Jaclyn’s Top 5 DIYs

Hey everyone! Today I will be showing you my personal top 5 favourite DIYs. They’re super fun, easy, cool, creative and affordable. Let’s begin!

 

1. Mason Jar Lanterns

Materials:

  • Mason jar
  • Glass gems
  • A glue gun
  • A candle/ battery operated light

Steps:

  1. Take your glue gun and stick a full layer of gems around the mason jar.
  2. Unscrew the lid and place a light or a candle inside the jar.
  3. Then put the cap back on. If you decided to use a candle make sure the cap isn’t fully sealed.

No need for dull lights when you can have a Mason Jar Lantern!

Click this link for a video: https://youtu.be/Vf657A2uST0

 

2. S’mores Dip

Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate chips
  • Marshmallows
  • An oven safe pan

Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Dump the chocolate chips into a pan.
  3. Create a layer of marshmallows over the chocolate chips.
  4. Put the pan into the oven and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to watch it carefully and take it out once they’re golden brown.
  5. Pull out your gram crackers and scoop your yummy s’mores dip onto the cracker.

Perfect for when you want delicious s’mores but don’t want to make it the old-fashioned way!

 

3. Watercolour Sharpie Pillows

Materials:

  • A blank pillow case (made of cotton)
  • Sharpies
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Q-tips/ tissues
  • Tracers (optional)

Steps:

  1. Draw the design of your choice using the sharpies. If you’re not an artist (like me) or you’re afraid of messing up, use tracers for better results.
  2. Time to blend! Take a Q-Tip or a tissue and dip it in rubbing alcohol. Next rub the Q-Tip or tissue on the design that you have created. Or you can pour the rubbing alcohol directly onto the pillow and then fill it in.
  3. Toss your pillow case into the dryer for about 20 minutes (depending on how damp it is). Take it out once it’s dry, place it on your pillow and that’s all there is too it.

Now you can have your own personal designed pillows around your home!

 

4. Coloured Flowers

Materials:

  • White flowers
  • Food colouring
  • Water
  • Cups

Steps:

  1. Pick out any flowers of your choice. Just make sure that they’re white because that is mandatory in order for this to work.
  2. Fill the cups with water.
  3. Choose your desired colour that you want your flowers to be and then add the food colouring.
  4. Let time take its course for a few days and soon the colour will kick in .

What a perfect decoration for the spring time!

 

5. A Home For Your Pet

Materials:

  • A card board box
  • An old t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • A pillow/ blanket
  • Decorative tools

Steps:

  1. First you will need to take a pair of scissors and cut off the opening flaps of the box.
  2. Take your t-shirt and put it over the box so that the neck hole is where the flaps of the box were cut out.
  3. Make your pet feel more comfortable by placing a pillow or a blanket at the bottom.
  4. Don’t forget to decorate! You can use paint, markers, stickers etc.

Why spend your money when you can use things you have at home that will make your pet just as happy?

 

I hope you enjoy!

-Jaclyn

 

 

 

DIY Tinted Lip Balm

 

This DIY is perfect for when you need to hydrate your lips but want a subtle pop of colour.

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  1. Tin Foil
  2. Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
  3. Honey
  4. Coconut Oil (optional)
  5. Lipstick*
  6. Empty Container
  7. Cooking pan
  8. Paper towel
  9. Toothpick

*if you don’t want the lip balm to be tinted, you can proceed without the lipstick

Steps:

  1. First, shape your tin foil into a boat like figure as presented in the photo.
  2. Place your pan onto the stove and put the heat on a medium temperature.
  3. Take your tin foil boat and put it in the center of your pan.
  4. With a spoon, measure equivalently 1 2/3 tablespoons of petroleum jelly, 2/3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2/3 tablespoons of honey.
  5. Mix those ingredients in the tin foil until they all melted.
  6. Now is the time where you may add in any colour of lipstick.IMG_4893.jpg
  7. Mix until all thoroughly combined. (if the liquid starts to make bubbles, turn the heat down)IMG_4894.jpg
  8. Be cautious as you remove the foil from the heat and turn the stove off.(you can wait for it to cool down a bit before you move it)IMG_4895.jpgIMG_4896.jpgIMG_4897.jpg
  9. Place some paper towel to avoid mess as you pour the balm into the container. Mix it with your toothpick.
  10. Put your lip balm in the freezer for 20 minutes.*

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*Tip: before placing your lip balm in the freezer, take the lid off.

How to apply:

Take your ring finger and swirl it inside the pot. Swipe the product across your lips then gently pat it in. Rub your bottom and top lip together to distribute the product evenly. Remember, a little goes a long way.

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Enjoy:))

-Cami