She Wrapped An Egg In Silk. But When She Unwraps The Egg It’s STUNNING!

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There are many ways to dye an egg. Some people use Kool-Aid, food coloring, store bought kits, nail polish, and all sorts of other things. One lesser known method is an old fashioned way that uses dye from silk scarves to decorate hard boiled eggs. The scarves intricate patterns and colors transfer to the eggs, which turn out absolutely beautiful and truly unique, thanks to their level of detail.

All you need is eggs (uncooked), 100% silk scarves or ties, a ½ yard of white fabric, twist ties, white vinegar, and vegetable oil. You will also need scissors to cut the fabric and a pot of water to boil the eggs in, but that’s it! The whole process is neat and easily doable in under an hour.

However, do not use any of your favorite or treasured silk items because they will be altered by this; not completely ruined, but faded. Also, be sure to use only 100% silk to get the right results. Second hand or thrift stores are a great place to find them at the lowest cost.

To start, cut the silk and white fabric into 7 inch by 7 inch squares. Take an egg and wrap it very tightly in a silk square, then wrap that in a white fabric square, and secure with a twist tie. Once all the eggs are wrapped up place them in a pot and fill with water. Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water and boil for fifteen minutes.

Remove the eggs from the stove and allow them to cool off. Unwrap them from the fabrics and your done! If desired, rub the vegetable oil onto the finished eggs to give them a glossy sheen. The video says that the silks can be used 2-3 times in this fashion to dye eggs. The eggs are also edible, you start with raw ones and they becomes hard boiled by the end of the process.

The whole project is a great way to try something new, cheap, and easy with family and friends. Check it out!

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She Pours Marbles Into a Bowl of Water Filled With Ice. But When She’s Done It’s STUNNING

Nothing pulls an outfit together quite like a piece of beautiful jewelry can. If paired right, the extra bit of decoration and sparkle can instantly upgrade the most plain and simple looks and turn them into modern elegant ones.

This season the hottest trend in jewelry isn’t statement pieces, it’s crystal necklaces. They’re showing up everywhere, from the runways in Paris to stores at the local mall, and a quality made one costs a lot of money.

Instead of buying a mass produced, drastically marked up crystal necklace, you can create your own for a fraction of the cost. The one of a kind pieces come out looking absolutely beautiful and they’re also very easy to make if you follow the steps outlined below and refer to the tutorial from yoyomax12.

While the video is titled “fried marbles” the technique shown actually involves baking them in the oven. The extreme heat is what helps give the marbles a crackled, unique look which resembles that of a crystal.

First, you will need some glass marbles, any size or color will work, but the plain clear ones seem to work best for this. Place them in an oven safe container, like a pie dish or pan, and then stick them in the oven.

Bake the marbles for about 20 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. While they’re cooking fill a large bowl up with cold water and place some ice cubes in it because you want the water to be as icy cold as possible.

As soon as you take the marbles out of the oven transfer them over to the bowl and carefully pour them into the ice water. Their insides should immediately crackle and shatter and they should end up looking like the ones in the video. If any of them are cracked or broken simply toss them out.

The neat effect and appearance is caused by the glass cooling rapidly and going from an extremely hot temperature to ice cold. That’s what makes the insides of the marble shatter and gives them the distinct, pretty, and unique look that reflects and refracts light much more beautifully than plain old marbles ever could!

To make a necklace with these fried marbles you will need bead caps, eye pins, jump rings and superglue, all of which can be purchased at virtually any craft store. Take an eye pin and thread it into a bead cap before trimming any excess. Fill the bead cap up with clear superglue, press it onto a marble, and allow it to completely dry overnight.

Place a jump ring on the eye pin once the glue has set and now you have a crystal marble pendant! All that’s left to do is add a chain by threading it through the extra jump ring and any type that’s thin enough will do.

You can use leather cording, clear wire, or a metal chain to dress the look up or down. No one else will have anything like this necklace, so be original before they catch on and become all the rage!

Even if you choose to not make a necklace, the fried marbles work well for many alternative things. You can use these little gems to decorate around the house, stick them in a fish tank, or use them for arts and crafts projects. Either way, make a batch, get creative, and try something new!

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This Woman Stacks Flower Pots Onto a Metal Rod. But When She’s Done It’s STUNNING!

Vertical gardens are perfect for people who are low on horizontal space or for those who want fresh herbs and flowers close by. They are the best way to get the most use of a small space and if you live in an apartment or don’t have a yard they’re likely your best and only alternative!

Designs for vertical gardens range from simple and affordable to highly complex and prohibitively expensive. The ‘Tipsy Pots’ idea covered by Tamara Twist and seen here is one of the easier design types and it doesn’t require anything fancy to pull off. All you need are terracotta pots in a variety of sizes and rebar that’s thin enough to fit through the holes in the bottom of them.

There are two different versions of this planter that you can make. One is for yards, since it’s basically stuck into the ground, and the other one can be placed on decks and patios where it’s free-standing. If you plan on making the free-standing patio version you’ll also need cement to make the base that will hold the planter in place and keep it stable and upright.

The entire process is quick and easy for either version you end up making. For the free-standing type start by mixing up enough cement to fill a medium sized terracotta pot. Fill the pot up with cement and then place a piece of rebar measuring 3-4 feet in the center of it. To help keep the rebar straight and upright you should secure the top of it by taping it in place, preferably against a wall or fence, as shown in the video.

In a larger separate terracotta pot place approximately 3-4 inches of soil in the bottom. When the cement has set and hardened take that pot with the rebar in it and place it inside the larger one before filling the rest of the pot up with more soil.

Take another pot and thread it through the rebar, bringing it down until it touches the soil, then tip it so that the back edge of the rim rests firmly against the rebar. Do this with the next pot, but tip it in the opposite direction instead. Continue to add pots, alternating the direction they are tipped in, until you run out of rebar. All that’s left is to place your plants into the pots and you’re done!

To make a free-standing tipsy pot planter without a base simply hammer the rebar 2 feet into the ground. Make sure to that you leave about 3-5 feet sticking out above the ground and then you can begin to thread the pots down, as covered above.

These are so neat and convenient to have around. They put plants and herbs right at your door and are a clever use of simple materials that really catch the eye. Now is the perfect time to start making them so check out the tutorial and share this with friends and family who could use the idea!

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She Begins Hot Glueing Marbles To a Ball Made of Foam. But When She’s Done It’s STUNNING

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your lawn or garden pop, then you have to check out these beautiful homemade gazing balls. They shimmer and sparkle when they catch the sunlight and add an extra-special touch to the landscape. They’re fun and easy to make, but the best part about them is that they’re super affordable and won’t cost you more than a few dollars. In comparison, store bought versions can be very pricey and the less expensive ones are usually dull, plain, cheaply made, and not too exciting to look at!

This craft project is also something that kids will enjoy making and it allows them to really get creative. You can make different sized balls in any color or combination and you can customize them to your exact standards. All you really need are Smoothfoam balls and flat glass marbles that most dollar stores carry in stock.

Craft extraordinaire Jennifer Priest, who runs her own blog named Hydrangea Hippo, shows us how to make them in the accompanying video. She conveniently included a list of all the supplies that she used and links to them as well. The materials you will need include Smoothfoam balls, flat glass marbles, a hot glue gun, acrylic paint, and a foam brush.

It’s important that you use Smoothfoam balls and not Styrofoam ones because Styrofoam will absorb all the paint you put on it and melts very easily. You’ll also want to use something that you can stick into the foam ball to hold on to, like a chopstick or long pin, that way you can paint the entire ball without making a mess and getting your hands all dirty.

Start out by painting the foam balls and then set them aside to dry. Once the paint has completely dried fire up your glue gun and apply a dab of glue to the smooth side of each marble. Stick them onto the ball smooth and glued side down and as close to one another as you can until the entire thing is coated in marbles.

Now you can place the ball in the garden, flower beds or pots, on a pedestal or stand, or wherever else you desire. They can be hung as well, just stick a small screw hook into the side and it’s ready to be strung up. The decorating uses for these go beyond lawn and garden and they make beautiful additions to party or wedding décor as well.

These gazing balls turned out looking anything but cheap and you’d never guess they were made with simple items from the dollar store. They would make a lovely and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift and with everything starting to really bloom, now is the time to make them!

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