Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY ~ Planter Pot Upcycle

This is a super fast and easy way to upcycle a pot you may not like anymore!

I got this one from work and it had 3 little suffocating plants in it. 
I seperated them into their own pots, and this guy is doing so good! 

I ahve been looking at the pot it's in for a few weeks now and I didn't like that it had orange on it. 
Makes it look dirty or dated or something. LOL
Anyhoo...this is how I did it.

Old ceramic plant pot
acrylic craft paint
medium and small size paint brushes
clear coat (I used outdoor verathaine)

Wash and dry your pot well.

Paint whatever you would like on the pot.
Mine had maple leaves,so I kept those and just re-painted over the orange.
Paint three coats or until you get the desired coverage you wish.

Once completely dry, clear coat the whole pot with the varathaine. 
That's's just that simple.


Monday, February 9, 2015

DIY Tutorial ~ At Home Jewellery Cleaner

 I tried one of the many recipes for at home jewellery cleaners from Pinterest!

I did a big search and picked the one with the best review. 

Here's how I did it...

tarnished silver jewellery 
flat pan covered in foil with the shiny side up (I used a 9×9 baking pan)
boiling water: 1 cup
vinegar: 1/2 cup
baking soda: 1 tablespoon
salt: 1 tablespoon
Place your jewellery in the foil lined pan making sure nothing is touching.
Mix 1 cup of boiling water, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda together. Then slowly pour the mixture into the foil lined pan. Use a spoon if necessary to stir and reposition the jewellery. 
 Slowly add the 1/2 cup of vinegar and watch it do its magic! Bubbles galore cleaning every crevice.
 Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. If necessary, use a spoon to stir the salt and baking soda, and to evenly distribute the jewelry. 
Rinse in water and dry. Enjoy your shiny jewellery!
I saw a huge difference is a few items!