DIY Valentine’s Day Gift.

Hi everyone!

I think Valentine’s Day is awesome because it’s just another day to show people that you love that you care about them. So today I’m coming at you with a new blog post for Valentine’s Day which I am so excited about. (But tbh, since I am a bit of a procrastinator and I kind of save everything for the last minute since it’s less than a week from now). I have here simple and inexpensive DIY gifts that you can share to your family, friends and special someone.

  • Scrabbled Frame

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Materials needed:

  • Old frame with glass
  • Scrabble letters (depending on the words you want to create)
  • Glue Gun and Glue stick

Procedures:

  • Position the letter blocks depending the structure of the words you want to create.
  • Adhere the letters on the frame by using a glue gun.
  • Place the glass on top of the frame.

 

  • Gem Soaps

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Materials needed:

  • Clear glycerin soap base
  • Soap colorants
  • Optional: Silicone mold
  • Knife

Procedures:

  • Chop a handful of the glycerin base cubes into small pieces.
  • In a microwave-safe container heat the glycerin pieces in the microwave on high, stirring every 15-seconds until it’s completely melted. (If you don’t have a microwave, just melt in a pot on lo-med heat.)
  • Add 1-2 drops of the liquid coloring into the bowl and gently swirl the container with your hands to mix the color into the glycerin.
  • Pour the melted glycerin into your mold and let it set.

(Repeat Steps 1-4 for each color of soap. Once you have at least 4 or 5 colored molds to choose from, you’re ready to continue on.)

  • Use a knife to cut chunks out of each of your colored molds. (Vary the angles of your cuts and the size of the pieces. )
  • Repeat Steps 1-2 and pour the clear melted glycerin into the mold.
  • Let your final mold set for a while.
  • Once the brick of cool-looking soap is nice and hard, start chopping it into gem shapes.

 

  • DIY Gumball Machine – inspired Candy Jar.

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Materials needed:

  • 1  4″ Terra Cotta Pot
  • 1 4″ Terra Cotta Saucers
  • 1 Bubble Bowl / Fish Ball
  • 1 Wooden knob
  • 1 Tube E6000 Adhesive
  • 1 Spray Can Clear Gloss
  • Acrylic Paint

Procedures:

  • Add Wooden Ball to the saucer with the E6000 and let it dry overnight.
  • Place Terra Cotta Pot upside down
  • Add Bubble Bowl on top of the inverted Terra Cotta Pot and let it dry overnight
  • Once dry, spray the lid and the Terra Cotta pot with the clear gloss and the color of your choice.
  • Put the two pieces together.
  • Add candies.

 

  • Adventure Fund Jar

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Materials needed:

  • Old Mason jar with lid.
  • Black Sharpie.
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Cutter

Procedures:

  • Cut a small rectangle on the center of the jar’s lid. (must fit a folded bill).
  • Paint the jar lid with the color of your choice.
  • Lastly, with a sharpie, design the jar with anything you want.

 

  • Drinks in a Jar

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Materials needed:

  • Mason Jar
  • Decorative straw
  • Small Jack Daniels
  • Coca Cola in can
  • Decorative rope
  • Labels

Procedures:

  • Place the Coca- Cola,  Jack and straw inside the Mason jar.
  • Make a label for the jar.
  • Tie the rope around the jar for decoration.

 

  • Marble-Dipped Mugs

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Materials needed:

  • Basic white ceramic mugs
  • Nail polish (the dollar stuff is fine)
  • Wooden skewers or toothpicks
  • Warm water
  • Disposable pan or bucket (it will get ruined)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls or cotton pads

Procedures:

  • Fill a disposable pan by 2 – 3″ full with warm water and nail polish of your choice.
  • Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the nail polish across the surface of the water to help create the marble effect.
  • Dunk your mug into the nail polish water.
  • Move the mug to a protected surface to dry completely, avoiding rubbing the surface of the mug until completely dry.
  • For each mug you’ll need to dump the water and start over, regardless of whether or not you’re changing color.
  • Once dry,apply a super light and thin coat of dishwasher safe ModPodge.
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