Mint box earphone holder

IMG_3501Do you absolutely hate tangled earphones, especially when you’re really in the mood for some soothing stress-free music???

Detangling those phones definitely increases my stress levels. Can you imagine spending 20 mins figuring this out?? Ughhh ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

Plus, I can never find them in my bag with all my other junk. I found this cool recycling idea for old Tictac boxes to store earphones and thought why not use the icebreakers mint box for the same.IMG_3500

What you need:

  1. An empty mint box ( I used the icebreakers box)
  2. Matte mod podge
  3. Fabric scraps or old designed card stock
  4. Push pins and toothpicks
  5. Wire, black sharpie and scissors

What you do:

  • Clean out the mint box thoroughly with soap and water and let dry completely. ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย IMG_3488
  • Use a push pin to make two holes on either side of the smaller opening on the box and use a toothpick to make the holes bigger (you will add some wire through for hanging, if needed).
  • Measure the openings on the box (it forms a smaller circle).
  • Get a square piece of fabric or card stock (I used some spare fabric I had laying around). Use a sharpie to draw an outline of the inner circle (formed by the openings).
  • Cut it out. Make sure it fits right over the two openings. Cut the circle into 2 equal halves.
  • Stick the two halves over the two openings using mod podge (make sure there are no bubbles; use a ruler to gently press the cloth to smooth it out).
  • Just wind the headphones through two of your fingers and gently insert it into the box.IMG_3500

I added some wire through the holes to hang on my bag ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’ll always find them ๐Ÿ™‚

Optional: You can make bigger holes to add a keychain through. You might need to use an art drill. ย IMG_3497

 

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DIY Harry Potter Series – Mini wands, golden snitches and winged keys

Perhaps the easiest HP DIY ever ๐Ÿ˜€

Mini wands: You will need toothpicks, hot glue and different colored paints. Create a pattern with the glue on your toothpicks (have fun with it and make your own creations). Let them dry and paint them different colors.

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You can add a drop of hot glue to some wire for hanging or add some earring hooks and wear them to your next HP themed party ๐Ÿ™‚

Golden Snitches: A couple of small sparkly gold tree ornaments, hot glue and white feathers are all you need. Cut the feathers to a size compatible to the size of the ornament and glue them to either side of the ball.

I added some silver glitter glue to the ends of the feathers for more of a sparkle.

Winged keys: Get some wood / metal keys from Michael’s, a thick black sharpie, transparent tape and some transparent plastic sheets (usually found in jewelry packaging).

Draw some wings on the plastic sheet with the sharpie (keep half an inch of space between the left and right wings).IMG_3318

Use a small strip of tape to stick the wings on the key (attach the tape to the half inch of space and fold the wings to either side of the key. You can use Elmer’s glue to further secure the wings).

Get your home smelling like the holidays

Found these great ideas on Pinterest to naturally scent your home with the smells of Christmas and Winter.

Get some orange slices, cranberries, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and lemon and place them in a large pot with 4-5 cups of water and boil. Once the water is boiling, set to a slow simmer for 15-20 mins and let the wonderful smell permeate the air.

Store the entire mix in a tightly closed mason jar and reuse as needed. Just keep adding more water until the orange and lemon start to rot and replace ๐Ÿ™‚

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Other possible combinations include:

  1. lemon + rosemary + peppermint essential oil,
  2. orange + ginger + almond oil,
  3. pine cones + nutmeg + star anise + rosemary essential oil

via Daily Prompt: Simmer

DIY Harry Potter Series: Deathly Hallows Halloween Art

Halloween’s almost here and I’m super excited. I will be attending the Harry Potter Festival this weekend for Halloween as Luna Lovegood so I’m practically bouncing off the walls ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

I wanted to do a special kind of DIY for both these favorite celebrations and came up with Deathly Hallow-een (from Deathly Hallows; it was my friend’s idea so can’t take credit for the words). This is what I came up with (used a lot of google images as reference). Feel free to play with your own ideas if you want to do something similar.

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I took pictures at different stages of the creationย  but it was mostly pencil sketching on cardstock with black / orange sharpies and orange / yellow / black acrylic paints. I worked off of the deathly hallows story mentioned in the movies and followed screenshot images to draw my characters.

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I added my painted Harry Potter and Hedwig pumpkins to this art to round it out (check out my Painted Pumpkin DIY post for more; link here: Halloween Painted Pumpkins). Works perfectly for a HP themed party ๐Ÿ˜€

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