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How to Make a Hawaiian Lei

When visiting Kauai Hawaii, I was really attracted to the Plumeria flower trees. I loved the smell, and the flowers come in a variety of colors from white, to yellow and pink. The Plumeria’s were everywhere!

The smell of these flowers made me so happy I decided to make a nice floral arraignments with a variety of flowers including those for our cottage during our stay.

With our last day approaching, I knew the one thing I’d miss greatly was the smell of these flowers.  With the abundance of flowers accessible to me, I decided I wanted to make my own Hawaiian Lei, so that I could enjoy them for the flight home as well.

As it turned out creating my own Lei was a great success! So I made sure to take notes, & photographs to document the process to share with others.

If you would like to try to make your own Hawaiian Lei, I’ve created a step by step document.

Please click link to receive the Digital Download as my free gift to you.

Aloha

How to Make a Familiar Style Hawaiian Lei

DIY: Marble Glass Brush Cleaner Tank -Brush Saving Tips for Artists

Most recently while watching an artist paint on youtube.

I noticed he had a very unique new type of brush tank that he used to clean his art brushes. Ok, (it may not have been new on the market), it was just new to me. Something I hadn’t seen before; I thought was cool.

After giving much thought to ways I could create my own at home, I finally came up with a DIY: Brush Tank Cleaner utilizing Old Glass Marbles.

This brush tank is made very simply.   Gather up a glass, plastic jar, or container.  Marbles, and or glass tiles. I recommend the glass have beveled edges.

All you do is add the marbles or glass jar about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up, and fill with water.

While painting, it’s always a good idea to have two jars; one filled with mild soap and water (to clean off the majority of paint), and, the other jar is than filled with clean clear water, and your choice of glass or marbles.

Hope you find this tutorial useful.
HanieB.

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