<![CDATA[The Odd One Out - My DIY ]]>Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:11 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Tea cup candle (12 gifts before Christmas) #12!]]>Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:21:12 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/tea-cup-candle-12-gifts-before-christmas-12Last post of the year! hope you have enjoyed it all and found inspiration!
My last Christmas present is a tea cup turned into a stunning candle filled with organic beeswax .
I added a few bits around to make it more fun, I included two lavender bath teas, 3 organic bath melts and a sweet lavender bag with a little Christmas decoration on it.

Follow the tutorial here to make the candle.

Tip: I used 100% organic beeswax (around 8oz=£8 of beeswax to fill the cup, smaller is better sometimes!)

<![CDATA[DIY concrete heart pendant (12 gifts before Christmas)#11]]>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:01 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/diy-concrete-heart-pendant-12-gifts-before-christmas11Loving this!  find the tutorial here

<![CDATA[Flower Candle (12 gifts before Christmas) # 10]]>Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:00:54 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/flower-candle-12-gifts-before-christmas-10made mine already with these instructions! just love them!!! so pretty! 
<![CDATA[Portable perfume (12 gifts before Christmas #9)]]>Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:28:05 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/portable-perfume-12-gifts-before-christmas-9Such a lovely idea, can't wait to try it! 
<![CDATA[Cake stand (12 gifts before Christmas) #8]]>Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:02 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/cake-stand-12-gifts-before-christmas-8Last year I posted about how to make your own cake stand and I thought it would be a great idea for the 12 gifts before Christmas section.
It's so cheap and effective! works great to do a few at a time.

you will need:
          -3 tier hardware pieces
          -3 plates for every stand (best if they vary in size.

          - a pack of glass and ceramic drill bits, they usually come in 4                        different diameters, 4,6,8 and 10. ( I have been using a 6 to match my fittings.)

          - hand drill or pillar drill.

          -water, pour a few drops at a time on the plates as you drill or the plate will break.

to view the post click here.
<![CDATA[Delicious bath soak (12 gifts before Christmas) #7]]>Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:00:01 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/delicious-bath-soak-12-gifts-before-christmas-6
I found this lovely idea in another great blog.
Follow the link to find a great recipe using salts, cocoa powder & powdered milk (like the mighty Cleopatra).
The blogger explains all the benefits of such a lovely bath.
                                        everybody loves a soak!

not to forget that there are labels included in the post!!! 
<![CDATA[Nail polish flowers (12 gifts before Christmas) #6]]>Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:00:01 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/nail-polish-flowers-12-gifts-before-christmas-6These images speak for themselves, absolutely love this! will definitely be trying it for my nieces birthday :)
<![CDATA[Lavender Detox Bath (12 gifts before Christmas)#5]]>Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:00:01 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/lavender-detox-bath-12-gifts-before-christmas5I found this amazing recipe I think you should try!
you could use up all those empty jars you have in the kitchen, dress it up a little and it would make a lovely gift. or forget the rest and make loads for yourself! 
Try me!
<![CDATA[Scarf (12 gifts before Christmas) #4]]>Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:58:32 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/scarf-12-gifts-before-christmas-4I decided to make presents for the whole family this year, that includes a couple of 12-15 year old boys, one of the trickiest ages to get a present for(unless it's c.d.'s or clothes), so I decided to make some scarves that they might actually wear.
This pattern is dead easy! 
Choose your yarn carefully, I find greys are always going to be fashionable but that is just my taste.
My last bit of advice is don't cheap out on the yarn, rub it in your face and check for itchiness, there is nothing more disappointing than an itchy scarf, it makes them feel cheated out of a present and you wasted your time because they will not be worn.
keep the stitches to multiples of 5, do a test to see what size scarf you want
I am using king cole, super chunky (100%premium acrylic)for a size 10 needle, 1545 shade.
For a child I will do 10 sts across and for the older boys I am doing 15 sts across. 
For the longer scarves I used 200gr of yarn (2 balls)


tip: slip the last stitch on to the other needle without knitting, this will give it a neat and professional finish.

row 1-knit
row 2- knit
row 3 -(k3,p2)repeat to the end of the row
row 4- (k2, p3)repeat to the end of the row
repeat rows 3 & 4 until you reach to the desired length.
knit last two rows and cast off.

<![CDATA[Tea towel by children (12 gifts before Christmas) #3]]>Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:00:01 GMThttp://theoddoneoutcpv.weebly.com/my-diy/tea-towel-by-children-12-gifts-before-christmas-3Last Christmas I wanted my in-laws to have a gift from my son, but since he was only 18 months and something completely done by him might be a little confusing I thought of some simple ways for him to express himself .
The three lovely ladies in the family received a customized tea towel with Alejandro's work of art all over it. 
I got some heavy duty cotton ,did all the sewing around to create a neat edge and with some fabric crayons I wrote down their names, one on each tea towel. I did , Nanna , Great aunt Jane & Auntie Katie.
Before I let Alejandro's creativity loose, I ironed over the names so they would melt and fuse with the fabric, always with paper between the iron and the cloth. The ironed image will now be permanent.
Next, Alejandro spent some time scribbling all over the fabric, if they are very young only do one tea towel at a time, children get bored of things so quickly! 

iron the fabric again to fuse the drawings and that's it! They are ready to use!!!!     I gave them a wash before giving themaway to make sure they wouldn't surprise themselves with bits coming off whilst drying a plate.

The crayons cost around £4 a pack, great to keep around the house for forgotten presents.