DIY projects for fall!

Hello guys! Personally, I love sweater weather, teas, colorful leaves, rain, books, just everything about fall. Why not make your home smell and feel like fall too? 🙂

Dried Orange and Cinnamon Ornaments!

These are so great – they smell good and even look great! Also you don’t even need lots of things.

Makes 2 ornaments.

You’ll need:

  • 2 – 24 in. piece of ribbon
  • 1 Paramount Citrus Valencia orange
  • 10 cinnamon sticks

Directions

1. To make the dried orange slices, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

2. Cut the orange into very thin slices, less than ¼ inch if possible. Discard any seeds. You will need 4 slices for each short ornament.

3. Place a cooling rack over a sheet pan. Place the orange slices on the rack. This keeps them elevated while drying so that air can get underneath the fruit.

4. Dry in the oven for about 2 hours. Remove when completely dry, and cool before making your ornament.

5. For each ornament, begin by tying the center of a piece of ribbon securely around a cinnamon stick.

6. Lace the ribbon up through the center of a slice of orange.

7. Place another cinnamon stick on top of the orange slice and tie the ribbon securely around it.

8. Continue layering orange slices and cinnamon sticks, ending with a cinnamon stick. For a short ornament, use 4 orange slices and 5 cinnamon sticks. You can also combine all the slices and cinnamon sticks for one long ornament using a longer piece of ribbon.

9. Tie the final cinnamon stick with the ribbon and use the remaining ribbon to hang the ornament, securing it with a bow. Done! 🙂

Quote pillows!

Did you ever go to the shop and see a really pretty thing, but then look at the price … Did you ever think, that you can DIY those things? I like quote pillows and I think why not to make some. 🙂

You’ll need:

  • Linen pillow case & pillow
  • Letter stencil
  • Sharpie or fabric marker
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Pencil

Directions

1. Line up the words how you want them to fit on the pillow. Place the letters of each word a 1/4 inch apart. By measuring the length of the word and the width of the pillow case, you can align the word in the center of the pillow case and tape down the stencils. You will want to measure your rows across the height of the pillow case as well so they are evenly spaced, and mark with pencil where the stencils should go.

2. Fill in the stencils with a Sharpie marker.

3. Erase any visible pencil marks.

4. Stuff your pillow and you have it! 🙂

Insanely easy DIY mugs!

Make your own mug! This would be an awesome and cheap present too.

Fall potpourri!

This thing is a must-have in fall! It’s so easy to make and it actually looks like fall!

You’ll need:

  • Dried orange slices
  • Dried apple slices
  • Whole nuts (with shells)
  • Whole cloves
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Juniper berries
  • Laurel (bay) leaves
  • Dried rose hips
  • Pine cones
  • Essential oils: cedar wood, clove, cinnamon, orange and pine are all great together

Don’t worry if you don’t have something – you can change it, just improvise. 🙂

Directions

We actually don’t even need the directions! Just take bigger and smaller handfuls and put them into a jar or a bowl. Done! 🙂

Ramekins, Coffee Beans and Tea Lights

If you like coffee – you will like this DIY!

You’ll need:

  • Ramekin
  • Coffee beans
  • Candle

Directions:

Take a handful of coffee beans and put them into a ramekin. Put a candle between the beans and light it. Done!

I hope you liked these DIY’s. Time flies fast, so don’t sleep and make your home feel and smell like fall! 🙂

Odeta.

 

10 inspirational quotes to start off your day with!

Hello guys! Everybody feels lonely, sad or broken sometimes, right? When you wake up and want to just go back to sleep, forget everything. I’m here to help you to fight these moments of sadness. 🙂

TIP: You can print these quotes and hang them on your wall, or even make a book of inspirational quotes! Personally, I’m going to download these photos to my phone and read them, when I feel like I need some inspiration. Also I’m thinking about printing these quotes and making a personal book to myself. 🙂

     1. Quote about beauty

 

 

2. Quote about being strong

3. Second quote about being strong 

4. Quote about past

5. Quote about happiness

 

6. Quote about life

 

7. Quote about never giving up

 

8. Quote about all the beautiful things

 

9. Quote about things we should stop worrying about

 

10. Quote about smile

 

I hope that I helped you. Just remember that everyone has problems, even if it doesn’t look like they do. 🙂

Feel free to answer the question down bellow:

Thank you and see you soon,

Odeta

5 Running Late Hairstyles!

Hello girls! You know those mornings, when you don’t have any time and you’re stressing out about what to wear or how to style your hair. Today I’m going to help you how to deal with your hair when you’re running late. They are quick & easy, so don’t worry even if you’re bad at making hairstyles! 🙂

1. One sided!

The picture says it all:

2. Faux braid – 2 ways!

This braid is so easy – you can do it in less than a minute.

The first braid:

Tie your hair with a hair band. Make a hole above your hair band and flip your entire ponytail through it. Then take your left twisted strand, make a hole and flip your entire ponytail through it. Start all over again – make a hole above your hair band right in the middle and flip your ponytail through it. Make a hole in your left twisted strand, make a hole and flip your hair through it. You’re done! Just don’t forget to give your braid some volume – pull it, but just a little bit! 🙂

The second braid:

Tie your hair with an elastic. Like on the first braid, make a hole above your elastic and flip your hair through it. Use another elastic and tie your hair about 2 or 3 inches below the first one. Then make a hole above it and flip your hair through it. Repeat the same steps until you reach the end. Done! You can leave it like this, or pull a little bit.

3. Half up hairstyle!

The quickest hairstyle in this post. 🙂

 

 

 

Take a section of hair from the left, pull it to the right, pin it. Then take a piece from the right and cross it over to the left. Tuck the hair under the piece of hair from the left. Pin it and you are DONE.

4. Braided half up hairstyle!

Take a small (if your hair is thin) or normal (if your hair is thick) section of hair from the left and braid it. Then take a small or normal section of hair from the right and braid it. Take a braid from the left and pin it on the back. Then take a braid from the right,  bring it over the other one and pin it. Take the braid ends and tuck them under the left braid. Done! Curl your hair if you want. 🙂 It will look something like this:

 

5. Dressed up ponytail!

Follow the steps on the picture!

Now you’re going to look awesome even if you don’t have time! I hope you’ll try some of these hairstyles (or maybe even every hairstyle!). Good luck! 🙂

Odeta