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  • Thrifting Tips With TeenNick Top 10's Morgan Lynzi

    Posted on 02/29/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's no secret that TeenNick top 10 correspondent Morgan Lynzi has impeccable style, but did you know she's also a pro thrifter? Check out her totally unbeatable tips for finding the trendiest (and cheapest) gems at your local consignment shop!



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  • How To Make A DIY PAW-some Pup Collar

    Posted on 02/20/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    Ready to take your pup's fashion through the WOOF? Learn how to make this totally paw-some doggy bowtie collar!

    Pup Collar


    1. Grab your materials.

    Pup Collar


    For this project, you'll need:

    Fabric

    Dress shirt

    Measuring tape

    Scissors

    Needle and thread


    2. Cut the fabric in one 8 x 14 in. rectangle and one 2.5 x 8 in. rectangle.

    Pup Collar


    3. Fold the larger rectangle into the thirds (hot dog style) and then into thirds again the other way (hamburger style).

    Pup Collar


    Pup Collar


    4. Fold the fabric in a zig-zag pattern to make the bowtie shape.

    Pup Collar


    5. Pinch the middle of the bowtie and sew it up!

    Pup Collar


    6. Grab your smaller rectangle of fabric to make the knot that goes around the center of the bowtie. Fold the fabric in thirds (hot dog style) and then in half (hamburger style).

    Pup Collar


    7. Measure 1 inch from the fold and sew it up. Cut off the excess fabric. Then flip the knot inside out to hide the seam and slide onto the bowtie!

    Pup Collar


    Pup Collar


    8. Lastly, to make the dog collar, take your dress shirt and cut along the interlining of the collar. Lose the rest of the shirt!

    Pup Collar


    9. Slide the loop of the bowtie through the collar and button at the top.

    Pup Collar


    And that's it! Check out the full how-to video below.



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  • How To Make A DIY Picture Frame Jewelry Board

    Posted on 02/19/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    Jewelry Frame


    Tangled necklaces? Bye. This DIY jewelry frame is the perfect way to organize your favorite accessories!

    1. Grab your materials!

    Jewelry Frame


    For this project, you'll need:

    Fabric

    Adhesive cork

    Picture frame

    Foam board

    Spray glue

    Push pins


    2. Use the picture insert of the frame to trace your piece of cork and your foam board. Cut along the lines.

    Jewelry Frame


    3. Remove the adhesive protection on the cork and paste it to the foam board.

    Jewelry Frame


    4. Place your fabric pattern-side down on your work space, then place the cork board on top. Draw a two inch border on the fabric and cut it out.

    Jewelry Frame


    5. Spray glue on top of the cork board and then apply the fabric.

    Jewelry Frame


    6. Flip it over, spray glue the edges on the other side and seal up the excess fabric.

    Jewelry Frame


    7. Insert the cork board into the picture frame.

    Jewelry Frame


    8. Flip the board over and insert push pins into the cork. Hang your jewelry and voila!



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  • How To Make DIY Vampire Cupcakes

    Posted on 02/18/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    Mm, take a bite out of this! With these simple steps and a little help from your parents, you can make your own delicious Count Cupcake!

    Count Cupcake


    1. Gather your ingredients! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Glitter Glam Phone Case


    For this recipe, you'll need:

    1 box Red Velvet cake mix

    2/3 cup water

    1/4 cup of oil

    3 eggs

    1/2 tsp black food coloring

    Black decorating icing

    Candy eyes

    Red gummy candies

    Paper cupcake liners


    2. Add cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Then stir it up!

    Count Cupcake


    3. Place batter into lined cupcake baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.

    Count Cupcake


    4. Frost each cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

    Count Cupcake


    5. Add candy eyes. Then apply the vampire hair and mouth using black icing. Finally, add two red gummies for the fangs!

    Count Cupcake




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  • How To Make A DIY Glitter Glam Phone Case

    Posted on 02/17/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's time to take your phone case game to the next level.

    1. Gather your materials.

    Glitter Glam Phone Case


    For this project, you'll need:

    Glitter (3 colors)

    Spray glue

    Glitter acrylic paint

    Clear phone case

    Acrylic sealer

    Foam brush

    Stencil


    2. Apply acrylic glitter paint to a clear phone case using a foam brush. Let it dry overnight!

    Glitter Glam Phone Case


    3. Once it's dry, place your patterned stencil on top of the phone case and spray glue over it.

    Glitter Glam Phone Case


    4. Sprinkle each color of glitter on top of the stencil and pat it down with the foam brush to remove any lumps! Wait 30 minutes for the glitter to settle.

    Glitter Glam Phone Case


    5. Remove the stencil and shake off any excess glitter. Seal it up with acrylic sealer and you're all done!



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  • How To Make DIY Alien Slime Popcorn

    Posted on 02/16/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's green. It gooey. It's slimey. Make your own Alien Slime Popcorn by following these steps! Make sure to ask your parents for help!

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    1. Grab your ingredients.

    For this project, you'll need the following:

    1 stick butter

    1 cup brown sugar

    2 tbsp corn syrup

    2 cups marshmallows

    Green and yellow food coloring

    Popcorn


    2. Combine the stick of butter, brown sugar and corn syrup into a skillet. Melt over medium heat.

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    3. Add the marshmallows. Stir until melted!

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    4. Add 2 drops of green food coloring and 2 drops of yellow food coloring.

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    Stir!

    5. Pop some popcorn!

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    6. Add the slime and stir.

    Alien Slime Popcorn


    YUM!



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  • How To Make DIY Genie Sand Art

    Posted on 02/16/2016 by TeenNickBlogger

    If you can't have a genie in a bottle, colored sand art is the next best thing! Create this fun beachy craft in a few easy steps.

    Bottled Sand Art


    1. Gather your materials.

    Bottled Sand Art


    For this project, you'll need:

    Glass bottle

    Paper plate

    Colored chalk

    Piece of paper

    Plain white salt

    Disposable cups


    2. Pour a little bit of plain white salt on the empty plate and start to rub with each color chalk. Continue until all of the salt is colored!

    Bottled Sand Art


    3. Pour each color into separate empty cups.

    Bottled Sand Art


    4. Create a funnel with your piece of paper by tightly rolling one side.

    Bottled Sand Art


    5. Pour a little bit of each color into the empty jar. Rotate colors until it's filled to the top!

    Bottled Sand Art


    6. Cap the bottle and you're all done!

    Bottled Sand Art




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