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Friday Fun: Mad for Plaid

Friday Fun: Mad for Plaid


Posted By on Aug 14, 2015

10 DIY Tutorials using Plaid Fabrics

Happy Friday, woo hoo!!!

Okay, go with me on this one: back-to-school time has me thinking about school uniforms, which has me thinking about a variety of plaid patterns. Add to that the fact that I felt an actual almost-chill in the air this morning when I let my dogs out, and I’m dreaming of digging out my blanket scarves once again for the Fall. Hence, today’s Friday Fun. Enjoy!

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It’s Flu season, and that means germs! Time to protect yourself, but if you’re like me you probably hate the smell and ickiness of commercial hand sanitizers. Lucky for us, it’s pretty easy to make your own since the main ingredient in most is rubbing alcohol.

For this week’s #MakersWednesday, we’re going to DIY some germ prevention!

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How to make your own hand sanitizer:

1. Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 1 part witch hazel

2. Add a few drops of jojoba oil and vanilla fragrance. (Make sure you use a fragrance or essential oil that is skin safe!)

That’s it – this recipe is easy peasy, yummy and clean!

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Do you have any DIY solutions for everyday problems! Whip up a batch and share it on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #MakersWednesday so we can DIY, too!

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Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a moment mid-week to celebrate creativity in all its forms!

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I’ve been really into baths lately. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old and the hot water really does help with the stiff joints. 🙂

A bath tea is just like it sounds – a tea bag you put in the bath. In this one I combined dried Chamomile flowers, which are said to be relaxing and calming with dried Calendula (Marigold) flowers, which are said to help with inflammation and sore muscles. I added a few drops of lavender essential oil for good (relaxing) measure to the reusable tea bag.

Chamomile Calendula Bath Tea

How do you use your crafty skills to take better care of yourself? We’d love to see whatever you’re making! Please post it on Twitter or Instagram and add the tag #MakersWednesday so we can share in the creative juices!

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