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How to Create Your Own Personalized Sports Jerseys with Iron‐On Transfers April 28, 2016

Nowadays, more and more people want to have your own personalized custom T-shirt, hat or sports jerseys to show they are the special one in the world. Many people want to their sports jersey is unique and different with others, they don’t like their sports jersey is the same with others in the street. Hence, you should know how to create your own personalized sports jerseys. After reading this article, you will know through iron on transfer to create your own personalized sports jerseys is very simple, cheap and fast.

1. Make sure what kind of sports jersey you want to iron ons. for example you want to iron on hockey jerseys, football jerseys or basketball jerseys. Once you make sure what kind of sports jerseys you want to iron on transfer, you can go to buy this kinds of jerseys.

2. Make sure you want to iron on transfer adult jerseys or you want to iron on sticker toddler jerseys. In this way, you can make sure you should go buy what kind of jersey. And you can make sure the size you want to iron ons, for the adult jerseys and toddler sports jerseys, the size is different. And the different size iron on transfer the price is different.

3. Make sure what logo or the letter and the number you want to iron on transfer on the sports jerseys. In this way, when you find an iron on transfer custom sports jerseys store, you can send the message to him and tell him your requirement and let them do as you required.

4. Make sure the logo and the letter number you want to iron on transfer or you want to iron on patches. Only make sure all these details when you ask the iron on transfer store to do as you request they can do perfect for you. And you can get the best price for them.

5. When you receive the iron on transfer image for you sports jerseys, make sure you know how to iron them on your sports. If you don’t know very clearly, please send the message to the seller let them tell you more detail about how to iron them on your custom personalized sports jerseys. and the better let them tell you something you should attention, in this way, you can protect you personalized sports jerseys well and perfect.

Tips

  • make sure you know all detail you should know about the iron on sticker
  • When you go to iron on transfer your personalized sports jerseys please make sure the logo, size
  • make sure the iron on transfer store you find online good enough.

Warnings

  • when you finish your own personalized sports jerseys you should wait at least 24 hours to wash them at the first time.

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How to Remove Worn Out Car Window Tint April 25, 2016

Car window tint can wear and peel over time, but you can take the tint off at home without damaging your car windows. Plan to remove worn out car window tint on a sunny day in a place where you have access to a garden hose or water spout.

Method 1. Remove Rear Window Tint.custom mlb stickers

1. Clear the window area. Make sure there is nothing in the interior of your car attached or near the window, and clear the exterior of the rear window of any debris, stickers or attachments.

2. Cover the window’s exterior with a black garbage bag.

  • Cut the black garbage bag open and make sure it is large enough to cover the entire back window.
  • Spray the outside of the window with water. Then, lay the garbage bag over the window and use your hand to smooth the bag down.

3. Prepare the window’s interior.custom NHL decals stickers

  • Cover the interior upholstery, speakers window ledge and all other surfaces with a plastic tarp.
  • Spray undiluted ammonia over the entire back window tint.
  • Cover the inside of the back window with another black garbage bag that you cut open. To trap the ammonia between the bag and the window, attach the bag edges to the window edging with masking tape.

4. Face the window to the sun. Park the car so the rear window faces the sun, and leave it to heat up for 1 hour.

5. Peel the tint from the interior rear window.

  • Pull the tint up, starting in a corner of the window. Use a razor blade to loosen the corner, and peel the tint slowly in one sheet.
  • Spray more ammonia on the tint as you peel so it doesn’t dry.

6. Clean the window after the tint is off.

  • Scrub the remaining adhesive off the window using ammonia and fine steel wool. Use paper towel to wipe up the scrubbed areas before the ammonia dries and the adhesive sticks to the window again.
  • Wash the window with window cleaner and paper towels after you remove all tint adhesive on the inside. Remove the garbage bag on the exterior window and clean the outside of the window with window cleaner, as well.
Method 2. Remove Side Window Tint

1. Work in the shade. Heating up the side windows will only make it harder to remove the car window tint.

2. Cut the tint so you have something to pull. Use a razor blade to cut the tint sheet at the corner of the window just enough so you can grab the sheet and begin pulling it off.

3. Pull slowly, and use the razor blade to scrape off spots that don’t peel on their own.

4. Wash the adhesive off the window. Use dish soap and water to wash the remainder of the tint adhesive off the window. Scrub stuck on spots with a fine steel wool.

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 Black garbage bags

  • Tape

  • Ammonia

  • Spray bottle

  • Razor blades

  • Dish soap

  • Water

  • Fine steel wool

  • Window cleaner

  • Paper towel

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NFL iron on transfers ,Ranking the draft’s top 100 players

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The NFL draft is where champions are made, no matter how much cash or conversation is expended in free agency.  NFL  iron on transfers

The first scouting combine was in 1987 in Indianapolis. I attended it — and every one since. The combine in February and the draft follows; for better or worse, it’s has been part of my football spring for my entire adult life.

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After a pile of game video and plenty of cell phone minutes with coaches and scouts, here’s one man’s top 100. It isn’t a mock draft, just the top 100 players ranked, regardless of position. While quarterbacks are expected to go 1-2, it doesn’t mean they are the two best players.

If you disagree with the rankings, rest assured, many in the league I have long respected have already objected.

Note: Best verified or electronically timed 40-yard dash time in parentheses.
1. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA, 6-foot-1, 245 pounds (none/knee)

Jack left school after tearing his meniscus in September. He had 75 tackles and seven rushing touchdowns as a freshman and 88 tackles and three rushing TDs as a sophomore. Some teams have concerns about the knee, and he likely falls in the opening round because of it, but he is best player on the board.
2. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State, 6-5 ¼, 269 (4.86)

Bosa started as true freshman for the Buckeyes and was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. There is slight concern over a lackluster five sacks last season, but he’s a safe pick who can line up in a variety of spots on the defensive front.

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mlb iron on stickers ,Nervous Jacob deGrom notches win as son watches in Florida 1

ATLANTA — After appearing in his first game since April 8, New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom received a photo from his wife Stacey. It was their 12-day-old son Jaxon watching deGrom pitch from back home in Florida.  Philadelphia Phillies iron on stickers                                     

“She had him up for a little bit watching it,” deGrom said after earning the win in the Mets’ 3-2 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. “So it meant a lot. That last week or so, there were some ups and downs. But I think to get back out here and get back playing, it was exciting. To get that win first game back is definitely nice to have.” Philadelphia Phillies Cap Logo 2008-Present Decal (Sticker)

DeGrom allowed one run on eight hits while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings. Manager Terry Collins removed deGrom after a two-out infield single, having resolved with pitching coach Dan Warthen before the game not to let deGrom’s pitch count exceed 85 pitches.

DeGrom described himself as more nervous than he customarily gets for a start, given he had missed two turns of the rotation. He insisted he did not have any issues with the sore right lat muscle that forced him from his season debut.

“Not at all,” deGrom said.
DeGrom had been away from the team for an extended period because his son Jaxon initially would stop breathing when he went to sleep. After five days in a neonatal intensive-care unit, the youngster was discharged from a hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, last Monday without the need for any medical procedures.

“I think getting back in a game was a little strange,” deGrom said. “You try to simulate that down in Florida, but I think an actual game is a little different.”

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nhl iron on stickers,Chicago Blackhawks force Game 7 against suddenly staggering St. Louis Blues 1

CHICAGO — You can’t help but wonder if there’s an inherited script. A script woven into the DNA of both the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, passed down from one team to the next so strongly that it’s going to take a dramatic act to change it.        iron on stickers             nhl                              

It’s going to take a game or moment so memorable that it would have to shake the course this series appears to be on. Like a monumental Game 7.   montreal canadiens 1910 primary logo diy decals

The Blackhawks are the team that always finds a way to win, like they did in their 6-3 win in Game 6 on Saturday night. They always win Game 6, it seems. It’s their script.

This win improved the Blackhawks to 14-1 in their last 15 Games 6s.

They’re the team that plays best when pushed to the brink, and they’re finding new ways to test that resolve in this series. At one point, they trailed 3-1 in the series. That has been completely erased.
At one point in this game, they trailed 3-1 and came out and played their best period of hockey in these playoffs. They scored three unanswered goals in the second period to not only erase the deficit but to take a lead.

In holding that lead, they improved to 13-3 in elimination games since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010.

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How to Decorate Your Bed April 22, 2016

Does your bed appear dull and mundane? Do you find yourself envying the luxurious beds in fancy hotels and furniture catalogs? The answer might just lie in decorating your bed! It can be as simple as simply adding a few extra pillows and blankets, to as complex as adding a new headboard. This article will give you a few ideas on how to update the look of your bed. It will also show you how to make a simple canopy and headboard. Lastly, it will show you how to arrange pillows and blankets on your bed to make it look more luxurious and comforting.

Method 1. Adding Lights, Headboards, and Decorations.custom NHL decals stickers

1. Consider decorating the area around your bed. This can help enhance the look of your bed. This section will give you a few decorating ideas. You do not have to do all of them. Just choose a few that you like best.

2. Throw on some decorative pillows, a throw, or a bed skirt. These can make your bed look fancier and cozier. Tuck some decorative sham pillows behind your sleeping pillows. Drape a throw or cozy blanket over the foot of your bed. If you have a box-spring, then place a bed skirt over the box-spring, under your mattress.

3. Hang some curtains behind the bed. Install a curtain rod above the bed, and slide some curtains onto the rod. The rod should be about the same height as the curtains; you don’t want the curtains to puddle behind your bed. Slip the curtains behind your bed.

  • For an added touch, try using sheer curtains, and then draping white Christmas lights behind the curtains. The lights will shine through the sheer fabric for a soft, magical glow.

4. Drape a floral garland or some string lights on the wall behind your bed. How high you hang the garland or lights is up to you, but you might want to hang them closer to the ceiling than to the top of your bed. Stick some clear, plastic hooks onto the wall. Make them above a foot apart. Drape the garland or lights from these hooks. If you are using string lights, plug them into a wall socket.custom mlb stickers

5. Stick some wall decals onto the wall behind your bed. These can help enhance the appearance of your bed. Also, if you choose wall decals that look like a headboard or bedposts, they can look like they are a part of your bed.

6. Add a or make a headboard. This can really tie your bed together. You can buy one from the store or make one yourself. You can even mimic the appearance of a headboard by hanging a large canvas or tapestry behind your bed. Just make sure that the canvas or tapestry is a few inches wider than your bed and that the bottom edge extends behind your mattress.

If you have an existing headboard that is made out of metal or wood, consider painting it a different color.

  • If you are using a canvas, you can paint it using stencils, a solid color, or ombre. You can even paint some abstract designs onto it.

7. Add some lights behind the headboard. Find a tube of LED lights, and attach it around the perimeter of the back of the headboard. You can do this using strong glue or clear packaging tape. The lights won’t show at all when they are off, but when you turn them on, they will glow from behind the headboard.

8. Slide some drawers under your bed. Not only are they a great way to store extra blankets and save space in your closet, but they can help fill in the empty space under your bed.

9. Paint a metal or wood bed frame a new color. Remove all of your bedding and lightly sand your bed. Apply two coats of paint primer, and let it dry. Then, apply two coats of whatever color paint you want. Wait for the paint to dry completely before you put the mattress, sheets, pillows, and blankets back on.

  • Try painting some designs onto your bed or the headboard.
  • Consider taking the entire bed frame apart before you paint it. This might make it easier to work with.
  • Just because a paint is dry to the touch does not mean that it is fully dry or cured underneath. Refer to the paint can for more detailed drying times. Some paints are dry and fully cured in as little as four to six hours, while others may require up to 72 hours.
Method 2. Adding a Canopy

1. Gather your supplies: A canopy is a great way to add privacy or a dreamy effect to your bed. This section will show you how to make a simple ring-based canopy using an embroidery hoop, some ribbon, and a set of sheet curtains. Here’s a list of what you will need:

  • 1 large embroidery hoop
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • 1 set of sheer curtains
  • 1 ceiling screw hook

2. Consider painting your embroidery hoop. Most of your hoop will be covered, but what shows from beneath the fabric may detract from the overall appearance. To paint the hoop, simply take it apart and paint both pieces using acrylic paint and a paintbrush or foam brush. You can also spray paint both pieces instead. Allow the paint to dry fully before proceeding.

  • You can paint the hoop the same color as your fabric. This will make it less visible.
  • You can also paint your hoop in a contrasting color. For example, if your fabric is white, then paint your hoop a bright color, such as teal or pink.

3. Take apart the embroidery hoop if you have not already done so. Unscrew the hoop, and set both the screw and nut aside. Take the inner hoop out and set it aside as well.

4. Slide both curtains onto the open outer hoop. The curtains should have a a casing along the top for the curtain rod; slide the hoop through those casings. Make sure that the wrong side of the fabric is facing the inside of the hoop. The right side of the fabric should be facing the outside of the hoop.

5. Tie three pieces of ribbon to the inner hoop. Try to space them as evenly as you can. The ribbons need to be long enough so that when you hang the hoop from your ceiling, the bottom hem of the curtains brushes against your floor.

  • You can also use clear fishing line instead.

6. Tie the top ends of the three ribbons together in a tight knot. Make sure that each ribbon is the same length. If one ribbon is too long or too short, your canopy won’t balance right.

7. Slip the inner hoop inside the outer hoop. Move the curtains around on the ring so that they are evenly spaced. There should be no gaps.

8. Close the outer hoop. Slip the screw back through the metal holes on the opening of your outer hoop. Place the nut on the end of the screw. Keep twisting the nut until the outer hoop is closed tightly around the inner hoop.

9. Drill a hole into the ceiling and insert the hook. Some types of ceilings are very soft, and might need a plastic drywall screw first, in order to hold the hook.

10. Hang the canopy from the hook and drape the curtains around your bed. The bottom hem of the curtains should be brushing against your floor. You can pull open the curtains at the front, and drape each panel over the left and right side of your bed. The back part of the curtains should rest behind your headboard.

Method 3. Making a Simple Headboard

1. Gather your supplies: If you don’t have a headboard, you can always make a simple one using some cardboard and colored fabric. This headboard my not last forever, but it is a great way to see what one may look like on your bed before you upgrade to a sturdier one made out of wood. Here’s what you will need:

  • 2 pieces of cardboard that are wider than your bed
  • Glue or strong tape
  • Box cutter
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Hot glue (optional)
  • White paint (optional)

2. Tape or glue two large pieces of cardboard or foam board. If you are using tape, try to use strong packaging tape or duct tape. The double thickness of the cardboard will make your headboard sturdier.

3. Consider painting the cardboard white if you are using a light-colored fabric. If you don’t do this, the color of the cardboard may show through and make your fabric appear darker than it actually is. You can use white acrylic paint and a foam roller, or white spray paint. Be sure to let the paint dry before moving on.

4. Sketch out the shape of the headboard. You can make it however tall you want, but it needs to be at least as wide as your bed. If it is narrower than your bed, it will look too small.

  • If you are making a curved/fancy headboard, make a template on a piece of paper for just one side of the pattern. Trace the template onto the left side of the headboard. Flip the template over, then trace it on the right side of the headboard. This will ensure that your pattern is the same on both sides.

5. Cut the headboard out using a box cutter. The box cutter may not go through all the layers in one go. If this happens, simply keep gong over the same area again and again until the box cutter goes through.

  • Consider working over a cutting mat so that you do not ruin your table or floor. Be sure to move the mat as you work, so that it is always under where the knife is cutting.

6. Spread some fabric out on your floor or table. Make sure that the wrong side of the fabric is facing you, and that there are no wrinkles. The fabric needs to be a few inches larger than your headboard all around. You will be folding the edges of the fabric over the headboard and gluing them to the back.

  • If there are any wrinkles in the fabric, you will need to iron them out.

7. Spray the fabric and cardboard with spray adhesive. Use straight, even strokes, and always go in the same direction. Try to overlap each stroke by a little to prevent any gaps. If you painted the cardboard white, then spray the side you painted; this is the side that will be sticking to the fabric.

  • Consider covering your work surface with newspaper so that the spray adhesive doesn’t get on it and make it sticky.

8. Place the headboard glue-side down onto the fabric. Try to center it as much as possible, so the fabric boarder is the same width all around.

  • If you made a curvy headboard, then trim the edges of the fabric down to match the curves; be sure to leave a few inches of seam allowance, of you won’t be able to wrap the fabric around the headboard.

9. Fold the edges of the fabric over onto the back of the headboard. Pull the fabric as taught as you can. If there is a curve, you will need to cut little slits into the edges first; this will help the fabric curve better.

10. Hot glue the fabric to the back of the headboard, if necessary. The spray adhesive may not be strong enough to hold the fabric to the back of the headboard. If you see the fabric peeling up, you will need to glue it down. Apply the hot glue to the back of the headboard and press the fabric down onto it. Hot glue sets quickly, so only apply it ½ to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 centimeters) at a time.

11. Hang the headboard above your bed. Begin by poking two holes into the back of your headboard, one on each side; be careful not to poke through the fabric on the front of your headboard. The holes need to be level, or your headboard won’t hang right. Then, attach two hooks onto your wall. The space between the two hooks should be the same as the space between the two holes in your headboard. Hang the headboard onto the hooks; the hooks should slide right into the holes you made.

  • Be sure that the bottom of the headboard extends behind your mattress.
Method 4. Placing Pillows, Blankets, and Comforters

1. Consider adding a bed skirt if you have a box-spring. Place a bed skirt over the box-spring and secure it around the top edges with upholstery twist pins. This will help keep the bed skirt in place. When you are finished, put your regular mattress back on top, right over the box-spring and bed skirt.

  • Choose a color that compliments the rest of your room, or your bedding.
  • The bed skirt can be simple and plain, pleated, or ruffled. It’s up to you.

2. Cover your mattress with a mattress protector and a fitted sheet. The mattress protector will keep your mattress clean, while the fitted sheet will give it a new look. You can use a solid-colored fitted sheet or a patterned one. Consider matching it to your bed skirt; this way, the two will blend together and appear as one piece.

3. Place a flat sheet down onto your bed. Make sure that the top, finished edge is facing down against the mattress. You will be folding it over a blanket later.

4. Drape a blanket over the top of the fitted sheet. If you live in a cooler climate, consider using a down comforter. Be sure to cover your comforter with a duvet cover to keep it clean.

  • Duvet covers come in many different colors and patterns. Try using something that contrasts your fitted sheet.

5. Fold the top edge of the fitted sheet over the blanket. This will create a nice band of color at the top of your blanket.

6. Consider adding some decorative pillows against the headboard. You will need to take these off when you go to sleep, but they can give your bed that final, luxurious touch. They should be lined up next to each other, and leaning against the headboard. These can be large rectangular pillows, or large square pillows.

  • Consider using something made from a fancy fabric, such as velvet or brocade.

7. Place your regular pillows down in front of the decorative pillows. Be sure to place your pillows inside some decorative covers. If you can a more unified look, try to match the color or pattern of the decorative covers to your fitted sheet and flat sheet; most are sold as a set.

8. Consider placing a small, decorative pillow in front of your regular pillows. Don’t put too many, or your bed will start to look cluttered. You will only need one or two.

  • Try experimenting with different shapes, such as round, square, or tube.

9. Place a decorative throw or blanket at the foot of the bed. Fold the throw or blanket in half, so that it does not cover your entire bed.

Tips

  • Consider using different colors for the flat and fitted sheets, such as green or blue. If you want a light color but don’t want to use white, try a pale grey or ivory color.
  • When choosing colors for your bedding, consider using two to three colors at a time.
  • If you are hesitant about mixing different colors together, try working with either warm colors (red, orange, and yellow) or cool colors (green, blue, and purple).
  • Don’t be afraid to use white in your bedding. White makes a great contrasting color.

Warnings

  • Use caution when working with a hot glue gun. The high-temp ones can cause blisters if you accidentally touch the nozzle or glue. If you are really concerned about blisters, try a low-temp one; it’ll be less likely to cause blisters.
  • When working with a craft knife or box cutter, away cut away from yourself.

Things You’ll Need

Adding a Canopy
  • 1 large embroidery hoop

  • Acrylic paint (optional)

  • 1 set of sheer curtains

  • 1 ceiling screw hook

Making a Simple Headboard
  • 2 pieces of cardboard that are wider than your bed

  • Glue or strong tape

  • Box cutter

  • Fabric

  • Scissors

  • Spray adhesive

  • Hot glue (optional)

  • White paint (optional)

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How to Decorate Kids’ Rooms April 19, 2016

Just like you long to have your own home and really make it feel like it’s yours, your child longs for a space that feels like it’s just for them. This is a normal desire. By giving your child a great place to play and study, not only will you create a room that looks fantastic, but you’ll help them feel more mature and proud. And it’s not as hard or expensive to do as you’d think!

Part 1. Setting Up for Success

1. Plan your budget. The first step is to think about exactly how much money you want to spend, and how much money should go to each type of item or part of the room. This will help keep you from over spending, or over spending on an area that is less important. It’s easy to lose track of money when decorating a room!

2. Think about short and long term styles. You should ask your child what they want their room to look like…they probably have a few ideas! But you’ll want to keep in mind how the design can change over time. Remember, just because your little girl likes Princesses right now doesn’t mean she won’t grow out of it in a few years and decide she hates her room. Try to choose decorations that are easy to change, so that you don’t have to spend a lot of money later.

  • This is also true with teens. They have their own style, but think about what you’re going to do with the room once they move out.

3. Find a theme. You can of course just go with a few colors that look nice and standard decorations, but choosing a theme can make your life a lot easier. A theme gives you a preset color palette or series of color palettes to work with, as well as a guide for furniture, toys, and decorations to buy.

4. Create or choose a color scheme. Whether you’re going with a theme or not, you’ll want to choose a color palette to help the room look unified and organized. If you’re absolutely terrible with colors, use tools like the room palettes provided by paint companies or even free online tools like Adobe Kuler.

5. Work with your child. Always talk to your child throughout the design process and every time you go to buy a new item. You don’t want to end up with something that they hate and then both of you are upset! Giving them the feeling of choice is also important, as this helps them to grow and mature.

Part 2. Laying Out the Room

1. Consider your kid’s needs. Think about how your kid plays, how old they are, and how they could realistically use the space. It’s easy to design a room that you’d like for yourself but remember that kids have very different needs than adults. Their personality will also play a big part in how they enjoy the room and what they’ll need to get the most from their room.NBA wall decals

  • For example, a bench at the foot of the bed is useful for you to get ready in the morning, but your child wouldn’t use one.
  • For example, are they more bookish? If so It’s probably more important to have a reading area with a comfy place to sit than a larger play area that they’ll never use. But it depends on them!

2. Double up as much space as you can. Kids benefit from open floor space in a way that adults do not, so try to find ways to give them as much space as possible. A good way to do this is to make some spaces do double duty. A loft bed, for example, is not only fun for your child but allows you to tuck away items like a dresser and a desk, so that your child has the rest of the room to play in.

3. Group spaces. When arranging furniture in a room, it’s a good idea to try to group the furniture items by function. For example, put the dresser and bed next to each other because those are the functional items of the room, and have another area that’s for play and contains bookshelves and toys.

  • You can even use furniture to divide a room into smaller sections. Make a secret bed cove by placing the bed against the back wall and then placing big book shelves across in front of it. Your child will love their secret hide out!

4. Scale furniture to the kids and the room. Remember: you don’t want big furniture in a small room if you can help it. If your child’s bedroom is small, don’t take up all the space to move around with big beds and dressers that they don’t really need. You should also remember that kids are small…a big bed that they have to jump to get in to isn’t going to help them a lot, for example.

Part 3. Creating Storage

1. Use under-bed storage. Kids make messes: we all know it. So if you want to keep your child’s room looking nice, it’s important for any room makeover to include lots of storage. A great way to do this is to add under-bed storage. Get some boxes that fit under the bed and can slide out easily to store toys and winter coats and blankets. Better yet, invest in a captain’s bed and save even more space.

2. Get book shelves. Even if your child is too young to read now, you should have lots of books that you can read to them and room for books to go in the future. Bookshelves are also useful for storing other items, like stuffed animals, dolls, or personal items. Although one thing about this is what type of book it also depends on them so you need to be careful here!

3. Get an organizer. A toy organizer, which is usually a series of colorful tubs on a shelf, is a great way to help create more space on the floor for your child to play. As they get older, it can be moved from organizing toys to organizing school papers or even clothes.

4. Get laundry baskets if you haven’t already invested in them. Put some laundry baskets in your child’s room and encourage them to use the baskets. This will help keep clothes off the floor, giving them more space to play and lounge around.

Part 4. Encouraging Study

1. Set aside a space for study. Your child should have a space that’s dedicated to working on homework. This will help remove temptations and distractions so that they can focus on what’s most important. By having a dedicated study space, you’ll help them build good habits and know that they have to focus when they’re in that space.

  • For most kids this would mean having a desk in their room, but your child might do better with squishy floor seating like a bean bag chair and a lap desk.

2. Make sure it isn’t distracting. Their study area should be as distraction free as possible. This means it should not have toys or too many decorations too close by, and avoid putting it near major hallways or facing windows. It will also need to be well organized, with storage and places to keep everything they need.

3. Create comfortable desk. Make the desk area that you set aside for them as comfortable as possible. Having a sore bum can really make you not want to do homework anymore! Get a good chair and a desk at an adjustable height, if possible, so that they don’t outgrow it.

4. Avoid having a computer at the desk. It’s better, especially when your kids are young, to pay attention to what your child does on the internet, so keep their computer in a family area. Having a computer where they do paper assignments can also be very distracting. It is a good idea to have a big enough desk to put a computer on when they’re older, otherwise it will become precarious and you might have to buy a new one or let them work somewhere else.

Part 5. Getting Inspiration

1. Do bright, blocked colors. Choose colors that are classic and bright for a theme that will last your child into their teens and beyond. Teal, bright green, white, and red make a good color palette that works for any gender child and will still appeal to a teen.

2. Do a space theme. A dark blue room with hints of silver throughout is a great basis for a room. Space is a fun theme for a kid that will still be “cool” when they’re 16, if you do it right. Get items like a moon lamp, bedding with stars, icicle lights around the top of the room, and other details that draw the room together.

3. Do an ocean theme. And under-the-water look will appeal to lots of kids and it’s easy to help it grow up with them. Use colors like light and dark teal, seafoam, and a few hints of green. This room works particularly well if you have beige carpets already installed. A couple of stuffed fish friends and something like a jellyfish lamp can further draw the room together.

4. Do a travel theme. Excite your child’s sense of adventure by giving them a room that any explorer would love. Paint the room with the muted colors of maps (off-white, light green, beige, and maybe some hints of red), and decorate with globes, vintage suitcase storage, airplane mobiles, and train maps.

5. Do a nature theme. Some greens and browns, with a few hints of blues can create the basis of a room that your child can enjoy for years to come. This is a great room for a kid that loves stuffed animals, as they’ll fit right in! Get a unique look by creating a wall tree out of paper, and a circular blue rug makes a great “pond” at the center of the room.

6. Do a fairytale theme. If your little girl longs to be a princess, avoid painting the whole room pink by going with a fairy tale castle theme instead. Grassy green on the lower part of the walls and sky blue on the upper parts will create the look of rolling hills, some tall gray bookshelves can be painted to look like towers, and a stuffed dragon in the corner can complete the look.

Tips

  • This is an important one- COMPROMISE!!!
  • Try to change the room with your child to avoid tantrums and fights.
  • If your child is older, make the room more mature.
  • Check out cool websites for more info!
  • IKEA has really nice, sturdy furniture that isn’t that expensive. They also have good child décor.

 

Warnings

  • Don’t go overboard with decorations, unless your child wants them.
  • Your child may not like the room. Be calm and help them out.

Warnings

  • Don’t go overboard with decorations, unless your child wants them.
  • Your child may not like the room. Be calm and help them out.

Things You’ll Need

  • Canopies

  • Loft bed

  • Boxes for organization

  • Your child! You need him/her for tips.

  • Photo frames

  • Stick-on wall decals

  • Desk and lamp in their favorite color

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How to Paint Your Nails April 14, 2016

Perfectly painted nails can express your mood, match your outfit, and reflect your personality, especially now that there are so many amazing colors to choose from. You can go with classic red, happy yellow, creative green, mysterious purple, or shiny blue and much more. With all this excitement, it’s easy to forget the fact that painting your own nails (without making a mess) can be tricky. Read on to find out the best way to achieve beautifully polished nails at home, and you may never have to get a professional manicure again!

Method 1. Getting Started

1. Choose a nail polish in the color of your choice.

  • Choose a color that reflects your mood or matches what you’re wearing that day. Remember that darker colors like purple, black or dark red will make your nails appear longer, so you should only choose these colors if you want your nails to look longer
  • Choose a nail polish that isn’t too old – older nail polishes will become thick and gloopy and you’ll find them harder to paint your nails with.
  • If you really want to salvage an old nail polish that has become thick, try adding a couple of drops of acetone nail polish remover to the bottle, twist the lid back on, and shake to combine. It is also possible to buy specialized nail polish thinners from some of the most popular brands.

2. Pick a place to paint. When choosing a place to paint your nails, go for a clean, stable surface in a well-lit room. A study desk or the kitchen table are good options, just make sure to put some paper towel beneath your hand so you don’t get any polish on the surface. The room should also be well ventilated, as fumes from nail polish and nail polish remover are not good for your health.

3. Gather the necessary supplies. Gather some cotton balls or rounds or professional tissues, some q-tips, nail polish remover, nail clippers, a nail file, a cuticle stick and a bottle of clear nail polish. Having all of these items easily at hand will speed up the nail painting process and minimize the chances of you smudging a nail.

4. Take off any excess nail polish. Soak a cotton ball in some nail polish remover and hold it against the nail for ten seconds. Then swipe the cotton ball along the nail to remove the polish. Use a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover to get rid of any polish trapped around the edges.It is recommended to use professional tissue instead of cotton balls as the tiny cotton pieces may get onto your nail if your nails have not dried.

  • Even if you don’t have any nail polish on, you should still swipe some nail polish remover over your nails before you begin painting, to get rid of any natural oils on your nails. This will allow the polish to go on smoothly and help the color to last longer.

5. Cut and/or file your nails. Use the nail clippers to trim your nails if they are too long or have any uneven edges. You want all of your nails to be approximately the same length. Then use a nail file (glass ones work really well) to smooth and shape the edges of your nails. You can give your nails a rounded or a square finish, depending on your personal preference.

  • When filing your nails, rub the nail file from the outside of each nail to the center, doing each side of the nail separately. Each stroke should go in the same direction – you should never use a sawing motion when filing, as these may weaken and break the nails.

6. Push back your cuticles. Your cuticles are the little pieces of skin at the bottom of each nail. They can make your nail polish application look messy if they are not pushed back before you paint. Cuticles are easier to push back when they have been softened, so try soaking your nails in a small bowl of warm water for a minute or two first. Dry your hands and nails thoroughly, then use a cuticle stick to push the soft skin of each cuticle back to the edge of the nail.

7. Rub the bottle between your hands to warm the nail polish for about 25-30 seconds. This helps to mix up the contents of the bottle, stirring up any color that has settled on the bottom. Don’t shake it — rolling the bottle instead will prevent bubbles from forming in the polish and keep your nails smooth.

Method 2. Applying Color

1. Apply a base coat of clear nail polish. Applying a base coat of clear polish is one of the best things you can do when painting your nails. A base coat will give your chosen polish a smooth surface to stick to, will help the color last longer and will protect your nails from becoming stained by the colored polish. Allow the base coat to become fully dry to the touch before proceeding.

  • You don’t need to be too careful when applying the base coat — it’s okay if some of the clear polish gets on your skin as nobody will be able to tell since there’s no color!
  • There are two different types of specialized base coat polishes available – one is a ridge filler, which smooths the nails and provides an even, matte surface for painting on, the other is a strengthener, which protects the nails and helps them to grow longer and stronger. If you like, you can apply a layer of each!

2. Press your hand firmly on the table. Don’t just leave your hand resting on the table (as this might allow it to shake or move), actively press your hand down on the surface of the table, spreading your fingers wide apart. Start with your index finger, moving along each finger towards your pinky. Then lift your hand and rest your thumb on the edge of the table to paint your thumbnail.

  • In terms of whether you paint with your good hand or bad hand first, it doesn’t really matter, do whatever you feel most comfortable with. Your bad hand is always going to be shakier to paint with than your good hand – but practice will help.

3. Open the bottle of colored polish and remove any excess from the brush. Having the perfect amount of nail polish on your brush is one of the keys to perfectly painted nails. To achieve this, wipe the brush on the inner rim of the bottle to remove any excess – knowing exactly how much polish should be on your brush is a skill that comes with time!

  • Also take a look at the brush to see what shape it is. Most nail polish brushes used to be rounds, but more and more brands are introducing flatter style brushes, which allow for easier application and less mess.

4. Place a drop of paint at the bottom of the nail. Position the nail polish brush at the bottom of your nail, just above the cuticle, directly in the center. Allow a drop of paint (enough to cover your whole nail) to fall on this spot and pool slightly at the bottom of the nail.

  • This is a technique used by professional manicurists, so it might take some practice, but eventually it will allow for the easiest and neatest polish application.

5. Use the three stripe rule. Manicurists and beauty experts agree that the three stripe method is the easiest and most mess-free way to paint nails. To do it, dip the brush in the drop of paint at the bottom of your nail and draw the brush upwards in a straight line through the center of the nail, all the way to the tip. Return the brush to the paint at the bottom of the nail and follow the curve along the bottom of the nail to the left, before drawing a second line, all the way to the tip. Use the remaining polish to draw a third stripe on the right side of the nail.

  • You should have enough polish to cover the whole nail in a thin layer of color without having to dip your brush back in the bottle. If you apply too thick of a layer of polish, your nails will take much longer to dry and you will be much more likely to smudge them.
  • When painting the outer stripes, don’t take the polish all the way to the sides of your nails — leave a tiny gap between the nail and your fingers. The gap will barely be noticeable and you will avoid getting polish all over your hands.

Allow the first coat of polish to dry before applying a second. Nearly all nail polishes will require at least two layers, and some will need three. It is much better to apply several thin layers of polish than one thick one — the results will be much neater and less inclined to smudge. You must allow the nail polish to dry completely between each application – this should take between five and ten minutes, depending on the brand of polish.

  • 6. Apply the second layer of polish using the exact same method you used to apply the first. Try to be equally careful — don’t become impatient and try to finish the job quickly, or you might ruin your good work. Allow the second layer of polish to dry completely, then decide if you need to apply a third.
  • As you can see, painting your nails is time consuming, and you will need to allow yourself 30 minutes to an hour to do the job well. For this reason, it is a good idea to have prepared a snack/ gone to the bathroom/ turned on the TV before you begin painting your nails, so you won’t be bored while waiting for your nails to dry.

7. Apply a clear top coat. Once your second (or third) coat of polish is dry, you can apply a final top coat of clear polish. This will help to prevent the color from chipping and add extra shine. Apply the top coat over the colored paint, all the way to the tips, then go around the top of each nail and apply a little clear polish to the underside. This helps to prevent the color wearing from the top, while providing extra strength and support for long nails.

8. Clean up any mess. Once your nails are painted and fully dry you can set about cleaning up any accidents that might have occurred along the way. To do this, simply dip a q-tip (preferably one with a pointed end) in some nail polish remover, then use it to go around the edges of each nail, removing any unwanted polish.

  • Make sure to do this slowly and carefully – if you try to do it too quickly the q-tip might slip and you’ll end up with a polish-free streak across your perfectly painted nails!
  • Try to use a fresh q-tip for each nail – otherwise the excess polish on the end of the q-tip will just make more of a mess.
Method 3. Adding Designs

1. Use nail stickers. Nail stickers are super easy to apply and are available in an endless array of shapes, colors and designs. All you need to do do is carefully remove the adhesive backing (or in some cases apply a little nail glue) and press the sticker firmly onto the nail for 10-20 seconds to attach. Little jewel stickers, like the ones shown in the picture above, are popular and can be purchased at most drug stores.

  • It can be helpful to use a tweezers to apply these stickers, as the tweezers will prevent you from dropping the sticker and prevent the sticker from attaching itself to your finger.
  • Nail stickers should only be applied once your nail polish has dried completely.
  • 2. Crystallize your nails. Another popular nail effect that you can do at home is to “crystallize” your nails using glitter or coarse white sugar. While the clear top coating on your nails is still wet, sprinkle the glitter or sugar onto your nails. As the top coat dries, the little “crystals” will become attached to your nails and you’ll have a really cool effect!
  • 3. Try nail art. Nail art encompasses a whole range of designs and techniques, many of which require a steady hand and lots of practice! With nail art you can create polka dot, flower, ladybug and bow designs just by using different colored polishes and a toothpick, or you can get even more creative and try gradient, acid-wash and water-color techniques to produce a unique, eye-catching look.

    4. Do color blocking. Color blocking involves using two, three or more polishes of contrasting colors to create cool geometric shapes on each nail. You may want to use a thin paint brush, rather than the brush supplied with the polish, in order to effectively and neatly color block.

    5. Paint French tips. A French manicure consists of natural-colored pink or peach polish topped off with bright white tips. It is an extremely sophisticated look, which can be achieved at home with a little practice.

    • Contrary to what you might think, the white tip is actually painted on first, using a special white polish provided in most home manicure kits. These kits may also provide adhesive strips which you can apply to your nails in order to get a perfectly straight white line across the tips. Otherwise you will need a very steady hand!
    • Once you have done the tips and they have completely dried, you can apply the natural colored polish over the white polish, before finishing your nails off with a clear top coat.
    • 6. Try other nail painting ideas. Once you have the basic method of how to paint your nails, the possibilities are endless! Consider painting the galaxy on your nails, get feline fabulous with leopard print nails or be artsy and express yourself with splatter paint nails. If you can think of it, you can make it happen – with nail painting the possibilities are endless!
    • Tips

      • The tape will also help you with the french tips.
      • Start with your pinky nail and work back. This will help cut down on chances of accidentally smudging the wet polish when you go to paint the next nail.
      • Practice makes perfect. It takes a long time to perfect painting your dominant hand.
      • Put sticky tape around the nails to protect your skin. After adding the nail polish, there is nothing else left to do except to take the tape off. The tape means you won’t have made a mess and you’ll be left with perfectly painted perfect nails.
      • If your nails keep breaking and the nail polish makes them look gross, buy some nail hardening fluid (this can be found in the makeup section of drugstores, department store and chemist shops) which you apply before the nail polish. It will make your nails nice and strong so they look long and pretty when painted.
      • If you get nail polish on your skin just wait until your nails are dry and then run your hands under warm water and rub the nail polish off your skin. It won’t take any nail polish off your nails and it is quick, easy and painless.
      • Be sure to use a clear base coat! This prevents staining of the nail and ensures your manicure or pedicure lasts longer!
      • Put tape on the sides of your nails; it can help prevent nail polish from going everywhere on your cuticle and the surrounding area.
      • Do not put on the nail polish too thick; if you put it on in lots of little layers, it will give it an opaque finish which will look much nicer.
      • When painting your left hand, try to have both hands rested on the table. If this works better, drag your hand and keep your polish brush still.

    Warnings

    • If you forget to use a base coat under your nail polish and your nails become stained, one way to get the yellow away is to stick your (unpainted) nails into some fresh lemon juice. Make sure you don’t have any fingernail cuts, though. It will sting!
    • Keep the room well-ventilated, because nail polish or nail polish remover fumes may be toxic if inhaled.
    • Remember to always replace the lids on your nail polishes tightly so the polish doesn’t dry out.
    • Always keep nail polish and other chemicals out of reach of young children.
    • Things You’ll Need

      • Clear nail polish (base and top coat)

      • Colored nail polish

      • Nail polish remover

      • Cotton balls

      • Cotton swabs

      • A flat surface to paint your nails

      • Tape (striping tape works best)

      • Nail file

      • Cuticle stick

      • Paper towel

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