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DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine. I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation.

DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine

She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. DIY Projects to Cure the Winter Break Boredom Blues. Hanukkah is over, Christmas is done, and the New Year’s ball has dropped.

DIY Projects to Cure the Winter Break Boredom Blues

It’s official: the winter break festivities are finally starting to dwindle. For some of you, that means you’re on your way back to school soon, and for others (like me) your break is just getting started. But with two weeks already down the drain you’re starting to wear thin. You’ve already seen the people you’ve wanted to see, shopped all your Christmas money away, and watched all the Millionaire Matchmaker reruns you can take. So what’s a girl to do? Well have no fear, because I’ve scoured the internet searching for fun DIY projects that are both cheap, easy, and fun to kick your winter break boredom! Ruffle Necklace (Photo Source: The Creature Comforts blog has a super cute DIY for making a cute bib/ruffle necklace.

Alexander Wang Inspired Cutout Sweater (Photo Source: Detachable Shoe Chains (Photo Source: Rope & Rhinestone Earrings Jeweled Collar Necklace. DIY Flower Halo – HonestlyWTF. You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter.

DIY Flower Halo – HonestlyWTF

Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge) Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. DIY Lace Earrings – HonestlyWTF. Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring ’11 collection undoubtedly furthered our already fanatical obsession with lace.

DIY Lace Earrings – HonestlyWTF

Honestly, how dreamy is the collection?! We thought we’d make good use of some vintage lace trim we had laying around and turn them into earrings similar to the ones we saw on the runway. And thanks to some tips from a DIY previously featured on Poppytalk, making lace earrings proved be a cinch! Mix equal parts glue to water in a bowl. Cut your shapes from your lace trim or doily, making sure both pieces are symmetrical. Submerge the cut shapes into the glue mixture. Sailor's Knot Bracelets. With fall days of colored leaves, chunky sweaters and spiced cider in our future, it’s just about time to pack up the beach gear until next year.

Sailor's Knot Bracelets

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) nautical bracelets. I’m Simone of Groundsel, and a member of Etsy New York Street Team team. I made the following sailor’s bracelet tutorial using a Turk’s Head Knot for you to share with your summer friends. So, read on, and get knotty… Supplies you’ll need: 3.5 yards of twine14 ounce can for a smaller bracelet or a 20 ounce can for a larger bracelet. Directions: Step 1: Wrap one end of the twine around the can to shape an X. Step 2: Wrap the long end of the twine around the can again and bring it up to the middle of the X. Step 3: Next, move the upper left leg of the X over the right leg of the X to create an oval shape. Step 4: Pull the long end of the twine through the oval shaped opening you just set up.

DIY Shibori – HonestlyWTF. Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary.

DIY Shibori – HonestlyWTF

Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo. After dyeing just about every white article of clothing in sight, our blue stained fingers excitedly uploaded the tutorial – we couldn’t wait to share it with our 30 readers. You’ll need:an indigo dye kitnatural fiber clothing or fabric2 5 gallon bucketsrubber glovessmall wood squaresrubber bandstwinea PVC pipea long wooden sticka drop clothrubber glovesscissors When choosing fabric or clothing, it’s important that made of natural fibers.