How to Make a Phone Stand Using a Ring Box #LifeHackin5Mins

Life hack! Make a DIY phone stand in under 5 minutes using a ring box - Miss Caly

Ever wanted to watch a movie on your phone whilst doing boring homework? Well now you can! (Not that I recommend it…you get totally distracted!)

Today’s life hack was something I came up with by accident. I really wanted to watch some YouTube videos on my phone while I was waiting for my blog photos to load but I hated the thought of having my phone faced up on the table because I couldn’t really enjoy the video properly. In that moment, (conveniently) there happened to be a ring box on my table. I opened it and laid my phone on it. WOAH. *dramatic music* *crowd cheer* *bows* Continue reading

EASY DIY Nail-Art Dotting Tool Using a Pen and Bobby Pin

Make a nail dotting tool out of a pen and bobby pin! - Miss Caly

This month, I’m trying something new!

Lately I’ve been getting into body art. I love how you can turn anything into something else by a simple flick of a brush and some paint. I was recently on a Pinterest rampage and was so inspired by the intricacy of eyeshadow art (where artists created beautiful masterpieces using eyelids as canvases) and also nail art, where such fine detail could be painted on ten fingertips. One day I want to be able to do just that. Ah, such goals!

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DIY Happy Stress Balls! – 15 Minutes-to-Make

It only takes 15 minutes to make these cute stress balls! Ahh, they feel so good!

Hey friends!

I know, I know it’s been a while since I posted a DIY… and while I could sit here for a few minutes and come up with excuses as to why I’ve been so absent, I might as well tell you the truth. I’ve gotten lazy. Creative block, burnout, slump…whatever you call it, that’s what I’ve been going through. But no fear! It’s all good! Things like that will always happen in life – there are times when you’ll just feel uninspired and idea-less, but then you just pick yourself up and DIY yourself out of the problem.

Today, while I do have a DIY to share, first I also want to get a little more personal with you and talk about a very important topic: stress. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from being a student, it’s that stress is not okay. Reality is that there’s always going to be something to do, whether it’d be homework, revision, studying, practising an instrument, playing sport, preparing for a meeting, finding time to watch your favouite tv show… There’s simply never not going to be anything to do, because if there is, then you wouldn’t have a purpose, am I right? What I’m trying to say is that it’s fine – good, in fact – to have lots of things to do because that’s what gets us going in life. It all just comes down to how well we handle them. Continue reading

Easy DIY Phone Cases!

Yep, you heard it. Today’s Fri-DIY is going to be some easy phone cases!

For a lot of people, phones have become a device that is used almost every single waking hour of the day. For some reason, my phone always ends up somewhere within my reach, even when I’m not using it. Is it just me, or does anyone feel the urge to continuously check their phones, as if it’s a ticking time bomb that needs to be monitored? Sometimes I turn it on to check the time, but as soon as I get it out, I forget what I need to do. Ah!! technology these days…

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Anyway, since my phone is something I see almost every day, I like to change its ‘look’ every now and then, just so that it doesn’t get too boring. Sure there are lots of fancy phone cases around at the shops, but I think making one would be more personal to me.

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Today I’m going to share with you 3 different phone cases I made over the holidays. They’re super easy and only require a few materials. I hope you like them!

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