Make Your Own Stress Ball + Motivational Jar

Life can certainly be stressful at times. Our lives are always on the go but sometimes we just need a little quiet time to ourselves to take our minds off of the craziness in the world.

I remember when I bought my first stress ball, I had no idea what it was used for. I brought it pretty much every where I went. I had lots of fun playing with it though.  I was so focused on the squishiness from the stress ball, that I completely forgot about what I was stressing out about. I was intrigued by how cool and addicting this thing was. I believe the stress ball I bought was about $14. Back then, I wasn’t too worried about the price, but to know that you can create a stress ball with only a couple of ingredients & having most, if not all of the materials at home. That’s pretty awesome!

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Gather all your materials: balloons, 1 cup of flour, measuring cups, & a water bottle.

As you gather all your materials, take your balloon and start stretching it out. (Trust me, this will help a lot when you have to put the flour inside the balloon.) It makes this process so much easier!

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I had to improvise and make my own “funnel.” I took a water bottle and cut it in half with some scissors. I took the balloon and put the edge of it onto the lid of the bottle.

I added about a cup of flour to the “funnel” and shook it so that the flour would move into the balloon.

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Once you get all the flour into the balloon, take the balloon off of the lid and tie it into a knot. I did a double knot just to be safe. You don’t want any flour coming out of the balloon..that would not be very pretty.

To be honest, my initial thought was, “Was this really going to work?” “Would it have the consistency of an actual stress ball?” But hey, it feels just the same as an actually stress ball. I love the final result of this DIY!

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Motivational Mason Jar

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Look at how cute this jar is! It’s so simple to make and the best part is it only takes a couple of minutes to do.

Basically inside the jar, I added some quotes, cash, inspirational words, etc to look at when I am feeling stressed out. The reason I added cash was because when ever I am feeling stressed out, a delicious treat is sometimes all I need.

If you look up “Inspirational Quotes” you can find many awesome quotes to put in your jar. To make this motivation jar, I took out my supplies box and got out the sharpies, tape, a jar, and a piece of colored paper. (Pretty simple, right?)

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Taking some sharpies, I had a bunch of fun creating the label for the jar. I tried to be as creative as I could. _DSC0316.JPG

You can tape or glue your saying to the mason jar. To be honest, this part was the hardest for me. I always get crazy with trying to find the middle of something..it took me about 30 minutes to try to center this label.

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Add quotes, magazine/newspaper cut outs, old pictures, cash, or any other objects to your jar. Remember, this is a motivate jar…what are some things that motivate you?

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Like I said before, a delicious treat is sometimes what you may need. Treat yourself when you’re feeling stressed out. Life is too short not to enjoy something delicious. Treat yourself to a nice piece of chocolate cake or maybe an apple pie (that sounds so delicious right about now.)_DSC0303

Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you try either of these DIY’s out! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend!

DIY Pokemon Storage for Makeup, Jewelry, & Supplies!

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Today marks the sixth week of the Beauties On Fire Collaboration. This weeks theme is “Pokemon.”

 How awesome would it be to have your own Pokemon storage box? This box is great for storing your jewelry, perfume, supplies, or even your makeup. So, shall we get started with this DIY? Let’s begin!

Materials:
-Shoe Box
-Yellow Paint
-Paint brushes
-Black Construction Paper
-White Construction Paper
-Red Construction Paper

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Take an old shoe box, and start painting the lid yellow. I had to paint this about 3-4 coats to fully cover the whole lid.

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Take some black construction paper, & cut out 2 small circles. Glue these circles to the box, this will be used as the eyes of Pikachu. I also took some white construction paper and cut out 2 smaller circles. Glue that onto the eyes as well. Add 2 red circles for the cheeks.

 For the nose, cut out a triangle shape on black construction paper. Also for the mouth, cut out a squiggly line and glue that onto the box.

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And you’re done! Hope you had fun creating this Pokemon storage box! You can fill up the box with pencils, notepads, makeup, nail polish, etc. Stay tuned for next weeks post!_DSC0252

Thank you so much for reading! I want to say thank you to all my followers! I appreciate you more than you know. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come.

Click on the picture below to see everyone elses take on the theme “Pokemon.”

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DIY Planner Easy & Under $5 (Free Printables!)

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I think I have an obsession with planners. I just love the way you can make them your own, and add your own personal touch to it. Staying on track with your to-do list & goals so that you never miss a thing is always a plus too. However, planners can get pretty expensive. Some planners run anywhere from $20 to $100. I got my creative thinking glasses on & started to think about some ways I can make my own planner for cheap. It took me a couple of hours to plan this out, create the pages, and bind all of the pages together. It certainly was not easy to plan out, but it was definitely worth it in the end. In this post you will find how I embellished my planner, and the different planner templates you can print out & use.

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I created all of the sheets in my planner, using “Google Drawings.” It took me a couple of hours to plan out what I wanted my planner & planner pages to look like. I wanted some pages to be more personal, so I added questions like what’s your favorite food, & what’s your favorite color, do you have any pet peeves, or guilty pleasures. I really loved how it turned out! It’s super resourceful, and I use it every day. It helps me stay on task & completing goals I had/have for the month. _DSC0242

I bought a turquoise binder for $1.50 from Target and I absolutely love it. I knew when I bought it, it was perfect to use for binding all of the pages together. Of course if you want to, you can always accessorize your binder by adding stickers or pictures to the front. _DSC0234_DSC0235

In this planner you can write down your goals, to-do list, meals, schedule, plans for the week/month, notes, etc.

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD EACH PAGE IN THE PLANNER. PRINT THEM, BIND IT INTO YOUR PLANNER, AND WRITE IN IT.

PLANNER TITLE : The title page of the planner

JAN-DEC MONTH CALENDAR : This is a monthly calendar, add your important dates, goals of the month, and your to-do list.

MEAL PLAN : Add your breakfast, lunch, & dinner. There’s also a place to put your grocery list-dairy, meat, fruits/veggies, household, bread, other.

ABOUT ME QUESTIONS : This is a questionnaire about you. This is more of a personal page where you add your interests & what you like to do for fun.

PLANS FOR THE WEEK : Add your plans, do you have anything going on for the week? Write down updates & reminders. There’s also a place for your notes & to-do list.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE  : Need to stay on schedule? Add what you’ll be doing for the day, your priorities, etc.

TO-DO LIST : Another to-do list, add what you need to do & put a check mark to each activity you have finished doing.

NOTES AND GOALS : A page specifically involving your notes & goals.

EXTRA SUMMARY NOTES : Need some more space for your notes? Here you go.

ACCOMPLISHING A GOAL :  Have a goal you want to accomplish? Add your goal to this page & the due date, the steps you’re doing in order to accomplish & achieve this goal, notes you may need, a box you check if you have completed this goal, and a reward you will receive from finishing this goal.

 I hope you enjoy this planner. These also make perfect gifts for family members or friends. I had so much fun creating it. Have a Great Friday! 🙂

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Gumball Machine Fish Tank!

Today is the perfect day for a DIY. I think the last DIY I posted was several months ago. I did one on hats & creating your own statements on them. The DIY I’m going to show you how to make today is really cool and I think you’re gonna like it. A Gumball Machine Fish Tank!

What•You•Need

-E-6000
-Metallic Paint
-Red Paint
-Grey/Black Paint (Optional)
-A SMALL Cup (Miniature)
-Fish
-A Plant Pot
-A small pot lid

The best part is, you can purchase all the products at Michael’s. Except for the fish of course.

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Steps:

1.) Gather all your materials together. Take your pot & lid and paint them red. I used actual paint instead of spray paint. But you can use what ever. If you do decide to use paint, do thin layers of paint. It’ll dry much quicker & it won’t turn into a sticky mess. It’s like painting you nails…do thin layers of polish and add more coats if needed.

2.) Take your small glass cup and paint it a goldish color on the inside of it & then flip it over to glue onto the lid. This is going to create the lid of the gumball machine.

 3.) Now carefully add E-6000 Glue to the rim of the red-painted pot & press on the glass fishbowl. We want to make sure that bowl is on tightly.

 4.) DECORATE!! Add whatever you like..marbles, plants, etc. Now add your fish…I purchased a small Fish. I’m naming him Baby Q 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this DIY! Have a great weekend.

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DIY: Easy Statement Hats!

Welcome friends! Today we’re going to be making statement/word hats! These make the best gifts if you have no idea what to give someone! You can customize their name or their fav statement or word.

Things You Need:

  • Plain-Colored Baseball caps
  • Iron on letters
  • Chain, Gems, Embellishments (Optional)
  • Studs
  • Glue (Spray adhesive or super glue)

*You can purchase most of these materials at Michael’s or any other craft store.

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Directions:

If you can’t find any old hats in your house you can find some at Target in the accessory aisle or maybe even the dollar store.

First things first…cut out the letters & peel off each individ. letter.

 

Using some spray adhesive or super glue…glue the letters onto the hat. You can customize your hat(s) anyway you want too. You can glue chain, add studs, or cool embellishments.

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I’m adding studs to the sides of the hat. I used studs that had prongs on the back of them. So I just pushed them through the hat material & knifed the prongs down to secure them on.

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This is what the first hat looks like. I went a lil crazy with the studs. But let’s be real…you can never have enough studs. They make the hat look polished off in my opinion.

 

The second hat, I added chain to the base of the hat. Thought it looked pretty cool! Actually, now that I think about it would look cool if the chain was spray painted with a bunch of different colors & then glued onto the hat.

 

Enjoy making your new hats! What statement/word are you going to put on your hat?