GROW DIY CRYSTALLIZED GEODE IN JUST HOURS

GROW DIY CRYSTALLIZED GEODE IN JUST HOURS

Okay we’ve wanted to try these “grow your own crystal geodes” for a GOOD minute now and we finally found the perfect opportunity! If you haven’t already seen it – we had our hilarious friend Charles Carter do our voiceover for a DIY video on how to make a your own DIY crystal geode. We didn’t tell him what we were making beforehand so you can imagine how hilarious it was trying to explain what was happening. ANYWAYS you have to watch that if you haven’t already but let’s get on to the tutorial! We’ve seen this done a million ways but we figured out the way that would work best for us. MATERIALS –    pipe cleaners –    small piece of wire –    large glass jar –    food colouring of your choice –    borax TOOLS –    kettle for hot water –    wire cutters DIFFICULTY   To start grab some pipe cleaners (a lot) and start by making a circle. From there add curved pipe cleaners as if you were making a bowl. We’ve also seen others coil the pipe cleaner around itself. This is another method you could try! Keep adding pipe cleaners to the outside circle, weaving it in and out and connecting to another spot on the circle to create a bowl shape with as little holes as possible. Weave a piece of wire into the pipe cleaner and shape it over a large glass jar that will fit your pipe cleaner bowl shape without touching any of the sides. You’ll need to pick up some borax, which is a natural laundry booster/ chemical compound known as...
WE WERE SHOCKED AFTER VISITING A LOCAL PLANT STORE

WE WERE SHOCKED AFTER VISITING A LOCAL PLANT STORE

I don’t know about you but we (aka The Sorry Girls) have bought quite a few pants in our day. Some have survived with minimal watering and some basic attention, while others have died within a month of us getting them. WHAT COULD WE BE DOING WRONG? We took a trip to our local plant store aka nursery-studio-plant-heaven called Crown Flora and we got the low-down on all things plants from owner Adam. On a scale of one to green, I’m getting there… but there was SO MUCH that we didn’t know. There are so many simple steps that we’re about to give you so that when it comes to keeping your green friends alive, YOU’VE GOT THE KNOW HOW. Also, BTW our YouTube video on this subject matter was brought to you by Google’s Science and Making team – friggin’ cool! Alright, let’s get plant-ucated.   Let’s name a couple of SUUUUPERRR popular plants right now: palm, fiddle-leaf fig, succulents, cacti, tropicals. What do all of these have in common? We’ve owned and killed them or we’re afraid to own and kill them. If you’re anything like us, you cannot justify spending $100+ on something that may not be here in a month due to your lack of knowledge. Here are some things we learned after spending a couple of hours with Adam, plant expert extraordinaire:   WHERE YOU BUY & HOW MUCH YOU SPEND Where do you do most of your plant shopping? Honestly, we would get our plants from box stores that sell plants (the hardware stores, Walmart, etc). Although the prices may be significantly cheaper...
10 DIY PUMPKIN DECORATING IDEAS

10 DIY PUMPKIN DECORATING IDEAS

Usually we are too caught up in the chaos that is DIY Halloween costumes but this year we started so darn early that we have found ourselves able to make Halloween decor videos! Hope you guys love these pumpkin carving/ painting/ decorating ideas as much as we do. We can’t wait to see your interpretations! (Tag us on the Instagrams ;)) FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM DIY SNAPCHAT PUPPY FILTER PUMPKIN Materials: pumpkin of choice, brown foam, pink card stock, brown marker, hot glue CALLIGRAPHY PUMPKIN Materials: pumpkin of choice, paint pen DIORAMA WORLD PUMPKIN Materials: large pumpkin, moss, halloween accessories, model magic, orange and green paint, foam, pin, yellow pain, fishing wire DIY DONUT PUMPKINS Materials: mini “flat” pumpkins, pink/ yellow/ blue/ white/ purple/ tan paint   DIY PLANTER PUMPKIN Materials: faux pumpkin, soil, pea gravel (for drainage in the bottom), succulent   DIY CONSTELLATION PUMPKIN Materials: pumpkin of choice, black spray paint, silver marker, drill (2 size bits), a light source DIY CRESENT MOON NAIL + STRING ART Materials: pumpkin of choice, small nails, string DIY PASTEL CONVERSATION PUMPKINS Inspired by StudioDIY. Materials: pumpkin of choice, white paint, pastel paint, black sharpie DIY FLOWER CROWN ANTLER PUMPKIN Materials: faux pumpkin, faux antlers, faux flowers, moss (all from Michael’s) DIY FLAMINGO (POOL FLOATY?) PUMPKIN Materials: pumpkin of choice, pink paint, pink foam, white paint, black paint, glue We never know how you guys find us (blog, insta, youtube, facebook etc.) SOOOOO in case ya didn’t know, our main platform is YouTube and you can find in-depth tutorials over there (and linked below!)...
CRUELLA DE VIL COSTUME TUTORIAL

CRUELLA DE VIL COSTUME TUTORIAL

  Welcome to our Cruella de Vil Halloween costume tutorial from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians! Our modern day take on this Disney villain is a combination of thrifted pieces and DIYs. Materials – 4 inches of faux fur black trim – 4 inches of faux fur white trim – chain – jump ring – 11 inch peice of 3/8 in wooden dowling – black paint – white paint – gold paint/ paint pen – white purse – faux fur white jacket – 2 yards of crimson red fabric – long black dress – red pointy heels – red gloves – black/grey/silver ombre wig – dalmatian puppies optional 😉 Tools – fabric scissors – wire cutters – saw – hot glue gun + sticks – needle and thread JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.     Our first item, her fur coat, is a mix of both a thrift store purchase and a DIY. We found this faux fur coat at the thrift store for $15! The original Cruella has a red lining in her coat so we decided to add some shiny crimson red fabric to the jacket lining. We cut it to size of the two front lining panels and glued on with hot glue, making sure to fold under the edges. If you’re refinishing a proper jacket, you might want to take out the old lining and sew your new one in (using the old lining as a pattern). BUT it’s Halloween and that means working with what you’ve got, and we’ve only got so much red fabric so we did...
DIY OKTOBERFEST DRESS

DIY OKTOBERFEST DRESS

We decided to take on the Dirndl dress/ Oktoberfest outfit because just an hour outside of Toronto we have Canada’s largest Oktoberfest, and we wanted to go! And being the DIYers we are, we weren’t about to buy a Dirndl. We made our version slightly more playful but please make it the length you would like/ make any alterations to suit you! Remember that there is a video tutorial for all of our DIYs! Check that out at the bottom of this post.   Materials: – loose white blouse – brown vest (suede or velvet) – long A-line skirt (or you can DIY a circle skirt) – 1.5 meters of brown cord – stockings (optional, not traditional) – mary-jane shoes – wide white ribbon – small amount of white fabric Tools: – fabric scissors – sewing machine or hand sew – thread – fabric pencil – pins   The Top To make our top, we started with the loose white shirt from the thrift store. We’re turning it into an off the shoulder top. We have a super detailed video on this if you want to check that out here. To summarize, we’re cutting off the top in a curved line and then shortening the sleeves. Roll and pin a tube along the top and the bottom of the sleeves wide enough to add elastic inside. Sew up these tubes but don’t forget to leave a small gap in each one to thread the elastic through. Once it all sewn, add a safety pin to the end of your elastic and thread it through. Make sure the elastics are...
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