DIY: beginning a new life with your hubby

so i was on pinterest today and just scrolling down my feed for the day, i had come across a lot of home crafts and DIY things to make for your new home, especially for those who are just getting married, or starting a new life with your significant other

however i was on a weird computer while im typing this, and i had no idea how to do the ‘screen shot’ thing so i am posting the web address for a picture here.

this first DIY activity thing could be perfect for a wedding present! it would be so adorable to hang this up at the wedding, by all the photos of the bride and groom, if there would happen to be any, to explain their story of when they first met, and when they had their first date, and when they had their first kiss, and when they were engaged, and their wedding date, and you also could provide additional supplies for when the couple would happen to have other significant times in their life, for example kids, or a huge trip they take, etc.

what you would have to do is find BLANK pieces of board at a local craft store, (for example Michaels or Hobby Lobby) and depending what it looks like, you could sand it down to make it have a rustic look or add buttons on them, or simply do whatever you or the receiver of the gift would like. you would also need twine or some type of rope or connector to have the boards become a wall hanging decoration in general. finally you’re going to want a fine sharpie to write what you’re going to write.

 

the other DIY activity i had seen was to make clay stones or ornaments, with an imprint of the key of there you/and your hubby lived, and make one for each house after that, that you live in together. that picture can be found here.

all youll need to make the clay mixture is a 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 cup of baking soda, and 3/4 cup of water, and just mix it up, and depending if you would like it colored, add food coloring drops!

the full instructions can be found here.

but anyway, my short instructions would be to preheat the oven to 175 degrees (F) and fine the baking sheet with parchment paper. once warmed up and everything roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to cut shapes, (if you prefer) or roll it in a ball and lightly squish it down so its not too high do the full set of cooking, which is in the oven for about an hour and turning them over at the thirty minute mark. you might want to push a key into the clay before cooking, then after cooking and once cooled, you should be able to write on the clay stuff, and dont forget the address!

happy making!

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mckennaleah

college student, with a complicated life of which I am trying to let my stress and feelings out here to help me understand myself and my life.

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