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DIY Copper Cuff - The Merrythought. I had a super productive weekend this weekend!

DIY Copper Cuff - The Merrythought

Got ahead on some blog posts and got some cleaning done around the apartment. I feel like I can finally breathe! This was one of the projects I decided to give a try this weekend. I had some copper tubing left from the twig bracelets that I made a few weeks ago and I decided to put it to use (and not clutter up my already chaotic crafting corner) and make a few simple copper cuffs. Simple Wooden Rings. - The Merrythought. Today’s DIY project is by far one of my favorites that I’ve done on here.

Simple Wooden Rings. - The Merrythought

I apologize in advance to those of you that don’t have a dad with a garage full of tools that you can borrow… What you need: -Scrap pieces of hardwood. I used cedar, cherry, mahogany -Drill -Scroll saw -Belt sander -Some type of finish. I tried a few different types: homemade natural stain, Minwax stain, and a butcher block conditioner. DIY Watch Stand. With the start of a new year, many of us are working on organizing and freshening up our living spaces.

DIY Watch Stand

This DIY watch stand is perfect for getting your bedside table or dresser cleaned up by providing a spot for those new watches Santa brought you! The simple, clean lines of marble compliment the natural wood while the black pipe give it a slightly industrial feel, bringing a modern, clean look to your room. Do you ever have those moments where you’re running around the house, trying to grab everything you need before flying out the door, only to get in your car and realize you can’t find your keys?!

Yeah, not so much fun! In hopes of trying to have those moments happen a little less often, we partnered with Fossil to create this pegboard wall organizer! It’s a space you can keep all those necessities, keys, sunglasses, your bag, all in one convenient spot so they’re ready to grab & go! So hopefully it helps makes your life a little easier and more organized and your wall space a little prettier! Today’s project is a great way to add some practical storage space to your room.

A solid piece of plywood makes for a strong, sturdy back for this minimal floor mirror while giving you a little space for accessories, perfume, and a few of your favorite trinkets. Materials Needed: -26″x52″x1″ piece of maple plywood -1″ maple plywood -pencil -tape measure -jigsaw -drill -screws -unframed mirror -mirror clips Directions: (Step photos on Home Free) -Measure and mark three 4″x8″ pieces of plywood. Use jigsaw to cut out each piece. -Lay the plywood down with the back facing up and measure 7.5″ down from the top of the board and 4″ in from the left side of the board.

DIY Ring Display – The Merrythought. If you’ve seen me in the past year, you’ve probably noticed that I always have a stack of rings on my fingers.

DIY Ring Display – The Merrythought

Every night I take them off and just set them haphazardly onto my dresser because all of my ring cones are full already. (Even after making myself a few more REAL ceramic ones during my ceramic class this year… and yes, I’m all heart eyes over them!) And I, of course, manage to lose a few rings under the dresser every few days. DIY Bike Basket. DIY Wood Earrings – Two Ways. For years I didn’t wear earrings because I had tiny babies that liked to grab them (ouch!).

DIY Wood Earrings – Two Ways

And gahh, who even has time to put earrings in with tiny babies everywhere, and the only place I was going out to was the mailbox anyhow (and that was on a good day!) , no need to look good for that 2 second walk. Clay Ring Cone. DIY Beaded Ring. Teaming up with KanduBeads again to bring you another lovely project.

DIY Beaded Ring

This one is my absolute favorite one so far! You can make this sweet ring in under 5 minutes! Or spend the day making a bunch of them to stack your hands or share with friends! What you need: -Wire (I used an old bangle.) -Pliers -3 Brass Geometric Small Nuggets -Soldering Kit (My soldering stuff was included with my woodburning kit.) How to do it: Cut a piece of wire that is longer than the circumference of your finger. 100+ Handmade Gift Ideas. Searching for DIY gifts to make for friends and family?!

100+ Handmade Gift Ideas

We’ve spent hours searching for projects that we love (and would love to have someone give to us for Christmas!) And we’re sharing over 100 of our favorites here! Find some presents for everyone on your list and get to crafting! Copper Bar Earrings – Almost Makes PerfectClay Constellation Bowls – KittenhoodWooden Earrings – The MerrythoughtHalf Hoop Earrings – Hello WhimsyMinimal Brass Jewelry Hanger – Earl GreyCopper & Leather Necklace – The Crafted LifeWood & Leather Clutch – Always RooneyClay Ring Cone – The MerrythoughtDistressed Leather Book Bag – Sincerely KinseyNo Sew Apron – Sugar & ClothFaux-Leather Pouches – Fellow FellowAnimal Keyrings – BurkatronInk-Dyed Clutch – The House That Lars BuiltClay Ring Dishes – MyLifeBoxDrawstring Backpack – Always RooneyTriangle Prism Necklace – The MerrythoughtFeedbag Tote – Heidi’s Bridge for Poppytalk Which ones will you be making?!

Xo. DIY Watch Stand. DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer » The Merrythought. DIY Stamped Leather Keychains. Leather has been a favorite craft material of ours for years.

DIY Stamped Leather Keychains

One thing we haven’t done with it yet though is stamping – which has been on our to-try list forever! (There was even an unsuccessful attempt once before – ha!) This month’s Michaels Makers challenge was to learn something new so we decided it was finally time to sit down and give leather stamping a try. We picked up their alphabet stamp set, actually read the directions, and now we’ve got it down! DIY Peg Shelf. I’ve been needing a new shelf for my oils, my collection has been taking over the shelf they’re currently on, and they’re not very easy to organize where they are now. I spotted something similar to this in the background of an Instagram photo a while back and loved the look as well as how versatile it could be. So I gave Mike the challenge of making me something similar. It reminded me of our DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer, but a bit simpler of a design. I like that the shelves can be moved around to accommodate different heights, or adding in more shelves if needed.

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