• DIY Candle Holder With Glass Marbles

    April 25, 2018 BY Kayla
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    I am always looking for easy craft ideas, and this DIY Candle Holder is a perfect way to make something cute for your home office with just a few minutes and a couple of dollars spent.  Budget-friendly crafts are a great way to feel creative while not spending too much of your budget.  Using simple glass marbles and an old CD, we have created a super cute craft!

    DIY Candle Holder with glass marbles is a great inexpensive craft idea! Use just a few dollars and make a cute home office decor item that even kids can help make!

    DIY Candle Holder With Glass Marbles

    Making a simple DIY Candle holder is something you can even do with your kids.  I used a simple green marble, but you can choose any color you prefer.  You could even mix colors to create a rainbow effect if preferred.  The Dollar Tree is a favorite place to shop for glass marbles since they have bags for only $1.  In fact, grabbing several bags and glue for this project could be an ideal birthday party craft for an older child or teen!

    Supplies Needed: 

    • Marbles
    • A cd
    • A hot glue gun or E6000 Glue

    We all have old scratched CD’s or DVD’s laying around the house somewhere.  This is the perfect project to use those for.  Instead of throwing them away, use them as a simple but sturdy base for your DIY candle holder.

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    Start with gluing the marbles around the edge of the CD or DVD.  I prefer using E6000 since I can let kids help and not worry about burns, but you still need to be super careful about what they are touching and making sure that they don’t glue fingers together.

    You will slowly make your way around the outside border of the CD with your marbles.  Once the initial layer has set, you will then proceed to glue another ring of marbles directly on top of the bottom.  You can continue this process for 3-5 layers, depending on how tall you want your candle holder to be when you finish.

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    This will fit a votive or slightly larger candle.  I prefer to keep the candle in the jar like shown, or use a simple glass votive holder inside the DIY Candle holder.  That way it is much easier to switch out candles when wanted.  Be careful when moving this around after you burn the candle.  Depending on how close the candle is to the marbles, it can get hot to the touch.  I definitely recommend letting it cool off before moving to another space on your desk or the surface you decide to display this.

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    You can easily embellish this simple DIY Candle Holder with a ribbon tied around the middle, an artificial flower attached to the side, or you could even glue the CD to the top of a glass to give it elevation and add a bit of flare.

    I love making a simple craft like this to use around the house.  Since I work at a desk a lot of the time, it makes it much it a great easy way to give my area a little lift without spending a ton of money.  I think it could also be a great way to add accent pieces to your living area, kitchen, or even to use as a centerpiece on your dining table.

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    DIY Candle Holder with glass marbles is a great inexpensive craft idea! Use just a few dollars and make a cute home office decor item that even kids can help make!

    15 Fun Crafts Using Bottles

    July 7, 2017 BY Deb
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    Reduce, reuse, recycle! Here are some things you can make with bottles!

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    15 4th of July Red, White & Blue Desserts

    July 3, 2017 BY Deb
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    1. Red, White and Blueberry Trifle – skinnytaste
    2. Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake – Betty Crocker
    3. Cake Ball Flag Cake – Betty Crocker
    4. Red, White and Blue Pancakes –  Betty Crocker
    5. Red, White and Blueberry Chex Bars – Betty Crocker
    6. Fluffy Lemon Cheesecake Pie – Betty Crocker
    7. Stars and Stripes Berry Slab Pie – Kraft
    8. Jello Easy Patriotic Pie – Kraft
    9. Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cake – Kraft
    10. Flag Cake – Kraft
    11. Red, White and Blue Cream Cheese Cookie Bars – Pillsbury
    12. Patriotic Cookie Pizza – Pillsbury
    13. Fireworks Pie Fries – Pillsbury
    14. Lemon Icebox Pie Flag – Pillsbury
    15. Crispy Star Pops Recipe – Taste of Home

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    We almost always have baking soda in our kitchen cabinet for baking and to put in our refrigerator to absorb odors.  Baking soda is useful for many purposes in the kitchen, including being effective as a cleaning agent. But, did you know it can also be used as a beauty product? Some of these uses can save you a lot of money. Beauty products can be so expensive…baking soda is not!

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    1. Make a DIY Exfoliator 

    Mix three parts baking soda to one part warm water in a small dish. Rub mixture on your face in small circular motions. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. Just avoid the eye area altogether. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry! The result is nice fresh feeling soft skin.

    2. Prep Your Nails For a Manicure or Pedicure

    Use the same solution as for exfoliator for your hands and fingers. Rinse and pat dry. Then, using an old toothbrush, dip in dry baking soda and scrub your nails and cuticle area to remove unwanted imperfections. Do the same to your toes for a pedicure! It will make your nails smooth and ready to be polished with your favorite nail color.

    3. Soothe Sensitive Sunburned Skin 

    Add one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of warm water. This creates a nice soothing solution. Apply to sunburned skin to relieve discomfort. Or just add to a tepid bath and soak. Also, you can apply to legs after shaving to alleviate any razor burn irritation.

    4. Remove Build Up From Hair Products

    It is a good idea to occasionally use a product that thoroughly removes excess hair products that can build up in your hair. This gives your hair a fresh start, sort of speak. Simply sprinkle some baking soda into your favorite shampoo and wash your hair as you normally would. The result will be cleaner, more manageable hair!

    5. Clean Your Styling Tools

    Just like your hair, brushes and combs get built up with excess hair products (and hair oils) leaving them dirty with built up hair gunk. Yuck. Who wants that? To get them clean without a lot of effort, just add a teaspoon or two of baking soda in a bowl of warm water and let soak until clean. Rinse and dry.

    6. Out of Deodorant? Use Baking Soda

    You can use baking soda as a deodorant in a pinch. Just dust dry baking soda under your arms to absorb odors. It will leave you feeling fresh until you can properly wash and use regular deodorant.

    7. Whiten Teeth

    I must admit, my mother used to make us use baking soda to brush our teeth if we ran out of toothpaste. I hated it. But it does work. Baking soda is an ingredient found in many natural toothpastes on the market today. However, baking soda does not have fluoride which helps fight cavities. So just use it occasionally when you need to whiten up those pearly whites a bit.

    8. Freshen Up Oily Hair

    No time to wash your hair? Just apply some baking soda to the roots of your hair and brush out. Only do this in a pinch until you can wash your hair properly!

    9. Acne Treatment

    Don’t want to buy expensive acne treatments? Try this. Mix equal parts baking soda and honey. Apply to skin, let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

    10. Remove Chlorine From Hair

    If you spend a lot of time swimming, you more than likely have chlorine build up and/or discoloration in your hair. Get rid of this by mixing dish soap and baking soda and washing your hair with this mixture. Be sure to use a good conditioner afterwards as this combination leaves your hair ultra clean!

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    Ever have a bunch of empty containers and boxes lying around that you wish had a further purpose? Luckily, they do! Many of the most common recyclables can be turned into organization items!

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    Bottle Cap Storage Bags

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    Book Organizer

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    Magazine Boxes

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    Charging Station

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    Stacked Organizer

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    Tool Shed Organizer

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    Wall Mounted Organizers

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    Cord Organizer

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    Simple Desk Organizer

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