Домашняя ароматерапия: оригинальное саше (сухие духи) своими руками

This is my UKraine blog post on how to make a sachet

Master Slova

Я очень люблю делать разные милые мелочи для дома. Приятно, когда дома хорошо пахнет, но я не люблю использовать синтетические освежители воздуха. Поэтому, сделала саше своими руками. Это прекрасный способ использовать ароматерапию во благо всей семьи и дома. Что же такое саше?

сухие духи саше ароматерапия сухие духи саше ароматерапия

Немного об истории ароматных саше

Это слово и вещица пришли к нам из Франции. Саше – это небольшие мешочки, набитые ароматными травами или специями. Их использовали, как сухие духи, для ароматизации платков и белья в шкафах и так далее. Конечно, намного проще поставить дома освежитель воздуха. Но саше – это здоровый и полезный способ создать уютную атмосферу в доме.

Мой МК по саше в виде платья и шляпки

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Список материалов:

Натуральная ткань

Кружево и ленты


Набивочный материал

Эфирное масло или специи

Изготовление саше с эфирным маслом

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10 min Merengue cake recipe

I love cooking, but I also love to make simple and tasty things that don’t take too long to cook. One of such recipes is merengue cake.

merengue cake recipe

merengue cake recipe

Here is how you can make merengue in about 5 min without having to whipping up the eggs. You just take one egg white and mix it up with sugar powder. Mix it until you get sort of sweet dough. Then you make small or larger balls out of this dough and put it into your microwave for 2 min. Done!

merengue cake recipe

merengue cake recipe

I made four large merengues, so I had to crush them for this cake. I whipped cream with sugar and lemon juice. Merengue is very sweet, that’s why I added some lemon juice to the cream. I sliced some oranges and bananas and started to for layers of merengue, fruit and whipped cream. I made a cone shaped cake.

merengue cake recipe

merengue cake recipe

I used some cocoa powder and sprinkled it on the top of the merengue cake. It took me 10 min to get this cake done and about another 10 min to make merengue. So, it is a quick recipe.

DIY: glass bottle into romantic candlestick

I love making cute and useful things for my home. One of such things is a candlestick. I have made one out of glass bottle using decoupage. My can has broken it.  Now I used a different technique.  Just before New Year they started to turn off the light in Ukraine for several hours a day. So, it’s a pretty useful thing, too.

DIY candlestick out of glass bottle

DIY candlestick out of glass bottle

Here is what I made out of a small green energy drink glass bottle. I have already used these to make outdoors fire torches. Now, here is my short upcycling DIY course for you.

What you need for this handmade candlestick:

– 1 glass bottle

– hot glue gun

– organic rope or thread

– decorating items

I used hot gun glue to attach the organic thread to the glass bottle. I just rolled the thread around the bottle and glued it in several places. It took me about 10 min to finish this up. It’s pretty easy and the thread or rope doesn not have to lay smoothly on the bottle.

DIY candlestick

DIY candlestick

As you may see, it is attached unevenly. In some places you may see the green of the bottle come through. Since it is a romantic candlestick I used some pink crystals and glued them on in several spots.



Then I made a small decoration composition our of handmade fom flowers (I made these rosebuds myself), ribbon and pink veiling. I glued the whole composition together using hot glue gun and then attached it to the candlestick. It serves nicely. The bottle is heavy enough and it does not overturns. I head up the bottom part of the candle a bit and stick it into the bottle hole. That’s how it works. It’s an easy, fun and eco friendly upcycling DIY project.

Цветы из фоамирана – пластичная красота

Hndmade flowers out of foamiran

Master Slova

Сейчас есть разные виды рукоделия. Многие мастерицы создают цветы из ткани, бумаги, лент, холодного фарфора  и других материалов. Как правило, создание таких изделий очень трудоемкое и не всем под силу. Но появился новый материал, работать с которым просто и удобно даже для новичка. Он называется Фоамиран, пластичная замша или ревелюр. По сути, это тонкая резина, из которой можно делать цветы и даже куклы.

Розы из фома Цветы из фоамирана розы

Вот такие чайные или английские розы получились у меня. Этой бутоньеркой мы украшали цифру 5 на юбилей нашей церкви.

Цветы можно делать какие угодно. Я пока увлеклась розочками. Вот небольшие цветочки на подсвечнике (он пригодился, ведь часто отключали свет :).

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И розы-крошки на обруче для волос.

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Работать с фомом одно удовольствие. Вырезать лепестки очень просто, размечать можно любым острым предметом, например, стэком или крючком для вязания. Фом бывает 0,5, 0,8 и 1мм толщиной. Для розочек лучше…

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Handmade hair clip ideas

I have two daughters, so naturally I love making all sorts of nice things for their hair.

Лето ах лето

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I have already shared red poppy flower hair clip and wreath I made for them. I just love making different fabric flowers. Now I have embroidered this cute hair clip heart.

Заколка вышитая французским узелком

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I used a stitch we call French knot. It is used in ribbon embroidery, as well as when you embroider with threads. You attain a special effect using this stitch. Your embroidery becomes sort of 3D. This handmade hair clip heart is very curly and nice to touch.

The rope jar

forma si culoare / shape and color

Borcan sfoara

I love jars! You can find them anywhere. Or, recycle the one already used. And you transform them in great candle holder with magic shadows on the walls and the mystery  inside each one jar.

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DIY flower headband for kids with felted fabric flowers

I love making headbands. This one is made in ethnic style or Ukraine style with red poppy flowers.

DIY headband

ethinic trim headband

This headband is made out of Ukraine ethnic trim you can get in my Etsy store. The base for it is made after recycled crafts, cause I used a piece of plastic bottle as a foundation for the headband.

Here is how the headband is made. Step by step DIY

I cut out a piece of plastic and used hot glue gun to attach trim to it. First I applied wider piece of the trim and them added a narrower one on the top from the front side.

Next, I placed to wooden bids on 2 pieces of ribbon and tied knots on one end of the ribbon. The other end was attached to the headband using glue gun. These are the headband strips used to hold in on one’s head.

I have used a piece of felt to cover up the other side of the headband and hide the plastic. I glued it there with the hot glue gun. Finally, I have made a small red poppy flower bouquet out of felt. Each flower consists out of 4 heart shape petals glued together. I attached them to the headband with the glue. You can find more photos of this DIY here. You can follow my fabric flower Pinterest board to get more inspiration.

Door repurposing: hanging garden table out of old wooden door DIY

I really love this door repurposing project. I always dreamed to get a hanging table in my garden pavilion, finally I have one. Here it is:

wooden hanging table

door repurposing DIY

I love just the way it looks and feels, this repurposed door table is very usable. As you may see on this pic, it is coupled by a bench made out of an old door too. Here is a quick DIY course for it.

The table is fit into our summer pavilion, so we already had wooden planks to fasten it to. You may attach it to a strong tree outdoors.

What you need for this DIY door repurposing project:

1 old wooden door


Spade bit


Strong rope or chain

Indeed, this is a very easy project, if you have the right equipment for it. The trick is to use a special kind of drill bit for making holes in the door. I am not sure how this tool is called in English, but I’ll provide you with its picture.

DIY door repurposing into a table

This is what it looks like. If you know its proper name, please add a comment to this post and I’ll add it in. – I have been able to find out what the proper name of the tool is. It is called spade wood bit. I asked a question on HOMETALK and got many great answers. You may join this great community and follow me there, too http://www.hometalk.com/busymomhelp.

You need to pick the tool of the right size to match your rope or chain diameter. We used organic rope for this project. It is strong enough and it looks so nice coupling the old door shabby chick surface.

Basically, my husband has drilled 4 holes in the 4 corners of the table, put in the rope and made large and strong knots on the rope from the bottom side to fasten it. Then he tied the rope to the pavilion roof.

old door repurposing

old door repurposing

This is what the surface of the old wooden door looks like. I still did not have time to sand it well and cover it with polish. But it wears nicely. My kids sometimes use the table as a swing and it holds perfectly. The tip is to use solid wood old door, so it can stand any type of weather outdoors.

This is an easy and quick repurposing project. I love hanging tables and it took just 2-3 hours for my husband to make it. You are welcome to pin or share this projects and check out on my other DIY or upcycling projects.