Sunday, November 27, 2016

DIY Vintage Jewelry Tree - nontraditional Christmas tree

Jewelry tree! Did your grandma have one of these? Mine didn't, but I know other grandma ladies who had them! If you use thrifted and vintage materials, this is definitely a more sustainable craft, but what about the hot glue?

Fabric- I used some fabric leftovers from a theatre show
Frame- it's thrifted!
Backing- the board came with an art print, I just needed to cut it down
Measuring- tape and ruler
Glue- hot and liquid
Brush- for glue
Vintage Jewelry- got mine at a vintage stall store
Cutting utensils- get a xacto and some scissors ready
Pliers- to bust up the jewelry
Wire cutters- again to bust up the jewels
Marking tools- like a pencil

What do you think about me painting the frame hot pink to match my pop-up Christmas tree?

And what is a good, sustainable alternative to hot glue? 

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Music composed for Break + Remake by Janet Overfield

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Aquafaba Whip vs Coconut Cream Whip - vegan holiday treats

Ok, what is aquafaba? It's garbanzo bean water, and it makes a mean egg replacer. But I've also heard of it used as a vegan whipped topping. Was it better than coconut whipped topping? I had to know.

Not that have ever made whipped anything in my life. 

Here are the recipes in case you want to try them, I recommend both!


Coconut Whipped Cream:

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

Super simple DIY foaming hand soap. Making your own means less unknown chemicals, and less waste especially if you buy the big bottles of soap.

Ingredient list: 
Water- filtered or distilled if you'd like
Castile soap- I used Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
Vegetable glycerine
Essential oil- I used lavender

Fill your bottle 2/3 up with water, 1/3 with soap. Add about 1 teaspoon of glycerine, then 2-3 drops of essential oil. Rock the bottle back and forth, don't shake or you'll get MAOR BUBBLES.

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Super simple DIY foaming hand soap