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DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Hey DIYers! Oops, you forgot to get your Aunt Nancy, your Uncle Roy, your Cousin Taylor, and your Best Friend Amanda a Christmas Gift! Well no worries, today's post is DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts. I am providing 10 DIY gift ideas for you that you can make in just a few minutes. I won't be explaining how to do the DIYs, but a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a way to make them.

1. Candy Cane Wreath

2. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament

3. DIY 3D Paper Snowflakes (Click HERE to see my DIY on it!)

4. DIY Reindeer EOS! (Click HERE to see my DIY on this!)

5. Hot Cocoa Snowmen!

6. DIY Jingle Bell Decor

7. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub (Click HERE to see my DIY on this!)

8. Customized Cup

9. DIY Snowglobe

10. Scrabble Letter Picture Frame

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts! Have a happy holidays, and stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Candy Cane Chocolate Bark Hearts

I love eating holiday candy which is why today's DIY has my mouth watering! It's DIY Candy Cane Chocolate Bark in the shape of Hearts! How cute, right?! Let's get started.

You will need:
- Mini candy canes
- Chocolate melts (Optional colors, but since this involves candy canes and this DIY is Christmas-y themed, I'd use Christmas color chocolate melts...)
- Sprinkles!
- Microwave
- Microwavable bowls
- Metal Cookie Sheet

1. Place two candy canes on the cookie sheet in the shape of a heart. (You can do this with multiple candy canes, you just need two to make the heart shape.)
2. Melt the chocolate melts in the bowls.
3. Pour the chocolate into the candy cane hearts.
4. Sprinkle on some Sprinkles!

Wait fifteen minutes or until the chocolate is completely hardened. You can put them in your refrigerator to speed up the process.

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Candy Cane Chocolate Bark Hearts! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Mad…

DIY Sugar Scrub

Hey everyone! In winter, skin gets very dry. That's why today's DIY is so perfect; it will help you achieve soft skin! Today's DIY is DIY Sugar Scrub, and because it is the holiday's, this sugar scrub looks like a candy cane, and smells like peppermint. Yum! (No, this is not edible. Well technically it is... but I wouldn't eat it...) Let's get started!

You will need:
- Red Food Coloring
- Peppermint Essentials Oil
- Mason Jar
- 2 cups of Sugar
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
- Two spoons
- A cup with a flat bottom
- One medium/large sized bowl
- Two cereal-sized bowls


Pour sugar into a medium/large sized bowl.Stir in the coconut oil.Add a few drops of the Peppermint Essentials Oil (a little goes a long way, so a few drops actually means a few drops!).Divide the sugar and coconut oil mixture into two equal sized portions into the two cereal-sized bowls.Mix in a few drops of red food coloring to one bowl (be careful not to add to much or you will have a super brig…

DIY Frosting Piping Bag

Because it is the Holiday's, I'm sure many of you are doing some baking! I know I am, at least. Today's DIY is a DIY Frosting Piping bag. If you're baking and realize you forget to buy some piping bags, this DIY will save your LIFE! It's very simple too. Let's get started!

You will need:
- A plastic bag
- A Butter Knife
- Scissors
- A cup
- Your frosting!

1. Put the bag into the cup like so:

2. Put your frosting in the sandwich bag using the butter knife.
3. Take the bag out of the cup, and push the frosting into one of the corners of the bag.
4. Twist the remaining of the bag so the frosting is packed together. (Does that make sense?)
5. Using scissors, cut off the tip of that corner. If you want to do detailed frosting work, make just a snippet. Or if you want to just frost cupcakes, you can make a bigger cut.

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for a DIY Frosting Piping Bag! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With …

DIY Thanksgiving Acorn Treats

Hey DIYers! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but I think today's post will make up for it. :)) I love Thanksgiving, and I love peanut butter, so what's better than a DIY with them combined? Today's DIY is DIY Thanksgiving Acorn Treats. I think they are incredibly adorable, as well as yummy, and your family is sure to love them.

You will need:
- Circular Nutter Butters
- Chocolate Kisses
- Super mini chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter
- Fork
- Napkin

1. Unwrap the chocolate kiss from the foil.
2. Take apart the nutter butter. You can eat the side without the peanut butter. :)
3. Using the nutter butter side with the peanut butter on it, stick it to the chocolate kiss. If it doesn't stick well, use a little bit of peanut butter. USE A NAPKIN WHEN HANDLING THE KISS OR IT'LL MELT IN YOUR HANDS!
4. Press the nutter butter and chocolate kiss together for thirty seconds.
5. Dip one prong of the fork into a jar of peanut butter, and "glue" the mini choco…

DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes 2016

Hey DIYers! If you haven't come up with your halloween costume this year, this post is perfect for you. Today I'll be showing you 3 DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes. By Last-Minute, I mean Last Minute!!! These costumes are easy, and cheap. Let's get started!

1. An Avocado!
Who loves guacamole? Avocados? Well then this first costume is perfect for you!

You will need:
- A green shirt that's colored the same color as the "shell" of an avocado
- Light green felt
- Brown felt
- Safety pins
- Scissors

1. Using scissors, cut out an avocado shape with the light green felt. (See picture below for an example)
2. Using scissors, cut out a circle that's significantly smaller than the light green felt.
3. Attach the light green avocado shape to your shirt with safety pins.
4. Attach the brown felt to the center of the light green felt using safety pins.

You're done!

2. Snapchat Dog Filter
It wouldn't be Halloween without a little basic-ness! Sorry if …

DIY Energy Popsicles for Athletes

Hey DIYers! It's fall which means several people are doing fall sports! And for athletes of any season, it's important the refuel their body with proper minerals. So today, this DIY is DIY Energy Popsicles! These popsicles are made out of sports energy drinks, that contain minerals to help athletes refuel their bodies after a game or hard work out. Let's get started!

You will need:
- Popsicle mold (Not actual mold, haha, but one of those 'molds' to make popsicles with!)
- Sports drink (I recommend Gatorade or Powerade!")

1. Pour the sports drink into the popsicle mold.
2. Put the popsicle tops on, and put it in the freezer for 24 hours.
3. Take the mold out!
4. Run warm/hot water on the mold to remove the popsicles!

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY DIY Energy Popsicles for Athletes! THE PICTURE ABOVE REPRESENTS AN ENERGY POPSICLE MADE OF "FROST GLACIER" GATORADE! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DI…

DIY Homecoming Proposals

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is DIY Homecoming Proposals, so this DIY is perfect if you want to ask that special someone. I will be sharing 10 Homecoming Proposal ideas that you can DIY! For these, I won't be listing what materials you need, because as you know, a picture says a thousand words (or rather can give you all the instructions!). Let's get started!

1. Milkshake Homecoming Poster

2. Starbucks "Caution, you're extremely hot!" Secret Message!

3. Donut Homecoming Proposal

4. Cute picture collage Poster

5. Candy Proposal


7. Chick-Fil-A Proposal

8. Sucker Homecoming

9. Car Balloon Proposal

10. Frozen Homecoming

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Homecoming Proposals! Good luck at your homecoming, and stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY 5 Minute Ice Cream!

Hey DIYers, today's DIY is DIY 5 minute ice cream! I've been making 5 minute ice cream since I was a kid, and it tastes super yummy! Let's get started!

You will need:
- 1 gallon ziploc bag
- 1 quart ziploc bag
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup salt
- Ice


Pour the milk, sugar and vanilla into the smaller, quart sized bag.Fill the larger, gallon sized bag 3/4 full of ice, then add the salt to the ice.Place the smaller bag inside the larger bag and close the seal. Make sure you close them both tightly!Now shake the bag good and hard for 5 minutes.Rinse the small bag off with cold water before opening to keep the salt water from getting into your ice cream.

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY 5 minute ice cream! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Eraser USB Stick

Hi DIYers! Sorry for being MIA for so long! Anyways, because of Back-To-School season, I'm back with a DIY Eraser USB Stick! This is a funny way to disguise your USB, and it'll get your classmates thinking "Is that really an eraser in a computer?!" Let's get started!

You'll need:
- A small USB head (See picture below)

- An eraser
- Scissors

1. Using scissors, cut off the head of the eraser- this should be about 1/3 of the eraser.
2. Taking the exacto knife, cut out the center of both eraser parts. The USB base should be able to fit comfortably inside the 2/3 eraser half, and the head in the 1/3 eraser half.
3. Put the USB inside the eraser "hole".
4. Put the 1/3 eraser on the USB!

You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for a DIY Eraser USB Stick! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon!

-Madi from DIY With Madi
P.S. I'm sorry if my steps were confusing! If you look at th…

DIY Gummy Bear Popsicles

Hey DIYers! Raise your hand if you love popsicles, because I do! You've probably seen those gummy bear popsicles on Pinterest, and guess what? We're making them today! Let's get started!

You will need:
- Gummy bears
- Sprite
- Popsicle molds
- Freezer!

1. Put gummy bears in the bottom of the popsicle mold. (You can find popsicle molds for cheap at places like Daiso)
2. Then pour sprite into the popsicle mold.
3. Freeze for 24 hours!

You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY for DIY Gummy Bear Popsicles! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon!

-Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

Hey DIYers! How has your summer been? Mine has been pretty good, especially because I get to drink my favorite Starbucks drink; the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade! This lemonade tastes amazeballs and that's why this DIY today will help save me a little money, haha :) You can make this lemonade in under fifteen minutes! So lets get started!

What you'll need: (This serves 4 people!)
- 6 ounces green tea
- 4 tablespoons peach syrup
- 4 cups lemonade
- Ice cubes!
- A Huge Pitcher
- A spoon


Make the green tea!When cooled, put the tea in the huge pitcher!Then pour in the lemonade.Stir with the spoon!Add the Peach SyrupStir with the spoon!Add in the ice cubes! You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon!
Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Crop Top

Hey DIYers, today's DIY is a DIY crop top! I love crop tops, so I always like making my own out of school tshirts and other tshirts that I have.

What you'll need:
- A full sized t shirt that you're willing to crop!
- FABRIC scissors!
- Pencil

1. Put on the full sized t shirt that you're willing to crop.
2. Use a pencil and mark where you want the t shirt to be cropped.
3. Take off the t shirt.
4. Lay the t shirt on a flat surface.
5. Using the fabric scissors, cut the t shirt where you made the pencil mark.

You're done! I recommend you wash the t shirt afterwards so that the edge where you cut it softens up. It may roll up a little bit, but that's okay!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon!

Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Doctor Who Notebook

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is perfect for all of those Doctor Who fans! It's a DIY Doctor Who Notebook! This notebook is so a little bit hard to make, and a little bit time consuming, so let's get started before the sun goes down, shall we!

You will need:
- White notebook
- Print out the following pictures: (You may need to resize them to fit your notebook!)

- Cardboard that is a little bit smaller than the notebook.
- Spray paint
- Scissors (that can cut printer paper)
- Exacto Knife
- Pencil
- Glue!

1. Spray paint the notebook, and let it dry for a few hours.
2. Using the pencil, draw out the shape of the 3D overlay that you see in the picture below.
3. Use the exacto knife to cut on the cut marks.
4. Spray paint one side cardboard, including the sides (hopefully this makes sense) with the same spray paint we used for the notebook! Let it dry for a few hours.
5. Once the notebook and 3D overlay is fully dried, glue the non-painted side of the overlay to the notebook.

DIY Frayed Denim Shorts

Hey DIYers, it's summer right now, which means you're probably going summer shopping.... a LOT! Today's DIY should save you a few bucks on your summer haul, because it is DIY Frayed Denim Shorts! These are so easy, and are in style right now, so let's get started!

What you'll need:
- A pair of jeans that you like from the thrift shop! (You can get jeans as low as $3 from Plato's closet!)
- Fabric Scissors (not regular scissors!)
- Tweezers
- Sharpie

1. After washing the jeans. put on the jeans.
2. Using the sharpie, make a mark on the jeans where you want to cut them. Please remember: it's better to cut the jeans too long than too short!
3. Take the jeans off!
4. Using the fabric scissors, cut the jeans where you made the mark!
5. Now, using the tweezers, gently pick at the ends of the jeans. Little denim stringy things should start to show!
6. Continue pulling the denim strings (but don't pull them out; leave them connected to the jeans) to your…

DIY Gummy EOS!

Hey DIYers,

I haven't done an EOS DIY in my EOS Series in forever, so that is why today's DIY is a DIY Gummy EOS! This is so fun and easy, and you can trick your friends by eating your EOS!

What you'll need:
- An empty and washed EOS container
- 20 gummy bears of the same color! (I recommend Haribo!)
- A spoon
- A refrigerator!

1. Using your 20 gummy bears of the same color, melt them in a bowl in the microwave on ten second increments, while stirring them with a spoon in between. It is very easy to burn candy so be cautious if your microwave's volts are very strong.
2.  Pour some of the mixture into the lid of the EOS.
3. Place in the fridge for five minutes.
4. Reheat the gummy mixture
5. Pour it into the bottom of the EOS. You don't need to remove the crate for this step, and the gummy mixture should be covering it!
6. Quickly screw the lid onto the bottom.
7. Chill for ten minutes.
8. Gently unscrew the EOS!

You're done!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY o…

DIY Apple Monsters

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is a food DIY! I haven't done one in forever, so I thought today was the perfect day for one. These DIY Apple Monsters are perfect for kids, and especially kid parties!

What you'll need: (This makes 4 monsters)
- 1 Granny Smith (green) apple
- 1 strawberry
- Mini marshmallows
- Sunflower seeds
- Mini chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter
- Butter knife

1. Cut up a granny smith apple into 4 thick slices (as shown in the photo below!)
2. Cut out a small slit in the back of the apple slices, but don't cut it all the way through to the other side of the apple. This will act as the mouth!
3. Using a butter knife, put a light layer of peanut butter in the "mouth hole".
4.  Slice a thin piece of strawberry, and stick it to the peanut butter on the bottom of the "mouth hole".
5. Poke the sunflower seeds in the top of the "mouth hole". They should go through the apple a little bit! These will act as the monster's teeth!

DIY Firefly Mason Jar (Summer DIY!)

Hola DIYers!

Today's DIY is PERFECT for summer. It's DIY Firefly Mason Jars! I love making these during the summer because they are easy, fun, and exactly like fireflies!

You'll need:
- Multiple colors of glow in the dark paint
- Paper plate
- Small paint brush
- Mason Jar

1. Put some of the glow in the dark paints on the paper plate (not mixed together though)
2. Using a small paint brush, dip the brush into the paint, and make small dots on the inside of the mason jar!
3. Let the jars sit for 24hrs!
4. You're done!

To get these firefly jars to work, you need to put it under light for a few minutes. Then, turn off the lights, and BOOM! You have your DIY Firefly Mason Jar!

I hope you enjoyed this super awesome, fun, summer DIY of DIY Firefly Mason Jar. Please stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon!

-Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Nail Stickers/Decals

Hey DIYers!

Are you in a hurry, but have bare nails? Then this DIY is perfect for you! These DIY Nail Stickers will help you get out the door in a flash, with your nails looking "on fleek". :) Simply made of nail polish, these nail stickers are cheap, and fast. So, let's get started!

You will need:
- A plastic Ziploc bag (doesn't have to be Ziploc brand, but needs to be similar!)
- Any nail polish of your choice!
- A nail file
- A top coat
- Fingernail clippers

1. On a Ziploc bag, paint some shapes that you think will fit on your nails. It's okay if they are too long, but you need them to be wide enough for your nails!
2. Let the nail polish dry for 1 day on a flat surface.
3. The next day, carefully peel off the nail polish, and apply it to your nail.
4. Use fingernail clippers and cut of any excess nail polish.
5. File your nail a little bit so it's smooth and even.
6. Apply a top coat!
7. You're done!

Thank you for reading! I love this DIY becau…

DIY Collar for your Shirt

Hey DIYers,

I haven't done a fashion DIY in a while, so that's why today's DIY is a DIY Collar for your Shirt! What's cool about this collar is that if your shirt is plain af, you can put the collar on, and it makes your plain shirt into a collared cute shirt!

Things you'll need:
- A collared flannel or shirt (I recommend getting one from a thrift shop, because it'll be cheap!)
- Decorations for your collar, such as studs, sequins, etc.
- Scissors
- Hot glue (if needed)

1. With scissors, cut off the collar of the flannel or collared shirt, with the first button included! (See picture for example)
2. On the collar, glue your decorations on! However, if you use something like buttons to decorate, you will want to sew the buttons to the collar to make it to stay longer though.
3. You're done!
4. To make your shirt have a collar, unbutton the button on the collar, put the collar around your neck, and button it!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! So simple, so …

DIY Hair Removal Wax

Hey DIYers,

Now that its spring/summer, I bet you're going to want to wax your legs, and get a wax for "down there" at an expensive salon. But in this DIY, it'll save you a lot of money! That's why this DIY is perfect for you! It's DIY Hair Removing Wax is made of sugar! This wax is SO easy to make, and only requires 3 ingredients! Plus, like I said before, it's super cheap! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
- White cane sugar
- A Lemon
- Water


1. Pour the white cane sugar into a flat pan (the amount depends on what you want to shave. Eyebrows and lipstaches (lip mustaches) don't need much sugar, while legs. arms, and "down there" do.
2. Add 1 cup of water.
3. Pour in 1 tablespoon of lemon into the pan.
4. Stir everything together on high heat.
5. Once the mixture begins to bubble, turn onto low heat. You don't want too many bubbles!
6. As soon as the mixture reaches a golden color, turn off the heat, and pour substance…

DIY Nail Polish

Hey DIYers! Sorry for not posting sooner! But hopefully today's awesome DIY will make up for that... :-)

Today's DIY is DIY Nail Polish! I often can't find a cheap nail polish color that I want, so this DIY is perfect for people like me, because you have unlimited number of colors you can make! Anyways, lets get started!

What you'll need:
- Clear Nail Polish (Like a Base or Top Coat!)
- Colored Eyeshadow
- Wooden Toothpick
- OPTIONAL: Glitter


1. Take the brush out of the clear nail polish, and place it aside on a paper towel.
2. Using the toothpick, scrape some of the colored eyeshadow into the clear nail polish.
3. Using the same toothpick, lightly blend the eyeshadow into the clear nail polish. (Tip: Bend a piece of paper to create a little slide to make this step easier.)
4. Put the brush back into the nail polish bottle.
5. Shake the nail polish until the color from the eyeshadow colors the clear nail polish.
6. OPTIONAL: Add small glitter pieces in the nail…

DIY Cool Mug Design out of Nail Polish


Hi Diyers,
Today's DIY is DIY is a really cute mug with a design made of nail polish! It's basically like doing watermarble nail art, except you don't paint your nails; you paint the cup!

What You'll Need:
- Nail Polishes of your choice (However you need a LOT of nail polish!)
- Big tub/box that can hold water!
- A white mug
- A toothpick
- Water
- Top coat
- Base coat
- Paint brush
- Tape (Optional)

1. Before doing anything, fully wash your mug.
2. Using the paintbrush, paint whatever spot you will be marbling with the base coat. (Optional: I recommend covering the mug with tape before you do this, so that you know exactly where the base coat is, and so that the design (later in the tutorial) doesn't get on places on the mug where you don't want it to be.)
3. While drying, fill the big tub/box 3/4 of water.
4. Drop several drops of nail polish on the surface of the water. This needs to be some…

DIY Slime!

Hey DIYers, today's post is DIY Slime! This DIY is so easy, and the slime is really fun to play with! Let's get started!

What you'll need:
- 4 fluid oz of Glue (I recommend using Elmer's school glue. See picture below to see what that looks like!). If you use a clear glue, you will get clear slime, and if you use a gel glue, you'll get this transparent-looking slime.

- Borax 1tsp
- 1 & 1/3 cups of Water 1cup (mixed with glue) 1/3 cup (mixed with Borax)
- 2 small Bowls, 1 large one
- A Spatula
- Optional: glitter, food coloring, or other embellishments!

1. In one of the small bowls, mix 1tsp of Borax with 1/3 of the water.
2. In the other small bowl, mix 1 cup of water with your entire container of glue.
3. Pour both substances into the bigger bowl, and start stirring with the spatula immediately. You will start to notice that these two substances react to each other very quickly, and that in the bigger bowl will be this slime-like substance.
4. Once all …