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!

Pinned It, Loved It, Made It: DIY Envelope Clutch

Pinned It, Loved It, Made It: DIY Envelope ClutchHello and happy Monday! I’m back with another Pinned It, Loved It, Made It project today that I’ve just been dying to make! In case you missed it, I started this column so that I would actually make the projects I gush over on Pinterest. In the process, I hope it encourages you to go through your own boards and give some of those tutorials a try!

I’ve been obsessing over these envelope clutches for years now (ever since I came across this). For some reason, the idea of sourcing the right closure and leather made the project seem more high maintenance than it actually is. When I came across these fabric lined ones, I knew it was time to get my act together and actually go for it. Here’s what I thought:

Pinned It, Loved It, Made It: DIY Envelope ClutchI found this pink leather on Etsy. This shop has just about every color that you could ever want! I chose to make the smaller template from Alice and Lois to organize the smaller items in the bottom of my purse like business cards and earrings, but the larger template seems to be the perfect size if you want yours to function as a clutch.

Pinned It, Loved It, Made It: DIY Envelope ClutchOverall, I’m pretty happy with the end results! I think it was a bit difficult to cut the fabric to the exact size of the leather, so maybe get a bit more yardage than you need in case you need to start again. other than that, it’s surprisingly easy!

These would make great gifts to make for your girlfriends for their birthday or for Christmas, don’t you think?!

Pinned It, Loved It, Made It: DIY Envelope Clutch

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor DishesI was so happy to hear that you guys love this column as much as I do because I have been dying to make these watercolor dishes ever since I came across them on Fall for DIY! And because I already had ceramic paint from this project, it really seemed like a no brainer. Here’s my take on the project:

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor DishesI ended up using a thinner instead of water like in Fran’s tutorial. I found that my best results were when I used four parts thinner to one part of the colored paint (gave it more of a watercolor type of feel). I also used a dropper instead of a brush, which I would not suggest because it creates air bubbles. You can pop them with our fingers before they dry, but  didn’t catch all of them.

If you are making plates for food, please make sure your paint is food safe. I also recommend picking up a few extra plates to experiment on until you get the results you want. You can get the plates I used here.

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes Overall I thought this project was super easy and a bit addicting to be honest. I can’t wait to try it again using only a brush. I have a feeling I’m going to be whipping up a few more for holiday gifts!

Have you ever tried this one before? What did you think? And if not, you can get the full tutorial right here!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Watercolor Dishes

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder Okay, so here’s the thing about Pinterest. It sometimes, more often than not actually, can be a black hole. For the amount of time I spend gushing over other’s projects, I’ve rarely made them for myself. Well, that is, until now! Starting today there will be a new column on The Crafted Life called, Pinned It, Made It, Loved It. I’ll be going through some of my favorite pins and actually giving them a go, while sharing the results with you! Hopefully this will encourage you to give some of your dream projects a try along the way :)

For my first project, I don’t think I could have picked an easier tutorial. I found this DIY Blanket Ladder tutorial by Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy and just fell in love. But I since I don’t have that many blankets in our home, I thought I’d make one for fabric storage instead!

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder One difference in mine is that I made my dowels all the same size. Since I’ll be using it for fabric storage, I wanted an extra rung instead of extra space at the bottom like in the original tutorial. I also did not use any glue, and so far so good. I may go back in and add glue later if I notice it not holding up so well.

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder So what do you think?! Have you tried this project before? What are some pins that you’re itching to try?

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder

Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Blanket Ladder