DIY Gifts| How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe in a Jar

Party favors have come a long way since the mesh bags filled with jordan almonds. Recently, I was in charge of planning my sister’s bridal shower (as part of my MOH duties) so I wanted to send the guests home with something cute that was practical and on theme (1950s housewives).

I decided on mason jars filled with the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. They were a huge hit!

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Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients you’ll need to make the jars:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Baking instructions to attach:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Beat 1 1/2 sticks softened butter, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until blended.
  • Add cookie mix; mix well, breaking up any clumps.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely before serving or storing.
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

 

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DIY | How to Revamp Your Vanity (EASY!)

We all have that table that has seen better days. It’s scuffed, chipped and an eyesore. Don’t toss it, revamp it!

My makeup vanity was a hot mess and I decided to give it a second life. Trust me, this was so easy!

What did you think?

Beads are OUT, crushed mirror is IN

I’ve been looking for the perfect way to store my makeup brushes. I’ve played around with different containers, beads, etc. trying to find the right combination. Alas, the search is over. I found bags of crushed mirror at Michaels (available in a variety of colors). I chose the silver because it reminded me of glitter and it matched my glitter-topped vanity.

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To recreate this you’ll need:

1 long glass container approximately 4 – 5″ tall (I got mine at Michaels for $14.99)

2 – 3 bags of crushed mirror (Michaels)

1 – 2 bags of clear large beads, to line the bottom (I got these at the Dollar Tree. This is optional, but I chose to do this to save on cost since the crushed mirror is a bit pricey in comparison)

Just layer and insert your brushes! I chose to separate my face brushes on the left and eye brushes on the right.

What do you think of this way to store makeup brushes? How do you store yours?

 

Easy Nail Art for Beginners | Black & White Polka Dots w/ Blue French

Here’s a cute nail art look that’s easy enough for beginners.
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To get this look, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle (110 Clear)
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant (Black Diamond)
  • Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots (Clearly Spotted)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dri (In Prompt Blue)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dri (Clearly Quick)

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Start off with clean nails and paint one coat of Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle (Clear). Once dry, paint two coats of Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant (Black Diamond) (see photo, but excuse the messiness, I was in a rush before work!).

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Once the base color is dry, apply Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots (Clearly Spotted). I had to do two coats to get the desired look I wanted.

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Once those coats are dry, carefully draw a line across the tips with Sally Hansen Insta-dri (In Prompt Blue). If needed, you can use scotch tape or painter’s tape to guide you, but I find if you just go slowly, you can get a pretty decent line.

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Finish it up with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-dri (Clearly Quick) and let dry completely. If you’re messy like me, clean up the edges with a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

DIY: How to Make a Book Safe

What do you get the person who has everything? You make them something! I recently made some friends a book safe to keep personal stuff hidden from their roommates and family.

It’s such an easy gift to make and it’s something we could all use!

Here’s how to make it:

What other DIY gifts have you made? Comment below!