Mothers Day D.I.Y – No. 3: Infinity Scarf in 3 steps

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Here’s a very easy upgrade. An Infinity scarf seems kind of nicer than a normal scarf, doesn’t it? And it’s very easy to change a normal scarf into an infinity scarf. With winter coming along,  I’m starting to wear scarves all the time. I love scarves! I have a rather large (and growing) scarf collection…

Infinity scarves are my new favourite. 🙂

1.To change a normal scarf into an infinity scarf, you cut off any tassels on each end of the scarf.

2.Then you sew a single fold hem over one end, just so it wont fray.

3. Now, sew one end onto the other, with the hemmed end on top. 🙂

And there you have your infinity scarf. 🙂

This might be more of a craft project for you, rather than a mothers day gift. But I had a busy day today! No time to make a completely mothers day oriented d.i.y.

so todays DIY is a bit of both. 🙂 Enjoy.

PS: did you see the cow in the background of the top photo? hehe

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Adjust the strap on your handbag to ANY length

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I like handbags with longish handles, but I found this adorable red one for $5 at an opshop. It had a short handle, which some people may adore, but alas, I don’t.

And I couldn’t resist buying it (as usual), and started planning on fixing up the strap. But the only reason I actually got around to fixing up the strap, was because this blog was waiting for more updates!! So I have this blog to thank, really, for the nice shiny handle on the nice red handbag sitting next to me.

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Here is the handbag with the old strap.

Here are the supplies I used:

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I snipped off the stitches on each side loop, that held the old handle on.

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Well, that photo is of when I tried using a knife that was close by to cut the threads. It didn’t work that well, so I went and found some scissors! They worked much more successfully.

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Here is my chain. You would never know it was actually 2 dog collar things I got from a pet shop….gasp! They were so cheap, though, only $1.50 each, and they were the right size!

So I joined them together, hooked them onto the loops I had unstitched, and then stitched the loops back on with red thread.

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and that was that! So easy, and I am very pleased. I know… I didn’t need another handbag, but I thought I WANT A RED HANDBAG, OOH CHEAP!, and then OH YES, AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING TO PUT ON MY BLOG (or was that and excuse?).

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Floating Candle Boats and A Wedding After Party

This is a very cheap, easy way for amazing lights at a party! We had an after party for my brothers wedding, and my Amazing friend Ruth helped us decorate in a beautiful, elegant, budget friendly way.

Ruth is a florist, and she helped us make the most BEAUTIFUL flower arrangements, using flowers and greenery from our garden. We added some huge pink lily’s from our local growers Market ($12 for 6 stems) and that made it look AMAZING!

At least 20 bouquets for only $12

At least 20 bouquets for only $12

As the party was a BBQ by a pond, with willows and water lilies and lots of beautiful trees, we wanted something lanternish and glowing, but affordable.

This is what my friend Ruth came up with:

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Get a plastic plate, one of those cheap picnic ones, and glue tea light candles onto the center. A hot glue gun holds them on and is waterproof.

We put hydrangea flowers around the edge, to hide the ugly plastic plates! We made about 50 of these boats, and when it was dark we floated them on the pond. It looked amazing! There were enough candles on each plate to get a bright glowing light, instead of little single candles.

They didn’t sink, either! The kids had lots of fun lighting them and floating them out on the pond, and we put a few around by the tables and chairs like lanterns.

One did have a sad death when the plate actually caught on fire. It threw out a plume of black smoke as it sank into the dank brown depths of the pond.

As its on water, though, its very safe.

Safe, easy, cheap, and beautiful!

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