Slime is plastered everywhere on social media. Whether you're looking at the featured section on Instagram or scrolling through Facebook, it's guaranteed that you will see some kind of slime of different colours. Some sparkle, some are mermaid magicalness but we've kept it simple. We've got on board the trend, this is how to make cookie dough slime (which is vanilla scented), Gookie Dough style!
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You will need:
White PVA Glue
Measuring Cups and Spoons
A Mixing Bowl
A black eraser
Clear nail varnish
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Take your black eraser and use scissors to cut into little pieces, these will be your 'chocolate chips'. Use clear nail varnish to paint each off the pieces so it stops the rubber from shredding and ruining the slime.
It's recommended that you use the American measuring cups for this DIY. Mix one cup of glue and one cup of water in a bowl. Then add the baking soda. This is used as it creates firmness. Pop in the vanilla extract so it smells yummy and gives it a good stir. Everything in the bowl should be thoroughly combined. Add the saline solution which enables the stickiness. You should see that the slime starts to pull away from the bowl and has become rubberier.
Feel free to use cookie cutters to create realistic cookies! Sprinkle in your chocolate chips and voila. You have NON-EDIBLE Gookie Dough that is super cool to play with. *Warning, aliens may appear!*
When it comes to Gookie Dough pots, you'll be surprised with the number of things you can do to reuse them instead of throwing them away. We've got a blog series where we upcycle your cookie dough pots and today, we kick things off with the beauty edition. So, girls, a heads up because this one is for you (and guys, of course, especially if you're a contact lens wearer). Today, in particular, we focus on the monster tubs for all of those important bits.
Finding a makeup brush holder is a difficult challenge and when you come across one, you're put off by the price. However, how cute brushes look in a Gookie Dough tub? All you need to do is wash the pot out thoroughly and pop your brushes in. As simple as that! Of course, removing the label is optional but it will look better on your vanity without. The great thing is that the tub is rather large so you're able to access your brushes with ease.
#2 Toiletry Holder
When we have a bath or shower, we tend to get our products everywhere. Shampoo will be at one end while the shower gel is hiding behind endless empty bottles. If you have any mini-sized bottles of toiletries then pop them into the monster Gookie Dough tub and place them on your shelf in the bathroom. Not only will they save space but they'll all be together so no more searching for that body scrub!
#3 Contact Lenses
Contact lens wearers, the struggle can be real when travelling around with your contacts, especially with the solution, your contact pot and also extra contact lenses, especially if you wear daily disposables! To keep everything in one place and separate from your makeup bag, pop all of your contact products in the Gookie Dough tub and secure with the lid. Those things are extremely fiddly and this little hack will give you peace of mind.
So, there are just a few simple ways you can upcycle your Gookie Dough tubs and get some extra use out of them. See, we're not always about cookies (although 95% of the time we are), hence why we've designed pots which cater to your DIY creative needs. Plastic pots aren't so boring after all.
When finishing a tub of Gookie Dough, the main thought that goes through your head is to pop it in the bin and that's the end of it. However, have you ever thought that our tubs could actually be way more useful to you? Here at Gookie Dough, we're going to start a blog series which tells you how to recycle your pots and handy little hacks which shall benefit you! Today, we're talking about a DIY knotted rope hanging planter.
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Grab your Gookie Dough empty containers which have been washed out and the label removed
String, twine, cotton, hemp or nylon
Plants of your choice
Sand/pebbles for plant drainage
What to do
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Cut your twine or string into eight equal lengths which are approximately 24-34 inches and knot the ends. Lay out the string on a flat surface and divide the eight strings into 4 pairs. Knot each pair 3 inches from the base. Take the two ends (left and right) and knot them as well to complete the circle.
Continue creating knots by repeating this step 2-4 inches about your first row of knots. Do this by knotting together two strings from alternating rows so that the second row consists of the opposite pair of strings.
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Test the size of your knotted hanger by draping it over the Gookie Dough pot and continue if needed. Now plant your plant. Add a layer of sand or pebbles to the bottom of the container and cover the pebbles with a layer of soil and gently add the plant.
Now gently pull your new knotted spring plant hanger up over your recycled container. The final step you need to knot all eight strands together at the top for hanging. Add a hook to hang from a window or shelf. (Credit: Inhabit.com)
A stylish and minimalistic look to your home and perfect if you have a lot of wall space!