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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Chick Chat

Chick Chat

What you need:chatty chicks
• Egg
• Googly eyes
• Sharpie
• Knife
• Glue

What you do:
• Break the bottom off your egg by tapping around the egg with a knife and then cracking the top off.
• Wash the egg and let it dry.
• Glue the googly eyes to the egg shell.
• Draw a mouth with the sharpie.
• Let your chicks chat!

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Bok Choy Roses

Bok Choy Roses cover

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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Soda Can Angels

Soda can angels cover

What you need:soda can angels
• Soda cans
• Acrylic paint
• Coffee filters
• Tacky glue
• Scissors
• Pipe cleaner
• Tape

What you do:
•Pull off the tab of the can.
• Using a skin color acrylic paint , paint the top of the can.
• Color the can any color you like.
• Let it dry.
• Carefully push down on the middle of the can so the top faces you.
•Use coffee filter  to make  the wings and tape them to the back of your angel.
• Use pipe cleaner  to make a halo. Glue it to the can.

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Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the shelf

What you need:Elf on the shelf
• Sock
• Jingle  Bell
• Googly eyes
• Tacky glue
• String
• Stuffing
• Ribbon
• A rubber band

What you do:
•  Fill  the toe of your sock with stuffing to create your elf’s body and head.
• Tie off and secure the body and with a string.
• Tie the top of the sock.
• Glue the  jingle bell to the tip of the sock.
• To form the elf’s nose, use your fingertips to grasp a small bunch of stuffing about halfway down from the top of the sock. Wrap a rubber band around the base of the bunch to secure it.
• Glue on the eyes.
• Decorate with a ribbon.

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DIY Windmill

DIY Windmill cover

What you need:DIY Windmill
• Cream carton
• Paint
• Brush
• Paper or card stock
• Scissors
• Glue stick
• Pencil with eraser
• Push pin
• Ruller

What you do:
• Paint the cream carton brown.
• Let it dry.
• Cut two rectangles out of the card stock for the roof.
• Glue the roof to the top of the carton.
• Let it dry.
• Cut a square from paper or card stock.
•  Find the center of the square and mark it with your pencil.
• Lay your paper, and use your ruler to draw diagonal lines from each corner to make an “X”.
• Cut along those diagonal lines, from all four corners, stopping one inch before you meet the center of your paper.
• Bring every other corner to the center and stick the pin through the center of your paper.
•  Attach your paper pinwheel to the windmill.

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Ocean Frame

Ocean Frame

What you need:Seashell Frame
•  Wooden frame
• Acrylic paint (white)
• Seashells
• Sand
• White glue
• Tacky glue
• Brush

What you do:
• Paint the wooden frame with white acrylic paint.
• Let it dry.
• Using tacky glue, attach the seashells to the frame.
• Let it dry.
• Brush white glue all over the frame.
• Sprinkle the frame with the sand.
• Let it dry.
• Brush off extra sand.
• Display.

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DIY Jellyfish

DIY Jellyfish cover

What you need:DIY Jellyfish
•  A transparent plastic grocery bag
• A plastic water bottles.
• Thread
• Scissors
• Water

What you do:
• Flatten the bag and cut off the handle and the bottom part.
• Cut along both sides to split into 2 plastic sheets.
• From the center of the plastic sheet, fold it like a tiny balloon to make the head part and tie it with the thread – not too tight (You must leave a little hole in order to pour some water in the head part).
• Now you’ll get the head balloon part and the remaining will be its tentacles.
• Cut from the edge up to the head part roughly. (You’ll get for about 8-10 tentacles).
• For each of them, cut again into 3-4 small strings – and just cut off the remaining part.
• Trim to make random long and short tentacles.
• Put some water into the head part to make it be able to sink.(You must leave some air inside to make be able to float up.
• Fill up your water bottle.
• Put your jellyfish in the bottle.

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DIY Sock Owl

Sock Owl

What you need:DIY Sock Owl
• Sock
• Fiberfill/stuffing
• Scissors
•White felt
• Tacky glue
• Paint
• Brush

What you do:
• Cut the bottom part off the sock all the way up to the heal.
• Stuff the cut off part leaving the top inch empty.
• To make the ear tuffs fold the back side of the cut edge of the sock over the front side and glue it to the front of the owl.
• Poke in the material formed on each side to make the ear tuffs.
• Use a little glue to keep them closed.
• Cut circles for the eyes. Glue them to the face of the owl.
• Cut  the beak from white felt.
• Glue it to the face.
• Color the eyes and the beak.
• Let them dry.
•  Cut wing shapes from sock left overs and glue them to the sides of the owl.

 

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DIY Necklace

DIY Necklace cover

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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DIY Sailboat

DIY Sailboat Cover

What you need:DIY Sailboat
• 1 plastic bottle
• 1 drinking straw
• pencil
• scissors
• acrylic paint
• brush
• air dry modeling clay
• duct tape
• 2 screw eyes
• construction paper
• jute
• double sided tape

What you do:
• Mark and cut the cockpit hole in the bottle.
• Cover the edges with the duct tape.
• Color the sailboat with the acrylic paint.
• Let it dry.
• Put a piece of  clay into the boat.
• Fix the straw in the clay.
• Cut the sail out of the construction paper.
• Attach the sail to the straw with the double sided tape.
• Put the screw eye into the top of the straw and attach it with some clay.
• Poke a hole in the lid of the bottle.
• Insert a screw eye.
• Tie the jute to the screw eyes.
• You are ready for sailing.

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Octopus

Octopus

What you need:DIY Octopus
• 1 Sock
• String
• Stuffing
• Fabric Paint
• Brush
• Scissors

What you do:
• Fill  the toe of your sock with stuffing to create your octopus’ head.
• Tie off and secure the head with a string.
• Cut the end of the sock, almost all the way up to the head, to make eight tentacles.
• Paint the eyes and the mouth of your octopus.

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