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DIY baby Velcro bows!

I have a baby niece and I LOVE to put bows in her hair!  But like i said she’s a baby and has very little hair, sooooooo I decided to make her some Velcro bows!  They are so easy to make and so inexpensive!  You’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing this all along!!!!!  you’ll need about a 2 inch piece of Velcro, ribbon, buttons or beads, scissors and a glue gun.

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First cut the Velcro into strips lengthwise, and then cut each strip in half.

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Tie your bow, don’t make it too large or the Velcro will not hold it, and then using your glue gun, glue it to the Velcro.

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Add a bead, or just leave as is!   So easy ladies and gentlemen, so easy…ENJOY!

 

Add a little bling to those babies!

Well ladies and gentlemen, if you have little girls or watch little girls you definitely need to do this!  All you need is about  a 2 1/2 inch strip of Velcro, scissors, a glue gun, and beads or buttons!

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first cut the velcro into strips, i got about 4 strips.

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then break out the glue gun and add a dot of glue and add your BLING! yayayayayayay you’re done!

they fit any little finger because you can adjust them!

Towels on the floor, not anymore!

Ladies and gentlemen I don’t know if I am the only one in the world with lazy kids, but if you are like, me every time you go to dry your hands in the restroom…you reach for the towel and…its on the @#*! floor!  At that point you don’t know whats on it!  Any-who this irritates the life out of me so, I decided to do something about it!  I went to the dollar store and bought a dollar pack of shower rings and cut a dime size slit in my towels and YES! Towels on the floor no more!!!!!!!!  Put the shower ring through and that’s it!  Just a little tip from me to you! PEACE!

Crafty facial, hmmmmm… I think yes!

Well ladies and gentlemen I was in a rut, and what better to do when you’re in a rut but pamper yourself!  So, I decided to make something for myself!  First I wanted to make essential oil…I took some leftover eucalyptus-about 4 twigs, a cup of extra virgin olive oil, put it all in a crock pot on low and let it cook for about 4-6 hours.  Please be careful with this step! I set my crock pot to high at first by mistake  and a WAVE of oil came at me!  Not only that you will burn the eucalyptus.  You MUST do this at a low setting!  Any-who, once its done let it cool and strain it!  That’s it for the oil.  Then I bought some dead sea salt, which does WONDERS for you skin, and mixed a 1/4 cup of dead sea salt with a teaspoon of the essential oil i made.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, my skin has NEVER been this soft! I used it on my feet, they felt great!!  If you use it on you face, cause you can and it works great, then first finely grind up the salt and oil mixture so not to cut your face!  Also, it may tingle a bit but that’s normal.  I mixed mine with my face soap.  You can use it all over your body, or just put a cup of it in your bath water!  You can even do it without the scent! just add oil!  LOVE THIS!  ENJOY!

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Ever have something in your house that just doesn’t look right?

Well ladies and gentlemen, I have.  There is this mirror I just couldn’t seem to get  right so, I tore it apart and did it again:)  My Old Mirror gone right has yet another face lift!  This will take about 6-8 bags of rocks, depending on your mirror size (I got mine from the dollar store but you can search for bulk prices elsewhere), and a strong glue.

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This project is HEAVY!  When hanging this you will need to make sure you get a strong enough hanger/nail and find a stud to hang it from!

What I did is completely strip the mirror of everything I had done to it before except for some of the paint.

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I then touched up the spots around the mirror with brown paint to give more background color .

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I then glued the  rocks to the mirror  around the design and edges filling in afterwards, leaving what i wanted for my design exposed.

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That ‘s it!  I spent 8 dollars and have a GORGEOUS mirror now!

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Hemp and yarn wrapped recycled bottles!

I love these!  They are a bit time consuming, like a few hours at first, but turn out wonderful and are easy to make.  You’ll need a glue gun, yarn, hemp and a recycled  beer bottle, wine bottle or old vase.  I used  my yarn and hemp together so to give a stripped look.  Glue the end of the yarn and hemp to the chosen bottle.  Add a little glue, then add your hemp and/or yarn.  You can use one or the other, hemp works better alone and the yarn works better with the hemp-not as much glue gets through.  Do this until the end, use as little glue as possible so it does not come through your yarn/hemp.  You can add a flower or just leave plain!  Either way they are simple and make great vases, party favors. candle holders-you name it!

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