10 Things I Want to Buy on Etsy

10 Things to buy on EtsyIt’s Wednesday and totally that time of the week to treat yo self! Or at the very least, time to start planning what you’re going to spend Friday’s paycheck on. Because trust me, after seeing these shops that are killing it with great products you’ll want to plan wisely. If you’re looking to support makers and get something awesome, check out these recent Etsy finds I am absolutely crushing on:

10 Things to buy on Etsy1. Wooden Gem Keychains by Jill Makes

10 Things to buy on Etsy2. Leather Hand Earrings by Benu Made

10 Things to buy on Etsy3. Hand Woven Necklace by Zelma Rose

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DIY Confetti Pumpkin

DIY Confetti PumpkinHappy September y’all! How crazy is that?! What better way to celebrate the new month than with the first challenge for the Michaels Makers program– diy pumpkins! And what is a celebration without a little confetti? Here’s how:

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: plastic craft pumpkin, confetti, mod podge, sponge brush
Cost: $14

DIY Confetti PumpkinI purchased my confetti, but you can easily make your own using tissue paper. My pumpkin is from Michaels.com. If you aren’t into white, they have a variety of other colors and shapes. You can even get a half pumpkin!

DIY Confetti PumpkinSo this tutorial is easy peasy. Apply a thin layer of mod podge, working only 4 inches at a time, and then lay down your confetti. Smooth over with another thin layer of mod podge. Keep going until your pumpkin is covered then let dry!

DIY Confetti Pumpkin DIY Confetti Pumpkin

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DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted LifeWho says Mondays, or tissue boxes for that matter, have to be dull? Certainly not me! After looking at an ugly and brown tissue box on my desk for a few weeks, I decided that is was about time to mix things up a bit and bust out the sparkle. And of course, what better way to do that than with pink spray paint and rhinestones?!

Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Materials: spray paint, wooden tissue box, rhinestones, E-6000 glue
Cost: $17 – $20

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted LifeIf you use a wooden box, you wont have to worry about the paint chipping off (could happen with the wrong plastic tissue box). You can also use tacky glue here if you don’t have E-6000.

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted LifeSo this tutorial could not be any easier. Paint your box, let dry. Glue on rhinestones and let dry. Just be sure to let each side dry a bit before moving on otherwise your rhinestones may move (if the glue isn’t dry, they could slide down the box).

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted LifeSlide over a tissue box, and boom, you’re done! Now, I realize that most of you will not want a rhinestone covered tissue box in your home, but I think it makes a fun addition to any office. You can also do a toned down version of this if you were looking to work it into your everyday decor.

So what do you think?! Too much? Or not enough?

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted Life

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted Life

DIY Rhinestone Tissue Box | by The Crafted Life

 

Friday Links

Mr.Holmes Bakehouse, SF CaliforniaHappy Fridayyyy! So this week I stood in line for 30 minutes to get a cruffin only to realize they were all sold out by the time I got to the counter. What’s a cruffin you ask? A crossiant muffin. Seriously. Read up on them here. The good news is that I still ended up getting a delicious ass donut, which is proof that even though things don’t always go the way you want, there’s always something better right around the corner. End pastry related life lesson. Now time for the fun– weekend links!

- An absolutely gorgeous free download!

- Love this artwork hack.

- Must make 1000 of these bins!

- So long ugly tote handles.

- Piñata TAXIDERMY!

- Just the cutest rain coat.

Have a great weekdend!

xo
Rachel

PS- Yesterday I was on set for a section of Tiffany Han’s Creativelive class on social media sanity (chattin’ about Instagram, of course). If you missed the broadcast, you can get the class here which will be on sale until Saturday!