A little something I made for my mom!
I’ve been on this de-stress binge lately, so naturally, I have done lots of crafts. Apparently that includes jewelry. Anyway, I checked out this Youtube video by SarahBeautyCorner and I LOVED her idea for the last bracelet.
All you need is some needlework thread ($0.33 at Walmart), a needle, some chain ($2.97 at Walmart) and a gold clasp.
In order to get the right amount of thread, I measured it to be seven times the length of the chain. For each bracelet I made, this was just the right amount to have a little left over without wasting any thread.
Like in Sarah’s video, just feed the needle through the chain links until the bottom half of the link is covered. However, I used a cheap base coat from Dollar Tree to stick the thread to the bracelet; that way it wouldn’t move once I started to wear it. If you want to try this, apply a little bit of clear polish before you feed the thread through and hold thread on it for about ten seconds. I did this at the end of each link, and it really made a difference.
Once I perfected the technique, I made some for my friends. If you have any questions, let me know!
I have a bunch of scarves and used to organize them with key rings and a hanger, but I hated how floppy and small it was, so I decided to try this out!
Since I already had yarn and an extra hanger, all I spent was $1 for a cooling rack from Dollar Tree.
Tie the rack to the hanger and that’s it!
It’s SO easy! So far, I love it! It holds WAY more scarves (my old one held 13 and I have more than that) and seems more stable.
My cousin recently got married, so I FINALLY had the chance to make my first wedding card! It helped make our present really unique.
Made this for my cousin for her college graduation. Turned out way better than I thought!
Just a cute little card I made for my mom on Mother’s Day.
Been itching to use that sheet of scrapbook paper but feel bad because you want to make sure you use it for something special? What about those of you who want an easy DIY to make presents for your friends? Then do I have the thing for you: DIY scrapbook paper coasters.
white tiles ($0.16 each at Home Depot)
black foam sheets (REALLY cheap at hobby stores)
Mod Podge – Matte waterbase glue
Mod Podge Gloss – Clear Acrylic Sealer
Here, you can see what the Mod Podge bottles look like. Make sure you’re buying the right stuff. They can be purchased at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and probably even Target.
Measure your paper to fit almost entirely onto the top of the tile. I’d leave like 1/8″ max of the tile showing, otherwise it’ll look weird. Believe me, the first ones I made had too much white around the side and looked weird.
Using your sponge brush, coat your tile with a layer of the Mod Podge glue. You want the layer to be thick enough to hold the paper but not too thick that it’ll be a gloppy pile of glue. Slowly place your scrapbook paper sheet on top and press down to smooth the paper, using your fingers to remove any air bubbles that may be under it.
Add another layer of Mod Podge to the entire top of the tile. Try to use one direction with the glue strokes. It’ll look kinda weird unless it’s all going in one direction. Let the layer dry.
Repeat step three 2-3 more times. You want it to completely cover the scrapbook paper and make a reasonably thick layer.
Once you have 3-4 layers of Mod Podge glue on your coaster, you’re ready to use your Mod Podge sealer. The sealer will seal whatever surface you spray your tiles on, so spray them on top of some cardboard in the garage or in the yard. Spray one layer every fifteen-thirty minutes about three times. You again want this layer to be thick.
After you’re finished with your third later of sealer, your tile will be shiny and glossy. Make sure though that you give it time to dry completely before you start using it as a coaster. I usually give it at least 24 hours before putting a cup on it.
I go thrifting pretty often because thrift stores have the coolest things in them. I went there particularly to find some white plates to make something for my friend.
To make some pretty plates, what I did was printed out the “B,” put tape over the letter to make them stronger, then cut them out with an X-ACTO knife. I put double sided tape on the letter, placed it onto the plate, and finally traced it with a thin permanent marker. I removed the taped-on letter, then colored it in! To finish it off, I drew a little border around the edge. If you mess up or want to fix up the design a little like I did, use a nail brush and acetone to clean up any edges. It worked wonders!
Sidenote: It would probably be easier to use a sticker letter, but I like specific fonts and preferred to print one out myself and do the extra steps. Either work though.
To make this permanent, all you have to do is put it in your oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. If you’re worried that something might happen (like I was) and your oven might get damaged at all, don’t worry! It won’t hurt your oven, and the oven won’t hurt your dish. Have fun!
NOTE: Make sure you only handwash your dishes!
Made this for Dad two years ago. I really was happy with the finished product.
I made this for my friend last night, and it didn’t take me too long! Turned out way better than I anticipated!