Monday, February 29, 2016

Heart Patched Toddler Pants

What you'll need for this project:
a pair of pants,
heat n bond (sewable, the purple package),
needle and thread
The heart shape template I created can be centered and big enough to cover the hole.
You can play with the shapes, star, flower, or even bunny (for coming Easter).
I used the heat n bond to attach the hearts to the pants. That's not good enough for the my daughter who will definitely keep dragging, tearing and peeling any embellishments. Soto secure the felt heart, I used the traditional needle and thread. Plus, I think it looks cuter this way.
 A closer look.
 Now she happily wears them

Other patches I have created in the past if you are interested.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Simple DIY Happy Year of the Monkey Sign

You'll need,
red craft paper
red poster paper/construction paper
sharpie in gold and ruler

Step 1, print out. You can use this template I created.
 Step 2, cut around the line, glue onto the thicker poster paper.
 Step 3, cut the poster paper into your preferred size. Frame the letters using Shapie.
Step 4, have fun and take a lot of pictures.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

S'More Dip -- Easy Super Bowl Party treat

Are you gonna host the super bowl party tomorrow? Check this recipe out. I know I know, you know how to make S'more. But this is just a fancy way to spicy up your party and entertain your guests.

First, I found this recipe here. S'more Dip Laura Vitale

Use graham crackers, chocolate chips and marshmallows. The recipe calls for jumbo marshmallows. I didn't bother going to the grocery store just for one ingredient. The mini marshmallows turned out just fine.

450F, bake 6 minutes and DONE.

Gather your gang and serve. It will be gone before it gets cold.
OMG, my photo is not convincing at all. You have to try it yourself.

Tips: to effortlessly crumble the graham crackers, put some in a Ziplock bag, and use the meat tenderizer.

Monday, February 1, 2016

DIY jewelry "cupcake" stand--Pinterest idea tested

I've seen this idea of using Dollar Tree candle holders and plates to create a cupcake stand for organizing thousands of times in Pinterest and YouTube.  Finally I've gathered the materials and decided to give it a try.

Here are the material I used,
two candle holders, 2 plates and 1 bowl, all from the thrift store, total cost $3
E6000, from local Walmart
rubbing achohol, cloth wipe to clean everything before using the glue
The process is pretty straightforward. 
The only thing I want to mention is that try your best to center well before glue. From bottom to top.
Here is how I use the stand to organize my stuff.
Big thumb up on this Pinterest DIY idea. It is very easy and inexpensive.