Thursday, August 28, 2014

Diy dragonfly hair clip--zulily knockoff

 I am always looking for cute hair clips for my daughter. If you share the same interest, you might wanna check out my  Pinterest board for hair clips.

I got the idea of using ribbons to make dragonfly from one of my pins.
Unfortunately, I couldn't locate the original website for this set of insect hair clips.
I know they are from Zulily and are probably out of stock.
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I found this pack of ribbons in local Target dollar zone.
I got the alligator hair clip from local Walmart.
This is how I made it.

Now it's time to wear it.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Travel tips -- FREE organize cubes/container

We are heading to Florida tomorrow for a short vacation. Yeah!!!
I wanna share with you very simple packing tips using FREE organizers/cubes/containers.

1. hair accessory bag--FREE

 I kept this cute package for panty liners because it's so cute! It holds five hair clips (three shown in the picture, more added later) and a box of of hair elastics.

2. all beach essential in one bag--Free

I like the idea of having cubes packing different categories of stuff so nothing shifts in the luggage. I always keep the heavy duty plastic packages that come with the bed sheet, mattress cover or gift set of lotion/nail polish etc. 

3. old contact lens case?--- travel size lotion container!--FREE

 Have you got an old contact lens case sitting around doing nothing? Now it's time to use it. Left for day use moisturizer with SPF and right for night cream!

4. Samples--FREE

Yes. Samples. Do you shop in Sephora or Drugstore? You must have a lot of samples. Now it's time to bring them with you and use them!

5. Jewelry  organizer--only $5

Three layer jewelry box. First layer, bracelet. Second, rings and ear studs. Third, necklaces. Snap button, everything is safe here now.
 I got this from ebay.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Happy 1st birthday tee for little boy

My nephew's birthday is in August. He is one year old now! Only 35 days younger than my daughter.
I wanted to send him something special for his first birthday.
Here is my DIY first birthday tee.
I bought two plain tees from local Target. They cost $5 each.
For the white one, I decorated it with the number 1.
The felt chevron patter fabric is from local Walmart. Pretty, isn't it. Simply cut out the shape.
I used the "heat and bond" to attach the felt "1" to the tee. Use the purple package if you want sew later.

Then I used white thread to further secure the number.
It's done! A 10 minute project.

The second one is a red-grey stripe tee. I thought some blue letters will stand out.
I bought some iron-on letters from local Walmart. I believe they are less than 4 bucks.
Follow the instructions on the package.
Cut apart the letters and place them as desired. The transfer sheet (shiny plastic looking layer) side up.
Set the iron on "cotton" setting. Evenly apply heat to each letter.

Peel off the transfer sheet.
The letters have the flocked texture.
And final look.