Ombre Stockings By BZR

 

black and purple stockings

I’ve recently discovered this Etsy shop that I absolutely love! It’s called BZR and they make some awesome ombre stockings. My favorite ones are at the bottom of the post.

Anyway, the story of the shop was interesting. The girl who runs it, Tiffany, was 26 and without a job. She also lived in an apartment with her brother. She decided that she wanted to try to make ombre stockings because she had time to do it and had been thinking about it for a while. With some motivational prompting from friends and family, she opened up a shop on Etsy. The orders started flooding in and the rest is history. That never happens… but I’m so glad it did :-)

dark pink and purple leggings green and black ombre rights blue and lilac stockings pink and peach colored ombre leggings

DIY Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

DIY Vanilla latte sugar scrubI love coffee. I don’t love it specifically for the caffeine either. I actually enjoy the smell and taste of it. I was planning to make sugar scrub this week since I haven’t made any in a while and decided to make a coffee-scented scrub. It smells wonderful and would make a great gift for the coffee lover in your life. Especially if they’re always on the move and could use some extra pampering.

If you plan to give the DIY vanilla latte sugar scrub as a gift, I wanted to make sure you could go the whole nine yards, soooooo I made you some cute labels for your jar. The rectangular label is 4×2″ and the round label is 4×4″.  You pick which one you’d like. Or maybe you want both because you plan to make more than one jar of these??

sugar scrub materials

Things You Will Need:
Glass jar
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Coffee
3/4 cup Coconut oil
2 capfuls Vanilla extract

foot scrub ingredients

 

 

Step 1
Add all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Then, melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add the vanilla to it.

Pour the coconut oil and vanilla into the dry ingredients.

Mix the ingredients very well.

coffee scented foot scrub

Step 2
Pour the sugar scrub into your jar.

Vanilla latte sugar scrub label (rectangular)

Vanilla latte sugar scrub label (round)

Step 3
Pick your choice of label, print it out, and stick it to your jar.

I used double sided tape to apply my label, but if you have label paper you could always print it on there.

DIY Vanilla latte sugar scrub

 

(Ignore my bad label in the picture. My printer blows.)

Now you have your own coffee-scented sugar scrub. It smells good enough to eat. Actually, you could eat it if you wanted to.

Enjoy it, and be sure to let me know which label you prefer! I have a few more sugar scrubs planned and will make you labels for all of those as well.

 

 

Women’s Health Mag’s DIY Cap Contest

DIY Cap Contest via Women's Health Magazine

Upcycling old clothes has become super popular Recently. It seems like everyone is taking their old clothes and accessories and making them like new again. Well,  Women’s Health Magazine and Erica Domesek, from P.S.- I made this…, want in on the action. They have decided to join forces to create the DIY Cap Contest. All they want is to see your best upcycled ball cap!

If you win, you get a $300 crafting kit and you’ll be mentioned in the September issue of the magazine.

Am I participating? Of course I am, and you should too. I know you guys are crafty and I would love to see one of my wonderful followers win :-D

Happy crafting, errr… upcycling!

 

DIY Wine Glass Charms

DIY charms for wine glasses

A year or so ago, a friend bought me some wine glass charms. My first thought was I bet I could make that. So, this week, I dug them out of the kitchen drawer and took a good look at them. Yep. I can do that.

It was actually pretty simple. You can choose to use tools or not, but they make the process a bit easier. Your call. You can get the charms and wire at any craft store. Be sure to pick up some wine on your way home. You know you’ll want to test your charms!

Note: Pick beads with a large hole through the center. There are some beads that are meant for very thin wire or string. You want beads that will slide freely on whichever wire you choose.

materials for DIY wine glass charms

Things You Will Need:
Wire
Beads
Charms
Wire rings
Pliers (optional)

charm loop

Step 1

Put a small loop at the end of your wire. You can use pliers for this or find a small object to wrap it around.

wire wrap

Step 2
Wrap your wire around a larger, round object to make it about an inch in diameter.

Add your charms and/or beads.

Then, twist the end of the wire without the loop upwards (or sideways, whatever works best for you) so that the extension fits inside the loop and holds the two ends together.

Flower wine glass charm

You should have something like this when you’re finished. I really loved making these and might have gone overboard…

So many charms

I made some with thin wire and some with thick wire. I prefer the thin wire because it makes the charm look more dainty. There are a few of each in the image above so that you can see the difference. Which one do you like?

If you’re interested in a cute wine glass to go with your new charms, trying making some glittery glasses or redneck wine glasses!

Happy crafting!

Mr. Williams – My Childhood Thanks You

Make Something Mondays:

I never share tributes but Robbin Williams is an exception. I’m sure he was the root of many creative endeavors.

Originally posted on Dreaming in CMYK:

Robin Williams. A beautiful soul who’s life was cut far too short.

His roles helped to shape the childhoods of many, mine own included.

Take the Genie, for example.

truthAlthough, selfish at times, so many lessons can be pulled from this phenomenal cosmic power trapped in that itty bitty living space.

  • Feeling sheepish?  Learn to say “I’m sorry”.
  • Tell..her…the…truth! Heartache and trouble can be avoided if you just tell the truth from the get go.
  • Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck! Relax. Get up & stretch the feet a little. Don’t get so busy slaving away that you forget to chill out.
  • Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories.

Or how about Patch…

patch-adams-quoteA heartwarming movie that truly shows what it means to provide exceptional customer service and have sincere compassion. Some of my favorite lessons:

  • If you focus on the problem, you can’t…

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DIY Gift Bag from Scrapbook Paper

DIY Paper gift bags

So many friends and family members and getting married or having birthdays that I keep trying to think of new ways to decorate their gift bags and boxes. Of course, it’s easier to go to the store and buy a gift bag, but I’d rather make one myself. I gave a gift recently that was tall and skinny and was trying to think if the best way to present it. I decided to make my own bag out of scrapbook paper. The black and white bag in the picture above is the one I chose. The brown one is cute, but the design didn’t suit her as well.

You don’t need much to make it and it takes about 2 minutes to complete.

diy gift bag materials

Things You Will Need
Tape
Ribbon
Hole puncher
Scrapbook paper

paper gift bag directions

Step 1
Find the center of your paper and fold both ends into that center point.
Tape both ends together.

fold over paper

Step 2
Fold the bottom of the paper up about two inches.

folded bottom of paper bag

Step 3
Open the folded part up and fold down the sides like in the image above.

Taped bottom

Step 4
Fold the top and bottom to the center and tape them together.

Top of gift bag

gift bag with bow

Step 5
Fold the top of the paper down about an inch.
Punch a hole on each side of the paper and tie a ribbon through for some extra flare! You can always tie a gift tag in the ribbon as well.

DIY Paper gift bags

The thicker the paper you choose, the more durable the gift bag will be. So if you’re giving a gift that is a bit heavier or needs extra support, go with a card stock paper rather than your typical scrapbook paper.

Hope you guys enjoyed this week’s DIY project!

Happy crafting (and gift giving)!