DIY Mason Jar Holders
11:45:00 AM angelmissme 0 Comments
Put your craftiness to the test by creating these super cute mason jar holders.
What you need:
*One 6×24×1 inch (15×61×2.5 centimeter) piece of wood
*Three 16 ounce mason jars
*Three hose clamps (make sure they’re big enough to fit around the jar, we used 4 inch size)
*Phillips head screwdriver
*Drill and 1/8” drill bit
*Two picture hangers
*Three thin Phillips head screws (1/2”, self-drilling ones will make it easier to drill through the hose clamp)
1. Fit the hose clamps around the mason jars. With the flathead screwdriver, tighten the hose clamps. (Not too tight!)
2. Mark the center of the back of the mason jar on the tightened hose clamp. Also mark where the extra hose clamp slack starts. Remove the hose clamps. Use pliers to bend the slack back and forth until it snaps off. Set aside for later.
3. Use sandpaper to smooth the edges of your piece of wood.
4. Gently brush acrylic paint on all sides—use light strokes to create a weathered look. Let dry completely.
5. Fasten the picture hangers on the back of the wood. It’s easy to line them up with the top edge of the wood to make sure they’re even.
6. Measure and mark the center of the wood, then measure and mark the center of each half.
7. Drill a shallow pilot hole into each mark.
8. Open each hose clamp and hold the marked center over each each pilot hole. Screw the hose clamps into the wood with the Philips head screws (use either a screwdriver or a drill). Note: You might have to drill into the hose clamp beforehand on a scrap piece of wood to make room for the screw.
9. Place the mason jars inside the hose clamps, and close and tighten the hose clamps with a flathead screwdriver. Remember, not too tight or the glass will break.
10. Fill the jars with succulents, bathroom supplies, fresh flowers, makeup supplies, cooking utensils, etc…the ideas are endless!
DIY Eos Lip Balm Refill
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Here how it's made:
First step is to remove the cap from the EOS ™ Lip Balm container
Carefully pop the base from the bottom. Never use anything sharp or dangerous to separate the two pieces. See all the good stuff that is left in the bottom! I just transferred it to a little pot for use later because I actually like EOS ™ Lip Balm and will use the leftover as a cuticle cream.
he EOS ™ Lip Balm containers have three parts. You have the top, the base and the bottom. You want to twist part #3 (as seen in the above picture) into part #1.
nce you have the two pieces put together, you are ready to make the lip balm recipe.
Customize Your Recipe:
You need 1 teaspoon of your favorite carrier oil such as olive, sweet almond, apricot seed, hemp seed, sunflower seed, or even grape seed oil. You can mix and match as many oils as you like, just make sure you have 1 teaspoon total.
You need a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of your choice(s) of cocoa butter, coconut oil, lanolin, Shea butter, Kokum butter and/or mango butter. You can mix and match as many oils as you like, just make sure you have 1/2 heaping teaspoon total.
You need a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax or carnauba wax.
You need 1/8 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil
You can add up to 4 drops of your favorite essential oil such as orange, lemon, lime, peppermint, spearmint or even rosemary.
Measure out the carrier oils, beeswax, and butter and place them into a glass or metal container and sit the container into a simmering water bath. Stir to melt. Remove from heat and stir in the Vitamin E Oil and the Essential Oils. Mix well.
Carefully pour the lip balm into the container (the part on the left in the photo above). Allow the lip balm to harden for at least 1 to 2 hours. Pop the bottom piece back onto the other piece and you are ready to go!!
DIY Crystal Soap
3:20:00 PM angelmissme 0 Comments
Beautify Your Bathroom With These Etherial DIY Crystal Soaps
What you need:
*2 lb. White glycerin soap base
*2 lb. Clear glycerin soap base
*Large measuring cup
*18 2 oz. plastic cups
*Three 8 oz. Plastic cups
*Cut 1/2 lb. of the clear vegetable glycerin soap base, and place into a microwave-safe measuring glass. Microwave until liquified.
*Pour the soap into nine 2-oz. plastic containers. Immediately add soap colorant (avoid using food coloring to prevent staining and transferring). Mix (if solid color desired). Set aside until solid.
*Cut 1/2 lb. of the white vegetable glycerin soap base, and place into a microwave-safe measuring glass. Microwave until liquified.
*Pour the soap into 9 2-oz. plastic containers. Immediately add soap colorant, mix, and set aside.
*Once solid pop out the 2-oz. colored clear glycerin soaps and cut them into small shards and slices.
*Repeat with colored white glycerin soaps.
*Assort colored soap shards to preference in 8-oz. plastic cups (to resemble the natural coloring of a crystal).
*Melt 1/2 lb. of the clear vegetable glycerin soap base and pour 2-oz. of melted clear soap base over colored soap shards into each 8-oz. plastic cup.
*Melt 1/2 lb. of the white vegetable glycerin soap base, and pour 3-oz. of melted clear soap base over colored soap shards into each 8-oz. plastic cup.
*Pour the remaining melted clear soap base until all the soap shards are covered. Microwave 8-oz. cups to melt the colors together (monitor and make sure plastic cup doesn’t melt, use a oven mitt if necessary).
*Refrigerate until solid, and use scissors to cut the soap out. Use a non serrated knife to cut into crystal shape.
*Enjoy your beautiful crystal soap, gift them to friends and family!
( Via Top Knot )