snap back beanie
Accessories

DIY Snap-back Beanie hat- AliKiba inspired

I enjoy bongo flava and Alikiba, Diamond and Harmonize are my current fave artists of the same. There was this time I was watching one of Alikiba’s music video -Aje and this is how it starts. Notice the beanie he’s wearing? I’m pro headgear and I don’t discriminate. From baseball caps to bowler hats and beanies, I will wear anything that’s termed as headgear. So I immediately turned to google looking for “a beanie with a snap-back” and I found that it was actually a thing. A really cool thing! Sadly, not available in Kenya, that’s when I took matters into my own hands, literally, cause I hand stitched the whole thing. What you need; Old snap-back- I got mine from a thrift market for Ksh. 50. It doesn’t matter the shape of the cap, as long as the snap place is in good shape. Beanie hat in any color…

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diy scented candles
Decor, Gifts

DIY Organic Scented Candles

Hey everyone:) My name is Moe and I’m a candle collector. I have a collection of candles and it only got worse once I learned that I could make my own candles, and using non toxic materials! Apparently, I’m not the only one, cause I’ve been giving candles as gifts to my friends and they love them, at times complaining that I never give them enough. Today’s tutorial is about just that. I’m making scented non toxic candles from pure beeswax and nothing’s ever been easier. In the long run it saves you a ton of money as well, cause store bought scented candles are quite costly and you have to kind of save them for special occasions only. What you’ll need; Beeswax Candle wick, or you could get one from an old candle like I did Toothpick/Wood skewers Essential oil (optional) Empty glass jar (cause it doesn’t make sense…

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diy hair and body butter
Gifts

DIY Shea Hair and Body Butter

The natural hair movement is huge around the world! Ever since its onset in 2013, hair relaxer sales have gone down a lot and sale of natural hair products gone up. I’m sure most of us have at least one (or ten) naturalistas in their circles who has a ton of hair products, or those friends that are all about natural beauty products. They will definitely appreciate this DIY Shea hair and body butter and will be loving you a bit more after you give it to them. What you’ll need; 8 Tbsp Pure Shea Butter- I got mine from a friend, he gets the Shea butter from West Africa. If you’re interested you could contact him on 0715242956 3 Tbsp Coconut oil- you could get this from any supermarket for about Ksh. 400 1 Tbsp Olive oil- you could also get this from any supermarket. The brand doesn’t matter…

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Valentine's scratch off cards
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DIY Valentine’s Scratch Off Cards

Valentine’s is happening next week! Are you guys excited? Well I am. I love love (lol) but it’s true, I really do love the feeling of love, and to me, nothing says  “I love you” better than a gift that you have made with your own two hands. It shows that you actually thought about the person’s interest and gave your time to make a beautiful thing for your significant other (S.O). This Valentines, I’ll share gift ideas that you can make in very little time without breaking the bank and it will make your special person so happy. Fun fact! Approximately 150 million cards are exchanged annually on Valentine’s day, making it the 2nd most popular holiday after Christmas. So of course cards are the 1st thing on our DIY list. This is probably the cheesiest gift on our 2017 Val’s list but just flow with it, okay?  …

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salt uses
DIY living

Salty Vibes – 10 ways to use salt at home

Hey you guys!:) January is finally over! It was dry and mighty, but we survived and we will live to tell the njaanuary tales, lol. The past month was not all bad all the time, for instance we had the #saltbae or #saltman that brought us to tears with his meat salting technique. The video is about a Turkish restaurant owner who’s a bit extra with how he handles and seasons his meat. In case you missed that, first of all, what hole do you live in?? and 2nd, here’s something  to help you get up to speed. In line with this, I thought it would be best to share other salt uses, 10 to be precise, that is of course apart from seasoning your meat. 10 ways to use salt at home Remove lipstick marks from glassware. You know how your lip stain at times gets stuck to your…

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toilet roll phone stands
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Phone Stand from Empty Tissue Roll -3 ways (Recycling Project)

I love catching up with my favorite programs and series. A few examples of my favorites are; Being Mary-Jane (which is back for season 4 by the way!!), Blackish (who doesn’t love Bow?) and This is Us. However, I find that with crafting, studying and housework, I barely get enough time to watch my episodes undisturbed. I have therefore learned the art of multitasking. I watch the episodes while doing other activities, i.e, cooking, dressing, putting my make up on. One sad thing about that though, I can never find a stable place to place my phone and watch while I move around, especially in the kitchen. (as evidenced by my cracked screen). Being a DIY minded girl, I got to the internet to look for ways to solve this small problem of mine without spending a lot, and I found not one, but three ways to make a  phone…

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earphone-holders
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Earphones and Cable holders: 3 ways

We all love music. I have not found a soul that doesn’t like music. I mean preferences may change but at one point or the other we all shake our heads and move our feet to a certain tune. For me, I listen to music when I’m crafting or studying, I find that it helps with concentration and well, you don’t notice time pass by when you’re singing along to your favorite tunes. I like to have it play loud most of the time but there at times I need earphones. You know, when working out, walking on the streets and even on public transport. So I always…ALWAYS have earphones in my bag, but every time I get them out of my bag, I end up using countless hours (not that much) to disentangle them! And it used to drive me crazy! Of late though, entangled earphones are the least…

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Can-Do Attitude

Hey people, Today’s DIY is soda-licious! January (njaanuary) is here with us and is it just me or does the sun feel like its only 10 meters away?! Afternoons are just unbearable and I’ve found myself asking for ice cold soda to accompany my lunches. Now, is this in line with my new year resolutions to stay fit? Well of course not (duh!) , but whoever has a problem with that can pick it up with the sun.(talk to the hand emoji) Anyway, one day as I was enjoying my cold can of coke (honestly salivating as I write this), I noticed the recycle part and I got curious cause I’m always throwing them out. I know I’m not the only one. 15 hours on Pinterest and I think I got the perfect way to recycle your soda cans, heck even your beer cans, whichever you get to first. So…

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Back To School: Pencil Cases

The 3rd and final day of  DIY Back to School is here:) In case you missed the first two, it all started by this revamp of the super comfortable Bata Ngomas and then DIY number two was some really pretty and durable fabric bookmarks. For this last bit, I made these trendy no-sew pencil pouches using jeans. I like these cause I’ve tried washing them and the glue holds perfect. Without wasting any more of your precious time, What you’ll need: Old Jeans- or any other fabric you may want to use Hot glue gun+ Hot glue sticks/ Fabric Glue/ Conta Glue Zip- depending on the size of the pouch you want Iron box- you don’t have to use this if your fabric is a sturdy one Pair of Scissors Pins (optional)   Bad and Boujee Start by figuring out the size you need and cut out two equal pieces,…

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Back To School: Fabric Bookmarks

It’s day two of DIY Back To School up in here and today we’re talking books. Not ati the actual books, (we’ll come to that) but the accessories to the books. I’m making bookmarks! Last year I did these tea-cup bookmarks out of paper and they looked super adorable. I had one problem with them though, paper is not as durable as I wanted it to be. I had to make other ones after like 3 months. There’s no problem with these ones though, these ones are perfect and way more durable cause I made them using fabric. What you’ll need: Scraps of fabric- I used bits of soft leather, hard leather and jeans. Fabric Glue – this costs around Ksh 75 in most fabric shops in the CBD. You could get yourself a tube as you head home even:), you know what, do it! I dare you. Pair of…

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