DIY Wedding Leg Garter (Handmade)

A leg garter is a must-have on your wedding day. Wearing and throwing a garter at your own wedding is an honored tradition. You can now buy ready made leg garters in the mall but I prefer it custom-made based on my motif color, royal blue!

This can be done in just an hour!

SUPPLies:
white lace
royal blue ribbon (or any color you want)
royal blue thread (should be in the same with your ribbon)
needle
garter
safety pins
scissors
tape measure

 

How to do it:
  1. Determine the length of your lace, ribbon and garter by measuring the length of your leg where you want to wear your garter.
  2. Measure the circumference of your leg, and add 1/2 of that length to the original measurement. For

    example:

    my leg measures 14 inches and I added 7 inches so the length of my lace and ribbon will be 21 inches.
  3. For the garter, cut off 2 1/2 inch from the circumference of your leg. So in my case, it’s 11 1/2 inches.
  4. Start sewing the ribbon on top of your lace. Stitch it as neat as you can showing only a dot portion of the thread on the outside (of the ribbon) so it doesn’t show that much.
  5. Repeat sewing the lower edge of the ribbon on your lace.
  6. Now you are ready to insert the garter! Pin the other end of your garter at the opening of your lace. This will help you not lose the end while inserting the garter.
  7. On the other end of your garter, put a safety pin. This will make inserting easier.
  8. Start inserting the safety pin and gather the lace up as you go.
  9. Once you are done, pin the other end just like you did to the other end.
  10. Sew both ends of the lace, making sure the garter stays in place.
  11. Sew the ends together and you’re done!

 

 

The Never-Ending Card Project (Tutorial)

The never-ending card looks complicated but it’s not! Follow the tutorial below for a four-faced interactive card for a birthday card or school projects like this below!

Supplies Needed:
2 pcs square-sized paper/cardstock
cutter/scissors
glue
photos and stamps for the final design

Step by step:
1. cut the square-sized paper in half to have 4 pcs rectangular paper for the base.

 

 

 

 

2.  fold each of the four paper in half, horizontally.

3. then fold in half, vertically.
4. Fold again to create 8 equal squares.

5. Arrange the paper like this. align two of the papers vertically, and the other two horizontally. glue at the four outermost squares on both pairs. I marked it! 🙂

6. Take one off from the horizontal pair, flip it and align them on the vertical pair. One at a time, please! So you can adjust it for a perfectly aligned corner 🙂

7. do the other horizontal piece and wait for the glue to dry. and you’re good to go! 😉

8. Now, you have the base. Turn the card in a counter-clockwise direction to have a vertical opening. You can choose what your first page will be. so feel free to flip your never-ending card base. pages look like this on mine.
MY NEVER-ENDING CARD’S FIRST PAGE.

THE SECOND PAGE.
THE THIRD PAGE.

THE FOURTH PAGE.
9. now, get ready to decorate and let your imagination run wild!
Here’s what I did with mine. A simple drawing for an ‘i-love-you’ card.

or you can do it frame by frame like this:

Or any other style you have in mind.

Check how it looks like on my video here!

Natural Family Planning Method: Is it a girl or a boy?

We just had our Pre-Canna seminar last weekend at St. Mary, The Perpetual Rosary Parish and I have learned about the natural family planning method. Catholic churches are against the use of contraceptive as a family planning method not just because they are PRO Life but also because of the health effects of using contraceptives for a long period. They thought us that family planning is easy with the use of the Billings Ovulation Method.

I have been using contraceptive pills for 6 years after my first born child. Since I have an irregular menstrual cycle, I always say that the natural method of family planning like the calendar method is not for me. But I was wrong! I can use a very easy way which they call the Billings Ovulation Method. It’s too good not to share because it has a lot of benefits!

PROs:

  • You don’t need to take any contraceptive that may have a side effect to your health
  • You can determine the sex of your child. They said it is a 99.99% chance. It was proven!
  • Your libido will never be altered

All you have to do is to check your cycle every 6AM and 6PM every day. In the chart, you need to start counting from your first day of menstrual cycle, take note of the date. After your menstrual cycle, you need to check it down there every 6AM and 6PM. All you have to do is check the consistency of your mucus sample by rolling the mucus between your thumb and finger, pressing your fingers together, and then slowly moving them apart.

Let’s take this chart for an example.

Once you detect that you are “dry” or there is no white mucus present mark your chart with a vertical line. It means that you have 0% chance of getting pregnant, so it is safe to have sex during this time when you don’t want to be pregnant.

However, when you see that you are “wet” or there is a white mucus present, you are fertile. This is the start of your ovulation where the mucus looks like an egg white but not that sticky when you press and release your fingers. Mark this with O. Before the mucus turns slimy (peak day), there is a high probability that you are having a baby girl during these wet days.

When you check that your mucus is sticky to touch and slimy then this is the peak day of your ovulation, mark it with O/x. Three days after the peak day, you will still be fertile and there is a high possibility that you are going to have a baby boy.

Always note to have sex on alternate days especially before the start of your ovulation cycle to properly note your mucus level. When you had sex today, mark it with a ♡ and immediately mark the next day with ? symbol. This is because you cannot check the mucus due to the presence of semen.

Easy isn’t easy? If you don’t want to get pregnant you can have unlimited love-making after your ovulation since days are shorter between your period and your ovulation.

If you want to get pregnant, you can choose the gender by looking at the chart and start making love. Isn’t it amazing? It’s 99.99% accurate, they said.

But always remember that every woman’s cycle is different so you need to patiently check your mucus level every day. You may have a short or long menstruation and a long period of ovulation when you are stressed out.

This method has been proved to be true by a lot of Pro-Life advocates from the church. I am glad I had the chance to learn how it works before every thing’s too late.

If you have questions, feel free to ask me. 🙂

Get a copy of the guide here and a printable copy for you here!