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Tutorial – How to make spoolies in tubes. (Mascara Wands)

All you need are some test tubes, spoolies and you’re all the bash. You don’t need fancy button tops, although a spot of glue and a cabochon of the right size from a craft shop would do the business, as would raffia, wrapping or even just a pretty button or crystal that fits in the top. The ones from the list above from Amazon, are just spoolies pushed through the cap of a test tube.

I wrote about this already, but here is a wee tutorial to follow.


  • Mascara Wands (Spoolies) (Lash Brushes)
  • Scissors
  • 10cm Test Tubes
  • Lids for Test Tubes


Push Scissors through lid and twist in a 360 degree circle, to make a little hole.
Push spoolie end firmly through the hole in the cap. It will be fairly solid if you are using a small pair of scissors.
That’s it. Spoolies done, and keeping your clients giveaway spoolies dust and bacteria free.
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Tutorial: How To Change The Canva Template Size

For many of the templates you can find here, it is very simple to change the size of the template to suit what you are looking for. While I have included a few templates with A4, A5 and A6 sizes, it is fairly simple to have Canva change the size you need, while also keeping everything in the right proportions. Obviously, that applies to landscape to landscape and portrait to portrait sizes.

If you plan to take a landscape document and make it portrait and vice versa, you might find yourself with a headache, as there will be manual changes needed.

Here’s How to Change the Template Sizes

  1. In Canva, open your template, the take your cursor and click the resize menu button along the top bar, which is in blue on the right hand side of the image above.
  2. Change the width and height to suit what you need. This is an A5 size at 210mm x 148mm. If you change that to 148mm x 105mm, you will find the template automatically changes to A6 when you click button below it that says Copy & resize. It’s that simple.