DIY – Halloween Cat Ears – Easy 5 Minute Craft

Halloween Cat EarsDIY – Halloween Cat Ears! Need a quick fix for a cute cat costume? Here’s a FREE Template for some printable cat ears…

Originally I was going to make these a week or more ago with black fur, but both major fabric outlets on the Gold Coast had SOLD OUT of black fur (that wasn’t $90 a metre!) way before Halloween. So, Plan B…

You can easily make these Halloween Cat Ears with just a couple of ordinary BOBBY PINS ūüôā They are more ‘positionable’ on your head than a headband. For me, I also prefer to a headband because as a sometimes glasses wearer, there is too much going on behind the ears ūüėČ with a headband.

You will need:

  • 2 x Bobby Pins
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

Halloween Cat Ears Tutorial1. Gather your supplies and Print the Template

2. Trim the Halloween Cat Ears with scissors

3. Fold gently in half

4. Slide the bobby pin into position

5. Use a small amount of glue to seal

6. Halloween Cat Ears ready for positioning!

Halloween Cat EarsHalloween Cat EarsThey are actually quite sturdy and hold in position well. For a last minute costume, I think they are pretty cute and very inexpensive to make ūüôā

Claire

DIY – Boho Chevron Wall Hanging

Adorablest DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY РBoho Chevron Wall Hanging. An Easy to make,  piece for your wall! Full tutorial to follow.

Thank You to Endless Leather. I was sent some samples to try and use in a DIY Project. I was thinking of making bracelets, but this idea came to me instead – I hope you like it! While this is an (unpaid) sponsored post, all content, opinions are and always will be my own.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingEndless Leather sent me, from Left to Right:

(Click below to take you to the product category if interested) and to make this DIY Boho Chevron Wall Hanging just like above …

  • Cork Cords – Natural / Gold 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre) – ¬†Flecks of gold on this natural cork flat cord are very pretty. ¬†It’s also available in silver. Soft to work and easy to cut with scissors.
  • Buffalo Leather Lace – Whisky 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre)¬†– Rich colour, you will need a sharp scalpel for slicing this product.
  • Round Leather Cords High Quality – Navy 5mm (x 1 metre) – Navy blue! Something a little different. I lightly sanded the side for gluing to ensure it adhered well. Scalpel for slicing.
  • Cork Cord – Pastel White 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre) – Natural cork again, with a white coating. Very pretty. Thicker than the natural cord with gold (above) – so you will need your scalpel.

You could use just these products to make your Wall Hanging, but I mixed it up a little with some odd ribbons and trims I had on hand too.

You will need:

  • Cords¬†as listed above from Endless Leather (check them out – HUGE range!)
  • Various Ribbons and Trims¬†including a small piece of string for hanging
  • Scalpel / Xacto Knife¬†Best for slicing cords rather than scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • Scissors¬†For cutting ribbons and trims
  • Stiffened Felt Fabric Buy a long enough piece for your wall hanging
  • Glue¬†Choose one suitable for gluing cords. I used Aldi Brand Craft Super Glue.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Something sharp¬†To poke a hole in the felt for the hanging thread
  • Large Needle¬†¬†To pull the hanging thread through or poke through!

How To:

DIY Boho Chevron Wall Hanging1. Gather your supplies.

2. Work out your lengths to cut on the angle (chevron). This is an important step.

3. Note how you need to cut LONGER. The length is longer when horizontal.

4. Allow for this diagonal measurement to ensure you have enough length.

5. Finish slicing and cutting all your cords. Lay out and take a PHOTO!

6. Draw a centre line on your felt and start gluing. Get your angle right!

7. Continue gluing and check with a ruler that you’re even on both sides.

8. Finish by slicing the excess cord from the top and bottom after your final gluing.

9. Poke a small hole with something sharp, then thread your hanging cord through.

10. Tie a small knot and glue down firmly.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDisplay your finished piece! Note the tassel trim on the bottom. I glued this on, then the last piece glued down was actually the whisky colour (over the top part of the tassel trim) to neatly finish over the tassel trim. You may have some slight trimming on the side too – just slice and cut away any excess to keep the lines straight and neat at the sides.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIYBoho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingThank You to Endless Leather. While this is an (unpaid) sponsored post (cords were supplied), all content, opinions are and always will be my own.

Claire

DIY – Vegan Protein Balls – Vanilla Bean & Maple

DIY Vegan Protein Balls AdorablestDIY – Vegan Protein Balls – Vanilla Bean & Maple Flavour – YUM! Easy to make and easy to eat on the go, or for a healthy snack anytime, with the added bonus that these delicious Protein Balls have NO ADDED SUGAR!

I have a confession to make. My last recipe Chili Chocolate Mug Cake¬†back in February, was one of the last times that I ate a sugary treat. I found myself craving sweet things a little too often. ¬†I took some time to re-evaluate my diet and since then I’ve been eating a diet based less on snacks that should be eaten in moderation and I’ve been incorporating lots more ‘good’ greens.

I made this change primarily to see if it would help some minor ailments (it has for me) but as a side note I’ve lost 10kg. I feel a lot more energetic. I’m not going into details about dieting here on this blog, or tell people how/what/when/where you should eat – it’s up to you, but I what I will share with you today is a simple recipe that I made up – for these Vegan Protein Balls. They are YUM! The protein mix is sweetened with Stevia.

Vegan Protein Balls Ingredients

You will need:

  • Prana Protein Powder. Vanilla Bean & Maple. ¬†I used the measuring scoop that comes inside the packet (for the protein powder) for all of the ingredients listed below.
  • Almond Meal. I buy the Aldi Brand.
  • LSA. Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds and Almond Meal. Purchased from Coles.
  • Golden Flaxseed Flour. Purchased from Coles.
  • Shredded Coconut.
  • Cashew Nuts. ¬†Roasted (Toasted) and Salted
  • Coconut Oil.
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Ziplock bag for crushing cashew nuts¬†(after measuring, crush before adding to mixture)

How To:

Vegan Protein Balls MethodBasically where I have said Protein Powder x 2 – that’s two scoops – using the scoop that came in the packet and continued using the scoop for the rest of the ingredients for consistency. If you don’t use this brand or have a different scoop, it will just be a case of taste testing. Just keep the ingredients in similar proportions and you should be okay. When it comes time to add the coconut oil – add sparingly until you get the correct consistency.

Mix thoroughly and then roll into about 4cm balls = approx. 30g per protein ball.

This mix will make about 12 balls.

Adorablest Vegan Protein BallsRefrigerating them will harden them a little to bite sized morsels of deliciousness ūüôā Picture above is just after rolling, so you can still see the ‘glisten’ of the coconut oil.

I’ve weighed all the ingredients (for example 1 scoop of LSA weighs different to 1 scoop of almond meal) and then entered all the ingredients into the Food Standards Australia Nutrition Panel Calculator for you. If you are so inclined to read all the Nutrition Information of Vegan Protein Balls, here you go…

I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible, but please don’t use this information if you are on any sort of strict diet, okay!

Adorablest Vegan Protein Balls Adorablest Vegan Protein BallsAdorablest Vegan Protein BallsThis Prana On Protein Powder was purchased from my local Health Food Shop on the Gold Coast Р$39.00 for 400g. The website if you would like more information about these Protein Powders is pranaon.com or ecosuperfoods.com.au  From their website, it says that you can purchase Trial Packs to find your favourite flavour also. I really love the flavour of the Vanilla Bean and Maple one. It sort of tastes like cake batter from the bowl

Please note: This was NOT a sponsored post for this or any other company. I tried it, liked it, shared it.

Claire

DIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs that Smell Just Like the Real Thing

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsDIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs – without Citric Acid and using a SECRET ingredient ūüėČ These look just like the real thing don’t they? They smell just like the real thing too – YUMMY and DIVINE!

Just make sure you don’t take a bite!

Please Note: I have made this recipe for a SMALL batch. Sometimes I find that bath bomb recipes will make enough to compete with a Lush store, so if you just want to try a small amount, this Coconut Ice Bath Bomb recipe is for you. Each batch will only make 2 small to medium ‘slices’ of Coconut Ice. If you require more, simply double or triple (or more) the recipe. Also, this does not use Citric Acid, but a substitute – Citrus Juice. It still fizzes!

You will need:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda¬†Find it at your supermarket
  • Coconut Oil Use the non-refined sort – You WANT it to smell like coconut!
  • Epsom Salts¬†Find it at your supermarket or chemist
  • Cream of Tartar Find it at your supermarket in the baking section
  • Lemon or Lime Juice¬†Fresh or in a container
  • Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence¬†This is the SECRET ingredient!
  • 2 x Bowls for Mixing
  • Spoon¬†I used metal. I can’t stand dry ingredients with a wooden spoon (nails on a chalkboard for me)
  • Small Square containers / mould / mold
  • Baking Paper cut in strips to fit containers¬†SO much easier to remove the Bath Bombs when set!
  • Measuring Cups¬†Or similar
  • Presentation Wrap or Plate¬†Or similar

How To:

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 1 - 6Gather all your supplies and make sure you are in an area where you can make a bit of a mess.

Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Recipe: (SMALL BATCH for 2-3, multiply as needed)

  • ¬†1/4 ¬†Cup of Bicarb Soda
  • ¬†1/8 ¬†Cup of Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (MIX these 3 ingredients)
  • 1/8 ¬†Teaspoon or few drops of Citrus Juice (Will FIZZ – that’s normal)
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon of Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence (for the pink part)
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon + of Coconut Oil per Pink and White part

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 7 - 12

Method:

Mix all the DRY ingredients well (NO coconut oil yet), add your Citrus juice, then …

DIVIDE INTO TWO SEPARATE BOWLS.

Add your Strawberry Essence to one part and mix well.

Then add your Coconut Oil to both the PINK part and the WHITE part (in separate bowls)

The reason I add the Coconut Oil after is so you can better gauge the consistency because the Strawberry Essence counts as a wet ingredient and will slightly change the pink consistency.

The consistency you want is, when squeezed with your palm, it stays together … JUST. Not too oily, but add more Coconut Oil if it is still crumbly.

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Consistency

Spoon your completed WHITE part into the container (lined with Baking Paper – makes it SO much easier to remove later).

Flatten down, then add your PINK part …

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 13 - 18Flatten the pink part – make sure you have equal height of the pink and white sections.

You can let dry a little, then slide then out (Did you use Baking Paper to help, or are you cursing right now?!)

YUM! Almost good enough to eat. These smell wonderful with the Coconut and Strawberry, just like Coconut Ice! The Epsom salts also give that Coconut fleck to them as a bonus, don’t you think?

I have tried them in a bath – they smell just as lovely in the water. You can EAT the imitation Strawberry Essence, so you can certainly bathe in it. It does not leave the bath water a vivid pink either, so no major cleaning after.

The Coconut Oil will soften your skin, as will the Bicarb Soda. The Epsom Salts will help soothe your tired muscles and the little amount of Citrus Juice will act as an anti-bacterial.

Try these FUN and FIZZY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs!

BONUS!! Free Printable Coconut Ice Bath Bomb Labels to finish if they are a gift – see below. Wrap with clear cellophane and a cute bow to finish or store in a jar. Enjoy!

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsAdorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsAdorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsAdorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs | AdorablestLike these labels? Free Download Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Labels

Enjoy, please leave a comment if you try these, Pin Away and share the LOVE ūüôā

Claire

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