As much as I love getting a new pair of shoes, and I do mean LOVE, I don’t always have the budget to match my addiction. Instead of just growing tired of the pairs I currently have in my closet, I made some pom-pom shoe clips so I can mix it up from time to time! You can make these in a variety of colors to swap them out for any occasion or outfit. And the best part is that it only takes 10 minutes (and less than $5) to make a set! Here’s how:
Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: poster board, mini roller, paint
As much as I love the clean and simple aesthetic of the white backdrop, it seems that the smallest smudge can make it unusable. Which let’s face it, happens more often than not when crafting. Instead of recycling your less than perfect stash, try painting them to give them a new and colorful life!
If you plan on painting multiple colors, I recommend lining your tray with aluminum foil so that you don’t have to get a new tray every time. You can use acrylic craft paint, I just chose to use the leftover paint I had from this planter project.
Roll on your paint and let dry. If you use a bristle brush, you’ll be able to see brushstrokes. If your poster board is really thin, the edges will curl up, so once the paint is dry, flip over and weigh the corners down with books. This should help controlling the curling a bit.
And that’s it! So fun, don’t you think? These are perfect to make if what you’re shooting is white or lightly colored (helps it really pop). But if you’re not into color for your photography, you can always give this DIY Wooden Backdrop a try!
Time: 10 minutes
Materials: eyeglass case, E-6000 glue, acrylic gems
After getting my new glasses, I instantly starting thinking of ways to makeover the case they came in. That’s everyones first reaction, right? Since I’ve never been big on neutrals, I decided to add a splash of color with a few acrylic gems!
**PS– If you don’t have an eyeglass case, be sure to enter my giveaway to Bonlook.
This project is so easy, you don’t really even need a step by step (it’s just glueing some gems on top of an eyeglass case, right?). I do recommend that you play around with the placement of your gems, especially if they’re different shapes, before glueing down. You can move them a few minutes after glueing down, but it’s not recommended since you any extra glue goop will be visible.
Once finished, set aside and let dry, ideally overnight.
Time: 2 minutes
Materials: bottle, scissors, adhesive vinyl
Let’s start this week off with a bit of excitement, shall we? I’d like to introduce you new column I’ve decided to start called 10 Minutes or Less. I know you guys have been itching for more quick and easy craft projects, so I think you’ll really like this one! The focus of these simple projects, is that well, you can do them in ten minutes or less. Making something beautiful should be approachable, regardless of your schedule or skill level. And if you have two minutes to spare, then you can easily tackle the first project!
After rounding up these vinyl diys, I knew I had to give adhesive a try for myself. Let’s just say, I’m already hooked. It’s so, so easy! If you’re putting together a last minute party, or Valentine’s Day gift, this heart vase is the perfect, easy solution. Here’s how:
You’ll want to wash this bottle by hand. When you’re sick of the design, you can peel off the adhesive vinyl and apply a new one! I can picture a whole cluster of these for a summer picnic, can’t you?