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!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Ring Cone

In 5 minutes you can make this adorable ring cone to store all your favorite pieces!Happy Wednesday! I am back with another Pinned It, Made It, Loved It today and let me tell you, it’s a good one. When I came across this diy ring cone tutorial by Cupcakes & Cashmere I was instantly blown away. It was such a simple idea, but the end result was so beautiful. I decided to give it a try for myself, here’s what I thought:

In 5 minutes you can make this adorable ring cone to store all your favorite pieces!Honestly folks I don’t know if it gets any easier than this when it comes to crafting! All you do it paint the end of a cone. I decided to make mine a bit more playful with a pattern (just dashes I drew on with a Sharpie). And just like that, you’re done. I found Etsy store that sells the cones instead of going with the link in the original blog post (5 cost me $7.00), which makes this one cheap craft project and gift idea.

On an everyday use, it’s a bit too small for all my jewelry, but great for displaying my favorite pieces. I think this is the perfect diy to make for your friend who was recently/is getting married.  Also, how fun would it be to host a craft night with all your girlfriends to make these?!

In 5 minutes you can make this adorable ring cone to store all your favorite pieces!The possibilities are endless with the design, so if you end up doing this project yourself, I’d love to hear how you did it!

In 5 minutes you can make this adorable ring cone to store all your favorite pieces!

In 5 minutes you can make this adorable ring cone to store all your favorite pieces!

How To Make Cardboard Beads

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!Anndddd I’m back! I made it to the east coast (not entirely to Philly yet), and am so ready to get back to crafting. There’s only so long a girl can be separated from her glue gun, am I right?

Since moving is costing me an arm and a leg, I needed to find a way to make some new jewelry for the holiday season without breaking the bank. The good news is that it’s totally possible! Cardboard beads are surprisingly easy to make and a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Here’s how:

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: corrugated cardboard, scissors, mod podge, brush, pen, straws

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!This is my first time working with corrugated cardboard and I think I may have a new favorite craft supply. It holds shape nicely and is so easy and flexible to work with. If you’ve never worked with it before, I recommend that you pick some up asap and try this project!

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!If you’re making the triangle shape, it helps to draw it on the back of the cardboard first. You can also make a variety of other shapes by cutting straight strips of paper in a mix of widths. Experiment and have fun with this step!

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!Once you have your shapes cut out, apply a layer of mod podge to the back (smooth side) of the cardboard. Roll up the cardboard on your straw and add bit of mod podge to the end to hold in place. In about 20 seconds you’ll be able to remove your bead from the straw so you can set it aside and let it dry. I found that if you have a few different straws, you can lay them over a cup (so the bead is over the hole) to let dry while you make another bead.

And that’s it! I strung some on a piece of twine and made a fun necklace in no time at all. I think it would be fun to make bigger beads, and maybe have multiple strands, to make a killer statement necklace. I’ve got lost of experimenting to do! What do you think, will you be joining me?!

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!

 

Learn to make a killer statement necklace in 20 minutes using only cardboard and glue!

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!