DIY Reed Diffuser

DIY Reed Diffuser

What you need:reed-diffuser-instructions
• Glass bottle or vase with a small neck opening
• Diffuser reeds (or bamboo skewers)
• 60 ml alcohol
• 60 ml water
• 50-100 drops essential oil (orange is the best)

What you do:
• Make sure your reeds or skewers stick out several inches from the top of the container for maximum scent.
• Mix together alcohol, water, and essential oil in the container.
• Stick the reeds or bamboo skewers inside.
• After about an hour, flip the reeds over to saturate the top part of the reeds that stick out above the oil level. (This helps to speed up the process of the oil soaking up from the bottom diffusing through the entire reed.)
• Rotate the ends of the reeds or skewers once a week to refresh and prolong the fragrance.

Tip: You can substitute alcohol and water with 120 ml vodka.

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Watercolor Mug

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What you need:Watercolor mug
• Ceramic white coffee mug
• Old or Disposable Bowl/Container
• Hot water
• Nail Polish
• Gloves

What you do:
• Fill the bowl with warm water.
• Add a drop of nail polish to the water and let it spread out.
• Dip your mug in the water. (You can use nail polish remover to remove any excess nail polish on the bottom and inside of the mug or sections that got messed up.)
• Carefully pat mug dry with paper towel.
• You can repeat with additional colors if you want.
• Once you’ve achieved the look you want, let it sit for at least two hours.

Tip: Do it outside. Hand wash the mug.

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Bok Choy Roses

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What you need:Bok Choy Roses
• Canvas
• Paint
• Bok Choy
• Cutting board
• Knife
•  Brush

What you do:
• Using the knife, cut off the bottom of the bok choy.
• The bok choy leaves  can be saved to make a dinner. (The closer to the bottom you cut, the tighter the “rose petals” will be.)
• Paint the back ground.
• Let it dry.
• Use the  brush to apply a light coating of paint to the cut side of the bok choy.
• Use this as a stamp to make roses on the canvas.
• Use green paint and the paint brush to make rose stems and leaves.
• When finished, wash off the paint from the bok choy and compost it.
• Let you artwork dry.
• Display!

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Heart Stamp

Heart Stamp Cover

What you need:Heart stamp
•  Paper
• Acrylic Paints
• Potato
• Heart shaped cookie cutter
• Small, sharp pairing knife

What you do:
• Cut the potato in half near the widest portion.
• Using the small heart shaped cookie cutter, insert it into the potato until the top is flush with the flat end of the potato.
• Using a small sharp pairing knife, cut into the potato about 1/4 of an inch down until you feel your knife touch the cookie cutter.
• Continue cutting all the way around the potato until the waste is easily removed.
• Start stamping the hearts!

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Crazy Love

Crazy Love Cover

What you need:Crazy Love 1
• Paper
• Black marker
• Watercolor
• Brush
• Straw

What you do:Crazy Love 2
• Draw the head of you figure, leaving enough space for the hair.
• Place a big drop of paint on the sheet with a brush.
• Take the straw and blow the paint towards the desired direction.
• Let it dry.
• Display.

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3D Heart

3D Heart Cover

What you need:3D Heart
• Egg carton
• Paint (white and red)
• Canvas
• Glue
• Scissors
• Brush

What you do:3D Heart 2
• Paint the egg carton white.
• Let it dry.
•  Cut  apart egg carton sections.
• Trim evenly.
• Glue the sections to the canvas.
• Let it dry.
• Color everything red.
• Let it dry.
• Display.

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Handprint Swans

Handprint Swans Cover

What you need:Handprint Swans
• Canvas
• Paint
• Brush
• Hands

What you do:
• Paint the canvas (make the background).
• Let it dry.
• Paint hands.
• Press the hands on the canvas. (Fingers need  to face outward, while the palm towards the center).
• Using a paint brush, fill in some spots of the handprints that didn’t really show up.
• Paint the necks of the swans in a heart shape.
• Let it dry.
• Paint the beak and the eyes.
•Let it dry completely.

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Pressed Flower Art

pressed flower art

Pressed FlowersWhat you need:
• Flowers
• Thick book
• Wax paper
• Glue
• Paper
• Picture frame

What you do:
• Put a flower between two pieces of wax paper and stack books on top of it.
• Allow it to sit for a few days.
• Dried flowers are fragile, so carefully remove the flower from the wax paper.
• Glue the pressed flowers to the paper.
• Display.

 

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DIY Necklace

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What you need:DIY Necklace
• Clear Gel Tacky Glue
• Scissors
• Fabric scraps ( 2-2 1/2” wide and 15” in length for roses and what ever you need for the necklace plus 5 inches)
• Lobster clasp
• Two jump rings

What you do:
For Flowers:

• Fold the fabric in half and roll a tight center, about 4 or 5 rolls.
• Glue and start to twist your fabric.
• Keep working your way around by adding a drop of glue and twisting every half turn or so.  Just try to keep it tight.
• Once you reach the desired width of your flower just cut the strip of fabric with 1-2” of fabric left.
• Add a drop of glue to the bottom, center of your flower.
• Fold the  fabric strip over the bottom of your flower to secure it.  Trim if needed.
• Once you have made all three flowers and they have been able to dry for 24 hours, you can finish your necklace.
• Take 3 pieces of fabric.
• Pin the ends together and pin it somewhere so you can braid it.
• Attach the clasp.
•  Flip your flowers upside down and glue them to the necklace.
• Let it dry overnight.

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Knot Bracelet

Knot Bracelet Cover

What you need:knot bracelet
• 1.5 foot leather cord
• bracelet clasp

What you do:
• Fold cord in half and thread fold through clasp ring.
• While holding folded end in one hand, thread tail ends through loop.
•  Pull ends to secure cord to clasp ring.
• Lay cord with clasp at top of work.
• Holding one cord in each hand, wrap left cord over and around right cord; then thread left cord end through hole above wrap.
•  Pull to make a knot just below lobster clasp.
• Repeat previous step to make knots to the end of the bracelet.
• When desired length of bracelet is reached, make one last knot and trim ends.
• To wear bracelet, attach  clasp between cords above last knot.

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Tissue Paper Heart

Tissue paper heart cover

What you need:Tissue paper heart
• Card Stock
• Red and Pink Tissue Paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Tape
• Bamboo Skewers
• Pencil

What you do:
• Draw a heart on the card stock.
• Cut it out.
• Cut tissue paper into 2″squares.
• Crumple each piece into a tight ball.
• Dip into white glue and place onto pattern.
• Continue crumpling and gluing down pieces until the entire pattern is filled.
• Attach the heart to the bamboo skewer with the tape.

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Clothespin Wreath

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What you need:Clothespin wreath
• Wire hanger
• Clothespins

What you do:
• Bend a wire hanger into a heart shape.
• Clip clothespins onto hanger.

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