Summer is for all things fun and easy, which is exactly what today’s project is all about! Using the items you probably already have on hand in your home, you can give some cheap sunglasses a makeover in only 10 minutes. Because the more time you can spend on the beach instead of indoors this summer the better! Here’s how:
Tape off where you want your glitter to be and then paint with the nail polish brush! It’s really not anymore complicated than that. I do recommend for your glitter polish to fine glitter since the space is so small.
Once dry, you’re ready to take your new sparkling sunnies anywhere! But preferably somewhere where theres a pool and a cocktail!
It’s hard to believe it, but summer is only a month away! I’ve never been a huge fan of sandals, but the older I get, the more I realize that my feet are not equipped to handle the heat with socks. They’re just not. So if I’m going to wear sandals, they might as well be cute as hell. No basic flip flops here folks. Life is just too short for that, ya know? Here are 6 pair that I am pining over this year!
Im a huge fan of statement jewelry. Honestly, the bigger and more obnoxious, the better. Since I’ve been playing around with resin and glitter a fair amount lately (see here and here), it seemed like a natural fit to give ring making a try. Turns out that it’s SUPER easy to make your own rings. And if you’re thinking that glitter is too messy, I promise you that’s not the case for this project. Here’s how:
My favorite part about working with glitter and resin is that there is no glitter mess. Once it’s in the resin and hardens, you won’t be leaving a sparkle trail wherever you go. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not that’s a good thing.
Mix your resin according to the instructions (1:1 equal ratio). Add about a quarter size amount of glitter to the mixed resin and stir in. Pour slowly into your mold. The molds aren’t very big so you really don’t need a lot of resin.
Wipe up an excess resin on the outside of the mold. While the actual craft time for this project is around 15 minutes, you will need to let the resin harden overnight. When hardened, pop from the mold (beyond easy to do), and glue on your ring back. Let that set and you’re all done!
Easy peasy, yeah?! Plus how great are these going to be to wear to holiday parties?
You know that whole thing I said yesterday that Im all ready for fall? Well, maybeee that wasn’t 100% true. Or at least I am not at the point where I’m okay with letting go of fruit-themed diys. If you want a fun way to add some cuteness to your wardrobe, you’ll definately want to make these strawberry brooches! Here’s how:
I ended up using a mix of acrylic paint and paint markers to make my strawberry face. I would also recommend not getting Fimo effect clay like pictured above. It was a bit too dry and hard to work with. The soft worked MUCH better!
First roll out your clay and punch your strawberry shape with a cookie cutter. Set on baking pan until you’ve made the amount you wanted. Bake according to clay instructions and let cool.
To paint your face, all you need to draw are two U’s and a smaller U for the mouth. Two dots under the eyes and some green hair will add a bit more personality to your berry! Glue the pin back on, let dry and you’re all set!
This really may just be the cutest project I’ve ever made. I’m considering branching out into other shapes to make a whole fruit family. What do you think?!