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  • InDIY

    How I Decorated My Planner With A Cricut

    This post is sponsored by Cricut, but as always, all words and thoughts are 100% my own! 

    My New Year’s resolution is to be more “organized” I am not sure if it is working but to give myself some extra motivation I decorated it! Using my Cricut I gave my planner a pop culture spin. Let me know what you think!

    Want the Planner? http://amzn.to/2Bkj5aF

    Want to try the project? http://bit.ly/scamtheplanner

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  • InDIY

    Reclaim Your Curry Stains And Dye Natural Fabric With Turmeric

    Imagine

    a nice evening of you enjoying some curry chicken nachos and pow you drop some on your shirt. Many people know that eating curry while wearing white is just something you don’t do but is it really a death sentence?

    YES.

    Just kidding, kinda.

    What if you decided to make your stains intentional? #Gamechanger. Turmeric has a million different uses you can but it in your tea for additional health benefits but did you know that you can dye fabric with it? This gem gives off a beautiful golden color, it quite cost effective and good for the planet. Everyone wins! Quite sure you are wondering about my awesome macrame in this blog post. I host crafty parties in the NYC area with an awesome company called CraftJam you sign up and learn a new craft plus bring your own booze. Use my code JammasterAv to receive 15% any class they offer. 

    Spice up your life (shoutout to the Spice Girls) and watch the tutorial video below.

    What You Need

    • 6 Cups Water (divided)
    • 2 Tablespoons Turmeric
    • 1/4 Cup Salt
    • Wooden Spoon
    • Bowl
    • Pot

    Turmeric HW frame 1

     

    1.Combine 2 cups  the water and turmeric in the same pot, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.

    2. Combine the water and salt in your pan and bring it to a boil, then add your fabric and let it simmer for one hour. The salt is your “fixative,” which helps your fabric take the dye.

    3. Drain your fabric, wring it out when it’s cool enough to handle.

    4. Add your dye to a bowl and let your fabric soak. The longer it soaks, the more vibrant your color will be check it after the first 5-10 minutes

    5. Wash and rinse your fabric in the sink until the water runs clear, hang it to dry.

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    Dye natural fabric with turmeric

  • 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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    Glitter body gel pinterest