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The Crafty Chica Is Here To Give The DIY Scene A Bit Of Culture With Her Own Crafting Tips

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If you are looking for some serious DIY inspo, Crafty Chica has all the inspo you will ever need. The mother and serious DIY enthusiast has a way of creating incredible pieces of art from some common products. Here are a few of her creations that will make you want to grab your glue gun and lock yourself in your room.

1. Upcycle your old stiletto into a tequila shot holder.


It is amazing what you can do with a little bit of hot glue, some lace, and an old shoe.

2. Make some resin glitter pendants for you and your friends.


There are so many silicone ice cube trays out there with all kinds of different patterns and those are perfect for this little pendants. Not to mention that they can make for adorable necklaces for you and the bestie.

3. You can turn your old El Pato cans into bracelets.

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This is a little time and equipment intensive but the result is so worth it. And, no, you don’t have to use just El Pato cans. You can do this with all of your favorite canned food brands because freedom of choice.

4. Give your hairstyle an extra level of fierce with these beaded bobby pins.


Plain bobby pins are so 2015, apparently. Elevate them to your inner diva level by adding your favorite little charms and a few beads to make them original. Just make sure you treat them better than the thousands you have lost before them.

5. Waterless snowglobes are the no mess, no fuss way to get ready for the holidays.


It’s just a few easy steps to create something that you can use in your own home to get the spirit going. Not to mention that you can make a few of these and give them out as gifts to all of your friends and family since we all know the homemade gifts are the best, right?

6. For the more artsy people, why not give this window mural a shot?


If you or someone you know is into the whole art scene, why not use those skills to make your house pop? You can do whatever mural you want, obviously. Just using some basic, easily washed away paint, and with some patience, you can give your spot a totally different and exciting feel. Just make sure you wash your window really good first or it will all be for nothing.

7. Make your bestie’s next birthday just as extra as they are and get started on this crazy cake.

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This one is pretty simple to accomplish. All you need is a cake of your choosing then just pile on all of your favorite desserts and treats on top. You only get to celebrate your birthday once a year so why not really make it something to remember with pan dulces, candies, and treats your heart desires.

8. Painted mugs make a great gift for the serious coffee drinkers in your life.


If you don’t have easy access to a kiln, don’t fret. Crafty Chica has a perfect tutorial and supply list for mugs you can paint and then pop in the oven to complete the process. That’s right. No need to find a kiln in your neighborhood or pay too much at one of those ceramic painting stores out there.

9. Painted leather bracelets will make you pop over the summer with some fun colors.


You know those leather bracelets that look like they are three smaller bracelets? Well, with a little bit of paint, you can make some seriously awesome stuff for you and your squad. If you want to learn how to braid these things, don’t worry. There’s a video for that. It isn’t easy but it looks pretty cool.


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This Is What One Of Mexico's Superstars Told Herself The Day She Decided To Walk Away From Abuse

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This Is What One Of Mexico’s Superstars Told Herself The Day She Decided To Walk Away From Abuse

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Kate del Castillo has starred in telenovelas since she was a young girl and has been in the limelight basically her entire life. While some of her fans know about her turbulent marriage and divorce to Mexican soccer star Luis García, Kate recently opened up about the pain she endured during this time of abuse hoping to encourage women to walk away from any kind of abusive relationships.

Kate del Castillo opened up about the alleged domestic abuse she experienced while she was married to soccer player Luis García.

The video was released by Real Women Real Stories is “a social project designed to promote awareness of the often unseen hardships women face in different professions and places around the world.”

In the video, Kate says that when she met Luis she was 27 and thought he was very handsome and charming.

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She said that they dated for almost one year before he proposed. Kate said that looking back now she realizes “There was something in the back of my mind that was like a red light, saying something’s not right.” But added that she was in love and didn’t see those signals.

After only dating for about a year, the couple got married. Kate said things went wrong during their honeymoon.

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“My honeymoon was terrible,” Kate says in the video. She said she’d wait for him to go to sleep so she could cry alone. “I knew things would not be okay.”

“I thought that I had good self-esteem but this man broke me in many, many ways.”

“Even with my work, he would tell me that I’m a horrible actress that I should go and take classes. Every single day he would say, ‘Oh my god, you woke up uglier than yesterday,’ and he would laugh.”

She said it was comments like that that ultimately affected her self-esteem.

“He was the star and he thought that he was the star, but I was a star as well. I was very well known in Mexico, and he didn’t like that.”

Kate said that at first, she only experienced verbal abuse, and then it became physical.

“Then he started touching me and hitting me and kicking me — he tried to choke me many times.”

She said that the marriage only lasted a year and a half but to her, it felt like ten years.

Kate said that she knew she had hit rock bottom when she didn’t recognize herself anymore.

“There was one moment that I clicked eyes with myself, and what I saw devastated me because I was very skinny, I looked old, I looked ugly and of course unhappy. That’s why I’m so pissed about it — it’s not being a victim it’s that who can come and tear you apart and break you, just like that? How easy is that?”

She said she knew she wasn’t happy and that’s not the person she was.

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After looking at herself, she said she didn’t want to see herself in that light anymore. She knew she had to do something. When he went away for the World Cup in Japan, she packed her bags and left.

After walking away, she worked on rebuilding her confidence and self-respect. She says that was the toughest part.

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She says the most frustrating part of this relationship was the self-respect she lost. She was in shock that another person could tear her apart and traumatize her for the rest of her life.

Kate came forward about her story because she wants to help other women.

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“I don’t sacrifice not for my family, not for my career, no. If I do anything it’s because I think it’s for the best. If I give away my things or my emotions or whatever, it’s because in the end I think it’s going to be for the better, and that makes me feel amazing. But there’s no sacrifice. We don’t need to sacrifice. Women, we don’t need to apologize, for anything, for anything. For being a woman? Of course not.”

Luis did respond to her allegations by basically not denying that it happened.

According to Telemundo, he said: “I was very careful to say absolutely nothing, I did not say it several years ago, 15 or so, I will not say it now. For me it was a closed chapter. ”

Watch the full video here:


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