Tuesday, May 10, 2016

DIY Rainbow Crayon Melt

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Hi everyone! With summer coming along soon, I decided to do a more colorful and outdoor project. This is fun to do with your friends on a boring day with nothing to do. It matches any room color! 

What you will need:

  • A canvas with the size of your choice
  • A hot glue gun with glue sticks for it
  • Crayons (choose the amount you are happy with)
  • A heat gun or blow dryer

Directions 

  1.  Sort your crayons by color, you may possibly want to avoid using black, brown, or grey, however it is your choice
  2. Line the crayons down in order until you like the order they are in
  3. Hot glue the crayons to the canvas
  4. Once that is done, lean your canvas against something so it is standing straight 
  5. Begin applying heat to the crayons, don't hold the heat gun/ blow dryer too close. After a few minutes the crayons will begin to melt
  6. Do this in sections until all the wax is melted

        This is almost a must for someone to do in the summer. There are pictures everywhere of peoples own crayon melt canvas and I think everyone should try it! I have not yet done this project myself but it is definitely on my summer bucket list. This is one of the most fun and rewarding DIYs you can do. You can use the colors you want and I have even seen some that have written a quote or a message on the canvas. You can personalize to your own taste in many different ways. 
        This can also work as a gift for someone. For my birthday my cousins made me one that had black and pink crayons. They stuck duct tape down in the shape of a B before they melted the crayons so when it was all finished and they tore the tape off you could see the letter B. The more time you put in to it the better your crayon canvas will look. It lasts a really long time and you won't need to worry about it losing its color.
        Have you ever done this DIY? If so please let me know how it turned out and if you used or did anything different than I have listed. I hope you all have fun doing this and have a great summer!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

DIY Hanging Lights & Pictures

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        Hello everyone! I hope you all had an amazing spring break. If you haven't had yours yet or currently or on your, or just looking for something to do this is the project for you. It's a great way to spice up your room and it so much fun to create.

What you will need:

  • Clothespins to hang your pictures
  • String lights (Christmas lights)
  • Pictures of your choice
  • Something to hang you lights from; nails, screws etc.
  • Hammer or screwdriver to put nails or screws in place
Directions

  • Put nail or screw at the starting place of the lights you will be hanging on your wall
  • Depending on how you want your lights to look you may need more or less than you think
  • Hang the lights on each nail until all the lights are hung
  • Put your clothes pin on the lights and slide on picture in place
  • Keep this going until you are satisfied with how it all looks
        I really loved the idea of this decoration. It's a lot more fun to make than a lot of other bedroom DIY's. Everyday you can look at the pictures hanging on your wall and remember all of the good memories you have had. Plus you can always change the pictures which is one of the many reasons that I like it. It never has to stay the same. You can add any personal touch. The more pictures the better and more personalized it looks.
        This would be a fun project to do with your friends and you can all bring the pictures you have together. It is so cool to look at when you turn the lights off and it will give your room a more warm and welcoming feel to it. Even if your room is relatively small this DIY will make your room look more open and bright. It's not a seasonal piece either so you can have it up all year.
           Have you ever tried this DIY before? If so please let me know if you have any tips and tricks to make this an easier project to do. I haven't done this to my room yet but when I have time I am definitely adding this piece to my room. Hopefully you have a lot of fun with this project and make it look like your own!

Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY Tie Blanket

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Hi everyone! Today we are going to make an easy DIY tie blanket that is perfect for the cold winter season. Very simple, and you will get great use out of it.

What you will need:

  • 2 pieces of fleece
  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 (I would say to just make it however long you want it to be)
  • Fabric scissors
  • A cutting surface (flat surface)
  • Ruler or straight edge

Directions

  • While you are cutting your fabric make sure you use your straight edge to make cuts even
  • Cut a 3 to 4 inch square out from each corner to prevent bunching of the material in corners
  • Make 3 inch deep cuts into the fabric so it is easy enough to tie 
  • It doesn't matter how far apart, however, I would cut an inch apart
  • Tie the bottom and the tops slits together in double knots, making sure they are even 
        I thought it was a good idea to show you guys this DIY because it is great for keeping you warm in the cold weather. Just bundle up in your room with a cup of hot chocolate and you are set. This blanket is good for taking anywhere! I take mine to football games, volleyball tournaments, track meets, and basically anywhere when its cold outside. Don't have an idea of what to give someone for a gift? This is a perfect idea.
        You can use an patterns and color you want. I didn't use the colors of my room but I still use it just as much. Ideas for fabric would be your favorite colors, patterns that have your hobbies on them. The fabrics that I like had volleyballs on it. It may be overwhelming with all the different fabrics but I would choose things that match. A pattern on one side and a solid color and the other is what looks most clean.
        Tell me if you did this! It would be nice to  know what colors and patterns you used. In my opinion it makes most sense to make the blankets huge but it does take a lot of time so tell me how big you made your blanket. Have fun being warm and cozy this winter!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY Frosted Candle Jar

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Today we are going to learn how to make this DIY Frosted Candle Jar, great for winter!

What you will need:
  • Candle Jars
  • Epsom salt
  • Any paint brush
  • Clear universal glue or Mod Podge
Directions:
  • Use the brush to paint the glue in sections
  • Roll in generous amounts of salt (repeat)
  • Dry for a couple of hours
Tip: Make sure you really pack on the salt because there will be fallouts

        Since it is almost Christmas I thought this would be the perfect idea to share with you guys. I think it adds a cute touch to anywhere in the house, especially your room. I would personally put a good winter scented candle inside because it would make you house smell amazing. Candles are a good decor to have during the winter because it makes your house feel warm and happy.
        This would even be a good gift to give someone! You can use jars any size you would like, one of the best things about this project is you can use any jar in your house. I thought that adding glitter would give it a more interesting look but I will have to see how that works. This is a good decoration that looks very fun to make and it looks like it will last a long time.
        If you try this project please let me know how it goes! I'm not sure if you can use something other than epsom salt but it you do try something different tell me. Have a great Christmas/Hanukkah and a happy New Year!

Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY Pillows

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Today we are going to learn how to make the "Good Morning" pillow and the "Cali Girl" pillow which is something new and cool that I have never done before!

Good Morning Pillow

What you will need :

  • 2 white pillows
  • Fabric markers
  • Letter stencils
  • Tape
  • Measuring tape


Directions:

  1. Layout your design and tape your letter stencils together
  2. Measure the pillow to find the center
  3. Place the stencil in the center and tape it to the pillow
  4. Color the stencils in and remove


Cali Girl Pillow

What you will need:

  • White pillow
  • Neon Tumble DIY sprays
  • Foam Letter Stickers
  • Plastic or newspaper to protect the area you are working in
Directions:

  1. Stick your foam letter stickers to the pillow
  2. Spray your first 2 colors
  3. Place in the sun for about 20 minutes
  4. Spray your accent color in the middle to make the colors pop
  5. Place in the sun to dry for one hour
  6. Remove sticky letters
        This project looked very fun to me and although I have never done it, I will soon. This is a great way to make your room look more put together and have more color to it. You can use any colors or phrases you want on these pillows which makes it all the more fun. These would be good presents too to give to someone in your family or even your friends. This would probably be more fun for teen kids to make or for people going into college to decorate their dorms.
        I think for the "Cali Girl" pillow you could use just regular paint or fabric paint as well. I don't think you have to use specific "foam letter stickers", I think any sticker would work just as long as you can peel them off. Make sure not to put too much paint on the "Cali Girl" pillow because it will take a long time to dry and it will be easier to rub off on you.
        Please tell me what type of paint you use for the "Cali Girl" pillow. Also let me know if you try the "Good Morning" pillow. I would love to see if you used different phrases or colors. I think this is a cool way to personalize your own room and hopefully you will see that too.



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Monday, September 28, 2015

Bubbly Lava Lamp

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What you will need:
  • Vase or water bottle
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Alka Seltzer
Directions:
  1. Take a cup of water and add your favorite food coloring
  2. Fill your vase/water bottle about 3/4 full of vegetable oil
  3. Add your colored water to the vase/water bottle. Be sure to leave about an inch of space left in your vase/water bottle - otherwise the Alka Seltzer will make the oil overflow
  4. Break your alka seltzer into tiny pieces and drop them in one at a time
        This looked like a very cool project to show you guys because it can work for all ages. In my opinion its one of the most coolest decor pieces to put and your room. Its almost like putting a science experiment together. You can even play with it! I think putting it in a vase makes it look more professional but when you put it in a water bottle its more easier to play with and look at. This is something that I would put on a dresser or a desk.
        I have done this project before and it was very fun to make. I did it without the alka seltzer so that isn't needed but I would suggest adding it. I think this would be something fun to do when you are babysitting because its a fun way to keep kids entertained and it takes very little to create.
        Please tell me if anything goes wrong with this project if you try it. Like I said it is still a fun project without the alka seltzer but it is really cool to watch everything bubble up when you drop them in. Hopefully this will be fun for you to create and keep in your room because I know that my lava lamp lasted a long time!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Introduction to my Blog

        Hello, I made this blog because I love doing crafts and DIY's. One thing that keeps me busy is doing different things to my room so I thought I might as well do room DIY's. Hopefully I will also get to show you DIY's that aren't just for your bedroom, but can be for other rooms around the house as well. I think it is always fun to spice up your room instead of keeping it the same all the time.

        DIY's give you something to do when you are bored and normally are always fun to make. When you do see the ideas I give you, try them out! If they don't work or something goes wrong please let me know because I would love to get your feedback and fix the problem. Thanks for looking at my page!
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