Avocado Hair Mask

Last night was one of those nights. You know the kind where you just feel like pampering your tresses. I finally put my semi-over ripe avocado to good use. Yes, loves. I made an avocado hair mask. My curly hair loved it!

DIY Avocado Hair Mask

Avocado has a high-fat content with a variety of nutrients. Not only is it good to eat, it leaves hair with more elasticity, soft and moisturized.

 Avocado Contains:

  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B-3
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Folate/Folic Acid
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Avocado Hair Mask

My hair loves coconut oil, so I added it to my avocado mix. You can use an oil of your choice, such as olive oil. If you use olive oil instead, use 1-2 tablespoons.

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Avocado
1-2 Tablespoons of Honey
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil

Directions:

Slice open and scoop out the avocado into a bowl. Add your honey and coconut oil. Be sure to mix well. I didn’t use a hand mixer, but I got a pretty smooth consistency. Add a drop of essential oil of your choice for some extra ooh-la-la.

After you’ve gotten the desired consistency, put the mask on your hair. Some people dampen their hair first. I added mine to dry hair just fine. Apply liberal amounts of the avocado hair mask all over. I focused heavily on my ends because they were a bit drier than usual. Put on a shower cap and chill, do chores, blog, etc. for 20-40 minutes.

You can use heat to speed up the process. If you use heat, apply it for 10-15 minutes.

After you’ve indulged your hair in this wonderful avocado mask, shampoo, condition and style as desired.

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Avocado Hair Mask

Sew Crafty: DIY Shirt Skirt

Piece of cake! I can so do this shirt skirt. You can, too.

Enjoy!

Supplies

  • Over-sized dress shirt
  • Elastic thread
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (or needle & thread)

To Do

  • Measure for desired length and cut the shirt accordingly.
  • Place elastic band at top, fold fabric over it and sew.
  • Sew the two arms together to make it a belt.
  • Add belt loops with left over material or from any fabric you want to use.
  • Wear the shirt skirt.
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DIY: Comic Book Heels

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For the love of Mod Podge!! Create your own comic book heels with just a few supplies and simple steps.

Supplies

  • Vinyl shoes
  • Mod Podge
  • Comics (or some other printed artwork)
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

Steps

  • Cut up your comics or printed artwork in different shapes. Be creative with words, characters and speech bubbles.
  • Use a paint brush to glue the pieces onto the shoes with Mod Podge.
  • Be sure to seal your design with a coat or two of Mod Podge afterwards, or a water-resistant varnish. Allow time for drying between each coat.
  • Enjoy!

DIY Comic Book Heels

DIY: From Purse to Camera Bag

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Camera bags can be very expensive, and many of them aren’t very cute. This post is really for me—motivation to get crafty. Why? My camera is in need of a new home on the cheap. Vanilla & Lace has a nice tutorial on how to make a camera bag out of a purse. This DIY version includes a little sewing.

DIY Camera Bag

 

If the no-sew route is for you, check out Moms Who Click. This site has DIY camera bag examples and a simple “how to.”

Supplies:

  1. Purse
  2. Foam
  3. Fabric
  4. Velcro
  5. Hot glue gun for the no-sew
  6. Scissors
  7. Optional cardboard for base (if your bag needs more support)

 

DIY: Bleach Pen T-Shirt

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Hey, DIY dolls! You can use your bleach pens to make a cute design on a t-shirt.

Tools

  • Bleach pen
  • T-shirt
  • Stencil (optional)
  • Cardboard or wax paper (Whatever’s handy to put inside the shirt so bleach doesn’t bleed through to other side.)

 How To

  • Draw your design with the bleach pen.
  • Let bleach sit 10 minutes or more, depending on the fabric and type of bleach pen used.
  • Wash & dry the shirt.
  • Wear the shirt.

For more info, check out Show, Tell, Share.

DIY Bleach Pen Shirt

 

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Great Ideas: Repurposed Spice Racks

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How crafty are these folks?! Check out these repurposed spice racks for craft supplies, nail polish, book racks and jewelry. You can organize so many things with spice racks. I hope you DIY dolls are inspired.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Repurposed Spice Rack

 

*Click photos to see original pins via Pinterest

How to Modest-fy a Short Denim Skirt

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Lovelies, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. That may mean taking on a little DIY project in the form of a refashion. There are quite a few tutorials on how to make a denim skirt out of jeans, as well as how to add tiers to the bottom of the revamped jeans to denim skirt. Let’s take an easier route. Why not buy a short denim skirt and long boho skirt, and add the two together? Sounds like a match made on a sewing machine. In case you’re sewing machine challenged, this can be done by hand.

How to Modest-fy a Short Denim Skirt

Carlos by Carlos Santana Trinidad Blue ($54.99)

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DIY: Tiered Makeup & Accessories Storage

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Oh yes you can! Why spend out the big bucks for something you can easily make yourself? You can assemble this tiered makeup and accessories storage with dollar store items. If you use your creativity, this project doesn’t have to be limited to bathroom storage.

Tools

  • Glue (like e6000)
  • Candle Holders
  • Plates or Trays
*Optional* spray paint before gluing; food safe paint if you want to showcase edible or food related items

Directions:

  • Center pieces
  • Apply glue
  • Place items to be glued
  • Glue and let it set
  • Repeat for each tier

Enjoy!

DIY Tiered Organizer

Source: bhg.com via ModelMeGirl on Pinterest

 

DIY: Sugaring Recipe for Hair Removal

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I’m a big fan of sugaring. I’ve bought kits from Sally Beauty Supply, and I prefer it over waxing. The good thing about using the sugaring method for hair removal is you can wipe off what you don’t want to pull off. This isn’t so with waxing. What the wax falls on must come off. Ouch! Not much room for error.

This DIY sugaring recipe is by Tipnut. You know me. I checked the comments for improvements or suggestions. Use caution, and keep in mind microwave brands and how long you heat the recipe makes a difference. Check out the complete details for this DIY sugaring recipe.

DIY: Pretty Thumbtacks

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Maybe you’re the super organized type. You could be investing in a story or mood board. Or perhaps you want to take your Pinterest addiction to another level and actually pin some stuff on a tangible board. Whatever the case may be, get organized in style with DIY pretty thumbtacks.

DIY Pretty Thumbtacks

 

You’ll need:

  • Thumbtacks (hello dollar store!)
  • Super glue
  • Something to glue on top of the thumbtack

Torie Jayne used pretty resin cabochon flowers in the image above. Whatever you choose, just make sure it’s pretty.

Enjoy!

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