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How to Make A Turban Hat & Satin Bonnet: A 2-In-1 DIY ( Beginner Sewing- Natural Hair Accessories)

Hi Friends, Today I was inspired to make a Satin Turban Hat/ Satin Bonnet. It was the simplest design I could think of. This Turban hat/ satin bonnet is great for day wear on a bad hair day and I love to wear this turban hat at bedtime to protect my hair from drying out. My goal was to make a turban hat that would actually stay put while sleeping and while running errands. Success is what happened my friends. Supplies you will Need: 1 yard Satin Fabric Thread Sewing Machine Scissors Measuring tape Well Fitting Hat for Template Directions: Fold your satin fabric in half horizontally. Lay the fabric on a flat surface and cut two 4 inch strips from the left or right end of the fabric. Unfold  each strip, the length should be around 60 inches by 4 inches. Fold the fabric in half length wise, pin in place. Sew in place. Repeat this step for the second strip of fabric as well. Once both strips of fabric are sewn in place …

Activated Charcoal Soap DIY Recipe: Beginner Soaping & Tools

Hi Friends, Today we are making Activated Charcoal Soap, using a favorite DIY recipe! Can I just say, I find soap making to be one of my favorite ways to practice self care. You start on with ingredients and eventually you end up with beautiful aromatic soaps to use or to gift. It’s sort of like baking. The measurements are for a smaller batch of soap but if you would like to make more simply double your recipe. I may try to reduce the recipe to an even smaller batch next time. Activated Charcoal is a great soap to help treat acne prone skin. So let’s quickly cover the benefits of activated charcoal for skin and acne. Being that Activated Charcoal is capable of thoroughly lifting toxins out of skin, it is an ideal opportunity to use for cleansing your face and body. Activated charcoal soap is well known to fully remove makeup, help treat sunburn, bug bites, and even bee stings. What is Activated Charcoal exactly? Charcoal that has been heated or medicinally treated to …

How To Make A: Cut Out Sports Bra DIY

I am back on a fitness kick and super excited to get out the house and get fit! I tried to go out and do just that the other day, but realized my sports bra was missing. I am a runner and there is no running without the proper running equipment i.e. support. What to do? I decided to… demolish a dress from my closet in the name of fitness. I made a simple and cute sports bra featuring a cute cut out feature in the front! This project took 20 minutes as a beginner sewist, but the results are very exciting! Supplies: 1 Yard of Stretch Fabric ( I used an old maxi dress) Sports Bra or Fitted Tank top (use as template) Fabric Scissors Pins Sewing Machine Directions: Step 1: Layer your fabric double print side in. Place your sports bra/ fitted tank top on top of the layered fabric. Pin to the fabric. Cut around the bra or tank top slowly. Fold the fabric in half to make sure to cut away any excess …

DIY: Shabby Chic & Minimalist Jewelry Storage Organizer

I have been waiting to have a few days uninterrupted to complete my bedroom makeover.  Back in late winter my last jewelry storage organizer was broken and I bought supplies to make another. I looked at the supplies every day until this week when I finally had the mojo to create another jewelry storage wall unit. What do you know, it literally only took seven minutes to make! I used very simple tools and the project was very affordable. Supplies: Chicken wire Mounted style picture frame of any size Cup hooks (2) Saw Tooth Brackets (2) Wooden Dahl (5/16 x36) Directions: Remove the picture frame from it’s packaging. Take out the glass plate cover of the frame, use the glass plate as a template to cut out the correct dimensions for the chicken wire. Be sure to use heavy duty wire scissors to cut the chicken wire, also protect your hands by wearing gloves. To help ensure the best fit for the chicken wire screen, be sure to cut on the grade of the chicken …

Kids Room DIY Decor Ideas and Organization (Lego Pillows & More!)

I have wanted to update my little’s bedroom for a long time. This year has been busy with school, internship, family, self and other projects. But with my summer hiatus I was gifted the opportunity to put my petal to the metal and whip up some fun and friendly kid centered DIY’s. 1. The most important step for the room makeover was to wash the walls, and to sweep and scrub the floors. Also to get rid of clutter and “donate-ables”. Organize the furniture to maximize space opportunity in the room. 2. Second consider your window and bed as the main centerpieces of the room. For My room makeover, I placed the reading corner under the window for higher impact on natural lighting. I also moved the beds parallel to the window (on the opposite side of the room) for high impact on the sunrise and sunsets. 3. Update and refresh the wall art and wall displays.  I like wall art but, I also like streamline displays. I removed all artwork that looked out of …

How To: Nicki Minaj Inspired (Alexander Wang) Designer Color Block Shift Dress DIY #DGIJ D25

Welcome to Daily Glory in June! I made a beautiful color block dress. I love the Alexander Wang dress , Nicki Minaj was recently photographed in. I wanted to recreate the color block look but without the designer label price tag. I also am definitely beyond my crop top days since having my two kiddos. This dress was easy to make and I will show you the easiest way I came up with. 🙂 * I used 4 yards of fabric in total. 2 yards of fabric in the light blue and 2 yards of fabric in dark blue. Directions: Layer both of your fabrics parallel to each other on a flat surface. Pick your first fabric. Fold the fabric double, make sure the fold is positioned at the outside vertically. Do the same for the second fabric, make sure the fabric faces the opposite direction. Both fabrics should be facing each other, with the folds facing outward at the perimeter. Find a dress that fits well, position the dress in the center of both fabrics, …

DIY Mason Jars (*2 Way’s) & The Crafter’s Tag #DGIJ D24

Hi Friends, I wanted to share the cool ways I use mason jars to organize my office desk and my bathroom counter top. The DIY’s turned out great! All you need a few supplies and the fun is yours! Supplies: Glass Rocks Spray Paint Mason Jar Washi Tape Glue Gun &  Stick (Or use Crafting glue like E600o) Directions: Mason Jar Stone Design: Wash your mason jar(s) and allow them to air dry. Use your glue to glue small sections of glue to the mason jar. Attach stones in a horizontal design to your liking. You can add space or create your own unique design. Allow 10 minutes for the glue stick glue to dry. Enjoy! Mason Jar Stripes Design: Wash your mason jar(s) and allow them to air dry. Use your washi tape to create a horizontal strip. From the horizontal strip connect vertical strips of washi tape. Try to keep the spacing even even. Go to an outdoor ventilated area, use a spray your spray paint on to the mason jar is small burst …