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Cheap and Easy Christmas Ornaments |Ideas for the Holidays

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Welcome the season of gifting. It’s also a great time to start your simple and affordable Christmas decorations. For more fun, you can do it with your kids, family or even your friends. Here’s some ideas that some of the projects take less than an hour.

Gum Balls Machine


Materials needed:


1.Clear Christmas bulb
2.Small pot
3.Hot glue
4.Red Spray paint (you can use any color you like)

Directions:


-Spray paint your small pot and the top of the clear Christmas bulb, set aside to let it completely dry.
-Turn the pot upside down and then use hot glue to attach the glass to the top of the pot
-Fill the machine with the gumball or candy and enjoy! (you may like to tie ribbon on between the machine and pot to make it more cute)

Christmas Yarn Wreath


Materials you need:


1.Mason jar lid
2.Yarn/strands (anything you like)
3.Hot glue
4.Red ribbon
5.Berries and garland

Directions:


-Start taking some hot glue, put dot in the bottom of the mason jar lid on the inside and then take whatever kind of strands/yarn that you have or you like and start wrap around until it completely covering on the entire of the mason jar. When your yarn is already on all the way round use another dot of hot glue and then you need to press the yarn down and leave little bit opening so you can use to hang it on the tree and then tie a red ribbon on the top of the wreath.



-Then its time to decorate, use some of the gold and red berries and attach it by using the hot glue in the wreath (note: you can decorate however you like)



-Last but not least wrap a garland along the way around the wreath to get nice pooped color. And enjoy!!



-And your yarn wreath is ready to display!


Christmas Decorating Ideas |Beautiful Christmas Decorations

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Christmas is going to be upon us soon !!! Ready with your décor ? or are you still looking for decorations ideas ? Spruce up your home for the season with these decorative homemade holiday ideas.

Christmas Tree Mason Jar Votive


Materials:


1.Mason Jars
2.Red chalky paint
3.Green chalky paint
4.Paint brush
5.Epsom salt
6.Christmas tree Stickers
7.Candles

How to:


•Stick the Christmas tree sticker to the smooth sided mason jar. Use a credit card to seal edges tightly before painting. This will help reduce any paint bleeding through the sticker.
•Paint the surface all over it’s jar. Try to use paint which is dries quickly. You may find it in any craft store. For your information even though using acrylic paint is matte finish it also will caused streakier especially once you add the candle in. And using enamel or multi-surface paint barely too shiny or too transparent.
•Once it dries remove the stickers and add some Epsom salt and tea light in the mason jar. (instead of Epsom salt you can also use white rice or yellow popcorn. Anything which work well to make the candle stand). And enjoy!

**The best part to make the jars or any craft is bringing a group of your kids, friends or even family together. You will exchange jars and all leave with a keepsake of special time. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY.

Snowman Lights


Materials:


1.Ping pong balls (x2 per snowman)
2.Craft knife
3.Ribbon (20cm x 1 cm)
4.LED string lights
5.Wiggly eyes
6.Super glue

How to:


•Take a ping pong ball. And then make a small cut to deflate the ball.
•Take the other ball  and force it into the deflated ball at the point of the cut till a concave surface is formed.
•Apply super glue on the rim. And then attach the other ball firmly on the rim. Wait for a few minutes until the ball is fixed.
•Tie the ribbon on the joint of the balls. And stick the wiggle eyes on the snowman using the super glue.
•Turn the snowman around. And make 2 crossed cuts, like about 0.5 cm length. Please becareful when you are handling the craft knife. You may perform the cut on bench.
•Repeat the works above till you have many snowman you wish to have.
•Insert one LED light into each cut. Only insert the light part.
•Test in the dark. And enjoy.

Easy Thanksgiving Decor Ideas That will Stun Your Guests

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Happy thanksgiving everyone !!!

Inviting our family and friends come over to celebrating thanksgiving need an effort, not only on dishes but you’ll also need to decorate your home or setting up your table. Here’s some of ideas that you may like. It’s simple, took few minutes to hour and you can also ask your kids to involve to have fun by making it with them.



Turkey Veggie Tray- Kid Friendly

Ingredients

- 1 red capsicum look for one with three bumps on the bottom
- 1 bag sugar peas
- 2 cocktail cucumbers
- 1 bag baby carrots
- 2 black peppercorns
- Your favourite veggie’s dip

Instructions

1.Grab a round platter.
2.Wash clean all the veggies, dry it with kitchen paper.
3.Cut thinly slice the cucumber and set aside.
4. Slice the bottom off of the capsicum and set aside. Discard the stem and seeds, and then slice the rest of the capsicum into sticks.
5.Place a small glass bowl at the bottom end of a round platter.
6.Arrange the sugar peas all around the outer edge of the platter.
7.Arrange capsicum sticks around the platter, slightly overlapping the inside ends of the sugar peas.
8.Arrange baby carrots around the platter and slightly overlapping the inside ends of the capsicum.
9.Arrange slices of cucumber in a pile in the center of carrots.
10.Fill the bowl with your favourite dipper, and then place the capsicum end that we cut (no.3) on top of the dip upside down (see pic for reference)
11.Cut the ends off of the baby carrot, and then cut triangle out of one end and place it in the center of the capsicum for a beak.
12.Place the black peppercorns above the baby carrot for the eyes.
13.Slice another baby carrot in half lengthwise and carve into legs with fee6t. place them on top of the dip at the bottom of the bowl.
14.Cover and put in the refrigerator if not for serving within the next hour.

Tips

- You can use whatever veggies you and your kids like to eat.  Plus it’s great way to get them to eat veggies.
- Choose the veggie that can lay flat. It will make you easier to assemble the turkey tray.
- Pick many different color of the veggies. The different colors make the veggie turkey tray more impressive.  This inspired by Food.com


Washi Tape Pinecone Turkey

Supplies

- Pinecones
- Washi tape (pick different patterns)
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Popsicle sticks
- X-acto knife
- Red felt
- Yellow felt
- Small googly eyes

Instructions

1.Use X-acto to cut 4 popsicles sticks in half
2.Place a popsicles half on exactly side of the washi tape and then press firmly.
3.Use the X-acto knife to cut around the popsicle stick.
4.Repeat the remaining popsicle stick halves so that they are covered with washi tape.
5.Cut a small triangle of yellow felt for a beak and red gobble
6.Hot glue 2 googly eyes onto one end of the pinecone. Fold the yellow felt beak triangle in half and glue to pinecone. And then glue on the gobble over the beak. Then hot glue the washi tape popsicle sticks into the middle of the pinecone. Finally you’ll have a cute little washi tape pinecone turkey.



Ombre Pinecone


Material

- Pinecones
- An old toothbrush
- Angled paint brush
- Acrylic paint in three or four different shade of the same color

Instructions

1.Use the old toothbrush to clean off any dirt or bugs in the pinecones. I recommended you to do this outdoor.
2.Take your paint brush and apply the first shade on to ¼ of the pinecone. I recommended you starting with the darkest shade at the bottom of the pinecone. This will make your ombre pinecones look more beautiful. Work you way up.
3.Continue painting the next shade to the next ¼ of the pinecone.
4.Repeat the step 3 with the rest of the shades until you reach the top.
5.Continue other pinecone with the same steps. And you will have a fabulous ombre pinecones !!

Tips

If the pinecones aren’t fully open and there’s no sunshine, you can try to put them in the oven at a moderately low temp and they should bloom as they fully dry. Make sure you put pinecones on aluminium foil before you put them in oven. This method is much faster and it also kills the bugs inside them.

ONCE AGAIN HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HAPPY HOLIDAY !!!

Super Spooky Halloween Décorations |BestDiy

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Holiday is here !!! it’s time to décor your home. Here’s some creepy spooky decorations ideas to help you having Halloween spirit. And trust me it’s on budget !!!

Mummy Pillow


Supplies 

•Square shape pillow
•Eyes
•Hot Glue gun
•White bandage or white cloth
•Safety Pin

How To

Use hot   glue gun to stick the eyes in the middle of the pillow. And then attach the cloth in the back of the pillow and begin to wrap around to give it mummy affect. I recommended you using the white cloth is much better to save your budget. Because real bandage is quite expensive. You may give it few tries to get the perfect looks that exactly how you like, but once you finish you need to secure it at the back. And you’ll have super awesome mummy pillow.


Super Spiders Glittery 


Supplies 

•Thick spiders
•Pencil
•Glue tape
•Any Different  color Spray coat paint
•Glitters

How to

Attach the glue tape in the end of the pencil to attach the spider and then spray some of your favourite coat paint and then while the paint is still wet slowly sprinkle some glitters on top. And continue until you have many different color of spidders. And some perfect glittery spiders are ready for Halloween.

Blood Dripper Candles


Supplies 

•White Candles
•Red candles
•Lighter

How To

Just begin with lighting the red candle and letting some wax smell. And then carefully let the wax drip off the red candle on to the edge of the white candle. Be super careful because the hot wax may burn yourself. And then just continues dripping all around the candle. Make 3 or 4 or as many as you needed. And then you’ll left those awesome effects of the blood dripping on the side of the white candle.

Creepy Cheesecloth Ghost 


Supplies

•Large Doll
•Cheesecloth
•Fabric Stiffener

How To

Start with the doll, wrap the cheesecloth over the large doll. Tag the fabric around the arms and legs to get form. And then spray the stiffener on to the cheesecloth, if the cheesecloth wet it will start to wrinkle open more up to the doll’s body. Give it the thick even coat. You may need to do this outside your house because it may make your room sticky. After it finished leave it overnight to dry. After it dries gently peel away the cheesecloth from the doll, and set them in the step for spooky Halloween and for sure it will make your guesses scare.

Easy Grout Bathtub Cleaning |BestDiy Tips

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There are millions of recipes or tips out there for homemade grout cleaner and now there’s many cleaning products too but you want an effective one that wasn’t hard to make and won’t empty your pocket. Here’s is the tip with just two ingredients, and it worked very well.



Homemade Grout Cleaner

30 minutes for doing stuff
15 minutes for waiting
45 minutes for total project

Tools

An old toothbrush or scrub
Gloves
Safety glasses
Mask / respirator


Materials

3/4 C baking soda
1/4 C bleach

Instructions

Mix the baking soda and bleach together in a bowl until it forms a thick paste. Apply the paste to the dirty grout lines and let it stand for 30 minutes. After 10-15 minutes, scrubs it with the old toothbrush to really work the cleaner deeper into the grout. The bleach will do most of the work just sitting there. Wait another 15 minutes and then rinse the cleaner off. If you don’t have a handheld shower head, use a damp cloth and rinse it out often as you wipe the cleaner away. In order to impress yourself with how sparkling white your grout is, wait a few hours until it dries because grout sometimes turn darker when it’s wet.

Note

Make sure you wear your gloves to protect your hands from irritation.
Open the window or on the fan or wear the mask for the fumes.
Wear your safety glasses to protect your eyes from irritation.
You’re using bleach. Make sure you are wearing old clothes or something you don’t care about. Because even you’re very careful, it may splatter