Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Wipes

What you will need:
- Paper towels that are strong and soft ( I like Viva brand)
- 2 Tbsp Baby wash
- 1 Tbsp Baby Oil
- 2 cups water (boiled and cooled to room temp.)
- Container big enough to hold half of the paper towel roll. 

 First you will need to cut your paper towel roll in half (I have my husband do it).. You will then remove the cardboard from the middle.
 Next mix your liquid ingredients in the empty container. Now you will place half of your paper towels, cut side up, into your container. Put on the lid and turn upside down for about 10 minutes or so.
Now turn your container right side up, Find the middle paper towel and begin using your homemade baby wipes!

Tile Coasters

Tile Coasters

You will need:
  • Modge Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Small Tiles (they are about 4"x4" squares)
  • Decorative Paper (cut into squares slightly smaller than your tile)
  • Any Kind of Rubber (I used epon rubber waterseal. It comes in a roll and was the cheapest I could find. You can always buy little rubber circles as well. It is up to you!) 

First, you will cover your tile in a layer of Modge Podge.

Next quickly lay your paper onto the tile (be sure your modge podge hasn't dried yet)
Now cover the tile and paper with another layer of modge podge.

Next I added a piece of paper that I had stamped this boot onto.
I just wanted a little extra decoration.

Now cover everything one more time with the modge podge and you could be done..
I on the other hand wanted to add a translucent looking paper over this to add a little extra demention.

As you can see I put that piece of paper over everything and covered it with one more thick coat of modge podge.

let your tiles dry compleatly!

Now take your rubber seal and cut it into little squares. You will need to cut four squares for each tile.

The seal I bought already had a sticky side, so I just pealed off the protective paper and place one squaare on each corner. This will keep your tile coasters from scratching any surface and you dont have to worry about them sliding around when you place your cup down.
This is the  final product. I made two different sets. The second set only had one piece of paper fallowed by a layer of modge podge. It was much faster to make!

If you are giving them as gifts, you can tie them together with a cute ribbon. What a perfect homemade present for anyone! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please feel free to leave comments below :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bandana Headband

You will need:
  •  Bandanas (cut in half so that each half forms a triangle)
  •  Hot glue gun
  •  Beads, flowers, jewels, buttons, ribbon, or any other kind of decoration. 

Lay your bandana out in a triangle as shown.

Next begin gluing the top edge down. Fold a little thinner than the width you want your headband to be when finished.

It will look like this when you are finished gluing the first edge.

You will continue folding and gluing one layer at a time until your bandana looks like this.

I love the pink and brown together, so I am going to cut strips of this sequin ribbon to place on some of the "seams".

Be sure they are the right length before gluing.

Now glue each strip along the seam you want it to follow.

I am now going to glue a few rhinestones.

I have had these circle beads for a while, so I decided to put them around the rhinestones to add a different look.

Next I decided to layer a couple of flowers topped off with a rhinestone.

Lastly I added a few turquoise rock beads. These are some of my favorite colors, especially when put together. This project is very simple and does not require much time. You can make your headband as simple or as complex as you would like. It is all up to your taste.

My sister being a great model. We both love wearing these bandanas on days when our hair is not cooperating and the only thing we can get it to do is go into a bun! With the bandana it still looks like we fixed our hair :)

I hope you enjoyed this project!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Non-Slip Clip

You will need:
  •  A hot glue gun
  •  Plain hair clips
  •  Ribbon

First cut a strip of ribbon long enough to wrap around your clip once.
Next glue one end to the inside of the top grip (the place you squeeze to open the clip).

Continue to glue your ribbon down the length of the top of your clip. Be careful not to glue your clip closed. I hold the clip open until the hot glue has dried (about 30 seconds or so).

Now check to make sure your ribbon is the right length so that when you finish gluing it will look like this. After trimming any excess, finish your clip off by gluing your remaining ribbon to the underside of the top half of your clip. You can always repeat this process on the second half of your clip to really give it a finished off look, but that is completely up to you.

This is how the finished product will look. They are super cute on their own or you could add a bow to the top. The options for decorating these little clips is endless! Enjoy your new clips :)