All you need to do this project is a spray bottle, a barrier for the inside of the shirt, some bleach, a t-shirt and a stencil that you can make yourself out of card stock. First off you will need to find a silhouette of something you want to be on your shirt. You could do any kind of shapes or words you would like. You probably want to choose something without much detail. If the shape is hard to cut out- it probably won't turn out so well on the shirt. Print your shape (or draw) onto card stock and cut it out.
Make sure you put something between the front and back of the shirt. We just used a rolled up piece of craft paper. Put some bleach in a spray bottle. We used 2 parts bleach, 1 part water. Place the stencil where you want it on the shirt and start spraying all around, and on top of, the stencil. It will take a while for the bleach to start changing the color of the shirt. When your shirt has turned a color you like, rinse the shirt out with just water. Make sure you rinse it out a lot. Let your shirt dry completely and it's ready to wear! After it has dried completely, it is safe to wash it regularly.
Thank you Sarah for this tutorial. You can find her blog here
Cayenne Pepper: Mix 1/8th of a tsp of cayenne pepper with 1/2 cup warm water.
Salt: Add 1 tsp of table salt to a cupful of warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar with a cup of warm water.
Ginger: Make a strong brew with freshly grated ginger (about 3 tsp per cup of boiling water), steep for about 5 minutes then stir in a spoonful of honey and sip.
Thyme: Brew 1 tablespoon dried thyme in 1 cup boiling water. Strain before using.
Honey & Lemon: Mix two tsp honey and 1 tsp lemon juice with one cup of boiling hot water. Allow to cool a bit then drink.
Licorice Root: Make a brew with licorice roots (one or two pieces per cup) and sip. You can also brew licorice tea bags or chew on a piece of licorice root to help relieve the pain. Licorice root can affect blood pressure if too much is consumed, not recommended for those who are pregnant or have high blood pressure.
Cloves: Slowly chew on a few cloves.
Green Tea: Sipping a cup of this can help, but gargling with it is also recommended since it naturally fights infections. See this page for more info on its health benefits.
Baking Soda & Salt: Mix 1/2 tsp of each baking soda and salt with a 1/2 cup of warm water.
Chamomile: Best to start sipping this tea as soon as you feel one coming on.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Gargle 3% hydrogen peroxide to fight the infection. If the taste is too much for you, dilute with some water first (about 50/50).
This article comes from tipnut.com
For Feather Drink Stirrers you need is scissors and a glue gun. If you’re purchasing your own supplies, gather a bunch of feathers (in different colors and sizes), a handful of bamboo skewers, and whatever trim you’d like to use to finish them off. We used gold, because we love gold. But you could totally use anything you like.
You can make a bunch of the exact same stirrer, or you can make all sorts of different ones that go together, like we did. If you purchased the kit, you’ll see that feather sizes and shapes vary, so you’ll have to figure out which go together best.
Start with your biggest feather first and position it in the direction you like. Add a spot of hot glue, and then affix the feather to the top of the stirrer. Repeat with the second biggest… … on down the line until you have them all arranged as you like them.
To add the trim, squeeze out a spot of glue at the lower part of the feather tips.
Attach the trim and wind it up the stirrer until it covers the messy part of the feathers. You might want to add another spot of glue midway, if you think it’s necessary. Then one more spot of glue at the top to attach the end of the trim. Snip the remaining trim away from the stick, and voila! You can cut the stirrers down to size if you’d like them to match the height of your glasses. Or if you want to use these little beauties on a cake or cupcakes, leave the pointy end intact.
Using old Paddles as decor or make them useful turning them into a hanger is just a wonderful idea!
Icebox cake from smittenkitchen.com
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 (9-ounce) packages chocolate wafer cookies [or, make your own!]
- Unsweetened cocoa (or chocolate shaving
In a large bowl, beat cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
On a flat serving plate, arrange 7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.
Spread with 1/2 cup whipped cream, making a 7-inch circle. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream, making 11 layers of cookies and ending with a layer of cream (there will be a few cookies left over). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
To serve, dust top lightly with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.
See more delicious recipes from smittenkitchen.com
This chandelier is a unique piece that brings a grand finale to the series of Volivik 347 designed by Lucas Muñoz. The structure of this suspension lamp is realized in aged and treated metal, varnished as a special structure finish. 347 Silver Bic Crystal pens are hanging from it, reflecting light like so many mirrors act.
If you have lots of pens that are no longer in use or broken, then maybe you can use them to build a chandelier similar to this. You can also buy it here.... if you are lucky enough to have the money.
Julia's lamps wouldn't win the Ugly Lamp Contest, but they weren't going to win any beauty contests either. They look like butter churners ... very fancy butter churners. Perfect for those formal butter churning occasions. Or better yet, the perfect candidates for a little spray painting' and stripe gaining. We just love the new look. Who knew there was such hipness to be had!