Category: DIY

DIYCoconut Rose Body Scrub DIY

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Get smooth, silky, and toned skin in just a few minutes with our super easy Coconut Rose Body Scrub DIY! We chose three simple ingredients (organic of course!) that you probably already have in your kitchen, plus this scrub smells and feels so amazing that it will make you feel like you’ve spent the day at a luxury spa! Coconut oil has SO many applications as a natural beauty ingredient: not only is it ultra-hydrating and leaves your skin looking lustrous (but never greasy), it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties to help to prevent breakouts and heal wounds quickly. Finely ground pink Himalayan salt is great at exfoliating and removing dead skin, plus it helps draw out toxins and cleanse. Rose essential oil is a natural astringent that assists in toning, firming, and lifting the skin, and contains properties that help skin heal scars and stretchmarks more rapidly.

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Ingredients:

-1 Tablespoon Room Temperature Coconut Oil

-2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt

-3-4 Drops Rose Organic Essential Oil

 

Simply whisk these three ingredients together with a fork for a ready-to-use scrub! Use on hands, feet, arms, and legs. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

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DIYAquamarine Martini Recipe

Looking for a luxe drink to sip poolside all day? Try this Aquamarine Martini recipe! Luscious in color and flavor, the tropical overtones of this fruity cocktail pair perfectly with any summer day. Read on to see how to make this refreshing beverage.

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Ingredients (makes one cocktail):

2 oz. Blue Ice American Vodka

1 oz. Sweet & sour mix

½ oz. Blue Curacao

1 oz. Pineapple juice (plus an extra splash to taste)

 

Directions:

1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.

2. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and slice of pineapple, and enjoy!

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Want more refreshing recipes? Check out The Bradshaw cocktail recipe or our Strawberry Mint Mojito recipe for more summery sips!

DIYDIY Gold Sequin Hanger

If you love all things gold, glam, and girly, then this DIY Gold Sequin Hanger tutorial is totally for you!  Whether you need a handcrafted Mother’s Day gift or chic gifts for all of your bridesmaids, these hangers can be used to display your favorite print or poster, or to exhibit your most exquisite dresses. Check out the easy steps below!

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Materials

-Wooden Clothes Hanger with Metal Clips

-9-10 Yards Gold Sequin Ribbon

-Tacky Glue

-Scissors

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Directions

1. Place several inches of tacky glue at one end of the back of the sequin ribbon, waiting five seconds for it to become tacky before applying

2. Starting at one end of the hanger, firmly wrap the ribbon around the wooden part in an inward direction.

3. Continue wrapping the ribbon around the hanger, slightly overlapping each row, until you’ve reached the other end. *TIP: Holding the ribbon taut helps make for an even application and prevents the ribbon from sliding around.

3. Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue it to each the end of the hanger to cover any exposed wood.

4. Let the glue completely dry, and then display your favorite dress or print!

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In no time at all  your closet will be elevated from fair to FAB! 

 

 

BeautyDIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter

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Is your skin in need of some serious nourishment from the harsh winter weather? If yes, then give this DIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter a try, and you’ll feel like you’ve just gotten back from a weekend getaway at a luxury spa! We chose three of the best ingredients for natural skin care that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

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Lavender essential oil is not only relaxing but helps clear up acne and breakouts, while vitamin E oil helps add elasticity to give your skin a firmed, toned, and youthful glow. As we’ve mentioned in our DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes, coconut oil is kind of the holy grail of natural skin care, so of course we chose this as our main ingredient. Take a look at the easy steps below!

 

Ingredients:

-1 cup room temperature organic coconut oil (the coconut oil needs to be in a solid form to be turned into a whipped mixture, so refrigerate until firm if your coconut oil is very soft or liquid)

-10-15 drops lavender essential oil

-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

-Standing or handheld electric mixer (standing is easier since this has to mix for so long)

-Rubber spatula

-Airtight glass jar

 

Directions:

1. Add the coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E oil to mixing bowl

2. Mix on high speed with metal whisk for 7-8 minutes (scraping down the sides of the bowls with the rubber spatula every couple of minutes) or until a light, airy consistency is achieved and white peaks form.

3. Spoon the whipped coconut butter into an airtight glass jar, and apply anywhere on your body immediately after showering!

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Tip: Your butter might feel a bit moist after whipping it, but it will set up to the correct consistency after a few hours.

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DIYBlooming Monogram DIY

Warmer weather is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a cute and totally chic piece to add to your spring decor, this Blooming Monogram DIY will be a sweet addition! We chose light pink roses, baby’s breath, and tiny white daisies, but feel free to mix and match different flowers for a unique and colorful display!

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Materials:

-Hot glue gun & glue sticks

-Scissors

-Fake flowers of your choice & color

-Can of white spray paint

-Paper mache letter

-X-Acto Knife

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Directions:

1. Using the X-Acto knife, carefully cut the top of the paper mache letter off. Remove the cardboard filling so the letter is empty.

2. In a well-ventilated area apply 2-3 coats of spray paint to the interior and exterior of the paper mache letter, letting each coat dry approximately one hour.

3. Once the paint is dry, remove the flowers from their stems and cut any remaining stem pieces so the bottom of the flowers are flat.

4. Apply a small glob of glue on the bottom of a flower and  place the flower in the paper mache letter. Press and hold the flower down for 15-20 seconds to let the hot glue cool slightly. Repeat this step until your letter is filled with flowers!

5. If you have empty spaces in your letter, you can fill them using individual petals, smaller flowers, or the leaves on the stems of the flowers. Just place them where you would like and apply small globs of hot glue to hold them in place.

6. Let all of your hot glue dry completely and voila!

 

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This blooming beauty will freshen up any space in your home!  What type of flowers will you use?

 

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