Handi Mandi TV – Christmas Decor: Decorative Porch Planter

Deck out the porch with this decorative Porch Planter.

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Here are the items you will need, most of which can be purchase at the dollar store:
DOLLAR STORE:
Seasonal Planter (for spring)
1 package of Large Christmas Ornaments (3 large bulbs will do)
1 package of Small Christmas Ornaments (4 used in this tutorial)
*Optional: Small pack of 40 lights
*Optional: Craft Paint Palette
Craft Acrylic Paint in Black
Small pack of Glue Sticks (unless you buy bigger bag at Wal-mart with glue gun)
Painter’s Drop Cloth
Rubber Gloves
Steel Wool
Kabob Skewers

WAL-MART:
Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Satin White
Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Silver (or another metallic or your choice)
Glue Gun (small $4 one)
*Optional: Glue Gun Gluesticks

FLORIST:
1 Aquafoam Brick
Some free small packages of flower food

RUMMAGE (that means go find it in your house or out in nature somewhere):
Small box
Newspapers or Flyers (or you can steal them from your neighbours recycling, lol)
Pine Cones (you can purchase the cinnamon oil scented ones at Wal-mart)
Greenery (Christmas theme: pine of your choice, or cedar)
Large Tupperware container
Water

Handi Mandi TV – Christmas Decor: Super Easy Candle Centerpiece on a Budget

Need some extra sizzle for your Christmas dinner table? Look no further.

Most of this can be purchase at your local dollar store, a popular shopping venue in North America for all those of you viewing from around the world. Since you may not have such discount stores I would suggest either rummaging up some old decor or shop at a second-hand shop or flee market for used goodies and then pick up on the Christmas sales at places like Kroger for the next year.

Purchase:
*Decorative plate (long rectangle works best)
*Candle holders (cup shaped, enough to fit on your plate with some room to spare)
*Candles or tea lights & Lighter or matches (unless you already have some)
*Small decorative ornaments or decor that will fit on plate
*Krylon Brilliant Metallic Indoor Aerosol Can (silver, gold, or a colour that will go with the rest of your Christmas decor) [usually $5 a can]

Purchase or Find in nature:
*Pine cones (if you are following last week, you may have some left over) [some can be purchase at Michael’s Craftstore and most usually have been scented with cinnamon, yum]
*Moss or Christmas tree-like Pine (you will need to keep watered or replace when dried out)
*Artificial cranberries or other small fruit
*Coffee beans (yum!)

Rummage:
*Cardboard box and/or newsprint, opened cereal box, etc (this is where recycling comes in handy)
*Cutlery knife (to scrape the paper sticker off your purchase decor that couldn’t peel off)
*Nail polish remover, Goo-Gone or Purell hand sanitizer (all will work to get rid of any glue adhesive left over from stickers pulled off your decor)

Handi Mandi TV – Christmas Decor: Glitter Pine Cone Centerpiece

Get ready for Christmas with me with some DIY Decor.

All of these supplies can be found at home, around the house or neighbourhood and at your local dollar store.
You will need:
Glitter glue / paint
Paintbrush
Cup
Pine cones (make sure they’re completely dry and all the ‘petals’ have expanded)
Large or Tall Vase or Large Dish
Newspaper
Oven
Casserole Dish
Tin Foil

Optional:
Cinnamon spice or oil
Hairdryer
Can of Metallic aerosol paint + cardboard box
Small set of Christmas lights (dollar store)

Handi Mandi TV – Art with Make-Up 2: Glimpse of Glory (Time Lapse)

Dust off your old make-up and create some art!

This is the second art with make-up and this time with blue and green colours. I’m also using my power eye-shadows with water on water colour paper like watercolour, allowing for transparency.
This piece is inspired by how we sometimes feel that all the problems of our lives are making us feel like we’re drowning. If you notice there is a cross of light, which represents Christ Jesus. He is our Saviour if we choose to accept the freedom from sin and a life of pain and guilt and be reborn as a new creature. We can then walk in God’s love and live by his grace, overcoming the worlds temptations to live free and in constant joy.
If you have any requests, questions, comments, etc. please feel free to shout out in the comments below. I would love to hear from you all.

Links:
Art with Make-Up – Time Lapse (previous week)

Handi Mandi TV – Art with Make-Up (Time Lapse)

Got some make-up palettes kicking around, collecting dust or not getting used. Get inspired and create your own art.

I used make-up as a medium back in high school for one of my bi-weekly projects (create a small piece of art every two weeks on top of major projects). I didn’t come up with idea myself, as I saw someone else do it first. I wanted to delve back in and see what else I could come up with.

This art piece has a lot of warm colours, but I look forward to doing some next week in some blue/green tones. i have some great eyeliners that should make things interesting.


If anyone tries this out on their own, please feel free to upload a video reply, I would love to see what you all came up with.
As always if you have any requests, please feel free to shout out in the comments below.

Links:
Pinterest Inspiration

Handi Mandi TV – Functional Fashion: Preparing For Winter (Cyclists) + BONUS

I bike to and from work 90-97% of the year, so get ready with me. I’ll let you know what gear will work best and you can see how I water proof my gear for winter.
If you have any requests, comments, feedback, etc, please feel free to sound off in the comments below.

BONUS: Puppy Power – Christmas Fashion

Hi, my name is Brown Sugar, Sugar for short. If you would like to see more videos of me, please leave your requests in the comments below. Look forward to hearing from you, my darlings.

Handi Mandi TV – DIY Jewellery- 8-Strand Macrame Bracelet + Beads

This is probably my last of the jewelry videos for a while; so you’ll be getting something new next week. I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten the word out and I’m selling them now. I’ll be sure to take pictures soon and upload them to the bonus tab on my website and share them on my facebook page for you all.
If you have any comments or requests please feel free to sound off below, I would love to hear from all of you.

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Links – DIY Jewellery:
Zipper Wrap Bracelet
Cotton Twill + Hex Nuts
Chain Wrap Bracelet
Macrame + Hex Nuts
Macrame Styles: Micro-Macrame; Beading; Half-Knots