Thursday, July 26, 2012

DIY~ Decorate a Candle Using Tissue Paper

Things You'll Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Candle (the bigger the better)
  • Sharpies
  • Wax Paper
  • Hair Blow Dryer
Estimated Time To Make: under half an hour

Step 1. Take a piece of tissue paper and cut it so that it'll wrap around your candle.

Step 2. Using sharpies, draw your design or write a message on the tissue paper. Be creative, use fun hole punches, or even cut your own pattern out.
(white tissue paper on a white candle will blend in, but the marker won't blend in)

Step 3. Cut away as much of the excess tissue paper as you can.

Step 4. Wrap the tissue paper around your candle.

Step 5. Then, tightly wrap a piece of wax paper around the wrapped tissue paper.

Step 6. Using the blow dryer, on high heat, move it back and forth for about 30-40 seconds on each section.
(If your tissue paper completely wraps around your candle, try holding the candle with an oven mitt, as it'll be very hot)

Step 7. Once you have heated the entire design, gently peel back your wax paper and make sure the entire design is adhered to the candle. If not just repeat with the wax paper and blow dryer.

Monday, July 23, 2012

To Relieve Mosquito Bites

So this past weekend, I stayed on the Mississippi River. Needless to stay, I was eaten alieve by mosquitos. 
For the next time you find yourself in this situation; here is my personal collection of home remedies, to atleat relieve the itch.
  1. Directly dab on peppermint toothpaste 
  2. Directly apply a lemon slice to affected area
  3. Crush an aspirin and add water to form anti-itching paste
  4. After applying scentless lotion on bite area, rub on table salt
  5. Directly rub on apple cider vinegar
  6. Rub itchy area with the pulpy inside surface of a banana peel
  7. Dab on ammonia
  8. Make anti-itching paste with baking soda and water

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY Fortune Eggs

Now we've all had fortune cookies, but here's how you can make your very own fortune egg!

Things You'll Need:
  • Egg
  • Paint & Paintbrushes
  • Paper

Estimated Time To Make: one hour

Step 1. Take an egg, and blow the yoke out.

Step 2. Rinse the egg out and let dry.

Step 3. Once dried, paint the egg with fun patterns.

Step 4. Let paint dry.
Step 5. Take a small piece of paper, and write a fortune on it.

Step 6. Roll the fotune paper up.

Step 7. Slip the rolled up fortune into the egg, through the hole you used to blow the yoke out.

Step 8. Put the egg in a small box and give to a friend to crack open!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekend Playlist

  1. "Such Great Heights"- Iron and Wine
  2. "Cats and Dogs" -The Head and The Heart
  3. "The Winner Is" -Devotchka
  4. "Unspoken" -Weezer
  5. "The Girl" -City and Colour
  6. "Anyone Else But You" -Moldy Peaches
  7. "Such Great Heights" -The Postal Service
  8. "Little Talks" -Of Monsters and Men

Friday, July 20, 2012

FROYO FRIDAY at Beach House

Today, R.Baby-Grand and I adventured out to Beach House.
I had pink lemonade sorbet and fresh strawberries (Left). R.Baby-Grand had dulce de leche with brownie bites and chocolate chips(Right).

After sampling the pink lemonade sorbet, I just had to get a cup full of it, in fear that it wouldn't be available next time (as for this is the first I've seen it). Let me tell you, it was delicious! A tad on the tart side, but none-the-less refreshing. It tasted spot on like lemonade. Perfect for the 118° day we had.
I rate today's yogurt: 10 out of 10

R.Baby-Grand was quite impressed with the brownie bites, claiming they were fresh & moist. However, she regrets getting the chocolate chips as for they were flavorless, and felt like she was eating wax. But of course, the dulce de leche and brownie bites made up for it in flavor.
R.Baby-Grand rates today's yogurt: 8 out of 10

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Little Paper Box

Things You'll Need:
  • 2 sheets of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (possibly)
Estimated Time To Make: under 15 minutes

Bend and cut, to make the paper a square.
Repeat to all corners.
Cut on dotted line.
Fold over flaps.
Repeat to other side.
(Possibly) Add glue to bottom to hold it down.

 Make a second one for the bottom of the box.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DIY Cork Strip

This Cork Strip is so useful for coupons, reminders, and lists. It could also be used for jewelry.

Things You'll Need:
  • Wine cork stoppers 
  • Hot glue
  • Fabric ribbon
Estimated Time To Make: one hour

Step 1. Start by arranging the cork stopper in an order you like.

Step 2. Glue two cork stoppers together.

 Step 3. Keep gluing more and more cork stoppers together.

Step 4. Measure fabric ribbon the size of your cork strip.

 Step 5. Apply glue to ribbon.

Step 6.Press the ribbon onto the cork strip (this adds reinforcement).

 Step 7. To hang the cork strip, I took some embroidery thread, and looped it. Then stapled it to the back.(Be sure to make X's with the staples so thread doesn't slip out)

Monday, July 16, 2012

DIY Zipper Bracelet

 Things You'll Need:
  • Embroidery thread/ yarn/ etc.
  • Tape or safety pin
Estimated Time To Make: under half an hour

Step 1. Cut 6 pieces of string; 2 about the size of your arm, and 4 half the size of your arm.
(The 4 won't be seen)

Step 2. Tie a knot about 2 inches in.

Step 3. Tape or safety pin the string to something, so that it won't move.

Step . Alternate sides, making one basic hitch knot.

 (You can push he knots way close together, or you don't have to at all.)