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DIY Eid Wreath

Eid is less than a week away, Hope the last days go well and we make the maximum benefits of this blessed month of Ramadan. I already start missing Ramadan but we are also excited for Eid, although we don’t have Eid holidays as such(like back home) but will be going to get a day off that will proceed to the long weekend if it’s on Friday.

Preparing for Eid is so much fun, I already shopped for Eid dresses and jewellery. Along with that, I do some extra to make the day more special.

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I always decorate my home with fairy lights, banners and garland but this time I wanted to make a wreath for my front door and I am happy to share this DIY with you. I made it under $15 and mostly dollar store items.

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SUPPLIES:

Any basic Wreath I bought this from Wal-Mart for $5.(dollar store has some similar ones and also wire/foam)

Artificial Flowers (of your choice)

Ribbon.

Scissors.

Alphabet Stickers and poster board.

(I bought some stuff as shown in the picture that I didn’t use at all )

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I didn’t follow any rule, just start from the right side, I used the floral twines and then start inserting the orange and white flowers. I simply twisted the flower wire and make it secure at the back. I didn’t use any extra cord or wire, you may need if you use the wire ones.

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Fill up the empty space with more flowers and finish it with some branches of orchid and Snapdragon. Try different combination according to your taste and decor.

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I made an Eid greeting sign and hang with ribbon, I used my E-6000 to secure it with the wreath.  I had countless ideas in my mind but I love the simple Eid greeting. I Just cut the card and paste the alphabet stickers.

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I  use a suction hook to hang it with my front door. You can hang an Eid card or wooden sign, or even make any welcome note to greet your guest.

Isn’t it so pretty and affordable…I fall in love with this…I will add fairy lights a night before to make it more festive.

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Lots of things going on here, I am going to send Eid gifts/goodies to my kid’s school friends to share the joy and make our Eid occasion more special, will try to share ya…! More posts are hopefully on their way.

so, how you guys doing on your Eid ? have you bought your eid dress etc, do share if you make anything extra to make it more special….share some with me…Happy Eid everyone!!

 

 

 

Home Decor / DIY

Eucalyptus Pink Bath Salt

received_10155808341005791I was running out of DIY  Bath Salt that I made a couple of weeks ago. My whole family  love it, especially during this cold and flu season.This time I tried the Combo of Pink Himalaya Salt and Eucalyptus essential oil.Eucalyptus essential oil is the main ingredient of Vick’s and has exact same Vick’s smell.If you have Flu or sinus than give this DIY Bath salt a try.

Let’s discuss the recipe!!

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Pink Himalayan Salt: 1 cup

Epsom Salt: 1 cup

Sea Salt: 1/4 cup

Baking soda:1/2 cup(optional)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: 10-12 drops

Olive Oil: 2 Tsp

Red Food color: Few drops (optional)

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Mix  Pink Himalayan Salt, Epsom salt, Sea Salt and Baking soda together.I hand mixed it or use any spoon.

Add  Eucalyptus essential oil and Olive oil.If you like add few drops of red food color.Mix everything  Well.Store in airtight glass jar or container.

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Sprinkle a generous amount of bath salt into warm running water and allow to dissolve.I just love using this recipe especially when I am tired or have back/body pain. It works like a charm and relaxes my muscles and also helps and give a relief in the sinus or flu.

Home Decor / DIY

Homemade Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

blog.jpgIt’s really hard to keep my home clean and tidy all the time with a busy family. I do enjoy cleaning up messes and cooking but toilet cleaning is one of my least favorite chores.I saw many tutorials on Pinterest and online and end up making toilet cleaning tablets with 3 natural ingredients without any harsh chemicals.

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Baking soda:1 cup

Citric Acid:1/2 Cup

Dishwashing Detergent: 2 Tbs

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I used my favorite  Dawn detergent and mix it well .combine everything together.

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Use an ice-cube tray and press the mixture firmly to make a shape of tablet.leave it overnight at room temperature.

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I used these tablets mostly at night-time to fizz and disinfect my toilet bowl.Just drop a tablet, let it fizz and flush.It cleans and removes odors.

 

 

 

Home Decor / DIY

DIY Fridge Magnets

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If you remember I showed this super cute table weights here.Honestly speaking I didn’t buy it for this purpose never intended to use them as table weights.  I just wanted to have them because these are super cute.I thought let be more practical and make a good use of these adorable clips.

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I bought magnets from a craft store and You may find it easily at dollar stores.I used my all-time favorite super glue E-6000. I glued the magnet to my table clips and waited 2 hours.That’s it…Isn’t so simple and easy …doesn’t need any advanced skills!!

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These are super cute and has a clip as well so I could use it on my fridge or magnetic board and hang my pictures with the clip.

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You can make your very own fridge magnet by using a craft magnet and glue.It’s really fun to have it….isn’t it? I still have some craft magnets left so wait and see what I am going to do with those left overs…yes I love leftover…;-)

Home Decor / DIY

DIY Stove Simmer

 

If you are a person like me who loves scents around your home, this DIY is something you will love for sure.I promised!This simmer is so good, just fill the pot with water and add some natural ingredients from your kitchen and it fills your home with a divine scent in few minute or at least no more strong masala smell of your desi cooking roam around, it will absorb everything.

 

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This is the best thing you could do for a quick and cheap from your kitchen.

You will need

  • Cranberries
  • Oranges
  • Apple
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cloves

Take 2 cups of water, add all above ingredients and keep the flame Medium high, bring it to boil. Leave it to medium-low and simmer it.
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You can use it for a couple of days, just add water and simmer it.I always have it, especially when my guest over.It smells sweet and natural.You may freeze these dry ingredients (I always make extra) in a zip lock for a quick and handy as I do always.Take it out, add water and simmer.ENJOY!!

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You may change or add other ingredients like Bay leaves,Lemon, grapefruit or even Mint Leaves.Simmer your favorite ingredients and enjoy your very own natural diffuser. If You like I have Shared  DIY pot Pourri, check this out Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Decor / DIY

DIY PepperMint Bath Salt

I am obsessed with Bath Bombs and Bath salts nowadays.I love making them especially when my kids home and help.Its so easy and take only 15 mins to DIY.I used essential oil to make bath salt more soothing and relaxing.

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If you are following my blog and have plans to make Hand Made Bath Bombs than this DIY Bath salt recipe has almost same ingredients. Let’s start!

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Ingredients.

Epsom salt: 1 cup

Sea Salt: 1 cup

Baking soda : 1/4 cup

Olive oil (Any oil ): 1 Tbs

Peppermint Essential Oil: 15-20 drops

Food color and a glass jar.

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  • Mix Epsom salt and sea salt together, add baking soda.
  • Mix olive oil, whisk it to remove any lumps. Add essential oil and food color and mix well.
  • Use funnel and store in a glass jar, You can use it up to 6 months.

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You can transform your bathtub into a tranquil spa with these DIY PepperMint bath salts.soaking in these beautifully scented salt with the essential oil will leave your body feeling rejuvenated and skin soft and moisturized.

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If you are tired or have back pain.Sprinkle a generous amount of bath salt into warm running water and allow to dissolve.step into the bath and Enjoy!!

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This bath salt will give you a relief especially after postpartum and helps in healing if you have stitches.

Home Decor / DIY

DIY Wall Hanging

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Yarn love continues….Yes, I admit, I wanted to knit like my mom and I tried and got failed. After, I thought( or should I say wanted )to make/ DIY a wall hanging or tapestry with the yarn I already have!!

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It’s cheap and easy but a time taking project.Let’s start!!

I used,

A Dowel(From any craft / Home Hardware store)

Yarn of your choice colors( I used off-white, Orange, and Green)

Brass Rings.

Scissors

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Start with the base color I used off-white and cut it to the desired size. Now fold 4 equal lengths in half and drape it over the dowel.Pull the knot and make it tighten /secured.I made almost 26 equal lengths of base colored yarn.

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Step 2 is little tricky, I used two gold ring and hang it with a string of yarn in the middle.I used orange yarn and tied the same four strings of (shorter ) length and make a knot with the same I did with base color.

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Make a side knot to attach both rings and continue till You fill the space.I used almost same 10 knots with same (4×2)method.

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I Finished the project by using Green yarn, cut the excess length. You can even cut diagonal, not a hard and fast measuring rule.

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Viola!!!love how it turns out.I used the yarn according to my decor, you can use colors of your choice.It easy and affordable but definitely a statement piece in my living room.