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DIY~ Halloween Candy Wreath

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Make the Wreath: Gather an assortment of old-fashioned candies in autumnal shades such as yellow, orange, and magenta. Wrap a 14-inch foam wreath form in white ribbon. Attach candy with hot-glue, layering and overlapping as you go. Finish with a yellow burlap bow.

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Honey Avocado Face Mask

For this homemade face mask, a dreamy mix of hydrating avocado, skin-cleansing honey and toning apple-cider vinegar delivers perfect pH balance for all types of skin. While the face mask is completely edible, we don’t recommend actually eating it. By: Lily Diamond

  • ¼ cup ripe avocado Loose Hass Avocados
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon cider vinegar

Preparation

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  • Ready In5 m
  1. Combine avocado, honey and vinegar in a mini food processor; process until smooth. (Alternatively, place in a small bowl; mash with a fork until smooth.)
  2. Apply a thin layer to clean, damp skin. Let dry, then rinse off and moisturize as desired. Oily skin types may not need additional moisturizer. This makes enough for 2-3 applications and should be used immediately.
Honey-Avocado Face Mask

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Hacks For Your Backyard Party

THESE HACKS WILL MAKE YOUR NEXT BACKYARD GATHERING THE BEST YET 

Throwing a successful backyard gathering doesn’t need to be stressful. Nor should it require weeks or even days of planning. Impossible, you say? Not at all: The key is adopting a few of our favorite hacks, each designed to make your backyard the place to gather this summer.

Build a backyard fire pit. In three minutes!

1. Build a backyard fire pit. In three minutes! 

No fire pit, and no time to build one? No problem. Just grab a 15-gallon metal wash pail and four bricks from your local building supply or hardware store (total cost should be around 20 bucks). Set the wash pail wherever you like (well, ok, not inside!), then space the bricks evenly along the bottom; they’ll provide essential air flow. Lay your logs on top of the bricks, strike a match, and break out the hot dogs.

Make your picnic table an impromptu piece of art

2. Make your picnic table an impromptu piece of art 

Grab a roll of craft paper (your local office supply store should carry it), and use it in place of a tablecloth. Next, hand out pocket-sized packs of crayons, or place them conspicuously on the tables. Finally, encourage kids of all ages to add to the artistic masterpiece. As an incentive, find a place to hang the table covering from your previous gathering. Fair warning: the presence of adult beverages may influence the quality and nature of the art.

Cook corn in your cooler

3. Cook corn in your cooler 

If you want to see mouths drop, just start tossing freshly shucked ears of corn into an empty cooler, before casually adding boiling water (two quarts per dozen ears, since you’re asking), and closing the lid. Give it 30 minutes or so, open the lid, and voila! Perfectly cooked corn on the cob. Butter not included. 

Create a backyard party “secret signal”

4. Create a backyard party “secret signal” 

Gather your friends and neighbors together, and agree on a neighborhood signal for the spontaneous “party at my house tonight.” Our suggestions: A pink flamingo on the front lawn, a garden gnome in the driveway, or the universally understood balloon tied to the mailbox.

Use your holiday lights to make your summer more festive

5. Use your holiday lights to make your summer more festive 

Sometimes the simplest things have the biggest impact. In the spirit of this truism, we remind you to invest in a few strings of holiday lights. Run them around tree trunks and into the branches, around the legs of picnic tables, and pretty much anywhere they won’t get stepped on. It’s remarkable how much good cheer can be cultivated by this one simple act.

Get your kids to do all the work without even realizing it

6. Get your kids to do all the work without even realizing it 

Leave the canned whipped cream in the pantry, and instead pick up a few pints of fresh whipping cream and a half-dozen or so mason jars. Fill each jar with about a cup of cream, a tablespoon of sweetener (bonus points: Use maple syrup), and a dash of nutmeg. Gather the kids around, give them each a jar (be sure the lids are tight!), and count them down, with instructions to start shaking on “0”. The first one to achieve whipped cream gets the first taste–unless you claim it. Because you are the parent, after all.

Serve a party-sized burger

7. Serve a party-sized burger 

Sliders are so 2018; instead, create a massive hunk-a-chunk of grilled perfection by forming three pounds of ground beef into a party-sized patty, slathering it with your favorite toppings, and serving it inside a hollowed out loaf of your favorite locally baked bread. Slice into almost-reasonable sized portions, and serve with lots of napkins. Lots and lots of napkins.

Transform squeezable bottles into custom drink makers

8. Transform squeezable bottles into custom drink makers 

Whether you’re serving alcohol or not, create a custom drink-mixing station by setting out squeeze bottles full of simple syrups. Your guests will love cooking up their own personal potions, though laminating a couple of your favorite recipes and setting them out with the mixin’s is a thoughtful touch.

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Homemade Hand And Skin Moisturizer

This homemade moisturizer is an all-purpose miracle worker—as excellent for damaged and dry hands as it is for repairing chapped lips and cracked skin. Rosemary and sage oils, steeped in nourishing coconut oil and cocoa butter, help to jump-start skin repair. While the salve is completely edible, we don’t recommend actually eating it.

By: Lily Diamond

Ingredients 32 servings

  • ½ cup raw virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup chopped cocoa butter
  • ½ cup fresh sage leaves
  • ½ cup fresh rosemary leaves

Preparation

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  • Ready In1 h 30 m
  1. Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat. When the oil is hot to the touch, add sage and rosemary. Let the mixture steep over low heat for 10 minutes, then turn the heat off and leave the pan on the stove to steep, uncovered, for another 1-2 hours, depending on desired potency of scent.
  2. Strain out the leaves and discard. Pour the liquid into an 8-ounce glass jar, two 4-ounce jars, or four 2-ounce jars. Place lids on the jars and refrigerate overnight to harden. Remove from the fridge the next morning and keep in a cool, dry place.
  • To make ahead: Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Deep Hand-Repair Salve with Coconut Oil

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DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Don’t let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you’re done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters.

What You’ll Need

  • 6 plastic straws
  • thin, flexible floral wire
  • copper spray paint
  • air plants
  • needle nose pliers
DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Don’t let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you’re done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. – they make great gifts.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut Straws

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Don’t let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you’re done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. – they make great gifts.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut three 7-inch straws, three 5-inch straws and three 2.5-inch straws.

Create First Triangle

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Thread a long piece of wire through two 7-inch straws, leaving about 30 inches of excess wire on one end (image 1). Use needle nose pliers to create a bend in the wire between the two straws (image 2). Thread a 2.5-inch straw onto the short side of the wire, bending the wire between it and the 7-inch straw to form a triangle (image 3). Twist the open ends of wire together to close the isosceles triangle (image 5).

Make the Top Pyramid

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Slide the long end of the wire back up through the first 7-inch straw (image 1) and thread another 7-inch straw onto the same wire, bending the wire between the two straws (image 2). Then, bend the excess wire at the end of the straw to hold it in place.

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Jalynn Baker

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Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

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Thread a 2.5-inch straw onto the same wire, to the bend (image 1). Bend the wire, then thread it back through the first 2.5-inch piece, connecting the two 2.5-inch straws and creating half of the pyramid base (images 2 & 3). The two wires should now meet. Bend the long wire at the corner, then thread another 2.5-inch piece onto it, creating a triangular base (image 4). Wrap the long wire around one corner of the base to secure (image 5).

Make the Bottom Pyramid

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

JalynnBaker

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

JalynnBaker

Thread two 5-inch straws onto the long wire, bending the wire in-between each straw to create a triangle (image 1). Connect the triangle to the base by threading the wire back through one of the 2.5-inch pieces (image 2).

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

JalynnBaker

Image 1

Don't let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you're done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. - they make great gifts.

Thread the final 5-inch piece onto the wire (image 1), bending the wire to hold it in place. Thread the wire back up through one of the other 5-inch straws and secure wire to the base by twisting the excess wire together (image 2).

Finish It Up

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Don’t let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you’re done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. – they make great gifts.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut off excess wire, clamping the raw edges with pliers to avoid snagging. Attach another piece of wire to the top of the planter for hanging, then paint with copper spray paint.

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

DIY Faux Copper Air Planter

Don’t let those plastic straws end up in a landfill! When you’re done slurping up your iced coffee, save your straws to make a few of these gorgeous faux copper air planters. P.S. – they make great gifts.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Place an air plant (Tillandsia) in the middle base of the planter, hang and enjoy! When your plant’s ready for water, take it out of the base, soak thoroughly in a bowl of lukewarm water and sit it upside down on a paper towel to dry.

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DIY~ Bottle Ideas

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25+ DIY Bottle Lamps Decor Ideas That Will Add Uniqueness To Your Home

Posted By MMK on Nov 12, 2015

Hi my coolest people! Are you looking for a new cool idea? For all fans of DIY ideas, today we prepared an exquisite collection of 25+ DIY Bottle Lamps Decor Ideas That Will Add Uniqueness to Your Home.If you are looking for a new lamp to add to your home interior, think twice before you spend money on that. We tend to spend more than we can afford, so be cool and make the things that you need on your own. The results are priceless! Why buying a new lamp when you can do it yourself? There are so many ways of how to incorporate this idea to your home interior. Today, we suggest to use empty bottles in order to make amazing lamps.

Enjoy in this collection and try to copy some of them for your home.

Unique Bottle Lamp Decor Ideas

There is a sign of elegance and uniqueness in every glass bottle. Some of them will catch your eye with their shape, color, or size. You can make them a part of your home decor as lighting solutions. Take a look at the following crafts and choose which one is your favorite.

01. Jar Lamp

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04. Cork Filled Bottle Lamp Decor Idea

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Hanging Bottle Chandeliers

Chandeliers are fascinating on their own, but usually they catch your eye with their uniqueness. So we are sure that the following unique hanging bottles chandeliers will be noticed by everyone that enters your place.

05. Creative Hanging Bottle Lamps

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09. Wine Bottle Lantern

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10. Wine Bottles Lamp Decor Ideas

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13. Rum Bottle Lamp Decor Idea

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Whiskey Bottle Lamp Decor Ideas

For all whiskey lovers, here is something cool and catchy. Especially boys will be amazed by this creative whiskey lamp.

14. Jack Daniels Bottle Lamps

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15. Industrial Lamp Decor Idea

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17. Fuse Table Industrial Lamp

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19. Creative Cowboy Bottle Lamp

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20. Beer Bottle Lamp Decor Idea

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Creatively Ornamented Wine Bottle Decor Ideas

Bottle lamps can look even more adorable if you put some art in the look of the bottle. Just decorate it with a nice bow, colored paper, or paint it as you wish and you’ll get a piece of masterpiece!

21. Map Decorated Bottle Lamp

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22. Colorful DIY Bottle Lamp

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25. Flower Decor Wine Bottle Lamp

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26. Ornamented Bottle Lamp Decor

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27. Amazing Wine Bottle Lamp

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So, how did you find our bottle lamp decor ideas for your home? Isn’t they lovely? Which one is your favorite? We want to hear from you. Feel free to share your comments with us and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter that you will easily find on our Feel It Cool website. Also, we made this collection to give you great ideas how to redecorate your dream home with something creative and unique. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Architecture & Design and find many other great home interior ideas.

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DIY Cheap & Healthy Meal Prep Idea: Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls

INGREDIENTS

  • For the chicken:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breasts will also work)
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • For the rice:
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup dry short grain brown rice
  • 2 cups water or vegetarian broth
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • For the corn salsa:
  • 1 cup organic sweet corn
  • 1 small red onion, diced (or about 1/2 cup diced red onion)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper, to taste
  • For the beans:
  • 1 (15 oz) can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • To garnish:
  • 1/2 cup Go Veggie! Lactose Free Monterey Jack & Cheddar Shreds
  • For garnish: Extra salsa, avocado slices (or guacamole), jalapenos if you like spice, cilantro, greek yogurt, hot sauce, etc

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make the chicken: Place chicken, salsa and chipotle chili powder in a slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Once done cooking, shred chicken with two forks and place back in the slow cooker until ready to serve. If you don’t have a slow cooker, refer to the notes section in the recipe for baking instructions.
  2. To make the brown rice: Place a medium pot over medium heat and add in coconut oil and brown rice. Toast rice with the coconut oil for 5 minutes; stirring frequently to toast the rice and infused the coconut oil flavor in. After 5 minutes add in water and bring mixture to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, remove heat, and lime juice, then recover and let stand for 10 more minutes. Once done, season with a little salt to taste.
  3. To make the corn salsa: In a medium bowl, combine corn, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To make the bowls, evenly distribute rice, chicken, black beans and corn salsa into bowls (or containers if meal prepping.) Garnish with cheese, cilantro, hot sauce and extra salsa, if desired. If you are planning on enjoying the meal later, do not add the avocado. Add once ready to eat.
  5. Makes 4 servings

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