe that D.I.Ys are a great way to save money. Not only does it save you a trip to the store it also acts as a great way to create storage. People think that making your own items won’t turn out as great as store bought items.

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D.I.Ys can save you money

The truth is, you can actually make a D.I.Y look more expensive than an actual store item. It only takes the right amount of time and effort. You’ll also save a lot of money by reusing things from around your house. For example a water bottle could act as a flowerpot.

 

 

But I know that people feel strongly against using things that may or may not work. we are all guilty of having the thought of “I don’t know how this is going to turn out and I don’t want to waste my time so I’m not going to try this.”

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D.I.Ys can be hazardous if the chemicals aren’t mixed right 

On top of that we don’t want to accidentally star a fire or create something toxic that could be dangerous to both you or your surroundings. allergic reactions are also common when making bath bombs or skin care treatments.

Even so I believe that D.I.Ys are an overall great way to have fun. Not only do you have to be basic and have the same design as everyone else around you. You could be unique and try out any different color or design you wish to have.

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Everything you make is one of a kind and an result of your creativity. D.I.Ys are a great way to give you the artistic ability you’ve been searching for. Not only are they simple to make. They also come into great use throughout your house or anywhere else you’s like to place them.

 

 

 

D.I.Y-One Hundred Ideas Jar

Ever just sit around your house, either on your bed or couch not knowing what to do. Well Look no further cause here’s the solution to your ohh so disastrous problem. With this 100 ideas jar you’ll always have something to look forward to doing. Relieving the dreads of boredom.

Here’s what you’ll need:Image result for diys

  • 100 Popsicle sticks (strips of paper if sticks are unavailable)
  • Mason Jar or small bucket
  • Markers
  • Your original thoughts and ideas

 

Step 1: Lay out your Popsicle sticks or paper.

Step 2: Take your marker and write you amazing ideas onto all the 100 Popsicle sticks or paper.

Step 3: Take the Popsicle sticks and place them into the jar. (If paper you can either fold or place them into the jar or bucket.)

Step 4: If you would like you can decorate the outside of your bucket or jar.

And there it is, you’ll no longer be bored during the long breaks off of school. This easy craft makes a great way of getting out of the house or even completing goals you would rather avoid.

D.I.Y-POM POM ACORN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Christmas is just around the corner so why not introduce you to this awesome way to decorate your Christmas tree. These pom pom acorns will be a sure way to make your tree original and authentic.

This is what you’ll need:

  • Pom Poms Image result for christmas easy diys
  • Acorns
  • Hot glue gun
  • String

Steps:

– First, take a pom pom and hot glue it on to the inner parts of the acorn.

– Rotate the acorn and continue the first step.

– Let glue dry

-Tie string onto the top of the acorn stem and make a not at the top.

And there you go you now have a fun and very inexpensive way of making a new Christmas ornament. You won’t be disappointed with the outcome of your product. Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

D.I.Y – Trendy Pencil Holder

Ever sit at your desk or table and look at your pencil holder and realize how plain or boring it looks. Well here’s the solution to create and customize a trendy new place to store your pencils, pens, etc.

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  • Wooden plank board for a base
  • Any different sized  cylinder shaped jars
  • Hot glue gun/ glue
  • Gold (or any color of your choice) spray paint

Steps:

  1. First, glue down your cylinders or any other typed jar onto your wooden planked bored.
  2. Let the glue dry
  3. Take your spray paint and spray the whole outside of your creation
  4. Let dry over night

And there you go. You now have an cheap but expensive looking piece of art to store your supplies in. This is also a great way to organize not only your pens and pencils but also a option to storing anything from rings to anything you can think of.

D.I.Y- Popsicle Stick Earring Holder

Have you ever found the perfect earring to go with your outfit? Has this happened to you  but you couldn’t find the other pair. Look no further for a solution. With this new Popsicle stick earring holder you’ll never face this problem again.

You’ll first need:

  • A hot glue gunImage result for popsicle stick earring holder
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint (any colors)

-First you’ll have to paint you Popsicle sticks the colors you want them to be.

– Once dried, place the Popsicle sticks on the table. Take three Popsicle sticks and glue them to make a triangle. Repeat this step so you have two triangles.

– From there place a stick at the top to connect the triangles at the ends. From there you’ll connect the remaining Popsicle sticks in the middle of the triangles and line them down.

And there you go you now have a very simple and inexpensive way of making a great jewelry holder. This is also a great craft to do with friends and families.Don’t forget it’s also a great use of storage!

D.I.Y- Tin Can Luminaries

       Who’s excited for Halloween? I know I am. Today we’ll be learning how to create a fun and pretty easy to make Halloween essential. These luminaries will light up the night like no other. Not only do they have a beautiful glow, they also feature whatever shape you decide to puncture into it.Image result for tin can luminaries

      You will need:

  1. A sharpie or marker that will show up on the tin can. (preferably the same color as of paint you plan on painting your tin can with)
  2. Empty cans ( make sure to clean them out)
  3. A hammer and large nails. ( small ones also if you plan on decorating)
  4. Paint (any color)
  5. Paint brush
  6. Candles (LED or self lit)

Procedures:

  • First, fill your tin can up with water and put into the freezer.
  • Once the  water is frozen, take it out of the freezer and draw whatever design you would like with your marker.
  • Place your can on a towel or any other surface that will resist the movement of the tin can.
  • Next you will take your hammer and nail and puncture holes into the outlines of your drawn design.
  • After you are satisfied with your design, take the can and run it under hot water to melt the ice. ( Bottom of tin can may expand)
  • Paint your tin can any color you would like.
  • Place your source of light into the candle.

Side note: (If tin can expands take hammer and softly hammer out the bottom)

There you go! You now know how to create a tin can luminaries. These breathtaking sources of light are not only made for the holiday of Halloween. You can make them for any  event. It doesn’t even have to be for a party or holiday. These work for everyday purposes. From that being your luminous way of passage, or for your own enjoyment of gazing, these luminaries are perfect.