DIY: Dangling Earrings

It’s time for another DIY project!

Sleigh bells ring, are you Listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…

I’ve been hearing Christmas carols since day one of Ber months and some people started putting up their Christmas lights and decors too. But somehow Christmas feels incomplete without some gifts, right? To help you in that area, here’s a gift idea that you can DIY with ease.





Tadaaah! And just like that, you can now make dangle earrings for each member of your squad.



Happy DIY-ing!

XO: Chia!


DIY: Welcome banner

Here’s a tutorial on how I did the cute welcome banner for my little chap, Yuuki (puppy).


  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue / Tape
  • Yarn / Thread
  • Cute papers
  • Cute cupcake liners
  • Colored markers of pens

How to:

  1. Cut the papers to triangles.Triangles
  2. Make pom poms using cupcake liners (Optional)DIY-Pom-poms
  3. Make letters using the bottom of the cupcake liners
  4. Glue and/or tape the triangles and letters to the yarn/thread
  5. Stick to the wall


Happy crafting!

It is a Leche Flan, promise.

Hi there! Today I am going to share the sweet little project I did one Saturday afternoon. It was an ordinary Saturday. I went to work as usual then an idea popped in “Why not make a leche flan for my mom?” so I asked my colleagues and they all enthused me how to make one.

Ergo I asked my mom if we have these ingredients and bought some items needed at the grocery on my way home. (I have no problem buying grocery items I find it a lot easier than shopping for my clothes/shoes.)

  1. 10 eggs
  2. 1 can condensed milk
  3. 1 can fresh/evaporated milk
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Flan mold (Llanera)

Here comes the exciting part. Before I go further please know that I ace in my math subjects and art classes but cooking is not my strong suit. I really did try my best here, put my heart in this project, and was not in a bad mood when I did this. 🙂

Step 1. I just needed the egg yolk so I separated it from the white. Placed it in a mixing bowl then beat it.

Step 2. I poured the condensed milk into the bowl of beaten egg yolk, mixed it, added the fresh/evaporated milk, and mixed it again.

Leche Flan_ChiaChinR

Step 3. I heated the pan to melt the brown sugar until it became caramelized.

Step 4. Next, I poured the caramelized sugar into the flan mold. Spread it evenly. Waited for a couple of minutes then poured the yolk and milk mixture into the flan mold. I covered it with aluminum foil. Then placed it on a steamer for 30 minutes to an hour. Using a toothpick I checked if the leche flan was already cooked.

Leche Flan_ChiaChinR

Leche Flan_ChiaChinR

Step 5. After steaming I placed it inside the refrigerator. (Yes, I was very excited I forgot to wait for awhile before refrigerating it. *head scratch*)

I was able to make 10 leche flan so I shared one to my Aunt and one to my boyfie.

DISCLAIMER: It may not look appetizing but it really taste like a leche flan. I made it especially sweet thus my mom and sibs loved it. I would swear they said it’s masarap/tasty.














Leche Flan_ChiaChinR

I KNOW!!!! I know… You can laugh as hard as you want. Even myself find it laughable too. HAHAHAHA

My boyfriend’s reaction when he saw this hurt me enough. He doesn’t even want to taste it. I made him close his eyes and gave him a spoonful of leche flan. (Poor guy, he doesn’t have a choice. LOLs)

I hope this post brought fun to your day.

Bye for now! *Flying kiss*

XOXO – Chia

DIY: Make Do Shirt

During our fashion styling class we were tasked to do a “Make do” shirt based on the artworks inside a gallery. At the time the gallery showcased the works of Cian Dayrit titled PASYON and Jonas Eslao’s BEYOND;.

It’s easy to recycle old shirts nowadays because you can see a lot of tutorials on Youtube, but to interpret two different artworks into one design is another story.

For this DIY project you will need the following materials:
1. Plain T-Shirt (Preferably white, but it’s your call)
2. Scissors
3. Design Logo (This can be whatever you like: fruit, quote, photo, etc.)
4. Printer
5. T-shirt transfer paper
6. Iron

When everything is set just follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Cut it to strips
Cut the half of your shirt this way.


Step 2: Tie ’em all
Make a design by tying the strips.


DISCLAIMER: this is the tiring part.

Step 3: Knot-knot
When you finished tying the strips together make a knot at the end of the stings.

Step 4: Print me!
This is the fun part! Choose a design you like on the internet or you can make it yourself. Then print it on the T-shirt transfer paper.

DIY Shirt step 4

Step 5: Cut me
Cut the design.

DIY Shirt Step 5

Note: Do this if you are using a colored shirt.

Step 6: Transfer me
Normally the transfer paper package have instructions on how to transfer the design to your shirt, but basically you will just place the image on top of the shirt (The image side need to be facing the shirt.), then iron over. Peel the paper slowly making sure the image was transferred to the shirt.


Simple and easy, right?

Yay or Slay? Let me know what you think. 🙂


DIY Minion Sponge Cake

Bello! I was supposed to go on a hiking adventure with my girlfriends this weekend but because of the rainy weather, we have to reschedule. 😦 Good thing the gloomy feeling because of the postponed adventure was relieved by an exciting DIY project with my little sister. 🙂

Well Minions had been the craze here in the PH since last week (I think?). I have seen products and product commercials offering Minion collectibles. And it is not only the kids coz even the young adults (Like my sibs, cousins, friends and bf.) are captivated by these cute little… banana? (Ok! I admit I find them adorable too!) Hahaha

My younger sister bought a Monde sponge cake packs (Not just one but two!!!) that comes with a DIY Minion sponge cake maker kit. (See it’s my sister who is really in to it! Shhh!)

DIY Minion sponge cake - ChiaChinR

It is quick and very easy to do. First, we mixed the yellow frosting by pressing the sachet. Then, spread the frosting on top of the Monde sponge cake.

DIY Minion sponge cake - ChiaChinR

Third, we put the fondant eyes and mouth of our minion.

DIY Minion sponge cake - ChiaChinR

Tadaah! Our very own Minion sponge cake! Me want Banana! #MyMamonMinion

DIY Minion sponge cake - ChiaChinR

My sister and I enjoyed it. I suggest you to give it a try coz it is a fun and yummy activity to divert kids attention away from the computer screens even just for a couple of minutes. Who knows this quick and fun activity might just be the start of their new hobby. 🙂

My sisters had watched the Minion movie already (Have you?) so tomorrow I will be watching it with my bf. (I am so excited!)

So what is your minion kind of activity/thing?