DIY

Old T-Shirt DIY

If you’re like me, thanks to various activities in middle school and high school, I’ve got a ton of old t-shirts. There’s no way I’ll really wear them again and I wanted to find a way to put them to use. Here’s a fairly easy DIY that will turn an unused shirt into an adorable headband!

I’m not the best at explaining things but hopefully these pictures will be enough to walk you through it!

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As much as I love Friday Night Lights, this DIY requires a larger t-shirt and this one was perfect!

Pull tight!

VIDEO: DIY Burnt Matchstick Art

Happy Wednesday,  y’all! This week, I’ve got another DIY for you.

When I first moved away from home, it seemed like every place I lived had beige carpets and beige walls. All I wanted to do was add color and texture to make my surroundings actually feel like a home. This DIY is extremely easy and will add both color and texture to those blank walls!

 

DIY iPhone Case

Because we are basically tethered to our iPhones most of the day, phone cases are now the latest fashion accessory. You can switch it out depending on your outfit that day or stick with a simple sleek phone hugger no matter what you’re sporting at the moment.

I like switching out my phone case every now and then but that can get expensive. So, I opt for a case that has a clear back and create my own inserts to change things up!

Here’s what you’ll need:

* I’ve got the iPhone 5 but the same supplies will work for a 4 or 4s

– An index card

– Stickers, patterned paper, letters – basically any scrapbooking type things that you want to use to create your case

– Glue

– Scissors

Trace the shape of your phone case onto your index card.

Cut out your iPhone shape and start cutting and gluing your scrapbooking goodness onto it.


Once you’ve finished the designing, cutting and glueing process, allow it to dry for about twenty minutes.

Here’s the finished product!

Simple Strawberry Jam Recipe

I love fruit. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate them into everything from breakfast to dessert. Jams are an easy, quick and cheap way to do just that!

Here is a simple jam recipe that is a great way to get the last bits of goodness out of those summer strawberries.

Ingredients:

– 1 Pound of Strawberries, hulled

– 6 tablespoons of sugar

– ½ of a lemon, juiced

– A glass jar or container to store your jam

What you do:

Place the strawberries in a food processor and pulse until just coarsely chopped, or chop them roughly with a knife. Place in a medium saucepan and add the sugar and lemon juice .

Cover and cook over medium heat until the sugar melts and the berries soften and release some of their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, lower heat, and simmer until the berries begin to fall apart and the mixture is thickened and no longer watery, 12 to 15 minutes.

Ladle into your glass jar; eat warm, or cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.