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Hey DIYers! Long time, no see! I am SO, SO, SOOOO sorry I haven't been active recently. I have been swamped with extracurriculars, homework, and studying for the SAT that I haven't been able to sit down and write DIY posts!

I will try to start posting regularly again, so be prepared to see some new DIYs in the future!

Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Riverdale Halloween Costumes

Hey everyone! I know I’m a little late to jump on the train,  but I recently become obsessed with the TV show, Riverdale!  I think the characters of Riverdale will be like last year‘s Suicide Squad Halloween costumes:  as in they will be the most popular.  Even I’m going to be Veronica!  Let’s get started!

1. Archie Andrews
 I love Archie in the show.  He cares about his friends, and honestly, I wish more boys in real life were as sweet as he is. I totally ship him with Veronica, #Varchie, and can we please mention... how freaking hot KJ Apa is?!

You will need:
- Blue and Yellow Varisty Jacket with a Yellow R taped/stitched on.  Not gonna lie, varsity jackets expensive, so might as well buy this already-made one from Amazon.
- Jeans
- White shirt
- Any shoes of your choice
- Red hairspray dye (optional)

2. Betty
 OK.  Betty kind of scares me because of how sweet and how angry she is at the same time. Nonetheless, I love her character, and how smart and adoring she is of the people ar…


Hey DIYers!
Today's post isn't a DIY post, but it marks something extremely special and freaking awesome-- my 100th post! I started this blog back in Summer 2013, and now it's already mid-October 2017. Time (and creativity!) has flown by so quickly, and I'm so grateful to be able to provide my readers with how-to content.
Here's to 100 more DIYs!
Stay creative, xo, Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Taylor Swift Look What You Made Me Do Halloween Costumes

Hi DIYers! Happy October 1st!  I love October because it means it’s time for Halloween! Today’s DIY is a DIY Taylor Swift look what you made me do Halloween costume. I am OBSESSED with this song and her new music video for it, so much so that this DIY is based off all the costumes she wore in the video. Let’s get started! 

1. “She never came out of the woods” You will need: Zombie makeup with a long blue dress that is covered in dirt.2. “I won the lawsuit” You will need: A silver dress, diamond accessories, red nails, and red lips. Don’t forget the dollar bill to signify her win against that creepy DJ dude!!3. “Queen of Snakes” You will need: A long red dress with sleeves, strappy gold heels, snake jewelry, and red lipstick.4. “Bye Katy Perry!” You will need: A silver dress, a cheetah-print jacket, gold heels, and big sunglasses. Carry around a stuffed cheetah and a Grammy for extra measure. 5. “Birdcage Felon” (the scene none of us Swifties really understood...) You will need An orange butt…

DIY Chewing Gum

Hey DIYers! Unfortunely,  August is coming to an end. That means school is starting soon, for the most of us. Sigh.  At school, don't you hate it when all your friends ask you for gum?  Even people you're not friends with ask you for gum. And by sharing all that gum, you run out, and then have to buy more. That's why today's DIY is perfect for you.  It's DIY chewing gum! This way, you won't have to go out to the store and buy those expensive packs of gum. Let's get started!

You will need:
- 1/2-1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup base gum pellets
- 1 tablespoon powdered flavoring
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- Kitchen Supplies
- Small, microwavable container
- Waxed paper
- Wooden popsicle stick

1. Place 1/2 cup of powdered sugar onto a piece of waxed paper.

2. Place 1/3 cup of gum pellets into a small, microwaveable container.

3. Add in corn syrup and powdered flavoring.

4. (Adults or teenagers) Microwave the mixture in 10 second intervals, stirring in-between, until it…

DIY Eclipse Box

Hey DIYers! Are you hyped about the eclipse happening tomorrow? I know I am! It's really important to be safe during the eclipse though, because if you look directly at it, it'll damage your retinas. Eclipse glasses are nearly sold out, which is why today's DIY will help you view the eclipse with items you probably have around your home. It's a DIY Eclipse Viewing Box Projector! Let's get started.

Projector Using a BoxThis type of pinhole projector works on the same principle as a basic pinhole projector. However, the box makes this projector much sturdier and easier to set on a surface. And it only requires a few extra items to construct. You Will Need:a long cardboard box or tubescissorsduct tapealuminum foila pin or a thumbtacka sharp knife or paper cuttera sheet of white paperSteps:Cut a rectangular hole at the end of the box. You can tape 2 boxes together to make a long box. The longer the box, the larger the projected image.Using the scissors, cut out a piece o…

DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray for Beachy Waves

Hey everyone! Even though it's summer, I don't have access to a beach. It's actually quite sad because one of my favorite parts about swimming in the ocean is the effect it gives my hair- beachy waves! That's why today's DIY is perfect for people like me (without access to a beach): it's DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray that makes your hair form into beachy waves! Let's get started!

You'll need:
- A spray bottle
- Small bowl of warm water (not boiling but warmer than room temperature)
- 3 teaspoons of Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
- 3 squirts of hair gel

1. Pour the salt into the bowl of warm water and stir.
2. Add in the coconut oil, and stir.
3. Add in the hair gel, and stir.
4. Carefully pour the mixture into the spray bottle.
5. Spray onto your hair for beachy waves!

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for DIY DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray for Beachy Waves! Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Workout Arm Band

Hey DIYers! Don't you hate it when you have no place to put your valuable belongings when you go on a run? I know I do! That's why today's DIY is a DIY Workout Armband, where you can stuff in your phone, keys, credit card, etc. This DIY is super easy and cheap, so let's get started!

You will need:
- A thick tube sock
- Fabric Scissors

1. Cut the foot off the tube sock
2. Slide the sock onto your arm
3. Fold up the bottom of the sock to make a little pouch
4. Put your phone or any other belongings in the pouch

You're done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial for a DIY Workout Arm Band! (Wasn't that easy?!) Stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon! -Madi from DIY With Madi

DIY Fix Broken Makeup!

Hey DIYers, have you ever dropped your makeup and it shatters? Well I have, and it honestly sucks... AND, I dropped it on Christmas Day. Aghhh! Today's DIY will help you repair/fix your broken makeup and make them look pretty much brand new.

Powders, Highlights, Bronzers, etc.
You will need:
- Broken makeup
- Clean knife
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel or tissue

1. Collect all of the broken makeup pieces in the bottom of the compact.
2. Break up the makeup as fine as you can using a very clean knife.
3. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and mix until it forms a paste; add a few more drops if needed.
4. Spread and smooth makeup back into the compact. Tap on a flat surface to remove any air bubbles. Let dry about 1 hour, or until almost dry but still a little damp.
5. Cover the makeup surface with a clean paper towel or tissue. Use the cap of the rubbing alcohol bottle to pack and smooth the makeup even further. Let dry completely.
6. You're done!
Tip: If the makeup conta…

DIY Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hey DIYers! How has your summer been so far? Mine has been great! Today's DIY is DIY Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches. These taste BOMB because what's a better dessert than Churros and Ice cream combined? (That was a rhetorical question ;)) Let's get started!

You will need: (This makes 10-12 churro ice-cream sandwiches)
- 3 cups water
- ⅓ cup oil
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- Oil, for frying
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup cinnamon
- Ice cream of your choice (vanilla is best in my opinion)

1. In a large pot, bring the water, oil, and salt to a boil.
2. Add the flour and turn the heat off. Quickly stir the flour until it forms a smooth paste/ball.
3. Transfer the dough into a piping bag lined with a star tip.
4. Pipe 6-inch spirals onto a sheet lined with parchment paper, starting from the middle and going around in a circle, making sure that there are no gaps between the loops.
5. Repeat with the remaining dough.
6. Freeze the circles for at least 2 hours.
7. Heat oil in a …

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

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

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

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)

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


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

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
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

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! :)


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

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