Fall for DIY

Decadent Crystal Necklace | Fall For DIY

One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.

DIY Coffee Coconut Soap Tutorial and Recipe from Fall for DIY.

This DIY coffee and coconut soap is made out of a mixture of 2 melt and pour soaps, so it is really easy to make. Coffee is added as a gentle exfoliator.  For easy homemade soaps like Vanilla Latte Soap and many more go here:diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/soap and for more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and 2014 go here.

DIY Easy Crystal Necklace Tutoial from Fall for DIY. TIP: You can buy cheaper rough crystals (still the real thing) in the science department of kids’ toy stores, museum shops and nature stores.

Here are some more of my favorite rough crystal DIYs that I’ve posted.


DIY Miniature Loom from Fall for DIY. This is a cheap and easy way to weave rather than macrame a small piece for jewelry, a dollhouse etc… I have a loom that my mom gave me that is full size and I had to take classes on how to use it - huge, complicated and back breaking - so I like the idea of miniature weaving. 

For matchbox weaving I posted a Roundup of 5 Matchbox Weaving Tutorials and Inspiration. 

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Who doesn’t love apple pie, especially with the snuggly Autumn season approaching? These little apples will give you the satisfaction of dessert without the tummy aches from eating too much! Plus you get to eat out of a tiny apply bowl- so cute!

APPLE LATTICE PIE BAKED IN AN APPLE

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust (use just 1 of the 2 crusts in the box)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice the top off each of your apples and scoop out the inside of the apple. I used a knife and a spoon to hollow out the apple.
  • In a small bowl, mix the apple pie filling with the cinnamon. Spoon the filling into the well of each apple.
  • Unroll one pie crust and cut it into fourths; one for each apple. Then cut each quarter into ¼-inch strips.
  • Lay strips of the dough on top of the apple. Then take one new strip at a time and alternate weaving it over and under the pie strips already in place. Repeat until the top of the apple has been covered. Trim excess pie crust around the edges with a knife.
  • Place apples in a baking dish and fill with ¼-inch of water. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust if golden brown. Remove from baking dish and enjoy.

Faux Geode Necklace | Fall For DIY

There are some things I just can’t go past when it comes to re-blogging, and anything geode is one of them! Nature is an amazing artist and geodes are truly unique and beautiful. Geodes can be hard to work with though, but not this version - it’s made out of polymer clay and glitter glass encased in a hand twisted gold wire.

DIY Rough Crystal Soap and Silicone Caulk Mold Making Tutorial from Fall for DIY. This is a very cool soap making DIY with endless possibilities using different color combinations. I also liked the version of soap that was not carved to look like a crystal. Melt and pour soap makes this an easy DIY.

If you love the look of rough crystals, I posted a roundup of 12 rough crystal jewelry DIYs with tips on search words for the right crystals here and a gorgeous DIY rough crystal necklace  here