DIY – Brooch

    How to make a nice brooch out of materials that you can find in your house.

We all have so many stuff in our drawers that we don’t probably use, just think before you are about to throw them away. How could you use them differently, be creative and you never know what may come out of it.

Here you can see how I transformed a an old purse to lovely brooch with the help of a beaded necklace I was not wearing.

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Last sew a safety pin on the back and your DIY brooch is ready to wear. I accessorized an old coat of mine, giving it a new look.

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I would love to know if you managed to create something out of forgotten and unwanted things that you found in your drawers. Share with me the results.

D.I.Y. jeans

I am sure that you have all gone through your wardrobe thinking what to wear, and convincing yourself that you have nothing to wear, and that you are fed up of wearing the same things all the time. Even your favourite clothes are not that favourite anymore because you have worn them so much!

The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, and since a whole wardrobe revamp just because I felt like it,  is something that Kim Kardashian would only do… for the rest of us we just have to find ways to spice our clothes up, make them wearable again and give them that lift that they have been missing.

So what I am suggesting to all of you is a bit of DIY, and not to worry, if I can do it you can definitely do it! So how could you revamp those old jeans? In my case I dyed them!

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  1. Old jeans
  2. Dye of your choice, go for darker so you can have good results, I chose burgundy
  3. Rubber bands, to give a pattern
  4. A big ball or a washing basket
  5. Salt
  6. Warm water
  7. Yellow gloves, to protect your hands

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Use the rubber bands and rap them around your trousers to give the desirable design. Rubber bands will give a pattern of circles. If you don’t wish this, then you could tie them a few times in knots getting a different pattern. In my case I did both.

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How to:

  • Run your trousers under warm water so they are dump.
  • Dilute your dye according to the instruction. I had to dilute my DYLON dye in warm water adding one spoon full of salt to open up the pores of the fabric.
  • Make sure you wear your yellow gloves to protect your hands and take your big ball or washing basket and add enough water so your jeans will be covered once you dip them in.
  • Add the diluted die in your bucket and stir constantly for 30 minutes so the colour can be absorbed from the fabric.

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  • Take the jeans out cut all the rubber bands, rinse them in warm water and then in cold water till the water runs clean.
  • Finally give them a wash with a soft detergent and you are ready to wear your new jeans!

Here are my revamped jeans!

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I would love to see your creations! Send me a photo on twitter, facebook or here in the blog of your attempts!

Enjoy!

x

DIY Body Scrub

Body Scrub

This is a lovely recipe for a home made body scrub given to me by a really good friend of mine (thank you Dimitra)

All you need is really three ingredient and all your love and care:

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Almond oil
  3. Essential oil
       
and the recipe goes like this.
Step 1:
Pour 100 ml of Sweet Almond oil into a bowl so you can have space to work.
Step 2:
Add brown sugar – you can measure it with your eye, you need to add as much brown sugar so the mixture it is not runny nor thick .
Step 3:

Mix the two ingredients well with your hand till they look like the photo below:
Step 4:
Now its the time to add your essential oil, you can use any type of essential oil.
I  chose to use Grapefruit which is good for cellulite and keeping your skin nice and tight. You can always go for levander oil perfect for relaxation after a hard working day. You can add from 5 to 10 drops.

And your body scrub is ready!
You can pour it in a spare jar and enjoy the feeling that your skin will have after using it.
Enjoy! x