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!

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!