How To Make A Diamond Style Woven Headband

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I know it’s been a while since I made a post but, I’m happy to be back with something I’ve been working on for my shop. These diamond woven headbands are easy to make and actually slightly therapeutic. They can also be made with different types of ribbon and with multiple colors and patterns. Follow along with my step-by-step video to make these cool headbands yourself.

Nika xoxo

What you need:

You want to first glue the opposite color strands together at the ends. Once that is done you will have 2 long strands of ribbon. Next, you will crisscross the ribbon together.

You will start by crossing over the top right to the top left.
You will then bring the top left (Yellow) over the top right (blue) and cross sit around the back bring it back around to the left.
You will now have 3 strands on the left side and 1 on the right side. With the one blue strand left on the right side, bring that over to the left side. You will now have all strands on the left side of the headband.
Now that you have all strands on the left side you want to bring the top yellow in between the 2 blue strands. Bringing the top left yellow to the right side. After that you will bring the top blue strand in between the blue and yellow strands on the left, bringing the top blue to the right side.
At this point, you will have your first weave and two strands of opposite colors on each side. You will repeat this process all the way to the end of the headband. The above video is more detailed and easy to follow. If you have any questions about this tutorial or any other on my site please feel free to comment.

DIY Heart-Shaped Fairy Wands

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I made these cute little heart-shaped fairy wands. They can honestly be made in any shape and size. With different types of embellishments and decorations. Take my tutorial and make it your own. As well, don’t forget to watch the video so you can watch me make these in real-time. Enjoy!

Nika xoxo

What you will need

you want to start by sewing the two heart-shaped felt pieces together leaving an opening to put the poly-fil in.

Once you have the majority of the shape sewn and a small portion left open. Begin placing stuffing into the shape to your liking. Place the wooden dowel inside then finish sewing the shape closed. The video below also goes over how to make these step-by-step.

The last step would be to add your embellishments to your shape and then you are done. These fairy-wands are fun and easy to make. They can be made in many shapes and sizes, with different embellishments and ribbons.

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Cricut Easy Press 2 Demo!

Cricut Easy Press 2

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This is the second part to the unboxing video we did on Tuesday. I have to say I am in love with this thing. I am like so upset I was being cheap before and didn’t purchase it. This is going to cut my work time in half and allow me to complete more projects in a shorter amount of time. This “Yaaas Queen” shirt I made is for my daughter. It came out just as I envisioned it. Also, when she came home from school she absolutely loves it. The next project I will be working on will be some custom hairbows. I absolutely recommend getting this if you 1, have no room for a professional press or 2, don’t want to pay for it. This is the way to go. And you can travel with it if need be. Watch the video below to see how it works.

~Nika xoxo

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas!

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I’m not sure if you know, but I love wrapping presents. I don’t know why I just do. But most of all I love finding cute and creative ways to make those wrapped presents stand out from the rest. It’s easy to just buy rolls of wrapping paper from the store and have all the presents under the tree look the same. But, I love having the kids look under the tree and see cute DIY wrapping paper under the tree. There are so many different ideas to come up with. For today, I just chose these wrapping ideas/hacks for the presents. Let me know which one is your favorite and if you have any cool gift wrapping ideas to share.

~Nika xoxo

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Easy DIY Scrunchies 2 Ways!

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So this is a late post but I am still going to post it anyway. These scrunchies are super trendy and easy to make. So scrunchies are back in style even though when I was a young girl many moons ago, ha haha. They were very trendy then as well. So why not teach others how to make their own I thought. Hence, this video shows how to make your own scrunchies. You can use many different fabrics and even add embellishments if you want. I hope this tutorial works for all of you and make sure to share your experience after you have made them.

~Nika xoxo

Yarn Pom Pom Spiders & Tassel Ghost Tutorial

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I am so far behind on putting up Halloween decorations. Life has gotten in the way of me doing all my diy’s. However, today I was in the mood to gather myself together and make some cute little yarn pom-pom spiders and tassel ghosts. Not only was this a stress reliever for me I know my kids will have fun making them too. Below is a step by step tutorial and video on how I made this cute little Halloween garland.

~Nika xoxo

I started by making a template out of some cardboard and my circle template. Make 2 circles you will see why in the video. Afterwards, I made a smaller circle on the inside of the bigger circles. Cut that out and made a slit at the top of each circle so that I could wrap the yarn as shown above. After wrapping around the yarn twice for a more poofy pom-pom I slid my scissors in between the 2 cardboard pieces and cut. Before pulling the yarn off I took another piece of string, slid it in between the two circles and tie a knot. Once that is tied you may then pull the 2 circles away from the yarn. The video below shows how to complete the pom-pom spiders by trimming and placing the googly eyes and legs on.

For the tassels, I wrapped the yarn around a piece of cardboard until I achieved the look I was going for. Then I cut the end of one side of the yarn and slowly slid the yarn away from the cardboard. Once I had it off I tied a piece of string around the top, tied a knot so that it looks like the head of a ghost. Once that was complete I drew eyes and a nose with a sharpie.

Basic Bow Tutorial 2 Ways


Grosgrain Ribbon:

Stiffen Stuff:

I made this simple hair bow tutorial for one of my YouTube viewers. This tutorial is simple and easy and can be altered to fit your needs. I really like the combination of grosgrain ribbon and glitter it adds a little something extra to the bows. I show 2 different ways in the video below on how to put the bows together. If you have any questions about the video or would like to share your projects with me please do so in the comments.

DIY Cardboard Tombstone!

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I really enjoyed making these tombstones for Halloween out of boxes I had laying around the house. I actually never realized it would be so simply and easy to make them. Even better, once it stops raining and being wet here I can spray paint them and they will look so much better. In the meantime, I hope you like this tutorial. If you try them make sure to share your pictures with me, I would love to see them. Make sure to watch the video to the end.

If this DIY is not for you then check out some items I found on Amazon.