Monday, October 21, 2013

This one is for all of you Doctor Who Fans!

If you like Doctor Who this one is for you! We all love the TARDIS, how could you not? So I decided to make a binder that looks like our beloved TARDIS. For those of you who may wonder, unfortunately the answer is no, it is not bigger on the inside. =( But it still looks cool!! So I started with an old binder, scissors, and duct tape. This was my old binder. I know, it's weird. But I have had it for several years. From back when there was a Hannah Montana....

 Anyways, moving on! I had to remove the lovely plastic covering the binder because it made the Duct Tape look bubbly. So I cut that off and it made it much easier. After that I covered it with the Duct Tape. I covered the entire binder in a dark blue and then I added all the other parts to it. I had some genius idea to create the words by using little strips of Duct Tape. So it took FOREVER. But it looks good! So I am happy with it. Here is the finished binder

Isn't it cool?! I love it!!

Rating- Time-4-5
             Difficutly- 3
             Overall- 4 1/2

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to clean the rubber tips on your Converse shoes!

Hey everyone, I'm finally posting! I'm sorry it took me this long... Oh well, I'm here now!

I just recently got some Converse, and I love them! However.. As soon as I walked out of the shoe store, they were already dirty! I knew right then and there I was going to have to figure out how to re-whiten them. So I googled it, and the most popular result was baking soda! It's so easy, and it works really well!

You will need: 
Baking soda
A small dish
An old toothbrush
Dirty Converse shoes

I definitely had the dirty Converse! 

I mean, they were pretty gross!

So, here's what you do. Get a small container, and add some baking soda. Now, add a tiny bit of water. If it's not enough of a paste, add a little more. You should come out with something looking like this:

Now, get your toothbrush, and apply a pea sized amount of the paste on it.

Now, scrub it in!

Look at those nice suds!

It's okay if you get some on the shoe part, it can be wiped off. After you scrub it in and get all of the dirt off, wipe it off really well with a paper towel. (You can use a napkin, a regular towel, anything to wipe it off.)
I also did the rubber part all around the edges of the bottom, but you don't have to. Your shoes should come out looking something like this!

Look at how nice those are compared to when you started!

By the time you finish, your shoes look as good as new!

It's okay if you make a bit of a's easy to clean up

It's a really nice trick to get your Converse shoes sparkling again!

Time for the rating:
Difficulty: 1
Time: 1
Finished Project: 5

I hope this helps! If you have any suggestions on future crafts or recipes, let us know in the comments section below. 

Thanks for reading!