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How to make a decorative tissue box cover

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Brian Reid Tissue Box_1331 by Brian Reid Furniture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianreidfurniture/4106332875/) via Creative CommonsWhether you’re nursing a mean cold, feeling the aftereffects of a bad breakup, having a terrible day, or watching the latest made-for-TV tearjerker, one trusty item you can always count on is a box of tissues. A box of soft tissues can be comforting during moments that are emotional or downright miserable. Why not house them in a decorative tissue box cover? Making a decorative tissue box cover is a quick and easy way to  transform a functional item and add some instant charm to your room.  And who knows – taking a tissue from a beautifully decorated box just might brighten up your bad day.

What you’ll need

What to do

  1. Grab your tissue box cover and wrap it with adhesive contact paper. Use scissors to create the opening for the tissue.
  2. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around your tissue box once and tie the ends into a bow.  Trim the ends.  Secure the ribbon to the box by applying small pieces of double-sided tape.

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How to make a DIY iPad cover

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DIY iPad cover by Sean MacEntee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/6972691660/) via Creative Commons

DIY iPad cover – There are many different types of iPad covers available online. You can easily purchase a funky cover of your choice. On the other hand, making a cover at home will not only allow you to use your creativity, but it will also help you keep down the cost of owning an iPad. Here are some items you will need to make a suitable cover:

  • A sturdy rectangular placemat – a mat that is 24 inches wide works best
  • Clear or colored tape
  • Scissors
  • Velcro with adhesive backing

You can follow the steps below to make iPad covers for your friends, family members or yourself. These covers make great birthday gifts, anniversary gifts and even return gifts.

Pick out the right kind of placemat

Make sure that your placemat is durable, stylish, thick and strong. Picking out a good placemat is the most important step of this project because it has to bear the weight of your iPad. If you don’t have a suitable one at home, you can check out different woven placemats online, such as Food Network’s stria woven vinyl placemat in charcoal or a Home Studio woven placemat in pink or mustard. The woven design of these placemats lends a fashionable touch.

Fold the placemat according to the size of your iPad

Place your rectangular placemat horizontally on a flat surface and measure its width. If your placemat is 24 inches wide, place your iPad 8 inches away from the left corner of the placemat. Now fold the left and right sides of the placemat over your iPad. Your folded placemat should now look somewhat like an envelope and be 10 inches tall and 15 inches wide.

Connect the front and back of the placemat and finish off with tape and Velcro

Place your covered iPad horizontally on your surface. Use colored or clear tape to connect the front of your placemat to its back. To do so, leave the upper flap open and stick the tape on top of the lower flap. Flip the iPad over to the reverse side and join your tape’s ends on this side. Now close the vertical edges of your cover with five or six layers of black tape. Move your cover and see if your iPad shifts from one side to the other. If it does, simply take a needle and some thread and stitch a line to eliminate the extra space on each side. Now grab some Velcro with a sticky back, take off its backing and stick it onto the front of your iPad cover. This will allow you to close your cover. Now bring the upper flap down, press it into the Velcro and you’re done!

In addition to making a nice iPad cover, you can pick out an STM jacket for iPad and decorate it the way you want. This lightweight jacket allows you to travel easily with your iPad. Have fun making these two items for your iPad and making a fashion statement at work and everywhere else!


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Make a DIY denim bag

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denim bag - Little Handmade Bag Swap by cakersandco (http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitgirl63/444204297/) via Creative Commons

You can use an old pair of jeans in a number of ways. One of the best ways to make use of your old pair of jeans is by turning it into a denim tote bag. We all need bags to carry our stuff at grocery stores, malls and various other places. Here are some steps to help you make a nice denim bag.

What you’ll need:

  • an old pair of jeans or a denim skirt or top
  • spring scissors
  • heavy-duty sewing machine
  • needle
  • jeans thread made of 70% polyester and 30% cotton
  • black fabric
  • decorative lace
  • fabric flower

What to do:

  1. Take your old jeans and cut two rectangles from the legs using spring scissors. Cut the rectangles in the size you want your tote bag to be. You can also use an old denim skirt or top to cut bigger rectangles.
  2. Once you’ve cut the rectangles, you can start sewing with a heavy-duty sewing machine and  jeans thread. Position the hems at the top and fold your rectangles in thirds lengthwise. Mark the two inside creases and make sure you fold across the length of the fabric.
  3. Place one rectangle on top of the other, with the reverse sides facing outward; then sew the sides, bottom and corners.
  4. Fold the bag so that the bottom and side seam are stacked on top of one another. Now sew across the corner and make sure to keep the new seam perpendicular to the existing ones. Repeat this process on the other corner.
  5. Flip the bag right side out, and you’ll see that the corners are blunted. Now line the bottom and side seam up so that you can sew across them.
  6. Now you can make the handles of your denim bag. Cut two 2-inch-wide strips of a strong black fabric. You can also cut two strips out of your jeans. Pin and stitch the handles to the bag.
  7. Take a long piece of decorative lace, cut it into two pieces and stitch them to both sides of your bag. You can add more charm to your bag by stitching a fabric flower at its right side.

You can easily make a denim tote bag with the help of some useful tools. Spring scissors feature a spring that helps you cut a thick piece of cloth effortlessly. The jeans thread, decorative lace and fabric flower will be sure to make your denim bag sturdy and beautiful. So give these steps a try to make an amazing denim tote bag at home!


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Set up a kids’ dress up station

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See and Store Dress Up Center by Amazon.com

Playing dress-up is a timeless tradition that generations of children have enjoyed. Not only is it entertaining, playing dress-up can also spark a child’s imagination and inspire her to believe she can be whoever she wants to be.  So whether you’re interested in planning a fun rainy day activity or some parent and me bonding time, we’ve got you covered with instructions on setting up a fabulous dress up center and creating your first outfit!

 What you’ll need:

Setting up your center
Follow the assembly instructions included with your See and Store Dress Up Center. If you’ve already set aside some clothes or accessories, you can let your son or daughter in on the action by asking them to help you hang these up.

Create a hippie outfit
For an easy first costume, try transforming your son or daughter into a flower child. Here’s how:

  1. Have your child try on the men’s or women’s peace sign T shirt. Help your child use binder clips to adjust the fit so that it looks like a tunic.
  2. Pass your child the flare jeans, hippie wig, and any other peace sign clothing items you have handy. You can also have fun with accessorizing: Try adding a tie-dye bandana, tinted fashion glasses, or a brown fringe vest!

Do you have any creative dress up outfit ideas? Leave a comment to let us know!


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DIY wind chimes

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wind chimes Creative Commons | McKay Savage | http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckaysavage/6491915893/

You can use all sorts of scrapping  materials to help create the perfect wind chime. You can also incorporate different metals or wood to spruce up the finished look of the wind chime. Here is a look at some items you can gather for making unique angel wind chimes for your home:

  • White beads
  • Angel charms/angel wing pendant
  • White marbles
  • Sea shells of different shapes and sizes
  • A drilling machine with a small diamond drill bit
  • A small wooden stick
  • Invisible plastic thread

Once you have collected these items, it is time for action! Follow these steps to make the perfect wind chime:

  • Take the wooden stick and cut it into the desired size. Keep in mine that the width of this piece of wood should be the width of your wind chime.
  • Create three holes on the wooden stick using your drilling machine. Make one hole at the center of the stick as well as on the opposite ends of the stick.
  • Take the invisible plastic thread and cut in into three long pieces and tie a knot at each end. Put a piece of thread into the middle hole and take it out from the other end (the knot of your thread should act like a stopper and should not pass through the hole. You can make two or more knots at the same place in order to prevent the thread from slipping through).
  • Place the two knotted threads in the vacant holes.
  • Pick up a sea shell and make a hole in it. Now you can put the thread into it. Tie a knot below to create a stopper. You can embellish by incorporating the white marbles and beads into your thread. If you don’t have an angel charm, you can use an angel wing pendant. These pendants will surely add some zazz to the wind chime.
  • Keep adding shells to the threads until all three threads have at least 5 sea shells and two marbles.

In just 30 minutes you’ve got yourself a homemade wind chime! And one made from sea shells, marbles, angel charms, and natural stones will create a soothing sound for your home environment!


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How to make healthy eating fun for kids

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Creative Commons | Tdring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodbyeloralie/6854537021/)

Healthy food can make kids active and give many benefits to their growing bodies. A lot of parents struggle to feed healthy food to their kids because many kids are picky when it comes to food whereas some kids are simply easy eaters. Here are some ideas which can help the parents of such kids. These ideas will help you attract the kids towards healthy food.

1. Prepare their favorite dishes at home

Some kids like chips, burgers and other junk food items. If your kids also like this kind of food then be a smart parent and prepare healthier food at home. One of the major advantages of doing this is that you can ask your kids to finish their vegetables or salad before they start to have fries. Strike deals with them and ask them to finish a bowl of fresh fruit salad before they start to have a burger or a pizza.

2. Give special utensils to the kids

Check out some kids fork and spoon sets online. Picking out cute utensils is a great way to attract them to the idea of eating at home more because they’ll want to use their new fork and knife set. The Princess by Tomy flatware is an ideal gift for baby girls. The colorful spoons and forks of these sets feature the prints of different Disney princesses. They help the kids to eat easily. Don’t forget to check out the very pretty Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch 21 piece Bella Butterfly picnic set. This one can be a good birthday present for your kid or niece.

3. Pick fresh fruits and vegetable with the kids

Don’t by fresh fruits and vegetable all by yourself. Take your kids along and teach them how to pick the best fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to tell them the benefits of each fruit and vegetable. This will make the kids more interested in vegetables and fruits.

4. Make a list of fruits and vegetables with vitamins and minerals with the kids

Mention the benefits of some fruits and vegetables on a piece of paper. Also, mention what they are rich in. Stick this list on the refrigerator and ask the kids to pick the vegetables having specific vitamins. This game will help them learn the importance of healthy food.



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