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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Adorn a Headband

Adding beads to a headband is a great way to dress it up and makes for a great gift for a young girl. It is easy and requires only a plastic headband, floral wire and plastic beads.

Unwind about three feet of wire. Start at the top in the middle of the headband, wind one end of the wire around three times and secure by feeding the free end under one of the loops. If you're using seed beads like I did, depending on the size it will take three to six beads. Feed the free end of the wire through your beads. Hold the beads in place while feeding the free end beneath the newly strung beads. Pull the wire through and tug it to tighten the beads into place.

Wrap the wire around the headband to the side you started on and string more beads. Again, feed the loose end of the wire under the new row of beads, pull tight and wrap the wire around the head band until you're on the starting side. Continue until you have covered as much of the band as you want.

Repeat the above steps on the opposite side of your beginning point and string until the beads are parallel to the finished side.

I experimented using different sized beads and found the larger ones didn't fit as well as the seed size but I don't consider the wire that shows to be offensive.

Give it a try. I had to redo headbands a couple of times but the end result is satisfying. I'll use mine to adorn a teddy bear topper for one of my personalized wrapped candy bar cakes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yogurt Container Re-purpose

Yogurt Container Re-purpose

You can add this to your list of things to do with yogurt containers.

Get two yogurt containers. One must still have a lid that fits it.

Fill one half way or so with water. Fill another about half way with rice and replace the lid. Place the one with rice inside the one with water. Put into the freezer and let freeze.

“Why?” you ask.

Once the water has frozen, run water on the outside, remove the inside yogurt container containing the rice which will pull the ice out with it, remaining attached. Hold the yogurt container with the rice by the top and apply chill to a central location that aches such as a shoulder blade muscle.

“Why would I do that?” you ask.

John has been seeing a therapist for a shoulder injury he acquired while working. One of the things the therapist does is apply ice to a shoulder blade muscle that is refusing to release tension. She uses basically an ice cube on a stick to apply the ice in a circular motion with a bit of pressure on the muscle.

This does two things. The chill relieves the pain and the circular motion massages.