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…;-)

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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 powder: 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 powder.
  • 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.

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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.

Home Decor / DIY · life style

From Drab to Fab!

Winter brings dry fruits, dry skin and sweaters.I don’t like Canadian winter much but  love sweaters,shawls and cardigans. I am OK to go for neutral and warm tones for myself but for kids, A Big NO!!!I always want bright and fun colors for them, but it’s really hard to find winter stuff if your kid is tween.

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This Turtle neck sweater was so boring and dull for a Tween girl..I thought to give it a quick lift and make it trendy.You can update your outdated boring outfit/ sweatshirt by adding some colorful pom-pom in just 10 minutes.so You can say its a “10 minute Challenge”…so Get ,set and GO!!

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If you remember I used these pom-pom here.I thought lets give this boring turtle neck sweater into fun and colorful make over.

 

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It’s so easy ,I would suggest you to stitch them.You may use glue but personally I don’t waste time that comes out after a use.Her sleeves were little bit bigger than her size so I folded and over lapped it.Now stitch a pompom with matching needle and thread.Make a pattern and that’s it!!

 

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Isn’t it so easy ,make a pattern of your choice .Use some funky or sober or even fluorescent pom-pom , make to love it more.

Home Decor / DIY

Laundry Folder (DIY)

I always used to hate laundry when I  was back home.Here, we have automatic machines fortunately but still…I am lazy….. folding and ironing both are time taking tasks.A family with three active kids, My laundry basket is always full even a minute after I finished my last load.

I was looking for the laundry folder but couldn’t find in store anywhere affordable.I checked online and it’s almost $20 plus shipping. After watching some tutorials online, I made one…A simple and cheap…Let’s start!

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I got sink Mats from the dollar store and make one under 10 (Less).I bought 6 sink mats and duct tape.The size of the mat is approximately 9 inches x 12 inches.

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Place sink mats in order to 2×3, I attached the duct tape in order like the picture below.Make sure you tape individually so the mat can be foldable, follow the number and directions.

23905645_10155616280630791_4817123211244701827_nIt’s really easy to make, just use a strong tape and that’s it, your very own laundry folder is ready.

 

Place shirt in the middle of the mat, then fold right side first. Now flip the left side, and finally the 5th mat to complete the fold.Its so easy even your kids can do it.My 5-year-old Bilal love to help.

You can make with card boxes, you need 6 same sized cardboards.Cut the desired equal size and that’s it.

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See how easy to fold shirts in seconds, It took almost less than half time I normally spent without it.Make one and ask your kids to fold their own.20171121_133910.jpgI am sure you will love and have a huge relief after.Make one and Enjoy your most hated chores (Like me).

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Tie & Dyed Tangerine Cushion

I admit It was one of my wish to have a “Tie and Dyed” custom piece in my home.I had so many Tie and Dyed dupattas even Saree in my Jehaz and I just love to have them.It was done by professional  Rungraz back home (sadly we don’t have such services here).I couldn’t wear plain Dupatay/ scarf, and no clue why I am like that!

I am so excited! I’ve made my very own Tie and Dyed cushion, and yes it is a great success!! Are you ready!!

20171118_130336.jpgI used powdered Dye in “Tangerine Orange”, it’s a small pack of 50 gm.Liquid dye is easy to use but it’s expensive so I thought let’s try this small packet first if it gets fail I will stop dreaming about it…make sense right!

let’s start!

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Fabric Dye (Liquid /powdered)

Fabric( cotton/canvas )

Stainless steel Bowl/Bucket

Rubber Bands

Gloves

Salt

Prepare your fabric first, I was making two 12×20 pillows so I cut the fabric accordingly.Fold the fabric and start tying it with a rubber band.Tie and until the end of the fabric.

20171116_112504.jpgwear your gloves and cover the surface.Boil water now pour the hottest water to any stainless(spare) steel bowl Since the dye is not food grade so you won’t be able to use it for food after. Mix hand full of salt, I would say about 3-4 Tbs and Dye powder to water mix well.

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Now Dip the tied fabric into the Dye and dip it with the help of a tong.Leave fabric about 40 mins, rotate fabric in meantime.

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Rinse fabric until the water clears out, now add salt to cold water and dip this fabric for 20 mins to fix the dye.Now untie the fabric and remove the rubber band.

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Let it air dry it, It was so cold outside that’s why I hang fabric in my laundry room overnight.I ironed it and made cushions similar to this one.Its simple and required basic sewing skills.

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This Tie and Dyed cushions are perfect for  Accent chairs I bought recently from Target USA for my living room.

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Isn’t look good? It’s so easy and so much fun DIY. Now I am more confident to try some new things/Projects… Stay tuned!!