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    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    DIY Body Scrub Recipes





    I'm really getting into making DIY beauty products and routinely make soap.  

    If you are like me, I love making my own body scrubs too and can never have enough recipes and ideas.  

    Click here for an article with lots of body scrub recipes.

    Homemade body scrubs made in pretty jars make awesome gifts!







    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Peplum Top Pattern and Sewing Tutorial



    Love this cute top!  It really looks quick and easy to put together.

    Click here for the pattern and sewing tutorial from the blog It's Always Autumn.  I'm looking forward to see more tutorials from this blog.

    Happy sewing!



    DIY Galaxy Soap



    I'm totally mesmerized by the simmer in these handmade soaps, even though I'm not sure about using charcoal to make the soap black.  For sure I will try the commercial grade mica and mineral powders to get the simmery effect.

    Love the blog Beauty Crafter, DIY Health and Beauty.  I've really gotten into making DIY soap and have a strong interest in making other health and beauty items.  Can't wait to spend lots of time exploring the blog for unusual items like this soap.

    Click here to go the tutorial for the DIY Galaxy Soap!




    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Handmade Jewelry Clasps and Coil Ends



    Corded necklaces are very trendy, casual and seem really easy to make.  I've often wondered how to handle the cord ends . . . I have seen some really tacky looking cord ends as I've gone through the internet checking out handmade jewelry for ideas.

    Love this handmade clasp from Beaded Gem that neatly takes care of those cord ends . . . now I have no excuse but to add corded necklaces to my list of handmade jewelry to make.

    Click here for the tutorial and links to other jewelry tutorials.



    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    DIY Steampunk Mosaic Coasters



    What an awesome recycling project!  

    The design possibilities are endless with these coasters.  Love it!  You can even refashion some busted up jewelry and give it a new life.

    Click here for the tutorial.

    Can you guess the recycling item?



    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    DIY Soup Bowl Hot Pads



    How cute is this?  I can't tell you how many times I have burnt my fingers taking bowls out of the microwave.  These hot pads are so cute and practical!

    Click here for the article and videos on how to make them from The Renegade Seamstress.






    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    How to Make a T-Shirt Necklace




    Love the concept of using strips of t-shirt to make the strands of this cute necklace.  

    The possibilities are endless!

    Click here for step by step photo tutorial.


    Here are more tutorials and ideas for T-Shirt Necklaces:

    https://youtu.be/QVmdEMMEeJg

    https://youtu.be/91SpUKWZST8

    https://www.favecrafts.com/Necklaces/Royal-Purple-T-Shirt-Yarn-Necklace

    https://www.favecrafts.com/Necklaces/Tee-Shirt-Beaded-Necklace


    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Tin Can Planters



    I have recycled tin cans in the garden for a long time, but I have never seen this decoration method.

    Wouldn't they look beautiful painting with glazed paint?

    Click here to find out how to achieve this look . . .



    Friday, September 15, 2017

    The Bucket Bag



    There are so many things I love about this bag!

    How about the tassel?


    So Sew Easy is one of the best sewing blogs I've come across in a long time with excellent detailed tutorials that include tutorials inside tutorials!  Very well done :)

    Click here for Part One and here for Part Two.

    Hope you love the blog as much as I do!




    Monday, July 3, 2017

    DIY Clutch Purse Inspiration and Tutorials




    Do you love clutch purses?  I've made all types of clutch purses in different sizes, shapes, colors to organize stuff in my craft area and also to keep my massive makeup collection under control.





    I ran into the SweetyHigh blog while surfing the internet and found that Shawna must love clutch purses as much as I do.  She wrote a blog post on clutch purse tutorials she has found through her travels on the internet.  

    Click here to go to her post with lots of clutch purse ideas and tutorials!

    Happy sewing!!





    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Denim Patchwork Seat Pad




    Here's an idea for that pile of denim jeans that need a recycling project!

    Click here for the tutorial from the blog Pillar Box Blue.



    DIY Rose Petals Soap



    Here is a new twist to making your own soap!  

    Now that I have been making our own soap for a while, I will never go back to store bought soap.  The possibilities are endless with soap recipes showing up all over the internet.

    Click here if you would like to attempt using flowers in your DIY soap!





    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Patriotic Pillow





    Love this cute patriotic pillow!

    Click here to get instructions from Coats and Clark on how to make it yourself.

    Happy sewing :)




    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    DIY Denim Journal



    Here is another DIY project featuring denim recycling!

    Are you into journaling or love little notebooks for lists and ideas?  This is the perfect project for you, especially if you have an abundance of jeans in need of recycling projects like me.

    Click here to go to the tutorial to make this cute journal from Life Made Creations.




    Friday, June 9, 2017

    19 DIY Jeans Purses



    Making jean purses is one of my favorite DIY projects. Needless to say I was thrilled when I found the website GuidePatterns and a free download for 19 patterns.  I have not downloaded them yet, so I don't know if it works properly.

    Click here to go to the article.




    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Plaster of Paris Flowers




    I love this idea!  My thoughts immediately went to a box of silk flowers given to me by a friend in the silk flower arrangement business.

    Check out the article here!




    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    DIY Milk and Honey Soap








    There is something special about bathing with homemade soap.  Melt and pour soap bases are available at craft stores and it is so easy to make your own soap.  I normally use a castile soap base, add some argon oil and also use my soap as shampoo.

    I would not have thought of adding honey to a batch of soap, but it is supposed to have awesome benefits for skin.

    Click here for the tutorial.





    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Oatmeal Masks For All Skin Types




    Oatmeal is the perfect ingredient for facial masks since it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. It is also excellent in absorbing oil, great for acne-prone skin.

    I've used oatmeal in DIY masks with amazing results, which is why I was very interested in an article I found on about.com featuring oatmeal masks.

    Click here to go to the article.



    15 DIY Lip Balms





    Since I've really gotten into making my own soap, I want to dive into making more beauty items.  Lip balm is something I buy a lot of and always have some with me.

    Click here for an article that includes many recipes for lip balm!





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