Monday, May 12, 2014

Straw stem bases

Straw As A Stem Brace
For those soft and unstable stems that bend easily, insert them into a straw (preferably clear) to keep your flower arrangements standing tall.

Hair straightner iron

Hair Straightener As A Fabric Iron
Irons work most of the time, but what about for small hems, shirt straps or in between buttons? A hair straightener fits into these small spaces much easier. You can also use one to iron and flatten out crumpled up ribbon and cloth belts.

designer jam jars lids

Muffin Liner As A Jar Cover

A cute and quick way to decorate small jars! Top them off with a pretty ribbon and they make for fabulous gifts. This is inexpensive and very simple yet very effective

designer mouth wash containers

Pour the mouthwash into a carafe. Why not feel like an aristocrat?

Candles in jars

Put a tin candle in a large vase – you’ll need a lot less filler, besides, the candle will stand more smoothly.

curtain ties

Old necklaces lie idle? Make of them catches for curtains to give the room a bohemian look.

Seedling pots

If you are giving a living gift (plant) to someone try using a cardboard container as it can be planted along with the seedling or plant and these containers are much cheaper than those nasty plastic ones that just get thrown away

Clever tooth brush holder

love this idea and it is so easy I kick myself for not thinking of it lol
Very hygienic too

Shower caddy

Try hanging your shower caddy on the wall in the shower rather than over the shower head, it is safer, stronger and kind of more practical

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Light switch plates DIY

I love this idea nd of course you can make anything you like to cover those switches

Step 1: First step, the teeth!

 First of all, you will need some clay, or polymer clay to sculpt some teeth.
You can do as many as you want, I made 6 of them for each side of the mouth.
Next, you have to bake them in the oven with the propre time depending on the material you're using.


Step 2: Second step, the gum!

 After you got your harden teeth, place a small amount of clay on the top of the switch plate to create the gum.
Then, place your teeth into it, and make it look like real gum, like if their bases were buried inside the gum.




Step 3: Third step, repeat step 2 but for the other side

Turn the plate around and repeat the process for the bottom teeth


Step 4: Fourth step, the lips

  With some clay, add lips to that mouth.
When it's done, add some skin for the cheek.

Now you have to bake it if you're using polymer clay, or let it dry if it's air-dry clay.




Step 5: PAINT IT!

 Next step is to paint it.
Be creative! you can make it look gross like a zombie or like a normal human too.



Step 6: Almost done!

  An unnecessary step you can do, is to add some liquid latex to the skin parts, and some crystal clear acrylic to the teeth and gum.


*Bonus* you can add a tongue over the switch :)

Thanks to Danny 1992 for the tutorial

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tic Tac Toe with Tic Tacs

Have you ever wondered how many things you can do with a Tic Tac Pack?
As a mom, I am always looking for ways to entertain my toddler while we are out and about. Especially with activities that fit easily in my purse. Anyone else? Considering I almost always have a pack of Tic Tacs in my purse, I thought I’d take them to the next level and turn a pack into a fun game for my daughter and I. Because what’s more fun than playing ‘Tic Tac’ Toe with actual Tic Tacs? :)

This DIY Tic Tac Toe Game For On-The-Go could also work as a favor for a kid’s party or treats for an upcoming holidays.

 Simply print the labels (see below for FREE printables), attach them to your Tic Tac Pack, and throw them in your purse for when you need some entertainment and a treat!

 You can purchase Multi Colored Tic Tac Packs so it’s easy for two players to pick a color for the game (check out all the flavor combo packs)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Flossing food

Whether you want perfectly even layers of cake or to cut delicate cheese with ease, unscented dental floss can help you pull it off! Did you know there is a such thing as a cheese wire? It’s basically a knife made for crumbly soft cheese, but floss will ultimately give you the same results. Nice trick!


OMG how easy is this and what a great way to use yoghurt that is nearing its use by date

A sweet frozen treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about! Unfortunately, I don’t think the Yoplait brand would work because of the way their containers are shaped (could be hard to get them out once frozen), but most other individual yogurts with a soft top that will allow a popsicle stick to slide in will work just fine.

crushing garlic

This is not the job I like to sign up for (who likes to smell garlic on their hands for 3 days straight?), but this technique looks like too much fun to pass up! Smash, shake, and separate! I’ve also seen this done with two ceramic bowls placed on top of each other (rim to rim) to create a dome for the garlic. The hard surface might work more efficiently than tupperware at breaking apart the garlic.

double needle thread hack

I don’t have a lot of experience with a double needle. If you do, you probably know how great they can be when it comes to making double...