10 Minutes or Less: DIY Rhinestone Hair Clips

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!Happy Monday friends! After being stuck inside all weekend buried under 22″ of snow, I decided to get a little crafty with some gems. If you’re looking to add some sparkle to your hairdo for a special Valentine’s date, or just want to make your girlfriends some bling for Galentine’s day, these diy rhinestone hair clips are sure to do the trick. Plus you’ll be done in under ten minutes (it really doesn’t get any easier than this)! Here’s how:

Time: 5 minutes + dry time
Materials: rhinestones, E-6000 glue, hair clips

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!I decided to use to sew on rhinestones because they’re a bit thicker and have a flat back. You could also use hot glue for this project if you need to make one quick, but the E-6000 will last through a bit more wear and tear.

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!Clip your hair clips on to a piece of cardboard. This will keep them level and ensure that you won’t accidentally glue them shut. Add a dab of glue and attach your rhinestones. It helps to have your design picked out before applying the clue. If your clips have a curve to them, keep an eye on your stones to make sure they don’t shift at all.

Let dry and you’re done and ready for a night out! Easy as that!

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!

Add some sparkle to your do with these diy rhinestone hair clips!

10 Minutes or Less: DIY Jar Makeover

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!I don’t know about you, but when it comes to decorating for Christmas, I like to go all out; however one room I don’t really do anything with is the bathroom. That is until this year! If you’re looking to bring in a touch of decor, or just a splash of color throughout the year, just give your apothecary jars a five minute makeover. Here’s how:

Time: 5 minutes + dry time
Materials: jar, spray paint, Q-tips cotton swabs and NEW Q-tips Beauty Rounds

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!If you’re using a jar you already own, just make sure to give it a good cleaning before painting.

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!Now, turn your jar upside down and spray! The idea is to let the spray paint splash up the sides, but not be a solid color. This will give a fun ombre and almost frosted feel. Let dry and then fill with Q-tips cotton swabs and Q-Tips Beauty Rounds.

Bada-bing, bada-boom. Easy as that!

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!

Add some color to your bathroom with this easy (and quick) jar makeover diy!

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10 Minutes or Less: DIY Temporary Tattoo Ornaments

Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!I know, I know, a Christmas DIY before Thanksgiving is even here. Well.. I waited as long as I could! Plus I know many of your will be decorating the day after you feast, so I thought I’d share an idea in case you’re looking to do a little crafting over the holiday! This ornament diy takes about ten minutes and can be customized for any style or personality type. Easy peasy all the way here friends. Here’s how:

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: temporary tattoosdecoupage, brush, sponge, ornament,

Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!I used these temporary tattoos, but if you can’t find ones you like, you can always make your own! I found the white bulbs at Michaels for about two bucks each.

Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!Trim your tattoo to size and then peel the plastic layer off the front. Position on your ornament and wet the back with a sponge for about 30 seconds. Be sure to hold your tattoo as still a possible to not smudge the design. Peel paper off and let your tattoo dry on the surface.

If you don’t like the way it came out, you can remove with rubbing alcohol. But, if you did it right, seal with a thin layer of decoupage and let dry! Super easy, right? And with so many temporary tattoo options, you could make these for anyone in your family!

Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!

Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!Add some artwork to your tree in 10 minutes with these diy temporary tattoo ornaments!

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10 Minutes or Less: DIY Jewelry Box

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Okay, so hopefully I’m not alone here, but I have a nasty habit of leaving my jewelry wherever I am when I take it off. And trust me, they’ve ended up in the most unusual places (ie the fridge).  Instead of losing yet another pair of earrings, I thought I’d give a basic craft store box a quick makeover so I have a designated place to put my jewelry. It only takes ten minutes to this project, but the results are so nice! Here’s how:

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: small wooden box, drill (optional, see below), knob, acrylic paint, brush

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Because the wood on these boxes is so soft, you don’t really even need an electric drill. You can use a hammer and nail to create the hole, or even use a small hand drill. Just be sure you are creating a hole the same size as your screw. And if you have no intentions of ever reusing your knob, you can always use E-6000 glue. My knobs are from School House Electric here in Portland!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Find the center of your box and drill a hole. Paint however you like. I decided to just paint the lid one color, while adding another pop of hidden color on the inside. Once your paint is dry, screw your hardware into place and you’re done!

For longtime use, you should seal with a polyurethane sealer.

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!Easy enough, don’t you think?! I can’t wait to make different versions of this project for holiday gifts this year. And if you’re into crystals more than hardware, be sure to check out my girl Amy’s diy!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!PS you can find the books I used in this shoot here, here, and here.

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!

Learn to make this custom diy jewelry box in only 10 minutes!