Easy DIY Hacks

Do It Yourself – Book Binder

There is no diplomatic or subtle way to say this, so here it goes:

I AM OBSESSED WITH MY BOOKS.

You know… as the saying goes…

“I like big books, and I cannot lie!”

And my obsession even goes as far as to clean them on a regular basis, check their binders to make sure the pages aren’t falling apart, and ensuring I don’t eat while reading them (I’d hate to get food stains on them, tbh).

So that brings me to this quick DIY hack, where my blog planner (yea, I have two different¬†planners that separate my work from blog stuff), which has a ring binder and is often prone to opening up in my bag, especially when I start to stuff it and it’s right at the bottom. This leads to the poor pages crumbling (sometimes even tearing up around the corners)! Hence I decided to make an elastic binder that will keep my notebook shut at all times, reducing the number of times the corners of the pages could become creased. *purr*

Hah! Needless to say, I’m super happy with this DIY and find it to be incredibly useful too!

Literally taking less than 2 minutes and exactly 2¬†steps to make it, I’d highly recommend this to my beloved fellow bookworms.

Things you need:

  1. Book
  2. Elastic
  3. Scissors (normal)/Sewing scissors
  4. needle & thread (matching the colour of the elastic)

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Steps:

  1. Cut out a strip of elastic that’s about 1 inch more than¬†twice the length of the notebook.
  2. Sew it close!

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Dear math geeks, here’s the equation:

Length of elastic to be cut = 1 inch + (2 x length of book)

Cool eh?

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Easy DIY Hack – Earring Organisation

Hey y’all!

A thousand apologies for posting so late, but I recently got accepted into a university in Milan, and I’m super excited about it. During this time I’ve working on my documentations and all for visa and housing applications, so… I hope you guys understand! I’ll be moving to Italy super super soon, and I can’t wait for it!

Now for today’s DIY. It’s the last of the series for Jewellery Organisation. If you haven’t checked out the previous jewellery organisation DIYs, check them out now!

1. Necklace Organiser

2. Ring Organiser

3. Bracelet Organiser

And just like the other DIY projects from this series, this DIY is Dust Proof! Safe from collecting dust over time and loosing the shiny patina, this method for earring organisation is perfect to store your jewellery without loosing much of its shine through oxidisation.

And here are the instructions.

 

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Friggin’ brilliant I think! Don’t forget to leave your reviews about this one. I want to know if you think this is crazy good or no!

– Mosh. x

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Easy DIY Hack – Ring Organisation

Hey y’all!

I’m bring you another addition to the¬†¬†Easy DIY Solution – Jewellery¬†Organisation.

Previously we’ve had dust-proof methods for the Necklace Organisation and Bracelet Organisation, which I sincerely hope you guys liked.¬†Adding on to it this week is the Ring Organiser.

Rings are tiny little baubles that, if you guys¬†are like the careless person I am, can easily get misplaced. This DIY not only ensures it stays tight and in its place while you’re not loosing it, also keeps it dust free. Not to mention the foam used acts as a great way to the shine on the rings.

Find out how by reading the instructions below!

 

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Awesome no?

– Mosh. x

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Easy DIY Hack – Bracelets Organisation

Hey y’all!

Here’s yet another quick Do It Yourself project for your jewellery – and this time it’s the bracelets.¬†Whether you want them to be neatly stacked on your dressing table or stored in a cookie box that would keep it dust free, here’s a DIY that would hardly take 2 minutes.

 

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My bracelets are so glad they won’t be getting lost anymore!

– Mosh. x

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Easy DIY Hack – Necklace Organisation

Hey y’all!

Here’s¬†a quick Do It Yourself project for you all, especially if you are in the middle of spring cleaning and sorting out your wardrobe due to season change. To be honest those winter clothes do take up a lot of space in my closet, and I can’t wait for summers where I can show off my beautiful accessories. So taking this opportunity, here’s an Easy DIY Solution – To Necklace Organisation.

The best thing about this DIY is that it’s Dust Proof! Safe from collecting dust over time and loosing the shiny patina, this method for necklace organisation is perfect to store your jewellery without loosing much of its shine.

And here are the instructions.

 

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Awesome no?

– Mosh. x

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Easy Do It Yourself Solutions – Permanent VS Organic Colours

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Hey y’all!

Those of you living in India¬†would know why I am hyper excited for what’s to come next week. YES. One of the major festivals in India, Holi, which is hands down my most favourite one, IS HERE!

Holi is the¬†festival of joy, colours and vibrancy that is reflected in India’s rich past and boisterous¬†present.¬†Although the history of the festival is about the same as any other, it being “The Triumph of Good over Evil,” it still manages to be¬†delightfully different from others in the way it is celebrated using colours, hugs, dance and music.

But with the amount of joy it showers on all of us, it brings with it self its own set of problems for us, namely: the issue of colour permanency on skin and the ways in which we could avoid it.

Honestly, as (an¬†almost) veteran Holi participant, I’ve gotten pretty good at dealing with those ugly shades of dark blue, green, magenta and black! It’s really annoying how it stays on your skin for almost a week, and sometimes even damages skin and gets inside your pores.

So here is a DIY Remedy to avoid the colour from setting permanently in your skin:

1. Take a generous amount of COCONUT oil and apply it everywhere. Including your tummy, ears, hair (scalp), etc. reason being, if you don’t apply to regions that are not exposed to direct contact like you belly (because they wouldn’t be lifting your shirts up to apply there!) the colour travels through your garment, especially when you’re being doused with water, and sticks to drier region.

2. Now after you’ve applied it everywhere, wait for about 15 minutes to let¬†it to seep into your skin’s pores and prepare¬†for the merciless onslaught of weird colours everywhere on your body. Coconut oil easily forms a very good protective layer over your skin, and you can take it as a guarantee from me that the colours will not stay. I managed to annoy a lot of sadists last year when they found out that not a speck of colour was found on my skin after a hot shower. So just be generous with the amount of oil that you apply on your body, and it will take care of the problem easily!

Having said that, have you guys thought about having an Organic Holi? Forget these permanent colours! Why not use organic mediums like Haldi (turmeric), Besan (gram flour), Henna, indigo flowers’ powder, saffron powder and Kohl (in bulk)? They all have unique colours of their own, and are quite good or neutral on skin! And I think that organic colours are¬†an incoming tsunami in the near future of the consumerism world.

There are probably more ways to extract organic colours by yourself, so if you know any, why don’t you share with us?

– Mosh. x

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Easy Do It Yourself Solutions – 6 Last Minute Gifts

Hey y’all!

This post is dedicated to all those people who are panicking now, because of NO GIFTS FOR LOVED ONES!

Hahaha. No worries. Mosh is here. Mosh has an awesome line-up of last minute DIY gifts you can make for you friends, family and loved ones. Most of these DIYs are unisex, so you don’t have to worry about Gifts for Him/Her.

1. These couple mugs are so cool! With a few Sharpie pens, you’re good to doodle on it! The original website has even more ideas, but my favourite is this one, which is simply so adorbs. Not to mention, for me, who is definitely not a morning person, this puts a smile on my face easily and is definitely on my To Craft List.¬†I’ve got your heart on my sights…

 

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2. This couple pillow set is originally found on Etsy by a South African shop Zana (website link here), but I really think it can be quite the DIY craft if you have a good hand and some fabric pant.

 

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3. For the bookworms, perfectionists, creative souls or simply stationery lovers that need notebooks, this is a wonderful and thoughtful DIY for them. Not to mention easy. I first saw this on Buzzfeed, and then I went on to check the original site for the step-by-step instructions.

 

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4. Did I ever mention what a big source of inspiration Craft Gawker is in my life?! And now I’m posting one of my favourite unisex DIYs for all days and occasions, The Chinese Coin Bracelets. For your fashionable loved ones who like minimalism, this is the perfect gift!

 

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5. We have covered the minimalists fashionistas, now we come to those people who like a bit of drama in their style. The perfect unisexual present: The Bow. Ridiculously easy to make, present it as a bow tie, or a bow hair clip, or a bow head hand, or a bow brooch, this DIY has quite a few ways you can make it and make the special people in your life happy!

 

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6. Finally, we have our very own, DIY – The BFF Tshirt. Best used for all! Parents, friends, BFFs, boyfriends – girlfriends, even your pets.

 

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Disclaimer: Except for the DIY – The BFF Tshirt, all other DIY projects belong to the owners of such creativity. I’m just sharing their brilliance. And probably will be doing some of them, since I’m pretty late and out of town.¬†

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