How to make a DIY bathbomb the RIGHT way!

Hey Inquisitive writers! Today I will be showing you how to make a DIY bath bomb. A bathbomb is something that you put in your bath water, and some versions can smell really good, and many moisturize your skin!

I’ve seen way too many recipes out there (Youtube, Google, Pinterest,  and WordPress) that don’t work. And many people are vague in their directions and don’t show many pictures. PLUS, store-bought bath bombs are TOO EXPENSIVE. But that is not the case here! I will show you a recipe that I found on Pinterest (I unfortunately forgot the website address though 😔 ) that I tweaked a bit. Anyways, onto the recipe!

How to Make a DIY Button Tree! 

Hi bloggers and readers! I have a DIY on how to make a button tree. I found this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out.

Gather your materials. You’ll need:

– About one small honey jar’s worth of colorful buttons

– About 20 green buttons for the grass

– A canvas of any size bigger than 16 x 20 in.

– A small brown paint

– Black or white paint (small)

– Depending on what landscape, use any acrylic colors for the backround

– Different types of green paint for the grass

– A fan brush and a regular small brush

– A small jar with about 1/3 filed with water (but you don’t need a lot of water though!!)

– A pencil

– Brown or leopard-print brown ribbon (optional)

– Elmer’s liquid glue

– Scissors (optional)

1: Place the board portrait-style. Use your pencil and lightly draw a sketch of your tree. Start off with big branches towards the middle of the tree and gradually make smaller branches off of the bigger ones.

 

 Place your buttons where you want at the end of (or on the sides) of your branches.  Make sure to put a variety of colors on each of the branches.

 Don’t worry if you draw too hard on the canvas; you’ll use brown paint to cover it up later!

2: This step is optional. I decided to be more creative and glue small pieces of ribbon on the tree!! To do this, take your scissors  and cut varying pieces of the ribbons (about 1-3 inches) and glue a couple on the base of the tree

 Use the Elemer’s glue to glue them.  Let dry for about 20 min. Although the next step doesn’t have anything to do with that.

3: Use a wooden (or plastic) board as an area to place medium-sized dots of your different shades of green. Mix some of them with your small brush and use your fan brush to paint your green paint right under your tree trunk. Make sure that the different colors are showing so that there is a variety of colors After the paint dries, glue your green buttons to the grass, making sure that they are evenly-spaced out.

  

  

4: Depending on what backround you have, the colors vary. I decided to go simple and paint a daytime backround. I used different shades of blue, and one shade of magenta. When painting a landscape, make sure to not define the “levels” too much or it won’t look real. So, first start out with your small brush and paint on the floor level. As you go up with the colors, blend the colors together and paint some other colors on different levels. When painting in bigger areas, you can use your fan brush. For example, these can be the 4 levels (the less levels, the simpler) can be turquoise, sky blue, magenta, and purple. Try to do a little bit of the sky blue in the turquoise level (if using those colors) and etc. Let dry for about 40 minutes.

  

 
5: Use the brown paint to start painting the tree. Use either your black or white paint to mix in with the brown paint. This will make the tree look more interesting, using more than one color. After it drys (about 40 minutes) take the buttons you replaced on the ends of the branches, and glue them.

  

  

6: Let the glue on the buttons dry and you  tree will be done! This project took me two days (and that was on a break) and it was an excellent turnout. 

   

How to do (Splattered!) Messy Crayon Art

Since you all know in my tri-state area (NJ, Pennsylvania, NY) that a monster storm blew yesterday and the whole winter was covered in a weekend!! I had that time to try an awesome crayon project. But it didn’t work out as expected. Here’s the photos of what was supposed to turn out: 

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But this is how mine turned out:

 

 

 

I was searching Pinterest for more DIY ideas I could try, and I clicked on the link of the picture above, and I actually figured out I had to press another link to actually get to the original website it came from. It didn’t actually give a lot of detail on how to actually do it, but it did mention that depending on the speeds you use (like medium and high) it affects the crayon effects on canvas. I always used the “high” speed and my project looked like watercolors, which is what my project turned out as. But the instructions didn’t say was how to hold the crayons near the fan. I actually didn’t anticipate of what could’ve happened, but, hey, this was my first try. At least it’s original in my own little way.

So you will need:

  • A hairdryer
  • Crayons of distinct colors (or similar colors but it won’t give off much of eye-popping sensation)
  • A canvas (but if you are doing this the first time, you should start off with paper)
  • Make sure your area has a place with an outlet to work comfortably
  • LOTS OF NEWSPAPERS because (I learned from my mistakes) the crayon mess will get everywhere
  • A large area to work with cause of all the crayons splattering everywhere

 

1: Put all newspapers around you and make the area clear of pretty much anything so it’ll be easier to work with. Gather your crayons and plug in your fan. Take the wrapper off your crayons until they’re naked. Turn the fan on the “hot” setting and and set the speed to “high” . Put the front of your crayon in front of your fan about an inch or two away. Make sure your hand is out of the fan’s way so your hand doesn’t get burned. Let the melted part of the crayon splatter all over your paper, because that’s how the pattern is suppose to be. Also make sure to cover a majority of the paper the for the first crayon, because the other colors will cover it.

 

2:  Your crayons will probably look like this:

 

Or this:

 

 

Or this:

 

And that’s completely normal! It’s all part of the melty crayon project. Repeat same pattern with all crayons. Make sure that the same amount of each color should be included unless you want it another way. Let project dry any surface because wax drys very quickly. Your project will become curled at the edges so put paperweights on all four corners. I used sparkly crayons (that I never use to draw!) for this project because I thought it would have a cooler effect.

 

Hope you have time to complete this fun and awesome project! P. S. , the more people working on it = the more fun.

 

 

2015 Round-Up

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The new year is coming very soon (technically in 2 days but we celebrate tomorrow!)  I cannot wait for the new year. But before we move forward, let’s move back with things I did in 2015:

  • Started a blog in June (you can search my first post “Dangerous Social Media Apps”)

 

  • Relearned how to ride a bike

 

  • Saved money and bought a computer

 

  • Traveled to Aruba

 

  • Enjoyed my time in Aruba

 

  • Recently started to do more DIY projects

 

Here are the things I will try to accomplish in 2016:

  • Chill out/ and stop worrying about stupid things

 

  • Be more happy

 

  • I will now post DIY projects I find on Pinterest and try them out. I will also post things about seeing through someone else’s eyes. Also, if you are new to blogging, check out my Newbie Blogging Tips page on the sidebar for awesome advice to get started!

 

  • Try to cut back on the chocolate and sweets

 

  • Travel a lot more!!

 

  • Draw more

 

  • Focus on my academic career more than anything

Well, these are all my goals for 2016. What will be yours?

 

 

My Key is a lot more Beautiful

Hello WordPress folks! I’m back here today with step-by-step instructions on how to DIY your key!

   You always return to your house with your same housekey EVERY SINGLE TIME. You ponder and ponder on what to do about it. Ding! A brilliant idea comes to your mind. Why not customize your own housekey? 


1: Today I actually had the time to DIY my housekey and make it all pretty. Ok first:

  
Get out all your necessary supplies you’ll need for the making. The supplies you’ll need are

– Acrylic paint (colors of your choice)

– A small key you own

– Paintbrush (I highly suggest a fanbrush if you’re painting the entire top of your key and a skinny-tipped brush for polka dots)

– A newspaper for catching all the paint that falls off your key


2:  If you are going to use water (which can get a little bit messy) , then use a little jar and fill it about 1/8 with clean water. The water will be used for wetting the brush(s) before the project and during it.

  


3: Do not use a lot of paint for this project. Only use a single dot to paint. Remember, you’re painting a key, not a portrait.


4: Remember to wrap tape (clear or not clear) around the key where it’s used for putting in the keyhole for the door. This is crucial because if you paint that part, your key is highly not to work.

  
Dip your paintbrush in the water (if you choose to use water for this project) or dip your paintbrush into the paint and lightly graze the first side of your key. Don’t use too much water because the paint won’t dry fast on the key’s surface. Now let that area dry for about a minute, and flip to the other side and do the same instructions.


5: If you’re doing more than just one coat of paint, (which is better if you’re a complex person) then follow instruction 4 again (except for the “wrap the key” part) When you’re finished with that, wait about 15 minutes for your project to completely dry, then put it back on your key chain.


Well, this is my turnout for my DIY Key painting project.

  
I don’t know about you, but I seriously love it. Hope you like your turnout!