DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse Turn a cardboard box into hours of entertainment for your little ones with this DIY collapsible playhouse. This cardboard playhouse was created, especially with small spaces in mind, because when the kids tire of it, the house collapses down flat for easy storage. Cardboard boxes are a hot commodity in our home -- even my 8-month-old appreciates a good drum fest with empty cereal boxes. Pretty much the perfect toy, boxes are free, plentiful (if you eat the way my boys do, that is) and provide the creative possibilities that can be a great exercise for a child's imagination. My kids especially love making forts out of boxes, and it seems that for them, the smaller and cozier the better. 1. 2. Turn box on side so the opening is perpedicular to the floor. 3. Cut off the top entirely and save the piece. 4. Add a pop of color and some extra support to the bottom flaps, or the floor of the playhouse. 5. Retrieve the piece you saved for the roof of the cardboard playhouse. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Bath Salts Recipe: DIY Wedding Shower Favors Posted on January 18, 2012 by Christina DIY bath salts are probably the easiest and most economical DIY favors known to man, er woman – especially with this bath salts recipe. Talk about bang for your buck! Which of your female guests wouldn’t love a luxurious soak in a tub filled with gorgeous aromas and pure, skin-softening salts? I especially loved this DIY wedding project because it gave me an excuse to open my potions cupboard. You see, way back when I used to be a soap maker extraordinaire and I still have all of my luscious essential oils tucked away in a cupboard. I think this would be a fabulous shower gift. Bath Salts Recipe (Fills two 150 ml containers) 3/4 cup Epsom salts 1/2 cup coarse sea salt 1/4 cup baking soda 8 drops essential oil food coloring Mix all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl. If there are lumps, crush them. Using a whisk, mix in the essential oil and food coloring. Scoop bath salts into airtight containers.
Cool Mint Lip Balm On Tuesday I showed you the sparkly strawberry lip balms I made for my Christmas cracker gifts. They'd be great for the gals, but I also needed something for the lads so I made cool mint lip balms with a white leaf atop. Christmas gift : Cool mint lip balmIngredients 2 tablespoons of white beeswax pellets (1/2 tsp for leaves)4 tablespoons sunflower oil (1/2 tsp for leaves)Few drops of cool mint flavour oilTeal food colouringPackagingEquipmentMini leaf mouldPipettesMicrowavable glass jugMicrowavable small glass jarMetal spoonScissorsSharp knife Cool mint lip balm, How-to step by step Start by placing the beeswax pellets and oil in a glass jug and heating in the microwave on low to medium power until the beeswax pellets have melted. In a small glass pot, melt half a teaspoon of beeswax with a teaspoon of oil in the microwave until beeswax pellets have melted. Wrap washi tape around each jar to secure lids. See hand-made strawberry lip balm here, with fully illustrated photos.
Sugar Scrubs Recipes *December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels You will notice that you have to Like my Face Book page to get it. This is now where I will be placing all my free downloads so that they are free and accessible to my fans. As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans! Guess what? Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin. I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too). Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers. Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar. Frankincense Sugar Scrub Myrrh Bath Salts Homemade Bath Salts Recipe
Baby Rose Sugar Scrub Have you ever received roses that were stunningly gorgeous, only to be sad when they age? Well, I found the perfect solution to making our favorite rose bouquet last a little longer! Introducing: Baby Rose Sugar Scrub (my 5th sugar baby creation!). For this DIY sugar scrub recipe, you will need: 1.5 cups of plain white sugar1/4 cup of baby oil12 rose petalsa food processora pretty jar Here’s how this magical little rose scrub comes together: Aside from being gorgeous, roses are *thought* to contribute to our well being. Don’t you think this Baby Rose Sugar Scrub would be a beautiful gift? I made this scrub with the leftover rose petals from a bouquet of roses I received for Valentine’s Day. Do you enjoy handmade sugar scrubs as much as I do? Pages: 1 2
Pumpkin-Sugar Body Scrub Years ago when I managed a day spa, one of my favorite facials included a Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. That Pumpkin mask was so magically transforming that it inspired me to try working with at-home pumpkin treatments. Raw pumpkin has natural enzymes that eat away layers of dead skin cells and rejuvenate skin texture. In my kitchen I don’t have a whole lot of raw pumpkin on hand but I sure do have the canned stuff. Cooked pumpkin may be missing those potent enzymes but happens to be jam-packed with other good stuff like Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, and lots of antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals. Not bad for a little can of pumpkin! Mix that nutrient rich pumpkin puree with coarse sugar or salt, a bit of honey, and moisturizing sweet almond oil and you have a potent little Pumpkin-Sugar Body Scrub. photos by Leah Bergman Pumpkin-Sugar Body Scrub 1 cup course raw sugar or salt 1/2 cup pure organic pumpkin puree (do not use pumpkin pie filling) 1 tsp honey 1 Tbsp sweet almond oil
Put your stuff up in the air! Hanging DIY ideas & tutorials Posted by ScrapHacker.com on onsdag, juni 27, 2012 · 9 Comments To heck with both feet on the ground! Now’s the time to put your ideas up in the air! I’ve gathered a bunch of supafly D.I.Y to give wings to anything you’ve got around the house (well, almost!). By showing you a bunch of different applications (from chunky sofas to delicate D.I.Y hanging planters) I hope you’ll all find a little something to get your DIY juices flowin’ in the mix – Enjoy! pics via here The hanging desk is not only cool looking but an awesome space saver! Pics via GreenWeddingShoes, CapitolRomance & Etsy Gotta love the swinging chair! Eleanor from team behind awesome venture SCRAP (a.k.a the School & Community Reuse Action Project), has made a great ”Hanging notepad” tutorial for Etsy – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Hanging Notepad #2! Pics via here Check out the awesome tutorial on how to make a hanging ”Kokedama string garden”, by talented Aura Scaringi of Mimimou for DesignSponge – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here
Chevron Customized Printable Monogram We are back with another customizable printable monogram. This time it’s in one of our favorite patterns…chevron! We have received amazing feedback for our customized printable monogram. We are going to continue to bring you more customizable printables. Enjoy!! XO, Jenny and Louisa