Done it Yourselfs

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Disclaimer:

This is a bit of a cop out post. Alex and I started this blog with the intention of doing weekly crafts and projects, which we would photograph and share with you guys. We’ve been horrible at it so far – and most of our do-it-yourself ideas either never get done, or we forget to take pictures!! These are four crafts/projects we’ve actually made in the last few months – most of them as gifts for people – which we were silly enough not to document. All of these photos are stolen off Pinterest. We promise to try to be better at this!!!! 

1. The Air Fern Terrarium

What you’ll need:

  • Any kind of glass receptacle with an opening
  • Air Ferns
  • Earth or rocks of any kind

Optional:

  • Moss
  • Shells
  • Any other decoration you’d like
  • Tweezers or chopsticks in the case of a small opening

This project is ridiculously straight forward – fill the bottom of the receptacle with rocks or earth (or both) and put your decorations and air ferns inside. Check with the person you buy the air ferns from on what they recommend in terms of plant care.

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2. The Mason Jar soap Dispenser

What You’ll Need:

  • A mason jar with a double piece lid
  • A pump of any kind (I took one from a dollar store soap dispenser
  • Liquid soap
  • A drill or hammer and screw driver

Easy peezy – Just drill or hammer a hole through the flat part of the mason jar lid, just large enough for the pump to fit through, then, fill the mason jar with liquid hand soap/dish detergent/etc., and screw the flat lid on with the pump in it! Done!

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3. Homemade sugar scrubs

What You’ll Need:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
  • Mason jars or any container with a seal

Optional:

  • Essential Oils (for a scented sugar scrub)

This can literally be as easy as putting some melted coconut oil (or olive oil) in a mason jar and pouring sugar in until it becomes like a paste. You can add in essential oils to make it smell delicious – but when you’re using coconut oil, it already kind of does! Use it in the shower to scrub off all your dry, dead, Winter skin.

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4. Snow Globes

What You’ll Need:

  • A Mason Jar 
  • Water
  • Glycerin (though we’ve heard vegetable oil works as well)

Optional:

  • Glitter
  • Plastic animals or trees
  • Any other decoration you’d like to include
  • Twine or ribbon to decorate the base
  • etc.

This one  may be a little out of season – but you can actually make really pretty glittery snow globes that don’t necessarily need to be Christmas-y. Fill your jar with half water/half glycerin. Put some glitter or sequins or fake snow in, and glue your little figuring friends to the inside of the flat part of the mason jar top. Put the lid on, and screw it on tight. Now shake it all up!

 

Posted by Meaghan

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3 thoughts on “Done it Yourselfs

  1. Catherine says:

    Everytime I make a DIY post, I get so excited that I forget to take Before and During pictures too. Documenting is something I definitely need to work on . Can wait to see what you come up with for your next DIYs. I love your blog!

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