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DIY: Makeup goodie bag ideas for the makeup obsessed



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Goodie bag ideas – Everyone has that one friend who is obsessed with makeup – they watch video tutorials online, read blogs on the latest makeup trends, and get excited when nail polish brands create unique lines featuring their favorite music artist or movie. So when it comes time to give them a gift they will truly appreciate, why not make them a makeup goodie bag?

Makeup goodie bags will give them a medley of new (or already loved) things to sample. If you are hosting an event and want to make multiple goodie bags, clear favor bags or mini fabric bags tied with ribbon would be a cute and more affordable alternative to hold the goods, instead of purchasing makeup bags for everyone. Here are some ideas for makeup product to add to your make bag:

1. Nail Polish

This is a great goodie bag item since you can easily customize bags by giving favorite colors to your friends. If your friend likes to do nail art, you can include nail polish pens which will surely excite them and inspire them to get creative with their nails!

2. Blush

Blush is another great item because it does not need to be a high end brand to be of great quality. Blushes like the Covergirl Cheekers Blush come in many colors and are extremely affordable so you don’t need to break the bank when adding to your good bag.

3. Lipstick

With so many beautiful shades and quality drugstore brands, you may have a hard time choosing which lipsticks to gift and which ones to keep!

4. Eyeliners

A girl can never have enough eye pencils. They can stash it in their purse for a quick touch-up or last minute dinner plans.

The contents of your friend’s goodie bag is up to you since you know them best. Either way, they will love their thoughtful gift and you will have fun putting together! What makeup products did you gift to your friend?


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DIY beaded curtains


Beaded Curtain by Kristen Ortworth-Jewell ( via Creative Commons

It’s 2015 and everyone’s ditching the standard cloth curtain for the more eclectic bead designs to revive the look of their home interior. Beading has become a major craft sensation in recent years and has evolved into something more than jewelry designs, making its way into the homes of many! Inspired by the 60s and 70s era of beaded curtains and groovy designs, a beaded bed curtain will surely jazz up the look of your home. To get that perfect replication of a 60s bedroom design, read on to find out how you can make your own colorful curtain out of thousands of beads.

What you’ll need:

  • Full selection bead kit
  • Crafts or hardware store fishing line (sturdy)
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill and nails

What to do:

  1. Measure the area of space you are going to cover. Measuring this area will help you determine how thick your curtain should be as well as how far apart the strings of beads should be to one another.
  2. Before you start implementing your bead design, be sure your thread is a stronghold, heavy duty cord as a piece of crafts thread is likely to snap with the accumulated weight of the beads. For this project, I recommend a strong fishing line from a hardware or sporting goods store.
  3. Measure the length of the area, cut a section of the fishing line off and tie a knot at the bottom of the cord. This will prevent each bead line from scattering and coming undone.
  4. Once you determine the appropriate color scheme for your room, you can begin inserting beads to the fishing line as you see fit.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to set aside some time to finish this project. Making your own bead curtain can be a repetitive but calming project. These crafty pieces also compliment flower light fixtures. Once everything is complete, transform your home interior by nailing your finished product over your door to showcase for your guests!


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Get crafty with vinyl placemats



Vinyl has many great attributes making it an excellent material for DIY projects. It is flexible, durable, holds shape well and is inexpensive. You can purchase sheets of vinyl to craft with or you can recycle your own vinyl products.

When I think of this material, my first thought is of vinyl placemats. They come in an unlimited amount shapes, sizes and designs. Additionally they are inexpensive and extremely convenient. Because they are cheap, I often buy fun designs and colors but retire them way before their expiration date. Instead of throwing them away or shoving them in the back of your kitchen cabinets, make a fun DIY craft with them!

Unlike fabric placemats, vinyl can be easily cut with instant clean edges. Also, this material can still be easily sewn making it perfect for all sorts of crafts:
•My first recommendation is to turn your placemat into a fun tote bag! It’s very simple. Turn your vinyl placemat horizontally, right side up, then fold in half (as you would close a book). Use pins to hold in place and sew both edges leaving the top open. Then turn inside out and attach handles which could be ribbon, rope, or fabric. Get creative!
•Coasters are another easy, fun craft. Just cut circles out of your recycled vinyl placemat. Since vinyl is waterproof they already serve the purpose of a cup holder. If you want sturdy coasters you can cut equivalently sized circles out of cardboard or wood and glue to the bottom.
•Vinyl can also be used as cushions for baseball games or sitting out in the grass. It is the perfect material because it’s relatively weather-proof. Get two vinyl placemats and sew together, pretty sides facing each other. Leave a small whole to turn inside out and then stuff with cotton or comparable material. Then sew up the small hole and there you go.

There are so many things you can do with vinyl so be creative and craft away!


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