Nothing says summer like sun motifs and shapes. For an unconventional way to welcome the new season, make a classy DIY sunburst mirror with spray painted wood dowel rods. Between the chic design and glistening gold paint, this DIY looks more expensive than it really is! Keep reading to learn how to make it. Step 1. Head outside and spray paint the wood dowel rods. Don’t forget to protect your work surface with tarp or scrap newspaper!
Left: Remove the bundle and tie a short strand around the top. Tightly tie it two to three times. Right: Cut away the excess thread. Cut across the bottom to create an instant tassel. The 4mm jump ring acts as a "stopper" so the bead cap doesn't slide right off. However, depending on the size and width of your cone caps, you might not even need the 4mm jump ring. Some cone caps have a more narrow top. If you don't want to use 4mm jump rings, opt for thinner cone caps. 5.
DIY is the perfect way to personalize classic pieces. Take the paisley bandnna, for example—this funky accessory seems to make a comeback year after year. It also happens to be an essential item for surviving festival season. So, why not have fun with it? The best part is that it doesn't call for fancy skills or expensive supplies. And thanks to the watercolor design, there's really no way you can mess this up. Here's how to take on summer with style.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".