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DIY Cinnamon Stick Tree

Can you believe it’s only four days ’till Christmas? My house has been decorated for a while but I’ve been so busy that I’ve barely gotten in the spirit yet. Yesterday, I decided to slow down for a moment, get my hands moving, and create something super festive. I wanted to make something with a traditional air and this little cinnamon stick tree was born! It’s decorated with orange peel and smells amazing (but only when you get close). Let me show you how to make it, it’s super easy!

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5 Fun Christmas DIY’s

‘Tis the season! I don’t know why, but my fingers always start itching around this time of year and I get really excited to craft and make Chrismassy objects. I have a really fun project planned for this year which you’ll get to see soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d share some fun DIY’s I’ve done in the past. I pull out these items year after year and they always bring back good memories of when I made them. These are perfect to make on a cold, snowy a night in with family or friends. Make everybody a cup of hot cocoa and get crafting!

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DIY Phone Case

My phone case has been looking so sad lately. It used to be wood-print with white dip-dye at the bottom, which turned into yellow-dusty dip-dye, and the whole thing has big, white, scratches on it from when I’d put it in my bag along with my keys. I wanted to get a new phone case and I’ve been looking for one in several stores lately, but it turns out it’s really hard to find a cute, inexpensive phone case for an older cellphone (I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII). And then it dawned to me; why not make my own? My old case is scratched, but otherwise perfectly fine, so why not just use it as a base for a DIY phone case? So that’s exactly what I did, and I think it turned out really nice.

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DIY Reed Diffuser

Scented candles are the biz right now, and I absolutely love them. There are, however, a few things about scented candles that are less ideal. They give off vapours that contain some toxic chemicals, and breathing them for prolonged periods could be harmful.
I’m pretty sure nothing bad will happen when you burn a candle for a few hours a week, but I like my house to smell nice all the time. There are some safer alternatives such as beeswax or soy candles, but these are pretty hard to find, expensive, and hard to make yourself.
Also, you can’t leave candles unattended and in a small space like mine, the smell that comes off when you blow out the candle completely overpowers any of the scented candle scent, haha!

Insert reed diffusers! These don’t burn with a pretty little flame, but they do give off a consistent scent and I think they’re quite aesthetic as well. And the great news is; they’re super easy to DIY using all natural ingredients! By making the reed diffusers yourself, you know exactly what goes in and you can customise the scents and how strong of a scent it will give off.

I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY reed diffuser!

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DIY Oatmeal Mask

Last week I over-exfoliated my face. Ouch. Searching for something to soothe my irritated skin, I came across the oatmeal face mask. Oatmeal is a great anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps soothe the skin and tone down redness, and it forms a true power combo with the best face mask ingredient ever, honey.
In today’s video I’m sharing the recipe with you. Enjoy!

xxxLucy