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BRACELETS FROM SCRAPS

bracelets from scraps

EVERY YEAR PEOPLE THROW AWAY MILLIONS OF THINGS THAT SEEM LIKE JUNK BUT IN REALITY ITS NOT.  I THANKFULLY HAPPENED TO BE AT MY FRIENDS HOUSE WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT TO THROW OUT SOME OLD SANDALS BECAUSE THOSE “JUNK” SANDALS BECAUSE NEW BRACELETS.

YOU HAVE TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX.  IT MIGHT NOT SEEM OBVIOUS TO YOU ALWAYS, BUT YOU CAN MAKE SO MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS FROM THINGS PEOPLE JUST THROW OUT.

I CUT UP HER SANDALS & SEWED THE STRAPS TOGETHER.  WHEN THEY WERENT ON YOUR WRIST YOU COULD SEE WHERE THEY WERE CUT & SEWED BUT ONCE THEY WERE ON YOU HAD NO IDEAS. bracelets from scraps bracelets from scrapsSO NEXT TIME YOU ARE ABOUT TO THROW SOMETHING OUT, STOP & THINK OF THE MILLIONS OF POSSIBILITIES YOU CAN DO WITH THAT “GARBAGE”

FOR EXAMPLE SHIRTS WITH SEQUINS OR COOL BUTTONS & STUDS YOU CAN BE CUT OFF FOR FUTURE PROJECTS.  YOU CAN CUT UP OLD JEANS TO MAKE BRACELETS OR USE SHIRT FABRICS TO HANG OFF THE BOTTOM OF DREAMCATCHERS.  MANY THINGS HAVE MORE USES THEN THE ORIGINAL ONE THEY WERE BOUGHT FOR.

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METS/KNICKS CAKE

INSTAGRAM KNICK/METS CAKEIT WAS MY DADS BIRTHDAY & WHAT OTHER KIND OF CAKE TO MAKE HIM OTHER THEN A KNICKS/METS CAKE.  HE HAS BEEN A LOYAL FAN SINCE I COULD REMEMBER EVEN WHEN THEYVE MAYBE NOT BEEN THE BEST.

FOR THIS CAKE I MADE A KNICKS JERSEY WHICH HAD HIS AGE (OOPS SHOULD I HAVE NOT?) & HIS NAME.  THEN I MADE THE METS BASEBALL MASCOT MR.MET.

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I SIMPLY BAKED A RECTANGULAR CAKE.  AFTER PUTTING IT IN THE FRIGE FOR A WHILE WHICH MAKES IT EASIER TO CUT I CUT OUT THE SLEEVES & THE TOP NECKLINE.  I DECORATE WITH FROSTING I HAD MADE & DYED & THE BLACK WAS A GEL I BOUGHT AT THE STORE.

FOR THE BASEBALL I MADE A LITTLE RICE KRISPIE TREATS & ROUNDED THEM INTO A BALL.  I THEN MADE SOME MARSHMALLOW FONDANT WHICH WAS EASY TO MAKE BUT I WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN.  I WOULD DEFINITELY BUT IT INSTEAD.  BUT FOR THE FONDANT YOU JUST SIMPLY NEED MINI MARSHMALLOWS & POWDERED SUGAR & FOOD COLORING IF YOU WANT TO COLOR IT.  GOOGLE MARSHMALLOW FONDANT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT YOURSELF. I THEN COVERED THE RICE KRISPIE BALL.  I MADE A LITTLE NOSE WITH THE FONDANT AS WELL.

IMG_1234THEN I DECORATE WITH GEL I HAD BOUGHT AT THE STORE.

I ALSO MADE A FEW CUPCAKES WITH SOME EXTRA BATTER I HAD.  I HAD COLORED THEM MORE FOR FUN NOT AS MUCH FOR LOOKS.

IMG_1237EVEN THOUGH I WOULDNT GO AS FAR TO SAY THAT IT LOOKS PERFECT & PROFESSIONAL, MY DAD LOVED THE CAKE & WAS HAPPY WHEN I SURPRISED HIM WITH IT.  ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT EVEN IF YOUR WORK ISNT AS PERFECT AS YOU WOULD LIKE, EVERYONE WILL STILL LOVE & APPRECIATE IT!

BEJEWELED LETTERS

L BEJEWELEDIM ALL ABOUT AN EASY PROJECT THAT CAN ADD A LITTLE SOMETHING TO MY ROOM.  THATS EXACTLY WHAT THIS PROJECT IS. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO YOUR INITIALS LIKE I DID, SPELL OUT YOUR NAME, WRITE WORDS, ANYTHING.  YOU CAN EVEN DO OTHER SHAPES.  I WENT TO MICHAELS (there also at JOANNS CRAFTS) AND BOUGHT WOODEN LETTERS.  I THEN TOOK SOME GOLD PAINT I HAD IN MY HOUSE TO PAINT THEM SO IN THE SPACES BETWEEN THE JEWELS YOU DONT JUST SEE THE WOOD.

lettersTHIS IS AT JOANN’S CRAFT STORE.LMW JEWELEDYOU THEN SIMPLY GLUE THE JEWELS ON WHEREVER YOU WOULD LIKE. YOU CAN DO THEM ALL ONE COLOR OR MULTICOLORED LIKE ME.  JEWELS COME IN ALL SIZES.  *IF YOU DONT HAVE TO MUCH PATIENCES I ADVISE YOU NOT TO JEWEL THEM ALL WITH THE SUPER MINI ONES.

LMW JEWELTHEY WENT WELL WHEN MY ROOM WAS GREY & NOW WHEN ITS WHITE.

LIPS PHOTO

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SOMETHING FUN & EASY TO MAKE & ITS A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR ROOM.  YOU CAN MAKE MANY DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF THIS.  I PLAN TO MAKE A BIGGER ONE FOR MY SISTER TO HANG ON HER WALL. YOU CAN HAVE DIFFERENT DESIGNED PICTURE FRAMES, DIFFERENT COLORED LIPSTICKS,  ADD SOME SPARKLES, OR EVEN SOME TEXT.

ON A PRACTICE PAPER I USED, I WROTE WITH LOVE.  I ACTUALLY TOOK A PICTURE OF IT & MADE IT THE NEW LOCK SCREEN ON MY PHONE.lips screen background

YOU CAN MAKE THIS FOR A FRIEND, YOUR MOM OR FOR YOURSELF.  IT WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE EASIEST PROJECTS YOU WILL EVER DO.  ALL YOU NEED IS SOME LIPSTICK OR LIPGLOSS & A PICTURE FRAME.

BELOW I TOOK A FEW PICTURES OF SOME OTHER IDEAS I QUICKLY MADE FOR EXAMPLES (YOU MIGHT SEE THE ORIGINAL BEHIND IT POPPING THROUGH) 1 KISS 2 KISS, PINK KISS, BLUE KISS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE IM SURE IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.

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BELOW ARE A FEW PICTURES OF SOME OTHER IDEAS I QUICKLY MADE FOR EXAMPLES (YOU MIGHT SEE THE ORIGINAL BEHIND IT POPPING THROUGH) 1 KISS 2 KISS, PINK KISS, BLUE KISS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE IM SURE IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.

lip love LIP LOVE youGOOD LUCK, MWAH.

STUDDED shoes

studded urbanAFTER STUDDING MY BELOVED CONVERSE I HAD EXTRA STUDS.  WHY SHOULD THEY GO TO WASTE? INSTEAD I FOUND THESE SHOES AT URBAN FOR UNDER 20 DOLLARS & SNAZZED THEM UP A BIT. I SIMPLY STUCK SOME STUDS ON THE SIDES & FRONTS.

STUDDED shoesYOU CAN EASILY FIND PLAIN SHOES (THEY DONT NEED TO BE THIS STYLE) & MAKE THEM YOUR OWN TOO.  JUST MAKE SURE THE STUDS WILL BE ABLE TO PUSH THROUGH.

CHALKED RAINBOW HAIR

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NO I DID NOT THINK THIS UP ALL ON MY OWN. YES MOST OF YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT.  THE LINK BELOW IS WHERE I HAD FOUND THE IDEA & LEARNED THE STEPS. http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/01/chalk-it-up/

I LOVED THE IDEA THAT IT WASNT PERMANENT. I HAVE ONLY DYED MY HAIR 2 OR 3 TIMES BEFORE SO CLEARLY IM NOT BIG INTO THE HAIR DYING THING. (1 BEING THE OMBRE I HAD DONE 2 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY & I HAD FINALLY GOTTEN COMPLETELY RID OF 3 MONTHS AGO)

“CHALKING” YOUR HAIR IS SOMETHING THATS QUICK & EASY TO DO.  I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DOING OFTEN BECAUSE IT IS DRYING TO YOU HAIR.

I WENT TO MICHAELS & BOUGHT SOFT PASTELS, YES THE KIND YOU ACTUALLY USE FOR ART PROJECTS.  LIKE THEM I DECIDED TO USE BLUES, PURPLES, & PINKS BUT REALLY ANY COLOR WORKS.  I COULD GIVE YOU DETAILED DIRECTIONS BUT IM JUST GOING TO TELL YOU TO CLICK THE LINK PROVIDED ABOVE BECAUSE THOSE DIRECTIONS ARE SPOT ON.

chalked rainbow hair chalked rainbow hair chalked rainbow hair chalked rainbow hairI LOVED HOW IT CAME OUT SO MUCH I WAS ACTUALLY DECIDING IF I SHOULD DO IT PERMANENTLY.  I ENDED UP OPTING OUT BUT I ENJOYED IT WHILE I HAD IT.

* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A TOWEL YOU CAN RUIN AROUND.  THE CHALK DOES MAKE A MESS & TURN INTO A POWDER WHEN YOUR APPLYING IT.  PLACE A TOWEL UNDER YOU ALL AROUND YOU WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN. (I DONT REMEMBER IF IT STAINS)

GOOD LUCK I HOPE YOU LOVE YOUR RESULTS!

WISH BOTTLE

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WHEN I SEE SOMETHING I LIKE IN A STORE I THINK

1. WHAT A RIP-OFF 2. THATS A CUTE IDEA BUT I COULD TWEAK IT TO MAKE IT BETTER OR 3. I WANNA MAKE THAT, THAT WOULD BE FUN

WELL I CAME ACROSS THE FREE PEOPLE MYSTIC WISHING BOTTLE ONLINE AND THOUGHT CUTE BUT WOW THAT IS A RIP-OFF. 58 DOLLARS. THEY HAVE IT IN GOLD SILVER AND THE PINK BELOW. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT CANT BE HARD TO MAKE AND IT REALLY WASNT.FREE PEOPLE

WHAT YOU NEED.

A BOTTLE. GLITTER. STRING. LIGHTER. HAIRSPRAY(OPTIONAL). A LONG DRIP CANDLE *THEY MAKE CANDLES SPECIFICALLY FOR MELTING OVER BOTTLES I DID NOT USE THAT but below is a link of a colored kit if you would like get an idea

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25260001

YOU CAN USE ANY COLOR GLITTER YOU WOULD LIKE. ANY TYPE OF FEATHERS, AUTHENTIC LOOKING OR NOT. COLORED WAX. ITS ALL UP TO YOU. NOW NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TO BE SAVING A LOT OF MONEY BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT 100 PERCENT YOU.

I WENT TO HOME GOODS (MY FAVORITE STORE) AND LOOKED AROUND FOR DIFFERENT SHAPED BOTTLES.  NOW YOU GET A PREFERENCE EVEN BETTER.  YOU CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER SHAPE AND SIZE YOU WANT.  I PERSONALLY WOULDNT CHOOSE ONE WITH A BIG OPENING AT THE TOP CAUSE IT WILL MAKE IT HARDER.

TO BEGIN I THREW SOME GLITTER IN THE BOTTLE. I THEN TOOK SOME HAIR SPRAY AND SPRAYED THE FEATHER & SPRINKLED SOME GLITTER ON THE FEATHER.  THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL I JUST WANTED SOME GLITTER ON MY FEATHER.  YOU CAN DECORATE THE FEATHER WITH PAINT AS WELL OR ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK UP. I THEN TOOK STRING AND TIED IT TO THE HARD END OF THE FEATHER.

NEXT IS THE THE LAST STEP. LOWER THE FEATHER INTO THE BOTTLE HOLDING THE STRING.  HANG THE STRING OVER THE EDGE.  I DRIPPED SOME WAX OVER THE STRING TO HOLD IT INTO PLACE AND THE CUT THE EXTRA STRING OFF.  NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COVER THE TOP WITH WAX.  YOU CAN STICK THE CANDLE INTO THE TOP AND MELT IT FROM THERE OR HOLD THE CANDLE OVER AND DRIP WAX OVER THE TOP TO COVER IT.  IF SOME WAX DRIPS INTO THE BOTTLE ITS FINE. I STARTED DRIPPING WAX ON THE EDGES AND BUILT IT INTO THE MIDDLE.

WISH BOTTLE

I MADE 2 BOTTLES. I JUST MOVED, SO THEY CAN NOW BE FOUND ON SHELVES NEXT TO A FAKE CANDLE TRAY THAT I ONCE TRIED TO LIGHT DURING A BLACKOUT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY DONT LIGHT OOPSWISH BOTTLEA LITTLE MESS LIKE SOME GLITTER STUCK TO THE SIDES OR FOUND IN THE WAX & SOME WAX FOUND INSIDE, I THINK ADDS A LITTLE TOUCH & PERSONALITY TO THE WISH BOTTLE.IMG_4983NOW MAKE A WISH. I HOPE IT COMES TRUE.