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List of Accomplishments

Hey everybody, it's Madi from DIY With Madi. Today's post is not a DIY, but a list of accomplishments this blog has accomplished so far in 3 years! (This blog first launched in 2013.)

1. This blog has gotten 16k+ views.
2. The most viewed post on this blog is a DIY EOS Lip Balm post, posted in 2013, titled "Make your own EOS lip balm!". It has 6,399 views.
3. In 2015, I've made 25 DIY posts, not including this one.
4. Most of the blog's views are from the USA, but coming in at second place is Australia, and coming in at third place is Russia.
5. My most common traffic source (how people find my blog) is
6. My DIYs have been found on Pinterest, beadandcord, as well as other sites.
7. The most viewed page tab is "FASHION DIY's". It has 312 views.
8. My first post was posted on 8/12/13, titled "'Bow-Tie in the back' Shirt". It currently has 307 views.
9. The saying I created for my blog when it launched was "DIY w…

DIY Snowman EOS!

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a happy December so far. Today's DIY is a DIY in my EOS Series! (Click HERE to see all of my other EOS DIYs!) a DIY Snowman EOS! (I know I already did a Snowman DIY this month, but I hope you don't mind!)

What you'll need:
- Orange EOS
- Craft knife
- -Styrofoam block (There should be this paper substance covering each side with Styrofoam in the middle)
-Hot Glue or Glue Stick
- THIS snowman holiday card

1. Print out the snowman holiday card.
2. Cut the Styrofoam block so it is the same size as the printout
3. Glue the reindeer outline printout onto the Styrofoam sheet and smooth it down so there isn't any bubbles
4. Using the craft knife, (PLEASE BE CAREFUL!) cut out the orange nose while cutting out a little chunk of the styrofoam with it.
5. Put the eos in the cut-out hole! It should rest perfectly in there, but it might fall out if you didn't cut deep enough into the styrofoam!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Please stay …

DIY Starbucks Christmas Tree Ornament!

Hey DIYers,
Today's DIY is a DIY Starbucks Christmas Tree Ornament! This Christmas Tree Ornament is perfect for anyone who loves Starbucks, and coffee.

What you'll need:
- Coffee Beans
- Clear Christmas Ball Ornament (Top must be able to come off!)
- Green sparkly stickers or green glitter glue
- Green ribbon
- Paper & Printer
- Hot glue + hot glue gun

1. Print out the Starbucks logo on a piece of paper, and cut it out.
2. Screw off the top of the clear Christmas Ball Ornament.
3. Fill it a little bit with coffee beans! (yummmmm)
4. Lightly fold the logo like a taco, and slip it inside the ornament. It should unfold as soon as it is in the ball.
5. Screw the top back on
6. Decorate the ball with green sparkly stickers or green glitter glue.
7. Hot glue a green ribbon onto the top.
8. Glue a ribbon loop to the top of the ornament so it can hang off a Christmas tree branch!

You're Done!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Starbucks Christmas Tree Ornament. Stay tuned for …

DIY Snowman LightBulb Ornaments

Hello DIYers! It's December, which means Christmas is coming! Of course you'll need some new ornaments for your Christmas tree, so today's DIY is perfect for you! It's DIY Snowman LightBulb Ornaments! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
-White lightbulb
-Glue Stick
-Small twigs (from a tree)
-White glitter
-Black glue
-Orange glue
-Hot glue gun

1. Coat the lightbulb in the glue from the glue stick
2. Sprinkle the white glitter all over the lightbulb. (This is best to do outside- glitter is very messy!)
3.Carefully glue the twigs arms on the sides of the lightbulb with the hot glue gun
4. Use the black glue to make eyes, a smile, and buttons
5. Use the orange glue to make a triangle carrot nose!
6. Tie twine around silver part of the lightbulb. Hot glue in place for more support.
7. Let dry for 24 hours

You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you do this DIY, send me your creations by commenting the links to the pictures down below!

-DIY …

DIY Hand Turkey (For Kids!)

Hello DIYers! Today's DIY is honor of Thanksgiving. It's a DIY Hand Turkey! This is a VERY easy DIY, which is why it is perfect for kids! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
- White printer Paper
- Pencil
- Colored Pencils

1. On a piece of white printer paper, trace your hand with the pencil.
2. Then, color the turkey in!
3. An optional idea is to use fake feathers, and googly eyes to make the hand turkey more lively, and fun!

I hope you enjoyed this super easy DIY Hand Turkey (For Kids!). Please come back to this blog soon for more DIYs!

-DIY With Madi

DIY Emoji Pillows (NO SEW!)

Hello DIYers! Now that it's November, it's the perfect time to sit on the couch, bundled up with pillows and blankets. Now, I don't know about you, but I use Emojis ALL the time when I am texting my friends. That's why these DIY NO SEW Emoji Pillows are the! Anyways, let's get started with the DIY!

THIS IS A DIY FOR THE FOLLOWING EMOJI. (There's so many emojis, it would take FOREVER to do a tutorial on each one!):

What you'll need:
- 2 large yellow fabric circles of the same size
- Black, Pink, and White fabric
- Scissors
- Hot Glue
- Stuffing

1. Cut out the shapes of the emoji. This means: make a mouth-shape with the black fabric, a half-oval shape with the pink fabric, a black circle with the black fabric, a smaller circle than the black circle with White fabric, and a lima-bean shape with the black fabric.
2. Hot glue the pieces onto one of the yellow fabric circles, as shown in the picture above!
3. Let dry
4. Outline 3/4 of the two yell…

DIY Katniss Everdeen Braid

Hello DIYers! In honor of the upcoming "The Hunger Games" movie, Mockingjay Part 2, coming out this month, today's DIY post is a DIY Katniss Everdeen Braid. This famous braid is sooo easy to do that I thought I should share it with all of you!

What you'll need:
1. An elastic

#1. Take a chunk of hair, as little or big as you want
#2. Split into three smaller chunks (1,2,3)

#3. Take chunk 1 and pull it under chunk 2.

#4. Then take chunk 3 and bring it under chunk 1.

#5. Add some hair into chunk 2.

#6. Once you added the hair, you are going to then take group 2 and bring it under group 3.

#7. You are going to add Hair into group 1. Add in hair to the group that is being held between her fingers. Then Bring that under the braid.

#8. Keep adding hair into each group like you would for a french braid. Pull the groups under the braid and then over. You are basically reversing a french braid.

#9. Continue this pattern all the way down your hair.

#10. Tie off your Katniss braid…

DIY Milk Jug Halloween Ghosts

Hello DIYers!

Today's DIY is DIY Milk Jug Halloween Ghosts. These are so easy to make, but not the cheapest Halloween decorations you could make, but anyways, let's get started!

What you'll need:
1. Clearish/Whitish Milk Jug(s)
2. Black Sharpie
3. 3 battery-lit candles per jug
4. Sharp Knife

1. Draw ghost faces on the clear/whitish milk jug(s) with the black sharpie.
2. Make a small hole on the back of the jug with the knife (opposite side of the drawn-on face) WITH A PARENT'S SUPERVISION!
3. Turn on the fake candles, and slip them through the hole of the jug.
4. Put them outside on Halloween night!
5. After Halloween is over, don't forget to turn the candles off!

NOTE: To make the ghost decor look more colorful, put in a few glow sticks in the cartons instead of fake candles! This is DEFINITELY much cheaper, but does not look like the traditional ghost- the choice is up to you!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial! Have a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Halloween!
-DIY With …

DIY Sim Halloween Costume

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is perfect if you haven't figured out what to be for Halloween! I was thinking about cheap, but clever Halloween costumes that would be really really recognizable, and I came up with.... a DIY Sim Halloween Costume! Let's get started with the DIY!

What you'll need:
- A plain headband the color of your hair
- THIS template
- Scissors
- Tape or Glue
- Hot Glue
- 3 feet of long, sturdy (can hold up a little weight without bending), thin wire

1. Print out THIS template on green paper (OR, USE MARKERS AND COLOR IT IN!)
2. Cut out each half of the sim plumbob (the diamond-y shape) on the DOTTED lines.
3. Fold on the solid lines of each half of the plumbob, and fold the tabs inward
4. Tape or glue the tabs to form each half of the plumbob.
5. Tape or blue each half of the plumbob together, to create the final plumbob.
6. Puncture a tip of the plumbob with the long, sturdy, thin wire.
7. Use the hot glue to glue the wire in place (so it doesn'…

DIY Halloween Ghost-in-a-Graveyard Pudding Cups

Hi DIYers! Since it is almost Halloween, I decided to do a DIY on Halloween Ghost-in-a-Graveyard Pudding Cups. These taste SOOOOO good, and they are perfect to make if you have a Halloween party!

What you'll need:
-Pudding cups
-Ghost Halloween Peeps Mashmallows
-Pumpkin shaped candy-corn
-Oreos (1 pack per 4 pudding cups)

1. Take the seal off the pudding cup 2. Crush up one row of oreos in the pack, by putting them in a plastic bag, and hitting them with a spoon. 3. Put the crushed oreos on the top of the pudding. 4. Place a Ghost Peep Marshmallow a tiny bit in the pudding cup (see picture for example). 5. Place a pumpkin candy-corn right in front of the ghost peep marshmallow.
You're Done!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for the next post! And if you want some more food DIY's, click HERE!
-DIY With Madi

DIY Lollipop Ghosts

BOO! Did I scare you?! It's almost October, which means it'll be Halloween soon! #YASSSSSSSSS. Halloween DIY's are so much fun, which is why today's post is DIY Lollipop Ghosts! These little boo's will surely make your boring lollipops look on fleek for Halloween!

What you'll need:
- White tulle (you can get it from your local craft store)
- Lollipops (preferably the regular sized ones, not the super tiny ones)
- Hot glue + hot glue gun
- Black construction paper
- Light-Taupe-ish nude-ish color yard

1. Take some white tulle and wrap it around the lollipop head (make sure the lollipop wrapper doesn't show). You might have to layer some tulle, and THEN put it on the lollipop head.
2. Tie the tulle together with the yard, right at the base of the lollipop head.
3. Cut out 2 small circles, and one bigger oval out of the black construction paper (per each lollipop ghost)
4. Hot glue the 2 smaller circles on the tulle (which is covering the lollipop head)…

DIY EOS Secret Container

Hi DIYers! Today's post is another post in my EOS series! I'm going to teach you how to make a secret container out of your eos! This is really useful for when you have small accessories that you don't want to lose! This DIY is super easy, and will only take you a few minutes, so lets go!

What you'll need:
1. Empty & Cleaned Out EOS lip balm

1. All you need to do for this DIY is to pop off the middle part of the eos. You can use a small tool, a knife, or whatever, but if you use those objects, ASK A PARENT FIRST!

2. You can throw that part away. All you'll need is the EOS parts 1 and 2 (labeled below).

3. Now, you can put little trinkets into your eos container, and then screw on the lid!

Voila! You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this sixth post in my EOS Series! If you'd like to check out my other EOS DIY's, please click HERE!

-DIY With Madi

DIY Baby Lips Lip Balm Eraser?!

Hello DIYers, today's DIY is a DIY Baby-Lips lip balm eraser! I love how cute it is! Comment down below: your favorite Baby-Lips scent/flavor. Mine is Grape Vine, from the original collection!

What you'll need:
1. Empty baby lips container
2. Eraser clay

1. Roll up your eraser clay into a cylinder shape, so it can fit inside the empty Baby-Lips container. This can be found at your local craft store!
2. Turn the Baby-Lips thing at the bottom to the very top, and put your cylinder eraser in it.
3. Turn the Baby-Lips thing at the bottom to the bottom. The eraser should slowly go down.
4. Put the cap of the Baby-Lips on!

You're Done!

What's nice about this DIY is that you can turn the Baby-Lips thing at the bottom when the eraser starts "erasing" away!

Thanks for reading today's DIY! I hope it wasn't too confusing!
-DIY With Madi


Heyyyy DIYers! It's Madi, and it's almost time for BACK-TO-SCHOOL! This DIY School Emergency/Survival Kit is PERFECT to make your school life easier! Let's get started!

DIY No-Sew Pouch:
What you'll need:
- 1 piece of "6x10" Fabric
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon

1. Fold the 6x10 fabric in half BACKWARDS, so it's like two pieces of 3x5 fabrics, but connected.
2. Glue the sides together, BUT NOT THE TOP!
3. Turn it outside-in.

You are Done with the pouch! To close the pouch up after things are put inside it, use a ribbon to tie up the excess fabric.
Now that you have your DIY pouch, I've broken up what goes IN the pouch into a few different groups to make it easier to read and understand.

Hygiene: Gum or MintsTravel-sized pack of tissuesTravel-sized tooth brushTravel-sized tooth pasteSample size of perfumeTravel-sized deodorantTravel-sized hand sanitizer (DON'T USE BATH AND BODY WORKS HAND SANITIZER- IT GIVES PEOPLE HEADACHES, AND THEN PEOPLE WILL THI…

DIY Eyeliner Pencil

Hey DIYers, today's DIY is how to make eyeliner out of COLORED PENCILS! You are probably thinking about how toxic this must be, to put colored pencils near your eyes, but they are actually harmless. If they were poisonous, kids wouldn't be allowed to use them, right? Anyways, let's get started!

The great thing about this DIY is that it is cheap, and there are so many colors of colored pencils, so you have many options. ALL YOU'LL NEED IS:

Hot WaterColored PencilsPaper Towel/Napkin 1. Let your desired coloring pencil sit in hot water. (Not too hot though, but not warm either!)  2. Let the pencil sit for about 5 minutes. For thicker eyeliner, leave the pencil in hot water for 7-10 minutes.  3. Take the pencil out of the water, and lightly dry off the excess water with a paper towel or napkin. 4. Apply the eyeliner! The water should have made it easy to apply the liner!

That's it for today's post! I hope you enjoyed this DIY!  -DIY With Madi

DIY Inside Out - Disgust STYLE STEAL!

Hey everybody! I recently watched the movie Inside Out, and I really enjoyed it! If you were wondering, I didn't cry. ;-)
One of my favorite characters in the movie was Disgust. She's spunky, and I could totally vision my own disgust emotion in my brain! Disgust is also very fashionable, which is why I wanted today's DIY to be a Inside Out - Disgust STYLE STEAL!
First, get a forest green dress. Buy some green leggings that are even darker than the dress! Then, buy a dark purple scarf, and wrap it around your neck. At a cosmetics store, purchase a purple lipstick that matches the scarf! While at the cosmetics store, also buy green fake eyelashes! (It would help if they were sparkly.) Line your eyes with a sparkly green eyeliner. (If you can't find one, I recommend NYX Cosmetics, because they have this in pencil form, and liquid form!) 
LASTLY, this is optional, but if you want, go to the store and buy some temporary green hairspray! 

I hope you enjoyed this Inside Out …

DIY Minion EOS Lipbalm!

Happy July 2015! 
I love Despicable Me 1 and 2! Plus, the Minion Movie comes out in 10 days! Today, continuing my EOS Series, I'm going to show you how to make a DIY Minion EOS!

What you'll need:
-Lemon Drop EOS Lipbalm
-Blueberry Acai EOS Lipbalm
-A Sharpie
-A Silver Metallic Sharpie

1. First screw off the top of the Lemon Drop EOS Lipbalm and screw it onto the bottom of the Blueberry Acai EOS Lipbalm
2. Draw the goggles on the top of the EOS lipbalm (the yellow part)
3. Color in the circular part of the goggles with a Silver Metallic Sharpie
4. Draw little hairs onto the top of the EOS (the yellow part)
5. Finally, draw the Gru sign on the blue part of the EOS

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this epic Minion-y DIY! Head to the theaters on July 10th to see the Minion Movie and then comment down how you liked it!

-DIY With Madi

DIY Muscle Tee

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is a DIY Muscle Tee! It's summer, which means you are probably working out to get a summer beach body, so you'll need some workout clothing! This is such an easy DIY, that you'll be making tons of workout tees! Let's get started!

1. Find an old t-shirt you don't wear often, or won't mind cutting up.
2. Using sharp scissors, start cutting the from the halfway mark of the shirt to the shoulders. You'll want the shirt to be shoulderless. If you start cutting the shirt below the halfway mark, the shirt will be more revealing, but it's your choice!
3. You're done!

The best way, in my opinion, is to wear muscle tees with colorful bandeaus, but if you're doing serious workouts, it might be better to have a sports-bra for more support.

Thanks for reading!
~DIY With Madi

DIY Mason-Jar Bank

Happy May! Today's tutorial is how to make a DIY Mason-Jar Bank, since we all know that summer is coming up, and you want to save up for that cute swimsuit you've been eyeing for the past week. I know- I know what you're thinking. You're thinking about the last time you used one of those bank containers to put your money in, which was probably yeeeeeeaaaaaaarrrrrrssss ago. I actually still have mine from when I was a kid, and I still use it! (It just has like, $15 in it.) Since Mason-Jars have been super popular over the past year, why not make a Mason-Jar Bank?! Let's get started.

1. Go to your local craft store, and buy a Mason-Jar. (See pic below if you don't know what a Mason-Jar looks like.) Don't get one with a brand engraved inside.

2. Buy acrylic paints, washi tape, sharpies, whatever you want to decorate the jar. 3. Unscrew the lid from the jar. There should be a lid, and that little metal round thingy. WITH PARENTAL VISION, take a drill, and drill…

DIY Popsicle Garland (Made out of Hair Curlers!)

Hey DIYers! It's almost summer, which is the perfect time to host a party! To have a good party, you need good decor. That's why today's DIY is a DIY Popsicle Garland! The cool thing about this DIY is that you use hair curlers as the popsicles! I know- it looks sort of strange.... but its cheap, and really unique! Anyways... let's get started!

All you will need:
-Hair Curlers in several different colors
-Popsicle Sticks
-Hot Glue Gun

This is how to make ONE popsicle. Do these steps for as many popsicles as you want.
1. Put hot glue near the top of a popsicle stick (On the side, not tip)
2. Quickly slide it inside the hole of a hair curler, and press down and hold.
3. If you want to make a double popsicle, use the hot glue gun and glue two curlers together.

This is what you do after you've made all your popsicles.
4. Place the string near the top of the back of one popsicle
5. Tape the string in place
6. Tape the string to all the other popsicles, making…

SUPER PI DAY - Mini Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

It's SUPER Pi Day today! Normally it's just "Pi Day" on March 14 (3.14) but it's SUPER Pi Day this year because it will be 3.14.15! Even more specifically, SUPER Pi Day will be on 3/14/15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds (3.141592653!) Today's DIY is a Chicken Pot Pie Recipe to celebrate this special day that only comes every 100 years!

You Will Need: 2 cups of thawed frozen mixed vegetables1 cup of diced cooked chicken1 can (10 3/4 oz) of condensed cream of chicken soup1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits (This is not a sponsored post!)
Steps Heat an oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine vegetables, chicken and soup, and mix them together.Press each biscuit into 5 1/2-inch round. Place 1 round in each of 8 greased regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each. Pull edges of dough over filling toward center; pleat and pinch dough gently to hold in place.Bake at…

DIY Soda Combos

Hello DIYers! I love soda even though its not the healthiest thing ever :) My favorite soda is Root-Beer. What's yours? I actually tried mixing different sodas at a dinner party I went to, and it was actually good! I've decided to make a DIY out of it since maybe you DIYers will like the taste too!

Here are some delicious-tasting soda combos!

Root-Beer & Fanta: This is the best combination! Its taste is very mild but noticeable, and it looks like actual beer, though it is a MUCH safer alternative than drinking actual alcohol. :)

Dr. Pepper & 7Up: This drink has a very strong taste. I'm not a big fan of Dr. Pepper, but this combination is fantastic! Since 7Up is clear, the color of this combo-drink is a barely lighter than Dr. Pepper. You can also use Sierra Mist instead of 7Up since I think they taste the same.

Classic Coca-Cola & Sanpellegrino Limonata: Even though Lemonade isn't a soda, this lemonade is! I have loved Sanpellegrino soda for the longest time …

DIY Donut Pops

Hello DIYers! Today's DIY is a DIY I came up with while eating a Maple Bar. (They are my fav!) It's DIY Donut Pops! These are like Cake Pops, but made of Donuts! Yum! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
-Donut Holes
-Melting Chocolates (It has to be Melting Chocolates since regular chocolate doesn't work. Try to look for some at craft stores- the best brand is Wilton Candy Melts. There are several colors of the Melting Chocolates, which is good if you are making the Donut Pops for a special occasion with a color trend. NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored DIY)
-Sprinkles (Optional)
-Lollipop Sticks
-Wax Paper

1. Melt the Melting Chocolates in a microwave in a microwave-safe bowl until fully melted. Melt as many as you think you will need; it really just depends on how many Donut-Pops you want to make.
2. While the melting chocolates are melting, put a lollipop stick through each Donut hole you plan to turn into a Donut Pop.
3. Once the Melting Chocolate is fully melted, t…

DIY One Direction T-Shirt (CHEAP & EASY)

Hello Directioners! Today is your day because we are making a DIY One Direction T-Shirt! You can include all of the boys' names on the T-Shirt, or you can put just put your favorite one! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
- Plain T-Shirt
- Fabric Transfer Paper
- Paper
- Printer

1. On a Word Document, write "ExtraordinHARRY, BrilLIAM, PhenomeNIALL, AmaZAYN" and "FabuLOUIS." If you only want one of the names on the T-Shirt, then only type one!
2. Print the Word Document out on the Fabric Transfer Paper.
3. Cut off the excess transfer paper.
4. Flatten the T-Shirt, and place the Transfer where you want it to be.
5. Take the iron and iron the words onto the T-Shirt.
6. You're Done!

I hope everyone enjoyed this DIY! Do you have another Celeb you like? Comment down below!

~DIY With Madi

DIY Glitter Popcorn Party Favors

Hi everyone! How was your New Years? Mine was pretty boring, haha. Today's DIY is GLITTER POPCORN that you can give out as Party Favors! Yum! I already did DIY Carmel Popcorn so I wanted to do some more popcorn DIY's since popcorn is my favorite snack. If you were wondering, the glitter is edible, and makes the popcorn a little less-plain. Butter and Salt on popcorn is good but very unhealthy, so this is a perfect alternative. Anyways... Let's get started!

What you'll need:
-Already made popcorn
-A big bowl
-Edible Glitter (You can buy some HERE or get it at your local craft store)
-A spray bottle with water in it than does misty sprays
-Cute little Party-Favor Bags (Okay fine, it doesn't have to be cute, but a plain brown bag isn't very exciting...)
-A Spoon

1. Put your already made popcorn in the big bowl
2. Lightly spray the popcorn with the water in the water bottle!
3. Take a little bit of the edible glitter and sprinkle it on the popcorn! The water…