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DIY Drink Covers

Hey DIYers! It's finally summer, which means we are going start drinking cold, yummy drinks. But isn't it annoying when bees start buzzing around your cup, taunting you? Today's DIY will help solve that. It's DIY Drink Covers! These are sooo cute, so lets get started!

You will need:
- Perler beads
- Circle pegboard
- Ironing paper
- Iron

Steps:
1. Heat up your iron on a low setting.
2. On the perler pegboard, use the perler beads and make a design. I suggest fruit designs, like the ones shown in the picture below! Kiwi's, grapefruits, lemon, orange, watermelon, etc. are all so cute!
3. Take some of the beads out of the center of your design. This will the hole for the straw.
4. Carefully put the ironing paper on the design.
5. Place the iron over the ironing paper that is over the design and irom until you can see the entire design through the paper. This shows you that the beads have fused together. Do not iron them too much though or the beads will melt.
6. Caref…

DIY Phone Holder

Hey DIYers, do you ever have those moments when you want to watch Netflix, but your hand is tired? Well me too. Today's DIY is an easy and cheap way to solve this. Let's get started!

You will need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Exacto knife
- 4 tacks
- Anything you want to decorate the toilet paper roll

Steps:
1. Decorate the toilet paper roll to your liking. Things you can decorate with are washi tape, glitter glue, stickers, or something like that.
2. Using an exacto knife, make a slit long enough for the bottom of your phone.
3. Make another slit that is wide enough for your phone to slip through.
4. Slice off the sides of the two slits to make a rectangle shape.
5. Put the four tacks on the sides of the toilet paper roll to act as feet.
6. Slip your phone inside the rectangle slit!


You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for a DIY Phone Holder! Sorry it was worded so badly... it's hard to explain. Just use the picture above for reference. Stay tuned for more DIYs…

DIY Apple Cider Bites

Hey DIYers! Are you obsessed with apples but don't like drinking them? Aka apple cider? That's me. Today's DIY is DIY Apple Cider Bites, which are apple slices that taste like apple cider. You suck on them and get all the juice (apple cider?) out, and then eat them! Yum, right? The best part about this DIY is it's incredibly easy! Let's get started!

You will need:
- Apple
- Knife
- Microwave

Steps:
1. Slice thin slices of an apple of your choice (my favorite is honeycrisp apples!) with a knife. Be careful that you don't cut yourself!
2. Evenly place the apple slices on a plate.
3. Microwave the apple slices for 20 seconds or until you hear them sizzling.
4. Let the apples cool for a few minutes.


You're done! Just pop the apple slices in your mouth, and suck on them. Yuuummm! They kind of remind me of lollipops. But healthy lollipops. ;) Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Apple Cider Bites! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from…

DIY Lip Stain

Hey DIYers! Today's post is the third and final post in my prom series... And it is DIY Lip Stain! I love lip tints because they don't wear off when you eat/drink, don't need to be reapplied, and give a more natural look than regular lipstick. Let's get started!

You will need:
- 1 Small Beet
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

To make the stain:
1. Cook the beet. (Click HERE for directions)
2. Cut the beet into 1x1 cubes. This will be EXTREMELY messy, and your hands will get stained in the process if you don't use gloves.
3. Put the beet cubes in a blender along with the coconut oil.
4. Pour the liquid into a small jar or bowl.

To use the stain:
1. Using a lip brush or q-tip, apply the stain to your lips.
2. Leave the stain on for an hour. Make sure not to lick your lips, or eat/drink.
3. After the hour is up, dampen a washcloth and lightly wash the stain off your lips.

You're done! Now your lips are a perfect pink-purple color! I hope you enjoyed this super cheap an…

DIY Prom Clutch

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is another post in my DIY Prom Series. I will be showing you what to pack in your prom clutch to have the best night ever! This DIY is perfect for you if you overpack, like I do. :) Let's get started!

These are things you probably want in your clutch:
1. A pack of mints or gum. If you get mints, get the mini version of altoids. If you get gum, get Trident: their gum packs are small and compact.
2. Go to Nordstrom and get a free sample of the perfume that you're using for the night. They are small, so they'll fit in your clutch perfectly.
3. Bring money! You never know if you'll want to ditch the night and get pizza.
4. Portable charger! If you're taking a lot of pictures during the night, a portable charger (along with the charging cord) is essential.
5. Your lipgloss or lipstick for touch-ups after dinner, as well as lip balm.
6. Blotting paper! Dancing will make your face really oily.
7. Pads or Tampons if you're on that time of th…

DIY Prom Corsage

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first post in my DIY Prom series. Today's DIY is a DIY Prom Corsage! A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers usually given by the guy to the girl to wear on her wrist. Corsages can be up to $45, which is why today's DIY is essential if you want to save money. (Prom can be extremely expensive, so it's definitely worth saving a few bucks!) Let's get started!

You will need:
- 2 inch wide satin ribbon: choose a color that coordinates with your date's dress.
- A flower: my favorite flowers to use for corsages are roses and carnations. Tip: If you buy a bouquet, your friends can use the other flowers in the bouquet for their DIY corsages!
- A "filler flower": baby's breath is a great filler flower because it completes the look of the corsage.
- Floral wire (Thin green wire made for wrapping flowers)
- Floral tape (Thin green tape made for wrapping flowers)

Steps:
1. Cut the stem off your flower, but leave 2 inches under the bud.…

What happened to your blog?!

Hey everyone! It's Madi from DIY With Madi, and I am making this post to update you about my blog! If you haven't noticed yet, I changed the layout of it! Now it is spicier and hopefully easier to find posts on. :))

Also, I am so so sorry I haven't been making DIY posts. My AP tests for school are coming up, and I am frantically preparing for them. I will get back into the post-writing and DIY-making soon though, just in time for summer!

Let me know what you think about my new blog layout in the comments below!
-DIY With Madi

DIY PopSocket

Hey DIYers! Today's DIY is a DIY PopSocket. If you want a way to hold your phone for selfies or watching Netflix without your phone falling out of your hand, these are really cool gadgets that prevent that. They aren't expensive, but if you don't have a credit card to purchase one (because PopSockets are sold online) or don't like the style of them, this DIY is perfect for you! Let's get started.

You will need:
- Small drawer knob
- Super glue

Steps:

Hold your phone in the selfie position and decide where you want your DIY PopSocket to be placed.Super glue the small drawer knob to the place where you want it on your phone case.Hold it down for 5 minutes.Let it dry for 24 hours.
You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for a DIY PopSocket! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon, and have fun taking selfies without your hand getting tired! TIP: You can also use this DIY PopSocket to wrap your headphones around!:)  -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Potato Chips

Hey DIYers, today's DIY is for DIY Potato Chips. I love Lays and Pringles as much as anyone, but they are extremely unhealthy! That's why I'm going to show you how to make your own! These taste amazing and don't have all the excess sodium and chemicals of processed potato chips. Let's get started!

You will need:
- One medium sized potato
- 1/2 tbsn Virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- A fork
- A knife
- A large bowl
- A baking sheet

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Slice the potato into 1/2 inch slices.
3. Put them in a large bowl.
4. Drizzle on the olive oil.
5. Use a fork to coat all the potato slices in the oil.
6. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet, spacing them out evenly.
7. Sprinkle on salt.
8. Once the oven reaches 400°F, put the tray in the oven for 10 minutes. (If you're under 12, have an adult help you!)
9. Use the fork to flip all the potatoes over. Bake for 5 more minutes.
10. Take the potato chips out of the oven. Let cool.
11. Put all the chips in a f…

DIY Valentine's Day for Single People

Hey DIYers! V-day is right around the corner, and if you're single, you know how boring it can be without a bae. That's why today's DIY is for a DIY Valentine's Day for Single People! Let's get started!

Valentine's Day Trail Mix
No need for a diet because no one else matters but you. (disclaimer: I am NOT saying you need to be a certain way for someone to like you)
You will need:
- Buttermilk Pretzels (best pretzels everrrr!)
- Honeynut cheerios
- Marshmallows (non-flavored)
- Craisins (dried cranberries)
- Valentine's day M&Ms
- Popcorn
OR, you can add anything/take away anything you'd like!


Valentine's Day Chick Flick Playlist
Here are some movies you'll want to binge watch with your single besties!
- The Notebook
- Mean Girls
- Clueless
- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- The Princess Diaries
- The Princess Diaries 2
- Little Women
- Hairspray
- Enchanted
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Romeo and Juliet (here's to a tragic love story... that'll…

DIY Kylie Cosmetics Lipstick

Hey DIYers! I don't know about you, but ever since Kylie Jenner came out with her cosmetics line, I've wanted to try a Kylie Lip Kit. However, I don't have $29 for a lipstick. That's why today I'm going to show you how to make your OWN Kylie Lip Kit!

We will be using this photo for reference of how the Kylie Lipstick looks:


For all of these DIY lipsticks:
You will need:
- Black Sharpie
Steps:
1. Draw on the dripping liquid with the black sharpie
2. Write Kylie's name on the side without the NYX Logo (see picture for style reference)
3. Done!

Dolce K: This is one of the classic, original lipsticks Kylie created!
Dupe: NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lipstick in Cannes


Koko K: This is lipstick Kylie created in inspiration to her half-sister Khloe!
Dupe: NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie in Embellishment

Mary Jo K: This lipstick was created in honor of Kylie's grandmother, MJ!
Dupe: NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam


I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Kyli…

DIY Breakfast Smoothie

Hey DIYers! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as you all probably know, but it can be very hard to get breakfast when you're rushing out the door to go to school or work! So that's why today I am showing you how to make your own DIY Breakfast Smoothie that you can prepare beforehand, and then make in the morning in less than 5 minutes. Let's get started!

You will need:
- 1/4 cup of plain oats
- 1/2 low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 fruit of your choice
- One banana cut up in 1-inch slices
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 cup of ice
- A blender
- A cup
- Plastic bags

Steps:
1. Put the 1/2 of fruit and the banana in a bag. (Do this step as many times as you want, depending on how many smoothies you want to make.)
2. Put the bag of fruit in the freezer.
3. Whenever you want to make a smoothie, empty the fruit in the bag into the freezer along with the oats, yogurt, honey, and ice.
4. Blend!
5. Pour your smoothie into a cup.
6. Now you can head out the door! :)


You're…

DIY Matte Lipstick

Hey DIYers! I've been obsessed with matte lipsticks recently, but they can get kind of expensive, so here's a DIY for you all to MAKE your own matte lipsticks for only a few bucks! Lets get started!

You will need:
- Non-Matte Lipstick
- Baby powder
- Tissue
- Lip balm

Steps:
1. Moisturize your lips with a lip balm. Don't have one? You can make one using my DIY EOS Lip Balm tutorial!
2. Apply your lipstick like you normally would.
3. Use a tissue to blot off the excess. See below for example:

4. Shake a little bit of baby powder in your hand.
5. Use a finger to dab a little of the baby powder on your lips.

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY Matte Lipstick! Do not do this DIY all the time, because baby powder is poisonous. DO NOT LICK YOUR LIPS! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi