Diy Wave Toenails

This DIY isn’t too hard and it only takes about 30 minutes. It is also great for this time of year when most people are wearing flip-flops or other open-toed shoes.

 

STEP 1:

Get together all your supplies.

 

For this project you will need:

  • Dark blue nail polish
  • Light blue nail polish
  • Nail polish remover*
  • Clear topcoat (nail polish)*

*Optional. You might need nail polish remover if you already have nail polish on or if you are messy when applying it. A topcoat on your nails will help them last longer and will also make them shine.

STEP 2:

Remove a previous coat of nail polish with the remover.

STEP 3:

Apply a coat of light blue nail polish on all toes and let dry.

*Tip – you can use a long piece of toilet paper or paper towel to separate your toes while you’re painting them*

STEP 4:

Once the bottom coat is dry begin adding on the dark blue coat in a horizontal stripe across the bottom of each nail. Remember, it’s ok if the stripe isn’t perfect because it’s supposed to be a wave anyway.

STEP 5:

After you’ve added a stripe to each nail, go back and add bumps on top of the stripes, making them look like tiny waves and let dry again. (see picture)

STEP 6:

After they’re dry feel free to add a clear top-coat of nail polish or if they came out a bit messily use some nail polish remover.

STEP 7:

Show off your beautiful new nails!

*Tip – You can also do a similar thing with miniature landscapes in different colors*

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DIY Icepack

Now that it’s getting warmer this is the perfect quick craft for hot days!

STEP 1: Gather your materials

This project calls for:

  • rubbing alcohol
  • a measuring cup
  • ziplock bag
  • a marker (preferably permanent)*

*Tip: I suggest a sharpie. That’s what I used and it stayed on pretty well*

 

STEP 2:

Draw fun designs on your ziplock bag with your marker.

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decorated baggie

STEP 3:

Measure about 3/4 a cup of rubbing alcohol. (You can do more or less depending on your size ziplock bag.)

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3/4 cup rubbing alcohol

STEP 4:

Pour the alcohol into the ziploc bag.

 

STEP 5: Let Freeze. (The alcohol won’t freeze like water but it will get cold enough for a hot day or homemade first aid!)

STEP 6: ENJOY!!

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finished icepack

 

Decoupage

Decoupage can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on what you are decoupaging and how detailed it is. No matter how long it takes decoupaging is always worth it in the end. It is very calming and beautiful to look at!

 

STEP 1:

Collect your materials.

 

For this project you will need:

  • Decoupage paper (Tissue paper and paper from magazines will also work)
  • Modge Podge
  • Paintbrush (The firmer the better)
  • Something to decoupage

 

STEP 2:

Rip your paper into tiny pieces.

 

STEP 3:

Dab a tiny bit of Modge Podge onto a piece of what you have chosen to decoupage, and then place a shard of paper on top.

 

STEP 4:

Go over the paper with a thin coat of Modge Podge.

 

STEP 5:

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the whole item is covered or until satisfied.

 

Now it’s time to show off your creations!

How to make Pom-poms

Pom poms are an easy and fun DIY. They only take a few minutes to make and use supplies you already have.

 

STEP 1:

Gather your materials.

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STEP 2:

Start wrapping the yarn around your spatula. *Tip: You can also use a fork or credit card for smaller pom-poms.*

 

STEP 3:

Wrap a lot more yarn!

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STEP 4:

Slide the yarn off your spatula. This will be your bundle.

 

STEP 5:

Tie a scrap of yarn around your bundle.

 

STEP 6:

Cut your yarn loops on both sides of your bundle.

 

STEP 7:

Trim your pom-pom.

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Congratulations, you’ve made a pom-pom!

 

Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day! I know this isn’t a DIY but I had to. There is always a reason to celebrate and I find that nature helps me embrace my inner creativity. Be kind to the Earth today and every other day. Hug a tree!

Trees. Arbor Day Cute Marker Drawings

Click Here for the official Arbor Day website. Make sure to check out Ze Puffer Knits here if you like the picture.