Mermaid Style Tiaras

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I was a huge little mermaid when I was a child. I still remember pictures I drew around 5-6 years old after seeing the movie, so I have a special fondness for mermaids as a mythological creature. These tiaras though? They go beyond fondness as, mermaid inspired or not, they are absolutely stunning.

A confessed ‘beach bum’, the 27 year old Melbourne based designer, Chelsea Shiels, was also inspired by her love of the Little Mermaid when she started designing her crowns. Each one is handmade and contains real sea shells along with various metals and jewels. I wouldn’t recommend theme for your typical costume party as they’d be a bit overkill, but they’d certainly work great for a cosplay or wedding piece. If you’d like to contact her about having your own made, simply head on over to her etsy store and send her a request. 🙂

DIY Clean Hands Sidewalk Chalk

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I miss coloring with chalk. Back when I did it more I wasn’t very good at drawing so I feel now is my time to shine as an adult to leave something awesome outside for all the Pokemon GO players to see. Sadly I have dry hands since I work with yarn so much so using chalk isn’t something high on the list. Well, until I found this video by Baby First TV that shows the simple and easy way to turn empty deodorant containers into chalk holders! No more mess on your hands and you can easily stick some in your kids travel bag instead of lugging a huge bucket of the stuff with no fear of it getting everywhere.


The ingredient list is very simple:

-Plaster of Paris
-Tempera Paint

Simply mix and put it in your container of choice before allowing it to dry. ^_^

Just in case you don’t want to bother watching the video on Facebook though, you can also go to their pintrest page (if you have an account) to view the steps….or just scroll down a bit more instead. 😉