Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ripped tights?

A girl can never have enough tights right! 
Who has more than one pair of tights in the same color? Don't worry your not the only one. Guilty :/ 

Fix your favorite ripped tights by simply doing a DIY project out of it. 

1. Your tights
2. Fabric glue or sewing 
3. Extra fabric

* TIP: Wear your tights to figure out where the extra fabric needs to go. 
* Cut out a circle or any other shape from the extra fabric ( make sure the shape is big enough to cover the hole on your tights.)
*Cut out a pair of those shapes
* finally use fabric glue to stick the extra fabric to your tights. If your not a huge fan of using fabric glue then you can also sew the extra fabric to your tights. 
Another approach to "fixing" the hole in your tights is to simply wear a different color tights to make the other color pop out, which makes the hole look intentional. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Monthly Favorites

January 2015:

L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeliner, Cobalt 920 - 0.04 oz pencil

L'Oreal Colour riche kohl eyeliner.
Perfect color for the winter. It just adds a pop of color to your eyes. With this eyeliner, I dont think its necessary to apply eye shadow for your everyday life. 

I got this at CVS when it was on sale, it cost me $.99! Definitely don't regret buying this. 
Its also pigmented, which is always a good thing. 

Febuary 2015:
As a girl, I don't think I can ever have enough red lipsticks. Currently, my favorites are these two lipsticks. However, for the price I paid, I definately think COVERGIRL is a better option. It's just as pigmented and it's way cheaper than CLINIQUE.
CLINIQUE: $17.00
COVERGIRL: $5.00 ( It's even cheaper when its on sale)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome to my DIY page!

On this blog, I will be sharing many of my DIY projects.
Most of the DIY projects that I recreate are decoration pieces or statement jewelry pieces which are inexpensive.
One of the biggest focus for my blog is that all of the DIYs that I publish on my blog are inexpensive. If it turned out to be an expensive DIY, in my opinion defeats the purpose of recreating something. 
If you would like me to recreate something, feel free to reach out to me via email or leave a comment. I will be more than happy to recreate it, and share it with everyone. Thanks :D
Also, visit my etsy shop 

For purchase inquiries: 
By email mai.craftri@gmail.com

Party Props

Wanna throw a party? But....!!!

Throwing a party isn't for everyone, let's just face it. Don't worry because I know exactly what you need for your party. So let's start planning so you can start partying... wooo! [ Don't drink too much... JK, I am not your mother.]

  • Heavy weight construction paper (lots of it and in lots of colors)
  • Scissors 
  • Glue
  • Sticks ( Either craft sticks or even Kabob sticks) 
    • Kabob sticks are cheaper :P
  • Glittery paper ( in different colors obviously )
  1. Draw mustaches, lips, and glasses. ( Don't know how to do that, I got you covered)
    1. Use different shapes and sizes of each to have variety
  2. Use that stencil you created in the last step to draw on the construction paper. Draw as many as you would like of each types of the mustaches, lips, and glasses.  
    1. using different colors of heavy weight construction paper adds color to your props. [ Use glittery paper because its a conversation starter when you have pink glittery mustache ;) ]
  3. After having your props on the construction paper, its time to cut those shapes out.  snip snip snip 
  4. Finally, your ready to glue your props to a stick so they can be uses at the party!! 
    1. Using a hot glue gun works best, because it will hold the props for the rest of the night.
Party Props 
You are now ready to throw your own party! Have fun. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas wreath

*Green Vine: around $2 (Walmart) 9ft
*Small Ornaments: $1 (Dollar Store)
*Fake Snow Blower: $1.99 (Walmart)
*Ornament Hooks: $.98 (Walmart)
*Fake or real Flowers: Fake - $.98 (Walmart) / Real - Free
*Pine Cones: Free (Nature ;) )
*Other Decorations to put on the wreath. [I used bells ($.98 - Walmart)]
1. Measure the vine, and cut off the length to use for the wreath (2 1/2 ft-3 1/2 ft). Make a circle out of the straight vine, and secure it by twisting the ends.
2. Put on the ornaments by using ornament hooks or strings.
3. Arrange the pine cones and secure it with the ornament hooks.
4. Secure the flowers with the ornament hooks.
5. Spray fake snow on the visible empty vine.

It can be hung on the door, or it can be used as a center piece for a party. If you decide to use it as a center piece, don't forget to put a candle in the middle. Holiday scented candles work perfectly.