Friday, October 17, 2014

Try This DIY: Double Pearl Earrings

Double pearl earrings are so in now a days, every other designer/store has them.Why buy them when you can make them, in less than 2 minutes? Since it takes less than 2 minutes to make, its a perfect DIY to try today and flaunt at your evening party or at your weekend outing.

Follow along for instructions on how to make this awesome and quick DIY

You can also use other studs to make it a two tone earring.See picture below for an example
Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Try This DIY : Mirrored Pillow Cover

Fall is here and all I see is yellow/Orange/Red everywhere. Here is a quick DIY  to dress up any room. This throw will make your house fall ready and is effortless to make.

Materials required to Try This DIY:

  • Throw pillow with removable cover 
  • Mirror discs of varied sizes (I used round ones from JoAnn )
  • Dimensional Fabric Paint ( I used orange and blue;from Michaels)
  • Fabric Glue

Instructions to Try This DIY: 

  1. Remove the cover from the pillow and lay it flat with the front of the pillow cover facing up. If the cover is not made of thick fabric, place a magazine or news paper inside the cover so that the glue doesn't stick the front and the back of the cover together
  2. Take a mirror disc, apply glue at the back of the mirror 
  3. Adhere mirror to the cover
  4. Using dimensional paint outline along the mirror ; make sure the outline is thick enough to be visible and also this covers up the sharp edges of the mirror and prevent any injury
  5. Randomly glue the mirrors all throughout the pillow cover and outline the mirror using  dimensional paint
Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Try This Nail Art: Double French tip

Materials Required to Try This Nail Art:

  • Nail Polishes(I used white and blue from sallyhansen and a Transparent polish from Revlon)
  • Scotch Tape

Instructions to Try This Nail Art:

  1. Take a piece of scotch tape and place it over the nail . Make sure you remove most of the stickiness from the tape before you place it on your nail, by sticking it to your palm a few times and then press down the tape securely.
  2. Paint your shade of choice ( I used white) , let it dry and then carefully remove the tape 
  3. Then, take another piece of scotch tape (or you can reuse the one from earlier step) and place it halfway through the white tip and press down the tape securely.
  4. Paint the second color over  ( I used Blue) 
  5. Let it dry and then carefully remove the tape
  6. Finish of by brushing a coat of transparent polish on top  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Try This DIY: Mango Moose cake

Today is my dad's birthday and it is father day too. So, I wanted to do something special for him and since its summer time decided to make a  "Mango Moose Cake". Follow along for this amazing recipe.

Materials required to Try This DIY:

  • Mangoes- 1 large
  • Mango Pulp ( It is easily available at any Indian store)- 30 Oz
  • Heavy Cream - 1 Quart
  • Gelatin- 2 pounches
  • Pound Cake ( I was too lazy to bake a cake, so just bought one) - 1 loaf
  • Electric Whisk
  • Removable bottom cake pan (I used a 9" pan from target
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Water

For Decoration:

  • Strawberries (2 berries)
  • Blueberies (15 berries)
  • Apple (1/4th)
  • Mango(1/4th)
  • Mint leaves (5-7 leaves)

Instructions required to Try This DIY:

  • Slice the Pound Cake. Each slice should be at least 1 inch wide. Arrange the slices evenly on  cake pan

  • Peel mango and cut fruit away from pit. Cut fruit into small chunks and arrange them over the cake layer and set aside

  •  Put water in a small microwave safe cup and sprinkle two pouches of gelatin and microwave it for about 30 seconds.

  • Empty mango pulp into a bowl and add the gelatin mixture and whisk until blended. Separate the mixture into 1/4th and 3/4th portions

  • In a chilled large bowl, beat the heavy cream until the mixture forms soft peaks, using a handheld electric whisk.
  • Add 3/4th of mango gelatin mixture into the whipped cream and fold in gently until completely blended

  •  Scrape mango mousse over mango layer and smooth it into an even layer and refrigerate for about half an hour

  • Take the pan out of refrigerator and pour  the remaining 1/4th of the  mango gelatin mixture over the moose layer
  • Decorate it as you wish. ( I sliced mango and Apple into thin pieces and arranged them one after the other.  Added a few blueberries at the bottom and the top of the slices. Also, added a couple of  strawberry slices at the bottom and finished off with mint leaves)

  • Refrigerate it for3/4 hours before  you devour it :). Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest. 

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Try This DIY: AcceCELERYzed Skirt

     Sometimes you don't need to buy a new skirt, but you need to 'spring' one from the back of your closet to get 'Spring' ready.  Today's post is to AcceCELERYze a skirt using hand printing. Hand printing is a fast and easy way to personalize something and this is my third post using vegetables for hand printing (go here  or here for my earlier posts). Get Spring/Summer ready with this amazing DIY.

    Materials required to Try This DIY:

    • Skirt 
    • Celery bunch attached to the at the base
    • Celery stalks
    • Fabric Paint( I used Copper and bought it at Michaels)
    • Dimensional Fabric Paint ( I used Gold and bought it at Michaels)
    • Newspaper
    • Foam Brush
    • Palette 

    Instructions to Try This DIY: 

    1. Cut celery bunch all the way through about 3/5 inches up from the base where the stalks are attached. The base of the bunch will be the rose stamp. Set aside the extra celery stalks 
    2. Using the foam brush, apply a thin even coating of copper fabric paint to the celery stamp 

    3. Place a newspaper between the skirt and press the celery stamp onto the skirt,(If you think the stamp rose needs a  little more color, reapply paint over the stamped design using a paint).

    4. If the stamped rose needs a few more “petals” use the extra pieces of celery to add them where needed. Apply the color to the end of a single celery stalk and stamp on extra petals

    5.  Using the dimensional fabric paint draw an outline around each petal.

    6. Repeat the above process to add more roses. 
    7. Be sure to keep up with my behind the scenes on Instagram and inspiration collections on Pinterest.