7 Nifty Ways To Hang And Organize Things I have been bitten by the organizing bug. It all started since moving with only five boxes (really should do a post on that, life changing!). I have learned that it is much easier to organize when you have less stuff. Much more fun too! I found some pretty genius ideas on Pinterest that I had to share. You scrappers are going to love this idea! Hang magazines and newspaper from pretty clothes hangers from Better Home And Gardens – they have an entire slideshow of organization ideas! How about you, any great ideas for organizing? Happy Monday friends, here’s to a great week! ~Destri
iLoveToCreate Blog: Delicious DIY Donut Necklaces Being the true foodie that I am I thought it would be fun to make some yummy donut pendants using puffy paint and metal washers. I've been seeing a lot of donut fashion art lately and wanted to join this delicious trend! What you need: – Metal washers – Scribbles Dimensional Fabric Paint –Embellishments: Seed beads, micro beads, glitter, etc. –Necklace chain (whoops, forgot to photograph it) – pinbacks – Paintbrush – Paper plate or palette Apply a thick coat of Tulip Soft Fabric Paint to the washer in delicious donut shades like chocolate brown. Using Scribbles 3D Paint add a bright layer of "frosting" to your donut. Give your donut some sprinkles using embellishments such as seed beads, micro beads, and glitter or throw on a drizzle of frosting using more Scribbles 3D paint. Allow your donut pendants to dry. I added jump rings slided ready-made ball chain necklaces to finish up! I love how the icing turned out too! Your donut necklaces are now ready to wear!
Daisy chain choker This is my first instructable. I am trying to keep the instructions very simple. I spent less than $5 and I have plenty of material left for future projects. Hope you love it!!! Material list • Very fine nylon beading thread (I already have this with me. I have used 2 different types of beads so there is a slight variation of color and sparkle. Skill level • Easy Time needed • 2- 3 hours Instruction • refer to the beading diagrams Note I have used semi transparent beads for the flower petals and leaves.
johnnie of saved by love creations Hi friends, I'll have the features from this week's Inspiration Board up soon but in the meantime, today's guest is the oh-so creative Johnnie from Saved by Love Creations. Johnnie has created some of the most amazing projects from upcycled objects. Chances are you've seen her beautiful magazine page coiled bowl since it was featured all over blogland. Her blog is filled with wonderful crafts, round ups and fantastic projects. If you are familiar with Saved By Love Creations, you probably know I am an upcycled project kinda girl, with a slight Sizzix obsession. Label from jeans Hole punch and eyelet setter (I use Crop-a-dile in this tutorial) Metal chain long enough for the bracelet to fit wrist Jewelry Pliers to open and close jumprings Jewelry clasp for closure Sizzix and embossing folder of you choice (optional) Crafter's Pick Glue Paper Rose Krylon Clear Coat (to seal paper rose) Once the glue is dry, you are ready to wear your new upcycled jeans label bracelet! Thanks for reading.
DIY Wrap Bracelets These bracelets are hitting the DIY and fashion worlds by storm! The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make. As soon as I’m finished with my midterms/projects/finals (why I severely dislike the quarter system), I’m definitely going to make a bunch of these for myself and my friends. This extremely helpful tutorial is brought to you by Erica at Honestly…WTF but I’ve reinterpreted it here for your convenience! You will need: 44-55″* 1.5mm leather cord12-15″* brass ball chain or crystal chain 58-72″* waxed linen cord (scroll down in link)1/4″ brass hex nut (a large bead can work as well)a pair of scissors* lengths may vary due to wrist size Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain or crystal chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.
the photo-to-wood transfer This Christmas, I made most of my gifts. The majority of the handmade items were photos transferred onto blocks of wood. It was something memorable to give family (especially for parents, who never seem to need anything!). Everyone seemed to really like them. I first heard about the photo-to-wood transfer from a coworker. I followed the directions on this youtube video, and came up with a nice collection of photos on wood. I thought I’d share some tips I learned during this process. Photo-to-wood transfersmaterials wood gel medium paintbrush photo, printed on copy paper varnish (or Mod Podge)step one: the wood I think any wood works, but just look for something that doesn’t have a lot of markings on it, or this will affect your end image. step two: the image Two rules of thumb here: use cheap cheap cheap paper (i.e. photocopy paper), and use a laserjet printer. I chose to make all my images black and white, but color pictures work just fine too! Then it was time to rub the paper. ta-da!
Hidden Kisses - a leather and yarn diy bracelet I’ve been on a mission to create more fun jewelry that my boys would like to wear. I’ve mentioned this before, but I dig it when boys wear bracelets (and rings!). My daughter loved this bracelet too, so I really think it could be for either girls or boys. I love to think of this bracelet getting worn in and raggedy as my eight year old wears it through the summer. These bracelets are super easy to make. This bracelet is part of my commitment to make only handmade gifts this year. The complete photo tutorial for the bracelet is below. Materials: Leather lace/cord (at least 15″) Yarn (I used a scrap of 100% linen yarn leftover from this gorgeous project) Cut two lengths of the leather cord, such that there is enough to go around the wearer’s wrist plus a 1/2 an inch. It should form a loop like this below. Fold a length of 18″ of yarn in half. Secure the leather loop with the yarn as pictured below, by making several “locking loops” and bringing each one over the end of the bracelet. Finis!
Functional Guitar Pick Necklace There is a lot of guitar pick jewelry, but it is generally not designed to actually ever use the pick. Fine for a groupie, but what if you actually want to play guitar....and you misplace picks like like a crazy person who's phobia is knowing where guitar picks are? This necklace uses a large lobster clasp attached to the chain to hold the pick, so it can easily be removed and replaced. By drilling larger holes in the pick, the necklace could even hold two or three at once. Materials 5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers! 1. These bangles are sweet, and have a definite friendship bracelet vibe. Use colored zippers for these, in whatever colors you like. Attach cord ends so that you can add a clasp and loop. 2. For this one, you’ll want a zipper with some contrast. We chose a black zipper with gold teeth. 3. This one is silly simple! Get a zipper with a more interesting material like denim. 4. 5. Last, the wrap bracelet! And that’s a wrap (hehe!).
Give an Old Grungy T-shirt a New Look Remember that one concert you had to get a t-shirt for? Or that soccer team you used to be a part of but can not part with the old team shirt? Well here is a way to give that t-shirt a new look! First, you cut away the collar of the t-shirt. Here is a picture version of how to cut those unwanted parts turn into a fresh new style: I suggest doing this method for the bigger t-shirts you have because the shirt does get about a size smaller when you revamp it. With this new trick all of your friends will think you have a whole new wardrobe, so happy cutting!
Weekend Project #1 - Terrariums for Pinterest Challenge I love projects and Pinterest so when Sherry over at Young House Love posed the 2nd Pinterest Challenge I had the perfect pins in mind. Dylan got me these great fish bowl bookends two birthdays ago and we've had little success keeping any kind of fish alive in them. (R.I.P Goldfish 1, Goldfish 2, Goldfish 3, Goldfish 4, Betta 1 and Betta 2 - you were doomed from the start without names.) One day it suddenly dawned on me that they could be terrariums! They don't have lids, so mossy dioramas were out of the question, but after a little searching I found that succulents would be perfect.Pinspiration for my project: Supplies - Glass fish bowl bookends, tiny succulents, Cactus/Succulent potting soil, decorative stones, and a spoon. Completed succulent terrariums: I think my favorite part about this project was realizing that this was the perfect place to display the stones we have brought back from Iceland, Lake Superior and Italy.
DIY Tassel Key Chain Anthropologie Inspired I’m lovin the look of the Palo Alto Tassel Key Chain at Anthropologie! Tassels, tassels everywhere! I love tassels almost as much as dingle ball trim. Searching the web I came across this cute summer key chain bling to clip to your purse or keys, when I zoomed in on it I knew I could make one of my own! My daughter got in on the fun as well, so I guess you could call this an easy teen project! We are now addicted to these bohemian tassels So much so I even went one step further with them, they deserve their own post and it is coming soon! DIY Tassel Key Chain #Anthrohack Supplies: 2 silver big clasps or a lobster clasp Jump ringsHemp Cord WhiteDMC flosses and color variation embroidery floss in dark orange/light orange, red/pink, dark teal/light teal, white, royal blue, bright orange, yellow, pink and light teal Metallic Embroidery Thread, Gold Crochet Thread Silver/SilverVarious beadsUtility scissorsWide tooth comb Instructions: Fold the floss down. Featured on~ DIY Beaded Tassel Necklaces