Makeup Remover

Since makeup remover can be so expensive I thought I'd share a cool little recipe for a homemade one!

Needed Supplies:

-1 cup of water

-1 1/2 tablespoons of baby shampoo(tear free)

-1/8 teaspoon of coconut oil or olive oil

-Bottle(s) to store product

Instructions:

Combine in a small bowl, stir well and pour into your bottle(s)

The Burning Face Mask(no more acne scars!)

Found this face mask on My Yellow Sandbox's blog a few months ago and the reviews on it are amazing! It gives you great results in only a few weeks or days depending how many acne scars you have. Please check out her blog.

Ingredients/Needed Supplies:

-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

-1 teaspoon of honey

-2 teaspoon lemon juice(can vary, feel the burn)

Directions: 

Mix all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply all over face for around a hour, if it burns too much...THEN SUCK IT UP! Just kidding, you can wear this mask for as long as you want, now remember the more lemon juice you squeeze into the mix the more it will burn.

*For more sensitive skin leave out the lemon juice, it will hurt and peel more skin than necessary.

Crayon Art

This project is great to do with children and the result is beautiful! 

Needed Supplies:

-Hot Glue Gun

-Hot Glue Sticks

-A variety of colored crayons

-Canvas or even cardboard(decorative)

-Blow dryer

Instructions::

With your crayons create a design straight line or even a heart shape with your crayons then glue them in place on the canvas. After you have secured your crayons, use your hair dryer to melt your crayons. This step can be very difficult, make sure you evenly heat the ends of your crayons.

diy 

[dee-ie-w]

Bristish

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abbreviation for: DIY do it yourself
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abbreviation for: DIY house decorating

A Craft-sy Kind Of Subscription

The other day I was looking through a Pinterest board and came across two monthly DIY boxes that were interesting enough to look into and think are blog worthy!

1. WhimesyBox 

The WhimseyBox is a monthly subscription box that sends supplies, instructions and tips to complete a craft project from your own home as well as a reusable storage box and art print in each box.

Price per month-$15 , you can receive $5 off your first month here

2. Project DIY

Project DIY provides supplies and instructions just like Whimsey but they supply enough materials for 2-3 projects which could explain the difference in price. The one thing I can say I don't really like with this box is that sometimes you can receive already made supplies so you miss out on the fun of actually piecing together the puzzle of the project.

Price per month $30, receive a free starter kit($20) with the code MJDIY5

Regardless of my reviews please check out both subscription boxes and let me know how you like them. If you are already subscribed let me know how many projects have you completed and what are your thoughts on your box!?

Turn A Light Bulb Into Vase

A perfect and cheap home decor project that'll brighten up any space

Needed Supplies:

-1 pliers

-1 string of garden wire

-1 pair of eye protecting goggles

-1 light bulb(never use fluorescent bulb NEVER)

Instructions:

First you need to remove the little silver layer on the bottom of the light bulb. Work the pliers underneath the layer to create a little lip then peel the silver right off. Now you have to remove the black cap from the bottom-this is the most difficult part so make sure you have your safety goggles on! Work the pliers into the hole which you see after removing the silver cap, and snap the black glass gently. One the black glass has been removed pull the inside of the light bulb out, if anything breaks/shatters just dump remaining in the trash. With your empty you can now cover the gold metal with some fabric, wiring or just leave it alone for decoration; add flowers and hand with wire!

Melt Lipstick into Lip Balm

How easy it is to make an old lipstick a brand new moisturizing lip balm

Need Supplies:

-1 old or broken lipstick

-A pot or tube of Vaseline

-1 empty tin or makeup pot(to store lip balm)

-1 large metal spoon or metal ladle

-1 knife

-1 teaspoon

-1 stirring stick(ex. cocktail or toothpick)

Instructions:

Slice your lipstick bullet off into your (clean) spoon and add the same amount of Vaseline into soon. Light your stove and hold your metal spoon away from the flame and heat until melted and then, pull spoon away from flame and stir until completely mixed together. Pour your mixture into your makeup tin/pot; pop in fridge and let cool for an hour.

Paper Notepads

The folks, ahhemm, I mean ladies over at Kin Community on YouTube provide everyday life videos from cooking, decorations, kids crafts and even beauty! So I would like to share with you a quick video on how to make custom notepads.

Needed Supplies:

-Your choice of printed 12 x 12 paper

-Stack of 8 1/2 x 11 text weight paper

-A 9.5' x 13' bookboard

-PVA glue

-Paste Brush