Tag Archives: DIY

DIY: Studded phone case

6 May

I know I know you have probably seen this before , but I decided to pimp up my phone last week and couldn’t resist to share ! So below is how my own case turned out !

pretty huh!?

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What you’ll need :

– Gluegunfoto s iphone 20122013 004

– Studds

– Phonecase

– Ruler

– Pen

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step 1

Figure out the  symbol/pattern/shape you want to make with the studds on the case..

here are some ideas i played around with !

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step 2

Use the ruler and pen to draw a straight line or mark where you want the studds, then use the gluegun to glue them on! yes it is that easy 🙂

Healthy snacks ! apple chips

27 Apr

So since a few days the sun has been showing itself again! yeay!

Which reminds us all that summer is not to far away ! Now fall and winter have been a little rough and very hectic for me! as in: moved twice , new town , work, school and a break up !!! So no I didn’t watch what I was eating ! as a matter a fact me and my Ben &Jerry’s have never been closer than this past few months! So it is time to get in shape for the summer !! ( thinking aren’t you a little late for that? Wel.. summer doesn’t begin here until the end of July)

Now I  love to snack like nobody’s business so in order to keep doing that without feeling guilty I’m making my own healthy snacks and I thought it would be cool to share some of the recipes with you guys !

So here is the first !!!

Apple chips

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Ingredients:

–          Granny Smith apples,  to start with I would use about 1 kg of apples.

–          Cinnamon

You’ll also need:

–          A good sharp knife

–          A big oven plate

–          A cutting board

–          Backing paper ( is this the right term?? I have no idea sorry :P)

Step 1

Cut the apples in slices as thin as possible ! they have to be see-through ! Make sure you use a sharp knife , if it’s blunt, trying to cut thin slices is going to be a b*tch! (pardon me.. but it will be!)

Step 2

Cover your oven plate with baking paper before you lay on the slices of apple.

Step 3

Cover the apple slices with cinnamon (brown sugar is also delicious! But wait no! it is suppose to be healthy ..sorry forget I said anything!)

Step 4

Bake the slices at 100 degrees Celsius ( this is about 210 Fahrenheit) for 45 minutes then turn the slices and bake them for another 45 minutes.

Step 5

Let them cool of  so they will get crispy ! and bon appetite !

DIY cinnamon candle

17 Mar

DIY cinnamon candle

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So here is another super easy DIY tutorial ! I’ve made this cinnamon candle before as a Christmas gift to my sister and this week I made one for my own house.

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What you’ll need:

– Glue gun

– Candle

– Cinnamon sticks ( about the same height as your candle )

– Ribbon

Step 1

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Heat up your glue gun of course ! and when it is hot apply some glue onto a cinnamon stick, make sure you only apply it onto the bottom so that the glue won’t come in touch with the hot wax and fire when you light your candle. ( I don’t know if the glue is flammable but I am not planning on finding out ! )

Step 2

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 quickly apply the cinnamon stick onto the candle and press it steady.

Step 3

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keep doing this all the way around.

Step 4

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Wrap a ribbon around it and tie a bow, now you are done!

Here is a link to a great turorial on howto tie a perfect bow: http://www.ellinee.com/blog/how-to-tie-a-perfect-bow/

Now isn’t that cute ! you can use any colour ribbon of course and also change it to match the seasons. Here one with a red ribbon that I made as a Christmas gift.

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Let me know what you think !

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My name is Lotte and I am a glitterholic

10 Mar

My name is Lotte and when I am bored I put glitter nailpolish on.. well pretty much everything !!

So here’s a look at the stuff i have laying around on my desk that i thought could use some glitter !

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Tie your scarf in a bow ! tutorial

3 Mar

Hi everyone !! this is a very easy tutorial that will show you how to tie your scarf like a bow !

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Looks cute right !? that’s what I thought so here’s a couple of photo’s to show you how I did this ( made with the assistance of my sweet dad ! while soccer was on! I know right ! yeay dad 🙂

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Step 1 Hang the scarf around your neck, making one end longer.

Step 2 Use the long side to make a loop.

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Step 3 Pinch the loop in the middle so you’ll get the bow

Step 4 Take the short side of your scarf , you are going to wrap it around the bow from under.

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Step 5 When you have wrapped the short end around the bow , pull it to tighten the bow !

Step 6 Pull out the loops of the bow to give it some extra body and your done !

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The result ! I said it once and i’ll say it again… pretty darn  cute !

I got this idea from www.yetanotherbeautysite.com !! which is a website full with bows (yeay) fashion and great hair tutorials !!

 let me know what you think !

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Instagram photostrips

11 Feb

Instagram photostrips !!!

If you are no stranger to the wonderful world of Pinterest you have probably already seen this ! Making old school photo strips of your Instagram photo’s , I loved it from the moment I saw it and couldn’t wait to try it out, so here’s my result !

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On the link below is the original tutorial using Photoshop.

http://www.thecollegeprepster.com/2012/01/tutorial-instagram-photostrips.html

Now I am no hero when it comes to Photoshop so after failing over and over again I gave up and used Windows Word ( I know, ) If you know your way around Photoshop I definitely recommend  the tutorial on the blog! Now if you don’t have Photoshop and no idea how else to do this then you can take a look at my steps down here 🙂

You’ll need

Computer with printer / Stanley knife and ruler

The print screen of my steps :

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 Step 1

 Import  a square .

Step 2

Copy/paste the square 3 times and line them up.

Step 3

Go  to the formatting image menu and choose the content which in this case is an illustration,  do this for all four squares and you are ready to print !

Step 4

When printed use your Stanley knife and ruler to cut out your strips, more strips on one paper makes it easier to cut them and it saves paper obviously.

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And you’re done !

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You can use coloured photos ( filtered by Instagram ) or black and white .  On the original tutorial she made the frames white which also looked pretty cool.

DIY coulered keys

7 Feb

Hi everyone 🙂

Here’s another super easy and fun DIY project!

I just moved to a new apartment and with that came 4 different keys, from which one looked just like the one for my sister’s house ! So in order to remember what’s what I customized them !

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Isn’t that cute !?

Well it’s also very easy

What you need:

Your keys / nail polish in the colors you want to use / nail polish remover / tape

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Step 1

Clean the part you are going to paint with nail polish remover , then tape the key so you’ll get a nice straight line in the end.

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Step 2

Paint the top of your with your polish, don’t worry about smudging  you can clean it up later using the nail polish

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Step 3

Let them dry for a couple of hours and when they’re dry you can remove the tape.

( if the polish has worn anyway you can use the remover to fix it! )

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Extra Tip !

U can sparkle them up using glitter nail polish , just add a layer of it when the color is dry !

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step 4

When all you keys are dry and you removed the tapes but them back on a key ring and done !foto (3)

Honestly .. aren’t these the cutest keys u have ever seen !  after I showed these to my mom she immediately did her keys to !

let me know what you think !

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Home made scrub

5 Feb

Getting dry skin from al this cold weather ? and don’t want to spend money on expensive body scrubs  well then this DIY  is just for you ! This homemade scrub will make your skin soft as a baby bum !

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Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar,

 1 cup raw oatmeal,

1 cup olive oil.

Cinnamon (this is for the smell so you can add as much as you like!)

Mix all the ingredients and done !

Use it under the shower and apply in circling motions .

Now don’t be fooled by its appearance this stuff will make your skin soft as silk !Just make sure to rinse your shower after use !

Tip: it also makes a cute gift !

You can use a  glass jar ( i used a mustard jar). let it sit in hot water for a bit , this way the labels will come right off. Then paint or decorate the jar top any way you like ! add a bow and voila ! I gave the one on the photo above to my mother  for the holidays.

I got this recipe from

http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2008/11/13-diy-at-home-spa-tricks#slide=1

check out the link for more DIY at home spa ideas !


							
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DIY moustache mug

4 Feb

Hi guys !

Here’s a DIY project that is very easy !

How to make your very own moustache mug !! I made this for my brother as a gift and he loved it , and it took me hardly any efford or time to make it ! so let’s do this 😀

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What you need :

A Mug ( duh ) / Paint and a brush / tape / a picture of a moustache / scissors or Stanley knife

Step 1

Draw  or print a picture of a moustache

Tape over it with semi- or transparent tape

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 Step 2

Cut out the shape of the moustaches

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Step 3

 very carefully peel of the tape ( and when I say very carefully I MEAN very carefully !!! mine ripped about 4 times do to my lack of focus and patience which meant I got to start all over) .. and transfer  the cut out to your mug

And paint over it !

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Step 4

Let it dry for 30 minutes or so , you don’t want the paint to be completely dry.

Remove tape en voila ! your very own customized mug !

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I used the moustache but you can use all sorts of shapes and colours of course !

let me know what you guys think or when you have tried this yourself .

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