3 Easy DIY Earrings for Spring

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So I’m not one to brag, but I guess you could say that I’m something of an earring connoisseur. My obsession began about four years ago when my mother innocently suggested I get my ears pierced one day, unwittingly laying the foundations for what has developed into a full-fledged jewelry addiction.

With Easter break coming up, I figured it’s the perfect time to get crafting and conveniently find an excuse to expand my forever growing earring collection. All these DIYs are perfect for spring time and can easily be personalized to suit everyone’s individual style!

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While these beaded earrings are a little time consuming to make, I was so happy with the end result! I went for a simple green design, but you could definitely get creative and mix up colours and patterns.

All you need to make these are some beads, strong thread and earring hooks. Cut a few lengths of thread (I used two per earring) and thread them through the earring hooks. Tie a knot so that the hooks are secured midway up the length of thread. Then, just start beading (a little tedious, but it’s worth it) and tie a couple of knots at the bottom of each string to make sure the beads don’t fall off. Snip of the any end bits of dangling thread at the ends and your done!

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I’m all for unique, quirky fashion statements, so I’m in love with these artsy collage earrings! They’re also a great way for recycling old earrings that you don’t wear anymore, which is always a plus.

To make them, you need an old magazine, PVA glue, a paintbrush and flat, circular earrings. Just tear up the magazine into little shreds, until you’ve got a range of colourful paper scraps. Then, glue the paper onto each earring to form a nice collage – making sure to finish it all off with a final coat of glue to seal it all in.

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Aren’t these tassel earrings chic? They only took a few minutes to make and would add a splash of colourful glamour to any outfit!

To make them, you’ll need some black and yellow thread and earring hooks. Wrap the black thread around your two fingers about 30 times, then attach the top part of the loop to the earring hook. Cut the bottom part of the loop so that the thread is dangling freely. Now, wrap the yellow thread around the black thread and secure it with a knot to form the tassel.

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That’s all I have for you guys today. Make sure to comment below letting me know which earring was your favourite and what other DIYs you’d like to see over the Easter break!

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White Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

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I hope you’ve all been having a lovely week 🙂 . I’m in the middle of my mock exams at the moment in preparation for the Leaving Cert (ie. the final exams to get into college here in Ireland), which means I really should be dedicating all my spare time to studying. So naturally, I decided to do some baking instead. Because really, no study session is truly complete without an excessive amount of snack breaks, procrastination and regret.

Anyways, I thought with the weekend coming up it was the perfect time to share this super simple recipe with you guys. These soft, chewy cookies were deliciously addictive – it took all my self control to wait and take a few photos before eating them. I’ve always had a slight white chocolate obsession and, paired with coconut, the two truly make a perfect match! I also love that this recipe doesn’t involve chilling the dough, because really who has time for that sort of thing.

Of course, you can enjoy the cookies as they are or, if you want to put a little extra effort into presentation, drizzle some melted white chocolate over them and top with some more coconut.

Let me know in the comments below if you guys try them out and what your go-to study snack is!

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Ingredients
1 large Egg
2 cups Plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 cup Caster (Granulated) sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup White chocolate chips/ chopped White chocolate
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
1/2 cup Butter

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Step 1 In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

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Step 2 Add egg and vanilla essence to the mixture. Beat until light and fluffy.

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Step 3 Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Combine well until mixture forms a crumbly dough.

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Step 4 Roughly chop chocolate. Or alternatively buy chocolate chips, which is no doubt easier – I just didn’t have any on hand.

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Step 5 Add chopped chocolate and coconut. Mix until well combined.

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Step 6 Roll the dough into small balls and place them onto a lined baking tray.

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Step 7 Lightly press down on each ball with a fork.

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Step 8 Bake cookies at 180’C/350’C for 10-15 minutes, or until they’re a pale golden brown.

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Step 9 Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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Step 10 Enjoy!

 

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Henna Tattoo Tutorial

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So ever since I went to Dubai last year, I’ve become slightly obsessed with Henna (or Mehndi). For those of you who don’t know what Henna is, it’s a reddish-brown paste made from the leaves of the Henna plant, which has been used for thousands of years to make hair dye and temporary body art. In some cultures (especially in the Middle East and India), it is common for women to decorate their hands and feet with intricate henna designs during festivals, celebrations and weddings.

Basically, think of it as a tattoo without the commitment.

Obviously I’m in no way a professional henna tattoo artist, so if I can manage to make some simple designs, so can you!

NOTE: Nowadays, henna often contains chemicals. If you have sensitive skin, test a small bit of henna on your skin beforehand to make sure you don’t get an allergic reaction.
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What you need

  • Henna cone
  • tissue paper
  • sheet of card paper / cardboard

 

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  1. Henna dye is usually sold in cone-shaped tubes. To apply it, you simply cut off the tip of the cone and squeeze the paste onto your hand (a bit like piping icing onto a cake) to create a pretty pattern. Before decorating your hand, practice on a piece of paper until you can confidently create simple designs.
  2. If you want you can use my design, or you can try creating your own (google images provides plenty of other amazing examples). Just remember, if you mess up you can’t wipe it off!
  3.  Once you have applied the henna to your hand, leave it to dry. This might take a while, so if you’re impatient like me, wait about 10-15 minutes until most of it is dry, then carefully dab the rest off with some tissue paper.
  4. Once the henna is dry, wash it off with water and you will be left with a (slightly lighter) tattoo on your hand.
  5. The henna tattoo will last about a week, although according to my Mum (who is Indian, by the way), putting lemon juice on your henna will make it last longer.henna design