Saturday, September 6, 2014

Talenti Gelato Jars Gone Diva

I'm back!!!!  I know, I know.  An entire year has gone by since my last blog post.  Shame on me!  But it's ok.  I come bearing gifts.  LOL!  Not really.  But seriously, I have some interesting tips to share with you guys and I'm going to do my best to deliver.  Side note: I am heavily considering changing my blog name to "Fat Little Girl" because the word "Fit" is about to fly right out of the window and land on the corner of Broadway Avenue after this blog post. Ahhhh anyway...

The last six months of 2013 and the start of 2014 were tough for me.  Stress overload!  Lots of life related situations happened, emotional eating ran its course and I gained about 30 pounds.  

There is always a bright side though, right?  Well, my bright side happened this year when a divinely orchestrated meeting connected me with a brilliant Holistic Health Practitioner (Mikial New Bey) here in Cleveland, Ohio.  After learning truths about living whole, I started making a life changing transition to plant based living.  As a result, I am now what most Americans categorize as "Vegetarian".  Yes folks, I have not eaten meat, poultry or seafood since March of this year.  The journey has been one of spiritual growth more than anything.  Plant based living stretches beyond food choices.  I expect nothing but greatness from my transition and I plan on sharing it with you guys. 

In the midst of my new lifestyle, there have been setbacks.  I have every intention to transition to a completely plant based lifestyle, but my greatest weakness continues to be ice cream.  Dairy is the Devil ya'll!  Seriously.  Those damn Talenti gelato flavors in aisle 9 tend to lure me in.  I know some of you understand my pain here.  But again, this too shall pass.  

Although my dairy weakness is a personal setback, I'm going to make lemonade out of lemons and show you guys how to revamp those lovely Talenti jars into diva inspired make up brush holders.  By the way, my absolute favorite Talenti flavor is the Southern Butter Pecan!   The good news is, I haven't had any in about two weeks.  

Here's how to make divalicious makeup brush holders using old Talenti gelato jars:

What you will need (most of these items can be purchased at Michaels arts and crafts retail store):  
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Pure acetone 
  • Nail polish remover
  • Napkins
  • Rhinestone ribbon

Step 1: Wipe the Talenti jars with pure acetone nail polish remover to remove the labeling.

Step 2: Hold the rhinestone ribbon against the Talenti jars starting from the top and down to the bottom.  Cut the excess ribbon off making sure the ribbon spans from top to bottom.  You should now have a strip of ribbon ready to be glued to jar.

Step 3: Apply hot glue to the back of the ribbon strip.  Use the scissors to hold the strip in place on the jar since the glue will be very hot. 

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 through 3 until the entire jar is covered with rhinestone ribbon.

Tip:  You can apply any style of ribbon to the jars.  I also added pearls to a second jar.  Be creative and glue the ribbon as you wish.  You can store makeup brushes, lipstick, eyeliner pencils or even cotton balls in the jars once complete. 

I hope this was helpful for you!  Look out for more posts coming soon including a review on NON DAIRY ice cream!