Posts tagged "Do it yourself"

DIY Dry Shampoo

Spotted over {here}. I don’t know about you but when summer rolls around I am less motivated to wash my hair everyday. Especially on the weekends. So when I found this cool DIY for dry shampoo I was intrigued.

My hair can be impossible at times. Like no matter what shampoo I try I still have to wash every day. Which isn’t so bad because I don’t do anything with my hair (no blowdrying, curling, straightening, products). So it’s condition is not bad, but it’s tiresome. I have explored ranges of dry shampoo’s from Bumble & Bumble to Suave and have never been fully successful. So I look forward to giving this a try when I have a moment!

I’ll be sure to report back with the results. In the meantime give it a go yourself!

 

 

Shana’s (Guest Blogger from Fox & Doll) Tips:

  • Use organic ingredients if you can.
  • Add in 2 tablespoons cocoa powder for dark hair.
  • Feel free to substitute in any kind of essential oil you’d like for scent.
  • Crush in any lumps the oil may have created with a pestle or back of a spoon.
  • Vintage glass shakers or squeeze bottles work perfect for storing.

“Simply mix together the ingredients listed in the graphic above, stirring rigorously for about 3-4 minutes. Then, shake directly onto roots, or place in hands and rub into the root area. Brush to blend, distributing it evenly before styling as usual.”

 

Have fun! XO

A DIY { Ombré Doily Garland }

I might be the only one who does this, but hopefully not. When it comes to Easter dying I get a little over excited/ambitious. Usually buying several dying kits that end up unused and put in the Easter boxes and packed away until next year. Then forgetting about the inventory from last year I usually pick up a couple extra kits during a trip to the store. So needless to say, we usually have quite a few extra kits each year, which just remain untouched. I recently starting using the Krylon fabric dyes for an upcoming event and gained some experience in getting things colored the way I want. Pretty cool right? So it hits me, why can’t I use these Easter Dye kits for something other than eggs. And boom…. Out comes and Ombré dyed doily garland. It was extremely simple and fun. Plus, you can use the doily for any occasion! Even make a rainbow one if you want, because you

 

 

 

Just in time for Cinco De Mayo!

Materials:

  • Easter Dying Drops
  • 1 1/2 Cups HOT* water
  • Doilies
  • Twine/String
  • Glue
  • Dipping Container
* Make sure the water is substantially hot. In order for the dye drop to break down the water has to be hot enough to activate it.

Steps

  1. Combine the hot water and dye drop in your dipping container.
  2. Once the water has dissolved all the dye, completely submerge the doily for about 5 seconds then gently pull up half of the doily to sit outside of the water while the other half rests for more coloring. Continue holding for 1 to 3 minutes depending on how dark you want the color. Remove and put on a clean flat dry surface. ( I suggest paper or or some other material you don’t care if the color sticks to.)
  3. Continue the same process with the rest of the doilies. Then beginning with the first doily submerge only 3/4 of the darker side in the water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then dry. Repeat with the rest of the doilies.
  4. Lastly, begin again with the first doily and dip just the end of the darker side into the water for 30 seconds to a minute and let dry. Repeat the process again with the rest. If it comes out lighter than you want you can always hold the doily in for longer at the varying lengths.
  5. Once the doilies are dry, you can fold them over, apply glue to the fold and attach to the twine or string of your choice. One the glue is dry, you’re done! Go hang and enjoy your colorful garland!

BTW…. How fun is the Ombré type? I am pretty excited about it.

 

DIY Color Dipped Wooden Spoons

I feel like I have been a little spray paint happy lately, BUT this is something I am okay with. I have realized how functional, simple, and cheap spray paint is. So my mind has been filled with colorful ideas… (get that little pun?)

So a while ago I posted about some fabulous spoons by Milk Farm Road

 

So while I was packing up the vannagon for our dessert trip a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a SUPER cheap pack of wooden spoons. I thought why not? So a scooped them up for use over the weekend. And while I was doing some work for my Etsy shop, I pulled out the spoons and went to town.

ps sorry in advance for the cruddy pictures. I am pretty hopeless when it comes to photography. But I am working on it!

So I pulled out my blue matte & neon pink matte paints. Along with some rad painters tape that works great on everything!

Grabbed my awesomely inexpensive test spoons

Wrapped them up. I did about 2/3 of the way up the handle, but it is up to you how much you want painted.

And then sprayed about 2 coats of paint on each.

Let ‘em dry….

Annnnd there you have it. So simple right?

Now I am going to invest in some legit spoons (sorry cheapo store-bought ones) and try some fun ideas.

Being Festive

This Valentine’s Day I’ll be doing fun silly things with the most wonderful man in the world. My fiance? He has to be in San Diego for his Masters & Thesis. I love him, but a love day with my little man is the best. Especially when we make dinner for grandma and grandpa.

What about you? What are your plans?

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