T-Shirt Refashion

I had a few shirts that I barely wore, and decided to refashion them. Well here’s one that I did.
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It didn’t come out exactly how I wanted, which was expected since this was my first time, but it was pretty darn close! (Ps I forgot to take pictures of a few steps along the way so you’ll have to try to follow my written directions as best as you can, sorry)

Step 1:
Cut the sleeves how you want them. I wanted mine to be a tank top, so I cut along the arm seam to take off the whole arm. (I ended up cutting more off later)
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Step 2:
Now here are the steps I forgot to take pictures for. By the way you only want to do these steps if the shirt is too loose, if it fits right, then skip to step 7. Cut two long, thin strips from the sleeves, or even from a different shirt, stretch them out and put them too the side.

Step 3:
Cut from the arm hole all the way down the sides of the shirt so that the only part attaching the pieces together is at the shoulder.

Step 4:
Measure and mark one inch intervals, making the first one where you want your armhole to end, and the last one where you want your fringe to start. Do this one both sides.

Step 5:
Make a hole at each one inch interval, so it is a little inset. How far in you want to put them depends on how much tighter you want the shirt.

Step 6:
Use your strips of fabric to lace down the sides of your shirt, one on each side. To start, put the string in the first hole and pull it halfway through. Then bring the back string over to the front of the next hole, and down. Bring the front string over the the back and up through the hole. (Both sides if the string go through the same hole) When you get to the end, tie it iff and cut it.

Step 7:
First cut off the hem, and then cut the fringe however long you like. Pull on each one to make it curl up and tie them at the bottom for a clean finish.

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I accidentally made mine too tight, but it was my first time, so I expected mistakes. Until you get more practice, don’t refashion any of your special clothes, or something you might cry over if it gets messed up.

That’s all! I know you all have at least one t-shirt that desperately needs refashioning, so get to it! Thanks for reading and make sure to follow my Facebook page to get updates on new posts!

Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty

Okay so this is my second time writing this post because the first time, my computer restarted and I didn’t get to save the draft. It said it does automatic saves but I couldn’t find the draft anywhere. 😦
My oil

My coconut oil

Coconut oil is packed with nutrients and antioxidants, has healing agents, is moisturizing, protects from the sun, is antibacterial/anti-fungal, and is good for stress relief! I use coconut oil as a moisturizer/sunscreen, lip balm, pre-wash for my hair, deodorant, and sometimes as an after styling serum. You can use just plain coconut oil for all these, like I do, or use the recipes below. Seriously though, coconut oil is AMAZING my favorite use for it would as a moisturizer!

1. Moisturizer

  •  1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 6 liquid vitamin E capsules

Put the coconut oil in a small bowl, poke holes in the vitamin E capsules, and drain into the oil. Just mix and use!

 

2. Pre-Wash

  • 1/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil
  • 8 drops jojoba oil
  • 8 drops lavender oil

Mix all ingredients and apply to slightly wet hair from roots to tips. Heat up your hair a little with a hairdryer and cover with a shower cap for at least one hour before you wash.

 

3. Deodorant

  • 1/2 cup virgin or naturally refined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 5-10 drops of either tea tree, jasmine, sandalwood, or any other oil you like

Combine ingredients either with hand or handheld emulsion mixer and apply using a small amount on the tips of your fingers.

 

4. After Styling Serum

  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 6 drops pineapple oil

Mix the coconut oil and pineapple oil together in a squeeze bottle (you don’t have to use a squeeze bottle, but it’s the most convenient) and shake. Put 2-3 drops on your hands and run then through your hair. WARNING: Do not put more than 2-3 drops or else your hair will look greasy, put even less for shorter hair.

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Personalize Your Spiral Bound Planner

So a few days ago I got a new planner, but it was missing a few things that I felt were important, so I decided to add them myself.

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I found out about Filofaxes on youtube and fell in love with them, but couldn’t justify spending 50 plus dollars on a planner. I was watching some (okay maybe a lot) of videos on how to organize them and it sparked the idea of trying to personalize my planner.

First I’ll show you how you can make these dividers to put in your planner if you want more organization or if you want to add more sections.

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1. Measure the size of the pages in the planner
Mine were 3 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in.

2. Draw it and cut it out
I used colored 5×8 index cards that I already had, but you can use anything that’s a little sturdy. For the tabs I just traced the already existing tabs inside the planner so they didn’t stick out and get crushed.

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3. Measure the holes
Now you will need to measure the holes that the rings go through. If you have a hole punch you can just measure where to place the holes and punch. If you don’t have a hole punch, make a template like the one below.

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4. Cut out the holes
If you have a hole puncher then this is the time to use it. If not mark where the holes will go, trace the template you made and cut it out. Then cut from the edge of the paper to the hole so you can slip it into the spiral rings. The easiest way would be to use an Exacto knife but i couldn’t find mine so I just used scissors. Just slip it into the rings and voila you have yourself some dividers!

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I used white paper to cover up the week pages and use them to put sticky notes on or write on directly. You could also use this tutorial and leave out the tabs to make extra pages for notes or to do’s or anything you want really.

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I also made a smaller version of the dividers but used it to hold sticky notes. The small white paper on the back of the cover just has some to do’s on it.

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I haven’t figured out if this is the exact way I want it yet so if it changes in the future I may do an updated post on how it’s changed.

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