Downtime = Nailtime

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Had a few moments to myself, my 2 year old decided it was a good day for a nap. In order to get a bit of creativity into the day I whipped out my new nail polish. It has been extremely slow to warm up outside, so I figured I needed a bit of Spring on my nails.

Nail art is once again HUGE, so here we go on a very easy nail art tutorial. I chose two shades, Jaded and Barracuda from Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure line. I love this line because it is long wearing and the colours are always current.

Steps

1. Brush on two coats of Jaded, let it dry

2. Pour small amount of Barracuda into a water bottle cap or drop a small amount onto a piece of cling wrap

3. Cut off the fuzzy end of a Q-tip and dip into Barracuda

4. Use Q-tip to create a straight line of dots, I placed the dots on a diagonal

Let dry then you are done!

Tips Q-tips, lollipop sticks, chop sticks, tooth picks are all good tools for creating designs

Keep old water bottle caps, beer caps, jam lids etc. to use as paint vessels (those would then make a pretty display…but that craft is for another day)

Experiment with what you have and look for striking colour combos

Check out my Pinterest, I have pulled together a few images from the Pinterest universe for inspiration

Have fun! Be creative!

 

 

 

Snack Time – Something Sweet

My craft pursuits that require good weather have been put on hold until the end of the week. I needed a bit of DIY to keep my spirits up, so what better way to put a smile on your face then to make something sweet?

I hunted around the kitchen and found a bag of Wilton Candy Melts (great to keep these on hand and they come in a million different colours. I went with the Colour Burst variety), candy mold and Golden Oreos, which are so delicious. I know some of you are purists, but honestly give the Golden Oreos a try.

So off we go on a candy/chocolate coated adventure…I was able to make about 24 while the little guy was napping.

  1. Place the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and nuke at 50% power for 3o second intervals, stirring in between
  2. Pour into candy molds
  3. Place Oreos (or similar sized cookies) into molds
  4. Use a spatula or small spoon to cover the top of the cookie with melted candy/chocolate
  5. Place mold into the fridge for a few minutes to harden
  6. Remove from fridge, turn over mold and gently tap out the covered cookie….AND DONE!

If you don’t have a candy mold, you could just dip the cookies and place on parchment paper to cool.

Happy snacking crafty friends!

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