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4 Fun Ways To Upcycle Newspaper

ImageHey guys! So does anyone get newspaper anymore? Well, if you do, don’t get rid of it just yet! Today’s post is all about upcyling it. Newspaper is actually one of my favorite things to craft with – it’s super easy to work with and is so versatile. I made four projects that include it recently, and I thought I would show you guys! If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these please let me know! I hope these ideas inspire you 🙂

Project #1: Decoupage Painting

ImageI got my inspiration for these paintings from Pinterest. The bird painting is my recreation of someone else’s painting, and the abstract one is my design 🙂 These were so easy! I used old used canvasses, newspaper, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint. Best thing? I spent no money!

Project #2: Newspaper Wrapping Paper

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So this project is super duper easy! If you are out of wrapping paper, don’t worry! Just use today’s newspaper 🙂 I decorated these presents some ribbon I had around, along with some cupcake liner flowers I made. See how to make the flowers here: Cupcake Liner Flowers Pictorial.

Project #3: Newspaper Flower Wreath

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This wreath makes for a great wall decoration, and doesn’t take long to make. You can make it as big or small as you like, depending on how big of pieces of paper you use. I’ve made so many of these types of wreaths! Love them!

Project #4: Newspaper Flower

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These flowers are one of my favorite things to make! I can’t tell you how many I’ve made. I actually made a ton with white paper, glued them into a ball, and hung it from my ceiling. You can do so much with these flowers, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Will you be making anything with newspaper?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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I ♥ You

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Hey everyone! So I know everyone is probably posting a Valentine nail art design today, but I couldn’t resist 🙂 I decided to make this design pretty simple, but simple designs are my favorite actually! This was super quick and easy to do, and I added some glitter on my ring finger to add a little sparkle. What do you think about this design? What are you guys doing for Valentines?

Thanks for reading! I hope all of you have a lovely Valentines Day! ♥

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 P.S. I’m going to be including a quote in all of my posts from now on. I love quotes, and I feel like they make the day happier 🙂 I thought this one was adorable!

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DIY Glitter Jars ♥

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Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a pictorial on how to make these super easy glitter jars! The pictures are not doing these justice – they are so super glittery and look so cute! It’s a great way to re-use all of those jars from food that you might throw away otherwise. You could also stick a fake battery operated candle (only use a fake candle) inside one of these for a really pretty candle. I tired it and it works great 🙂 I got this from a DIY video that Bethany Mota uploaded around Valentines Day last year. Without further ado, lets get on with the simple tutorial!

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Step 1. Gather your supplies. You will need a clean, label-free jar, spray adhesive, glitter of your choice, and random stuff to decorate the jar with. Some ideas are ribbon, jewels, stickers, etc. I used fabric for my ribbon!

Step 2. Take your jar and clean it off, making sure there is no residue left on it from a label.

Step 3. Take your spray adhesive and lightly spray the inside of the jar – make sure the whole inside is covered with adhesive so glitter will stick everywhere. Poor a reasonable amount of glitter in the jar and put the cover on it. Shake the glitter around until you see the whole inside is covered and sparkly 🙂 Take off the cover and tap the jar upside down on some paper so the excess glitter is removed.

Step 4. Cut some ribbon or fabric and tie it around the jar. You can decorate it however you want. It’s up to you!

Step 5. Stick what you want in it – I used fake flowers, as you wouldn’t want to use real flowers – putting water in the jar would ruin it.

That’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. These are ridiculously easy to make, aren’t they? I hope you give them a try 🙂

Thanks for reading! ♥

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DIY Bath Salts

ImageHey guys! With the holiday’s coming up, I thought I would post a nice little DIY gift idea for you all! These bath salts are SO easy to make, and they make great gifts! The also work really well 🙂 So why not give them a try this holiday season? Lets get started on how to make them!

I got the directions on how to make these from this blog: My Delicious Ambiguity. I copied and pasted her directions because they explain the process well 🙂 

What you need:
-2 cups  Epsom salts
-1 cup coarse salt
 -1 cup baking soda
-2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
-5-7 drops of essential oil 
 
What to do:
-Mix Epsom salts, baking soda and coarse salt together in a medium
 stainless steel mixing bowl using a mixing spoon.
– Add the food coloring and essential oil then quickly stir to avoid clumping.  
More food coloring can be added, depending on how dark you would like your bath salts to be.  However, be careful that it is not too dark as some colors can stain the skin. 
-Let mixture sit in the bowl until the oil and food coloring is COMPLETELY DRY 
and ensure there are no clumps before packaging. 
-These look beautiful packaged in decorative jars with ribbon and gift tags. 
They also look fantastic if you split your mixture in half before adding the food coloring 
so you can layer the colored bath salts with the non-colored bath salts in your decorative jar.
-To use add 1/3 to 1/2 cup to your next bath.
 
I made my jar labels on the website Edit Monkey (Which is an amazing website by the way!). If you would like some labels that are already made, just follow the link to the blog I got the directions from – she was kind enough to include some labels in her post 🙂
That’s all for today! Will you be giving this fun DIY a try? Thanks for reading! ♥

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DIY Frilly Hair Accessories

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Hey everyone! I’ve been obsessed with making these hair accessories lately! They look so pretty once they are done, not to mention they are so fun to make. I used some scraps of lace and fabric I had lying around to make these. You can totally customize them to fit your style, and of course I had to deck mine out with floral prints and lace hehehe 🙂 I think these would make really nice homemade gifts!  Would you guys ever like to see a tutorial on how to make these? Let me know if you would!

Thanks for reading! ♥

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100! ♥

ImageHey guys! Today’s post is kind of exciting… I recently hit 100 followers! Yay! I have really been enjoying blogging – it’s so fun to share my nail art designs and art/repurposing projects. Thank you guys so much for following. It means a lot to me, and I have so many ideas for future nail art and craft posts. My goal with this blog is to inspire you – and I hope I’ve succeeded so far! Even if I’ve inspired just one of you that’s enough for me 🙂

Thanks again, everyone! ♥

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DIY Pearly Peter Pan Collar

ImageHey everyone! Today I’m sharing a DIY project I recently did – this elegant peter pan collar! I learned how to do this from Mizzglamorazzi’s GIY Peter Pan Collar Necklaces video. It’s super easy to make, and I think it looks so pretty over a solid sweater for the fall and winter time. I also love that it’s completely customizable!

Will any of you be trying out this fun project? ♥

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Fanged Pumkins

ImageOkay…. Can we just take a moment to appreciate how hilarious and adorable these pumpkins are?! I recently saw this idea on Pinterest and it sucked me in… I had to make them! I got a bunch of mini pumpkins and plastic fanged teeth and got to work! I think they turned out so cute! Each one turns out different, which adds to the fun 🙂 I will definitely be making these every year now!

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Thanks for reading! Happy early Halloween!

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Cupcake Liner Flowers Pictorial

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Hey everyone! I haven’t posted a crafty post in forever! That is going to change today 🙂 I recently saw “cupcake liner flowers” on Pinterest, and I decided to try them out! I added my own twist to them, and I thought I would make a little pictorial for you guys if you are interested in making them.

Lets get on with the tutorial, shall we?

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1. Gather your supplies. You will need some cupcake holders, markers, scissors, circles of cardstock that will fit in the bottom of the cupcake holders, glue, tape, and sparkly things (glitter, rhinestones, etc.).

2. Use your marker to color the rim of the cupcake holder. You don’t need to make this perfect. I like the way it looks when the marker is a little uneven – the flower ends up looking more realistic.

3. Cut the petals of the flower. Do this by cutting out small triangles in the holder. You can make as many petals as you want!

4. Round the edges of the petals (this is optional), and glue or tape the circle of cardstock in the middle of the flower.

5. Create a circle of glue in the middle of the cardstock circle, and cover it with your sparkly things! Rhinestones, or even a button in the middle would look cute. Add whatever makes you happy 🙂

That’s it! I love the way these turn out – they are so delicate and pretty! I also like to tape them on twine to create a cute garland – it looks adorable hanging on a wall or over a window!

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading!

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DIY Paper Wreath

Hey guys! This wreath that I’m sharing today looks so awesome, but all it’s made out of is paper and a tiny bit of cardboard! I got this idea online. Mine turned out pretty huge (because I used big pieces of paper) but wreaths like this can easily be made to the size of your liking.  I’m contemplating where this beast is going to hang, but I know I want to put it somewhere! If you’re looking for something to hang on an empty wall, you might want to consider making one of these (:

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