Littleax https://littleax.com Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:51:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 DIY Pond Filter https://littleax.com/diy-pond-filter/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 04:13:28 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=543 There’s something so relaxing about ponds: listening to the water gently churning and watching fish swim lazily by. That’s why many people choose to have a backyard pond – no matter what the size is. Garden ponds provide a place to grow aquatic plants and raise decorative fish. If not properly cared for, however, they may become overrun with algae and pond scum. Adding a filter to your pond removes algae and other unwanted organic materials, keeping the water clear. While a variety of commercial filters are available, you can make a DIY pond filter at home.

What you’ll need:

  • Filter Container (Suggestion: 30 gallon, plastic food grade drum)
  • 1 – length of 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • 1 – length of 2″ PVC pipe
  • 1 – 1 1/2″ PVC slip T
  • 1 – 1 1/2″ PVC threated T (the threads are on the perpendicular opening)
  • 2 – 1 1/2″ PVC elbows
  • 1 – 1 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch threaded nipple reducer (or a threaded hose adapter from the pond shop)
  • 1 – 3″-4″ closet flange (its a toilet part)
  • 4 – 1/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch bolt, nut and washer combinations
  • 1 bottle silicone sealant
  • 1 – 2″ PVC ball valve
  • 1 – 2″ shower drain
  • 1 – 3″-2″ ABS bushing
  • 1 – length of hose (1″ hose)
  • 2 – hose clamps (You’ll only need one but there’s no harm in adding extra, just in case)
  • Filter Media or plastic fencing
  • 1 – length 1/2″ PVC pipe
  • 4 – 1/2″ PVC elbows
  • 1 – 1/2″ PVC cross (the X shaped one) these are for building a stand to hold the egg crate off the bottom of the filter
  • 1 – plastic egg crate style overhead 2×4 light grate (or something similar) you get these in the lighting section of hardware stores.

Let’s get started!

Tip: Clean your barrel so it is safe for fish. Let it soak for a couple of days in clean water.

The Drain

Cut a hole so that your shower drain fits tightly at the bottom of the gallon (the grate part goes on the inside of the barrel). Take each part that needs to go through the barrel and trace them onto the side. Drill some big holes around the opening so you can insert the jigsaw. Then play connect the dots with the holes. Trim the holes bit by bit until they fit perfectly.

This drain must be sealed onto the bucket with the silicone sealant or it will leak. Sealant must be applied along the inside edge. Whenever you seal something like this, make sure to wipe down all the surfaces to be sealed with rubbing alcohol. Don’t be stingy with the sealant — you want it to smoosh all over the place.

Next, insert a cut piece of 2″ PVC pipe into the 2″ shower drain. The 2″ ball valve goes onto that cut piece of pipe. It all must be glued together.

Attach it to the barrel.

Pond Return

Cut the hole for the pond return spout the same way the drain one was cut.

While holding the flange in place on the barrel, drill the holes for the 4 bolts. The bolts will make sure that the flange stays pressed against the barrel.

Wipe all the surfaces down with rubbing alcohol. Goop on the sealant and smoosh it into place.

Wipe down all the washers that will be on the front of the barrel with rubbing alcohol. Goop some sealant into the holes and insert the bolts.

Now insert the bushing.  The bushing allows you to attach a 2″ pipe to the flange. Put sealant on the inner part of the opening of the flange and insert the bushing.

The inside

Cut one piece of 1 1/2″ PVC pipe the height of the barrel and attach the tee without threading to the bottom. From that tee you will need 2 smaller pieces of 1 1/2″ PVC pipe that will extend to edge of the barrel. When the elbows are attached, angle them to face opposite directions.

So this is how it should look inside the barrel. It goes in the barrel, underneath your egg-crate or soda holder grate. Punch a hole in the grate so that it slides down the pipe.

The tee with threading slips onto the top of the pipe; the hose adapter threads into the tee and is held in place with the clamp. The opening that is facing straight up is left open to allow a bit of air to get sucked into the filter.

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5 DIY Game Night Ideas https://littleax.com/5-diy-game-night-ideas/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 04:06:40 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=535 I love spring! The fact that the cold weather is finally over and the warmth is once again coming back to conquer the winter chill get’s me very excited. Iit’s not just the warmth that gets me looking forward to spring; it’s the games. I love getting together with friends and family and hosting game nights. So I did some research and found 5 DIY Game Night Ideas that I just had to share with you.

Backyard Kerplunk

Who doesn’t love a classic? This game has all the excitement for a DIY Game Night you could possibly need. The object of the game? To be the person who has knocked down the least amount of balls. Yet as each stake gets removed that goal becomes harder and harder. Play it 1 on 1 or with a group and see which competitive team can take home the gold.

 Backyard Cardboard Ring Toss

This is definitely a game that is needed if anyone is bringing kids to the party. A lightweight safer version of “Hore-Shoes,” is an easy way to get everyone outside this spring. Not only can you decorate your ring however you want, which I’m sure everyone will enjoy doing, but the clean up on this game is almost non-existent.

Card Cookies

Now I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but what is a party without some sweets? If I see a plate of cookies at a party, that is where you will find me for the majority of the night. This Card Cookie idea is sure to have everyone talking about your creativity while allowing them to get their sugar fix.

DIY Guess Who

What better way to get into the celebration of a party by playing Guess Who with all your friends faces on it? This personally might be my favorite DIY Game Night Idea that I have seen. That embarrassing picture of your friend Jenny at the last office party would need to make an appearance in this game.

 Painted Eggs

This DIY Game Night Idea is not for those who don’t like getting a little messy. This game would be great for a party of all ages whether you’re throwing  these egg paint bombs on canvas, paper, or a bunch of people in white shirts who are running around your backyard; everyone will enjoy this game.

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How To Make A Guitar String Ring | DIY Projects https://littleax.com/how-to-make-a-guitar-string-ring-diy-projects/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 04:00:06 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=526 A guitar string ring that’s easy enough for any beginner to make but amazing enough to impress even the most hardened DIY veterans.

ruly heartfelt gifts are what solidify relationships and nothing shows you love someone more than what you make with your own hands, whether it’s through homemade recipes or DIY projects. While it may seem daunting to make something impressive (especially if it isn’t your forte), it’s not as difficult as you would think—as long as you go into it with a little determination and some patience. If you want to start off with something small, you need to check out this DIY guitar string ring from Instructables’ user MartyK1. Not only does it make the perfect gift for that special someone, it’s a great first step into the DIY community.

What you’ll need:

  • Guitar string, nickel wound type (.024 or .026 work best)
  • A rod, pipe or dowel close to the size of your finger
  • Masking tape, electrical tape, wire, rubber bands, or anything else to secure the string to the dowel
  • Super glue
  • Needle and heavy thread
  • Wire cutter
  •  scissors

Step 1: Learn How To Tie A Spanish Ring Knot

Before we get into making the ring, you need to learn how to tie a Spanish ring knot. It’s not a particularly difficult knot to tie, but it will take a little bit of practice. We’ve embedded a simple video below, from Paracord Guild, that teaches you the Spanish ring knot. You can also check out their step-by-step photo tutorial.

Step 2: Secure Guitar String

Now that your knot-tying skills are on point, it’s time to get started on the ring. First you’ll need to secure the end of the string with the metal ring to the dowel. Use tape, rubber bands or a piece of wire (like in the image below) to do this

Step 3: Start Spanish Tie Knot

Begin the first 3 wraps of the Spanish ring knot just like in the video, then tighten the knot very carefully without bending the wire too much.

Continue until you’ve got a doubled Spanish ring knot.

Step 4: Cut & Glue

Once your ring is finished, cut the long ends of the string with your wire cutters.

Make sure the two ends of the string overlap inside of the ring.

Use a thread and needle to wrap both ends of the string with another pair and drench the thread in super glue. Let it sit for a bit and then remove the thread with scissors.


Your Finished Guitar String Ring!

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DIY Body Scrub Recipes That Will Refresh Your Entire Body https://littleax.com/diy-body-scrub-recipes-that-will-refresh-your-entire-body/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:53:15 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=518 Ever wanted to make your own DIY body scrub, but thought it’d be too much hassle? It’s not. Most of the supplies can be found in your kitchen!

Get spa results with a few easy-to-follow steps. These DIY scrubs will cleanse and rejuvenate your face and body!

1. Brown Sugar DIY Body Scrub

This exfoliating and moisturizing face scrub lasts for a week. Lemon juice brightens your skin and exfoliates it (with the brown sugar). Witch hazel is astringent and tightens your pores, but it also has impressive antibacterial properties. Not only is olive oil moisturizing, it’s also rich in healing Vitamin E. Honey is antiviral, antibacterial, tightens pores and is so healthy for the skin!

You’ll need:

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice, or 1 drop of lemon essential oil
1/2 tsp witch hazel
2 tbsp grapeseed or olive oil
1/2 tbsp honey
a drop or two of the essential oil of your choosing (optional)

Mix the ingredients together in a small jar. Wet with your hands with warm water before applying, or right after you step out of a steamy shower! Work the scrub onto your face and body with circular motions. Rinse with warm water.

2. Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

You drink it everyday to stay alert. Why not take advantage of coffee’s multiple uses? It’s easy to see why coffee will exfoliate your skin, but did you know it also contains amazing antioxidants?

These scrubs will leave you feeling so smooth. Check out these amazing coffee scrubs for your face and body!

For an exfoliating DIY coffee face scrub, you’ll need:

3 tablespoons coffee grounds (fresh preferred)
1 tablespoon natural oil of your choice: Olive, grape seed, coconut, or almond
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix dry ingredients, limiting the brown sugar based on the consistency you want. Then, add oil to the mixture. Massage onto your face with circular motions. Rinse with warm water.

For a full body coffee scrub, you’ll need:

1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Carefully warm coconut oil if solid, and let it return to room temperature before mixing with other ingredients. This way all of the exfoliants will not dissolve in the oil. Mix all ingredients until combined. Store in an airtight container.

3. Lemon Sugar DIY Face and Body Scrub

While this lemon-sugar scrub can be used on your face and body, it’s best for those extra-rough spots: hands (nail beds and cuticles), elbows, knees and feet.

Lemon is a great source of Vitamin C, and the juice tightens the skin and fades age spots. Sugar is a natural exfoliant that helps to tighten pores and slough off old, dead cells. Honey contains antioxidants that heal the skin and antibacterial properties that prevent acne breakouts. Honey is a natural humectant that hydrates the skin by locking in water. Lastly, olive oil moisturizes and its Vitamin E works to heal and protect the skin from wear and tear.

Head to toe, your body will glow with a new radiance.

You’ll need:

1/2 fresh lemon
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of organic honey

Note: Adjust lemon juice and honey ratios for the consistency you prefer. Use 1/2 of a lemon to every 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.

Mix lemon juice and olive oil together in a bowl. Add honey and stir quickly until mixture is medium-thick in consistency. Store in an airtight container.

For use as a face scrub, rub onto problem areas of the face with gentle circular motions for seven to ten minutes. This scrub is great for uneven skin tone and dryness or acne breakouts. Rinse with warm water.

For use as a body scrub, rub onto rough, dry trouble areas for three to five minutes. Rinse with warm water.

4. Coconut Lime DIY Body Scrub

This fruity body scrub contains just three ingredients! Again, sugar is a natural exfoliant, as is salt. Coconut oil possesses antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Lime essential oil is astringent, antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, and contains many other beneficial properties. This scrub will make your whole body feel youthful and refreshed!

You’ll need:

1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1 cup organic sugar or salt
20 drops of lime essential oil

If hardened, melt coconut oil over low temperature until it’s reached a liquid state. Mix melted coconut oil with sugar (or salt). Stir in 20 drops of lime essential oil. Apply after a shower or as needed. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Spa? Ha! The Ingredients are in the Kitchen!

Who needs to drive all the way to the spa, when you can DIY one within your kitchen? Your pantry contains most of these items, which hold many beneficial properties that heal and protect your skin.

Your face and body will thank you for the DIY royal treatment. Add a natural scrub to your weekly beauty routine. When others ask about your beauty secrets, tell them it’s all natural!

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How to Make DIY Wedding Program Fans https://littleax.com/how-to-make-diy-wedding-program-fans/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:47:42 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=507 Don’t know how you want to present your ceremony details yet? A paddle fan is a fun way to incorporate your ceremony details while serving a dual purpose — it can keep guests cool during warm spring and summer weddings.

“And they lived happily ever after…” All brides and brides-to-be wish that happily ever after is just as easy as 1, 2, 3. But you don’t have to be a wreck preparing for your  most awaited day. Planning is the 1 secret to achieving your dream wedding. One of the details that needs to be reckoned with is your program details. Make sure to do it with sense and style — like these DIY wedding program fans. Follow the steps below to customize and create these fans at home for your wedding. Enjoy!

Here’s what you will need:

Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

  • Wavy Jumbo Fan Sticks
  • ZIG 2-Way Glue Pen (At least two if you are making over 100 fans)
  • Ribbon or Twine(optional)
  • Mini Corner Rounder Punch(Optional)
  • Pre-Printed Program (See tip on choosing paper)
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder (Optional)

TIP: Use 65lb-80lb paper for two sided fans, especially if printing on a home ink jet printer. If you are only doing a one sided fan, you should order it from a professional printer and ask for at least 110lb paper.

Step 1

Download and customize templates for your program. Once satisfied with the design, you can proceed to printing. If you have a one page design, like shown below (printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folded it in half so we didn’t have to make any cuts), it’s best to fold and crease your paper before adding the glue. This way, you don’t have to worry about the glue sticking or drying before it’s lined up.

TIP: Sometimes it is difficult to get a nice crease when working with thicker paper so we suggest using a bone folder. Simply line up the corners and use the bone folder to smooth out the crease. You can find bone folders in craft sections, craft stores and art supply stores.

Step Two

Now that your program is ready, its time to turn it into a fan! Lay it on a flat surface, apply a generous amount of glue to one side where the stick goes, and place the stick on the fan. Press firmly and assure that it is straight.

Step Three

Apply glue around the edges and fold immediately. Remember to be generous with the glue where the stick will be placed. The image below shows where glue should be applied.

Step Four

Press each edge firmly, assuring that all edges are sealed. Make sure to use clean fingers or use a clean bone folder or your programs! Even a small amount of grease or glue can leave a mark on your beautiful program design.

Step Five

Add the finishing touches to your fan. Use corner punches, apply ribbon or twine, or come up with your own embellishment to personalize your fans.

And, voila! You now have your DIY wedding program fans! You can explore other ideas on how to decorate your fan.

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11 Amazing DIY Uses of Baby Food Jars https://littleax.com/11-amazing-diy-uses-of-baby-food-jars/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:41:46 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=493 Looking for creative and amazing uses of baby food jars? If you’re looking for some repurposing ideas, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll give you lots of ideas on how you can upcycle and repurpose them.

Repurposing Ideas

Are you getting tired of mason jars? I’m not, but my friend recently visited me with some empty baby food jars and wanted to brainstorm what craft projects we could make. So the search was on. She’s also a crafter like me and just didn’t have the heart to throw those cute and adorable baby food jars. So if you also have a baby and have tons of empty baby food jars just lying around, repurpose! Here’s an amazing list of baby jar food crafts and ideas you can try:

Princess Party Favors

So your baby girl just turned one and left you with tons of empty food jars, the solution, turn them into adorable party favors. If you have a boy, think of a different theme and paint it blue.

Anthropologie Inspired Spice Jars

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? If you’ve been coveting those adorable spice jars, make one.

Wood Vase and Candle Holder

Want a versatile craft project to make with empty baby food jars? Here’s something amazing you can whip up in a weekend.

Luminary Advent Calendar

I’m sure you’ve also been seeing those adorable advent calendars around Pinterest, make your own with baby food jars.

Dyed Glass Luminaries

Need a little lighting project for your backyard? Dye some empty baby food jars with food coloring and see how amazing it looks.

DIY Apple Jar Tutorial

Forget the apple, here’s an apple you can give to your teacher that won’t run out.

Paint Dipped Baby Food Jar Vases

Ready to dip some jars into paint? It’s so easy and will turn out really pretty.

Baby Food Jar Candles

Have you ever tried making DIY candles in baby food jars?

Baby Food Jar Snow Globes

If you want cute and mini snow globes, baby food jars are the answer.

Baby Food Storage Plaque

Add a little woodwork in your baby food jar craft and start to get organized!

DIY Succulent Favors

Want an eco-friendly favor or a cute home decor? Try making these adorable succulents.

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How to Make a Mygdal Plant Light https://littleax.com/how-to-make-a-mygdal-plant-light/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:25:17 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=484 Love plants but short on time and space? A mygdal plant light allows plants to grow in windowless spaces such as hotels, restaurants or your small flat with very little effort on your part. In fact, they don’t need to be watered or exposed to natural light. The mygdal plant light makes use of the physical similarities between LED and sunlight, which allows the plants to perform photosynthesis without the big bright sun. Make one day and bring some green into your life!

“Nature contributes significantly to our well-being. Therefore plants are playing a more and more important role in our urban environment. The conditions for growing have always been intensive care and the plenty of natural light. Not everyone has the necessary “green thumb” or enough daylight around. The plant light Mygdal provides a smart way of having living plants even in windowless interiors.”

This plant lamp is perfect because it doesn’t require any human care like ventilation or irrigation to stay looking great. It has electrically conductive glass coating rendering an invisible connection between the power source and the LED. Their understated aesthetic makes them ideal for home or office use. In this way the small glass container can host genuine miniature ecosystems as well as spread a gentle light thanks to their built-in LED; while the design produces beautiful living sculptures.

Step 1: Glass Mold

A template for the glass lamp has to be created to serve as a mold.

Step 2: Carbonization

Then the glass had to be blown for the lamp. Below we can see the glassblower’s molds being carbonized. This helps the glassblowers form the glass into the desired shape.

Step 3: Create Shape

The glass blowers then work the glass to create the shape needed for the lamp.

There are two versions: a pendant lamp and a standing lamp. Both house small plants and use an LED light (replacing the need for exposure to the sun.)

The standing lamp has a special feature. There’s an electrically conductive glass coating (patent pending), which is able to stream the electricity invisibly along the surface. This means there is no cable connection between the power source and the LED light. Incredible, huh?

The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem. According to the creator, the plants can grow undisturbed for years.

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8 DIY Easter Basket Ideas That Will Have You Hoppin’ https://littleax.com/8-diy-easter-basket-ideas-that-will-have-you-hoppin/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:18:20 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=473 Looking for Easter basket ideas? Bring joy to any child who’s excited for the upcoming Easter egg hunt with one of these creative diy easter basket ideas!

Can you imagine your kids running around with Easter eggs, but nowhere to put them? I certainly wouldn’t want my kid’s Easter experience to be incomplete. Easter should be a joyous occasion for children, and these Easter basket ideas will make sure they get the most out of it! You can also make these personalized Easter baskets for your giveaway treat on your Easter gathering! It’s a great gift idea for people of all ages and all walks of life, and I’m sure they’ll adore it. So, let’s get craftin’!

1. DIY Edible Easter Egg Basket

You can make this DIY edible easter egg basket Easter basket in minutes. Just glue together 4 theater box candy boxes to make the sides of the basket. Glue this frame onto a cardboard, and decorate your DIY basket with some fake grass.

2. Fancy Easter Basket

Sophisticated little girls will enjoy this fancy Easter basket. Polka-dotted fabric wrapped around a white basket stuffed with green crepe paper will make any basket look fancy! For finishing touches, throw in the most elegant versions of staple Easter items!

3. DIY Bucket Easter Basket

Who says you can’t make a basket out of a bucket? Your kids will love how much treats they can put in here. You can draw almost anything on a chalkboard painted pail. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild!

4. Paper Plate Easter Basket

Now this is an Easter basket your kids can make themselves. Paint the paper plates, draw cutting lines on them, and fold them along these lines. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!

5. Grocery Bag Easter Basket

If you’re like me who stocks up on grocery bags for rainy days, I’m sure you’ll love this idea. All you have to do is cut up some grocery bags into strips and weave them alternately. Use a glue gun to secure the gaps and decorate with a bow.

6. No-Sew Easter Basket

I must admit, not everyone has the time to sew Easter crafts. But this is not a problem! All you need to do is find a round craft box you can cover with fabric. Apply glue to all surfaces and wrap your chosen fabric around the box. Finish this project with a cute string for a handle and a little puffy pom pom!

7. DIY Moss Basket

This Pottery Barn knock-off is an Easter basket even adults will love. The first thing you have to do is fluff your moss by slightly tearing them apart. Attach them all around the basket using a hot glue gun, and trim them to perfection!

8. Crepe Paper Treat Basket

We all have empty food containers lying around the house, and it’s all you need to make this crepe paper treat basket! Decorate the container with some crepe paper and attach a bedazzled handle. Creativity meets simplicity.

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How to Make a Wooden Table | DIY Tutorials https://littleax.com/how-to-make-a-wooden-table-diy-tutorials/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:11:37 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=463 Are you a furniture fanatic?  Bored with cookie cutter Ikea pieces? Opt for something new and fascinating by creating your own stylish side or coffee table. Pick any old furniture piece and kick it up a notch. You can learn how to make a wooden table, whether your aesthetic goals are vintage, modern, rustic or classic.

Your homemade table won’t just save you money, it’s guaranteed to impress all house guests. After all, there’s no way they’ve seen anything exactly like it. Think the project’s beyond your scope? Think again. We’ll take you through the step-by-step process of how to make a wooden table.

1. Measure

The most tedious part of building a wooden coffee or side table is the expansion of the round wooden top. When settling on the size, the essential thing is to ensure that all pieces of the wooden coffee table fit together. The top  size should fit the room nicely and the legs need to be the correct height to fit the top.

2. Construct the Top of the Table

Append the board together to make one complete surface and then paste them together. Clasp them firmly together until the paste has fully dried. If the blocks pop while clasping, use your elastic hammer to re-embed them. Tidy up any excess paste with your putty blade.

3. Denoting the Table Top

You will now need to find the center of the wooden board. This can be easily accomplished by drawing a line from one edge of the wood to the next, passing through the center. Repeat this several times so that you can see where the lines cross in the middle. The point where all the lines cross is the center. Next, embed a strong pin in the center and connect a string to it. The bigger the string, the greater the end table top. Once you’re done, append a pencil to the other end of the string. Use it to draw its perimeter in a clockwise direction.

4. Cutting the Table Top

Using a band saw, cut the table top from where it is marked. Once cut, you can use a sanding belt to give it a totally a smooth top. Check for splits or cracks in the wood and fix them with wood putty if necessary. If you do end up using of wood putty, it is important to re-sand those parts while drying.

5. Choose Table Legs

You can go with four legs or a central base. Many people go for a pedestal, which is considered the “most appropriate”base for a coffee table base. You can buy a proper platform base which corresponds with your table top without breaking the bank. Another alternative is to make 4 wooden legs exactly the same size, and cut them to the same height. Once you’ve completed the process, use a sanding belt to smooth the edges.

6. Join the Legs or Pedestal

The same system applies to both, with some minor adjustments. Make a hole to join each of the 4 legs or pedestal to the table top. Attach them firmly by using bolts.

7. Varnish and Paint

The last step is to check for any deformities. If none are found, then you should simply start repainting the table. The type of stain you choose is completely your decision. As always, make to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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DIY Soy Candles | 7 Addictive Scents You Will Love https://littleax.com/diy-soy-candles-7-addictive-scents-you-will-love/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:03:44 +0000 https://littleax.com/?p=449 Nothing beats the relaxing glow and aroma of DIY soy candles! Quick and easy homemade candles are my favorite, and any of these incredible DIY soy candles can be whipped up in just a few minutes!

Personally, I find scented candles calming and relaxing, and I really love the warm feeling they generate when lit. Don’t you? Lighting candles and taking in their scent after a long day is a lovely treat for the weary senses. If you love candles as much as I do, why not try something different and make some DIY soy candles in the comfort of your own home? Once you’re feeling stressed, light your homemade candle and relax. You’ve earned it!

1. Lavender Rosemary Scented Candles

Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances. Add some rosemary and it becomes sheer heaven! Making your own lavender rosemary scented candles will give you the rich and floral aroma of the French countryside.

2. DIY Pine Scented Candles

This pine soy candle will help boost your festive holiday spirit. Pine helps relieve stress and bring about festive and happy thoughts. Take some deep breaths and see yourself strolling through a peaceful pine valley. Pine is additionally known to relieve sinus infections, skin conditions, and strengthen the immune system.

3. Cinnamon Soy Candles

Get addicted to this fragrant combination of cinnamon, blue spruce, and pine cones. Let this easy to follow tutorial on cinnamon soy candle guide you through. Cinnamon is one of those scents known for waking you up and refreshing your senses.

4. Chai Soy Candles

Do you love chai lattes? Try this chai soy candle to naturally bring some autumn bliss indoors. This recipe has the delicate aroma of baking spices – cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

5.Vanilla Cupcake Soy Candle

This is one of my favorites! Looks so good, I just want to take a bite! Vanilla is an incredible scent that helps reduce anxiety and stress, a welcome scent after a very long and tiring day.

6. Coconut Scented Soy Candle

Coconut oil is a great, versatile ingredient, and will give you a more natural coconut scent than anything you will find in the store. Coconut, warm water, and sand! This coconut-scented soy candle is very beachy and summery – sure to bring back fond memories of good times.

7. French Lavender Soy Candle

Feel the breeze of the South of France by making this homemade French lavender candle. It has a luxurious scent that belies its more functional aspects and will surely transform any room into a cozy haven.

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