Bedazzle anything and everything

bedazzled razor electric scooter

For this Christmas my girl wished to get an electric scooter. First she wanted to get one of the new self-balancing scooter, but being 8 years old I felt she was way to young to ride around on something like that. And now I am more than happy that we took that decision and didn’t get one since they are everywhere on the news and from what I read on LAtimes.com most stores have taken them off the shelves due to safety being an issue. So I am very happy we went with a more oldschool approach. We bought him a razor scooter since those seemed to be the most effective and kid friendly products at this point and the price tag was a relief for our wallets also. Compared to the self-balancing scooter this razor scooter cost about 250$ less if not even more and saving some money is always welcome.  Since safety was our number one concern we went ahead and found some electric scooter reviews and went through them all and found out that Razor is a well known brand for this type of devices which was comforting enough for us to pull the plug.

But now when she’s had it for a few months we wanted to make it a little more special, it has gotten a few marks and scratches which we felt ruined the whole design and even out of the box it wasn’t that pretty and our girl started to ask me for ideas on what we could do with it. I had a bag of rhinestones lying around from an older project which haven’t come to use yet so I thought why not bedazzle the scooter. Here as always I’ll give you the walk-through on how to bedazzle your own scooter and get the same result as we did. The picture might not be the most beautifully taken picture I’ve taken but just so you know I didn’t either it was my little girl who took it herself.

How-To bedazzle your own electric/kick scooter

First, Start by getting your hands on 1 lbs+ of rhinestones or whichever stone you want, you could easily go with some color and make nice stripes etc but we just had the clear rhinestones lying around so we went with those.

You might have to peel of a few stickers here and there to help them attach properly to the scooter.

I would suggest getting some superglue and start at the handlebar and work your way downwards. Start by putting some glue on a rhinestone and apply them one after the other, just make sure you set them nice and tight so there are no big spaces and try to keep them on a straight line for a pristine finish.

Just keep on gluing the rhinestones to your scooter until you’ve covered the most part of the electric scooter, don’t attach any to the standing plate as this will probably make you unbalanced and uncomfortable while riding, it might make it a bit slippery also so be cautious.

After you’re done you have your new bedazzled DIY electric scooter design. Congratulations to us and I hope your as happy as we were when we got done. It felt like it took forever to glue them all onto the scooter. About 1-2 hours of work and you are done.

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Easter branch with tassles DIY

easter decoration tree

It’s easter and the easterbunny is on his way over here right now with all his little eggs in a cute basket. Wouldn’t it be great to welcome him with this Betasseled branch in a bottle?

Well I think so and I found some inspiration on pinterest as usual so this is not all me. Underneath you’ll get the step by step on creating these small tassels for your own easter decorational spree.

 

Here’s the How-to on making this beautiful Easter Decoration:

Start of by going outdoors to find that perfect branch to put your later finished tassels in. Perfect time to get your kids to help, if you’re a bit sneaky like me you can easily get them to clean the yard before you guys find “the perfect branch” and the mission is complete. Always nice to a set of extra hands and some yardwork done, they won’t even think of it as chores.

 

Get some sand and pour it in a nice vase of your choosing. You can even go with a nice wine bottle stuffed with something to keep the branch in place

 

Use some non-used tissues and unfold them. Cut the paper into a size you’ll feel fit nicely with your tassels, if you want bigger ones than I did go with 5″ x 3″+ since that was what I used when making mine. You’ll need a scissor, some nicely colored tape and twine or ribbon. Find yourself some nice eastery looking colored paper tissues. I use a fringed scissor and that saves you a lot of time if you’re into the DIY for real I suggest that you buy one.

 

Fold the tissue lengthwise and start cut stripes in it, just remember to cut on the twin side of the tissue so it doesn’t fall apart. Remember to stop about a 1/2″ from the top.

 

Open up the tissue paper and roll it together over to the opposite side.

 

Use the twine or ribbon and make a knot around the center of the tissue.

 

Bend the sides around the twine or ribbon and attach some tape at the top of the tissue to hold it together.

 

Make a knot at the top of the twine/ribbon so you’ll be able to hang the tassels on a loop in your new beautiful Easter branch.

 

Rinse and repeat until you have the amount of tassels you need.

 

Decoration completed!

Have a great Easter and I hope you’ve all been kind enough to get an egg this year, I know I was. Good Luck! Please leave a comment if you think this was helpful and if you like my blog you can easily find it on bloglovin just search for dreamydesigns.net.

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Cute window hangers, sailing inspired

map squares diy

So these aren’t just my own idea I actually got it off of pinterest a few weeks ago when I saw these square paper boxes someone had been doing and they hung over their bed. My brain of course saved this information for later use and now I got a great idea which sparked fires within my mind. They came out so beautiful and well made.

Effort, about 10 minutes it goes way faster as soon as you get the hang of making the small boxes. Find something you like. For me this was some old atlases that are out of date and i tore a few papers at a time and used about 3 sheets to make one box to make it a bit more sturdy. I then started to folding the boxes according to the instructions provided here.

I made about 13 boxes and took an old looking lace to knot it all together nicely. After that was done I’ve made myself a new accessory for my window. Since we are in love with the whole boat/sailing theme at home this fits in really good into our other interior. If you think newspapers or anything else, perhaps Justin Bieber magazines  would be a better fit for your apartment or room go ahead. Just take something you like and don’t have use for and create something new which wont cost you a dime.

 

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