DIY Glitter Rings

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!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:

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!Time:  15 minutes + dry time
Materialsresinsilicone moldglitterplastic cups (for mixing), E-6000 gluering backs

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.

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!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!

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!Easy peasy, yeah?! Plus how great are these going to be to wear to holiday parties?

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!

Learn how to make these mess-free glitter rings in only 15 minutes!

DIY Strawberry Brooch

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!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:

Time: 1 hour (for set of 12, including bake time)
Materials: oven bake clay, cookie cutter, pin back, E-6000 glue, paint

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!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!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!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!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!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?!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches! Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

 

 

 

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch TutorialsNow that it’s fall, it means it’s time to mix things up a bit with my wardrobe! Another great reason to celebrate the season, am I right? And while I can’t make my own clothes just yet (at least to the point where I’d wear anything in public), I do love a good bag tutorial. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday travel or just a night on the town, here are ten must-try zipper pouch tutorials you’ll want to try asap!

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials1. Color Book Pages Pouch by Damask Love

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials2. Hand Lettered Clutch by Paper & Stitch

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials3. No Sew Pouch by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials4. DIY Pencil Pouch by Alice & Lois

10 Must-Try Zipper Pouch Tutorials5. Painted Clutch via Martha Stewart Continue reading…

10 Minutes or Less: DIY Pom-Pom Shoe Clips

You can whip up these diy pom-pom shoes clips in 10 minutes! Only cost about a dollar to make too!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
Materials: tulle, shoe clips, scissors
Cost: $3-$5 Continue reading…