Breaking Down Beauty: Fixing Broken Powder Cosmetics « Painted Ladies By Sheila Arkee So, you have a favorite eyeshadow, pressed powder, or blush you absolutely cannot live without. Life happens, and sometimes before you even realize it, you find yourself the owner of your favorite product, smashed into 5 million little pieces. When your powder cosmetics are broken into 5 million pieces, you can always put them in a small container and use as a loose shadow, but you DO have the option of fixing the products so it’s almost as good as new. It’s easy! The only extra product you’ll need is Rubbing Alcohol that you can get from any old drugstore. Here is a lovely L’Oreal H.I.P. #319 eyeshadow that was sadly broken upon arrival. Step 1: Dump the shadow into a small bowl. Step 2: Use the back of a brush to crush the shadow into a fine powder. Step 3: I used the cap to my rubbing alcohol as a measurement and poured it into the container with the shadow. I used a wooden stirrer that I had lying around, but you can use a spoon or anything you want. Step 7: All set!
Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.
Fashion DIY: Furry Boots on Cambio It's winter here at Fashion DIY, so we are showing you how to make the hottest winter trend - furry boots! From Juicy Couture to Fendi, this must-have look is all over the runways and the best part of this trend is you can get two stylish looks out of one pair of shoes. You won't need much, just: a pair of ankle booties, a half a yard of faux fur, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a ruler. First, put the booties to the side to make sure they don't get in the way. Then, take the fur and cut two equal pieces - one for each shoe (make sure to measure around your ankle so that it fits). Next, take your two socks, and cut off the toe end of them. Take one piece of fur and one sock, and hot glue down one end of the fur onto the sock. Once the hot glue has dried, cut off the remainder of most of the sock below the fur (if there is enough to trim off). Now slip your foot into the sock and pull it up to your ankles. Voila!
Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design
How to hem denim & keep the factory edge Hey guys. So, some of you have asked how I hemmed my denim skirt by myself while keeping the factory-edge look. I've got bad news and good news for you. The good news: I'm not a great seamstress but it still wasn't hard! The bad news: I have nothing to hem right now, so for me to show you how I did it, you'll have to make do with the pics of the finished product. Basically, you can do this to any garment in which the original hemline is as wide as or wider than the new hemline. First, figure out how long/short you want the denim garment. Then pin the cut-off factory hem to the cut-off garment, right sides together and cut edges together. In the case of my skirt, because it originally was a slight A-line, the factory-hem piece was longer (horizontally) than the new hemline. [Editor's note: You guys, I just realized, I'm terrible at explaining things. So. Wah-lah. If you're not convinced, check out how this skirt looks in "real life." Happy Wednesday!
Label Cords At Both Ends for Maximum Organization If writing about technology has taught me anything, it's that products and processes can always be improved. No matter how smart an idea seems, there's a good chance it'll get blown out of the water by something new later down the line. And it doesn't just apply to the high-tech world. Your little efficient household habits can always stand an improvement. Ever needed to remove a device from your entertainment center? While you might know which plug in the power strip belongs to the BluRay player you're loaning to a friend (you know, because you were smart and labeled it "BluRay"), it's still almost impossible to guess which one of the HDMI cords plugged into your TV belongs to that same BluRay player. Unless, of course, you were smart and labeled both ends! An article in our hometown newspaper about getting your home office wired for success led us to this gem of a tip: "First, we will put a label at both ends of every wire and cable... It's a brillant way to keep your cords in order.
» DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! academichic At long last, I present a tutorial for the tank dress I made a few weeks ago before the end of the semester blindsided me. I’ve been seeing these tank+patterned skirt all over the place lately, but frequently they were too short or too short-waisted for my particular proportions. After some googling, and studying the really excellent skirt tutorial and t-shirt dress tutorial at Ruffles and Stuff and the skirt with pockets tutorial at Freshly Picked, I decided that even my fairly rudimentary sewing skills could handle this project. And since I celebrated my height yesterday for Dress Your Best week, it seems appropriate to post a sewing project prompted by my need for a longer-than-in-stores dress. Supplies: a tank top2 yards or so of patterned fabricscraps of a coordinating fabric for pocketsmatching threaddisappearing fabric pen or chalk Steps: 1. 3. 4. Pin and cut out a pair. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. A note of warning. I can imagine so many fun variations on this.
V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.
Urban Renewal Perfect Summer Bangle Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. Transcribe. Perfect. Pour. Brush. Wipe. Wrap. Tape. Expose. Develop. Cut. Reveal. Wash. Enjoy. Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: abigail’s cork trivet and coaster set ac and i are still unpacking and adjusting to being back in brooklyn so i wanted to kick off today with a slew of diy posts- some from the contest and some from our craft editors and one from well-known store owners. today we’re starting with abigail neal and her beautiful reclaimed wine cork trivets and coasters. abigail was one of our diy contest finalists and her cork trivet set was a big hit with several of my friends, many of whom have tried to replicate this on their own already. but thankfully today abigail is sharing her (simple!) instructions for finishing this great diy project. simple, sweet and eco-friendly, this is a great project to tackle if you’ve got leftover corks around the house and want to create something custom by recycling materials. click here for the full post or just click “read more” below. thanks abigail! Reclaimed Cork Trivet and Coaster Set This project is quite simple, all you need to do is: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Drab to fab! 5 DIY ideas for t-shirt remakes Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, juni 5, 2012 · 5 Comments With temperatures rising so is the annual epidemic of fashion fever, making many of us feverishly hit the high street (although our wardrobes are already stuffed full…). This post celebrates the power of re-invention of a wardrobe staple – old t-shirts. D.I.Y from ‘Free People’, check out the full DIY TUTORIAL HERE Lauren of ‘Calico Skies’ has made a great screenprint tee, to make your own, check out the DIY TUTORIAL HERE Rebekah of blog ”A little Sunshine when skies are grey” made an awesome DIY ombre inifinity scarf from an XL white t-shirt, to make your own, check out her DIY TUTORIAL HERE Lexy of blog ‘The Proper Pin Wheel’ wrote a really cute guest post for ‘Yellow Bird Yellow Bird’, featuring this crisp DIY tee, check out the DIY TUTORIAL HERE Laura of ‘Trash Planet DIY’ made a racerback tank from an oversize tee and compiled an awesome DIY TUTORIAL
The 30 Minute $6 Dress Tutorial Guest post by Rachael at Talk 2 the Trees. The perfect dress is hard to come by. I like my dresses to be cheap, and long enough. (I’m not a fan of super short dresses!) Here’s Your Supplies List: 1. Here’s How you Make it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Here’s the tutorial in pictures… Believe it or not, this dress only took about 30 minutes to make. About the author.