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  • InDIY

    How to Make Easy DIY Glass Magnets

    Make sure you bring me back something! 

    How many times have you heard that as you prepared for a trip? Nothing is wrong with getting your friends and loved ones gifts from your latest travels but how many I love (insert city here) T-Shirts can you really buy?

    Drop the baggage and save the memories! Instead of weighing yourself down with souvenirs make some adorable DIY glass magnets from your favorite maps.

    WHAT YOU NEED

    No map? No problem! This simple DIY can be personalized by using decorative paper, photos or magazines. Watch the video below for the instructions.

     

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    Update Your Casa With These Snazzy Free Home Improvement Apps

    There is an app for everything: Capture video, discover a new recipe, fine tune your workout routine, reminder to feed your dog, memos and more. Just “google” your needs and an app will magically appear. Note when I say magic I really mean download it. What about your DIY projects? Grab your supplies and dig into these free home improvement apps to help you navigate your latest “how to.”

    Pinterest      

    Pinterest is like part vision board, part encyclopedia, part wish list of failed dreams. Let me clarify: you can be on Pinterest for the better part of your life completely forgetting about your project. Once focused it is a really useful tool. Literally everything diy, craft, food, home improvement can be searched. It may be too early to tell but Pinterest may be the greatest app of all time.

    Houzz

     

    Like their website, their mobile app boasts millions of professional quality photos of home renovations for inspiration. You can find articles, ask advice from forums, and purchase products for sale, as well as browse portfolios and profiles of design and remodeling professionals to find the ones best qualified to work on your project.

     

    Project Color

    The Home Depot offers their answer to TapPainter with similar functionality in that you can photograph your home and see how their available paint colors look on your walls before actually start painting. Now the app may not be as interesting as the cashier but it’s available for both iOS and Android.

    iHandy Level

    Need to get a few picture frames straight for an awesome gallery wall? There is an app for that. iHandy Level is a level on your phone.Just be sure to calibrate it for your smartphone before using it, which is done by setting it on a perfectly level surface and pushing a button. 

    DIYZ

    There are only so many tips you can get from yours truly and there is nothing wrong with calling for back up. Do it yourself, do it wise with DIYZ. Find your home project to get detailed step-by-step instructions and how-to videos. Plus, they give you a complete tool and materials list. Choose what you need, order online, and have everything delivered to your door. Need help? No problem! Request a live video chat with one of their pro advisors and you’ll talk with an expert who’ll guide you through the project.

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    Free Home Improvement Apps

    Which home improvement apps do you currently use?
  • InDIY

    How To Make Your Own Body Glitter Gel

    Glitter glitter glittaaaaaaahhhh! I love glitter. It literally makes the world go round. I made this awesome DIY body glitter gel about 15 minutes before I was leaving for the airport to go to Trinidad! That is how simple this is. What I love about it is that it has sunscreen so your skin is protected as you are shinning like a disco ball.

    What you need

    • Glitter (In the video I used craft glitter but use cosmetic glitter if you plan on applying it to your face. The link is for cosmetic glitter)
    • Aloe vera gel 
    • Bronzer 
    • Sunscreen 
    • a Stirrer (or a stick)
    • a container with a lid

     

     

     

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    How To Revamp Your Old Dresser With DecoArt Maxx Gloss Paint

    I teamed up with Decoart to bring you this makeover! All opinions are my own on their products, read my full disclosure policy here

    I am in the slow process of giving my guest room a new look and I am starting with the accent pieces. It just seems easy that way for me. This is an old ikea dresser that I transformed with Decoart Maxx Gloss paint.

    Since the wood was already raw no need to sand nor prime.

    What I used

    Watch the video to see my transformation!

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    How To Make DIY Gold Leaf Abstract Art

    Gold all in my chain, gold all in my ring. Gold all in my watch Don’t believe me, just watch.

    I have always been obsessed with gold but I have been kicking it up a notch as of late. Also on my current list of must haves is wall art. Custom wall art? Even better. This time instead of gold spray paint I used gold leaf because it is lit! Gold leaf gives a texture you just cannot achieve with spray paint. Don’t be intimidated it is VERY easy to do this project and the results are grade A awesome. 

    How To Make DIY Gold Leaf Abstract Art

    What You Need

    8×10 Blank Canvas 
    Scotch Glue with Two Way Applicator 
    Folk Art Paint Antique Gold 
    Folk Art Paint Antique Copper 
    Folk Art Paint Rose Shimmer 
    Speedball Mona Lisa Variegated Metal Flakes 

     

    Watch the video below as I walk you through the steps show you how to make an abstract painting with gold leafing. Impress your friends with your new Picasso skills!

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