6 Must-Try Jewelry DIYS

Earlier this week, I shared a diy copper + leather necklace tutorial as part of the second Quarterly Collab post. In case you haven’t had a chance to pop over to check out the other 6 beautiful diy jewelry projects yet, I’m rounding them up for you today. Because really, there’s no reason to miss these beauties!

6 Must-Try Jewelry DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. DIY Hexi Earrings by Crafted
2. Crochet Ring DIY by Hands Occupied
3. DIY Faux Enamel Bracelets by Love From Ginger
4. Multi-Strand Bracelet by Lemon Jitters
5. DIY Wood Triangle Necklace by Hello Lidy
6. Turquoise Teardrop Earrings by Not Merely Living

Happy crafting!

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: 1/8″ round copper tube, leather cord, scissors, mini tube cutter

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for another Quarterly Collab post! In case you missed our last project, the QC is a group of bloggers from around the world who love to create and make. Each season of the year we work on a project with a common theme and share all the steps to 7 beautiful, unique DIYS you can do at home too. If you haven’t guessed it already, for our second post, we made jewelry!

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life

There’s always something about warmer weather that makes me want to freshen up everything in my home and wardrobe. Rather than spend a lot of money on new pieces, I decided to make something out of items I found at a hardware store.

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life
It may look scary, but cutting your tube takes minimal effort!

Place your tube in the cutter and line up with the wheel. Where the wheel comes in contact with your tube is where the cut will be made. Tighten the nob until the wheel touches the tube, but be sure not to secure too tightly or you’ll end up bending it. Rotate the tube with your fingers while keeping the cutter stable. When the cutter seems loose, tighten the nob again and keep turning. Repeat this process, you may have to tighten 5-10 times, until the tube breaks.

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life
Keep cutting your tube until you’ve made enough pieces. I made all of my pieces different lengths to give it more of a geometric shape when wearing. Play around with the arrangement and have fun!

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life
Slip your pieces onto the leather cord, knot, then start wearing. This necklace instantly became my new favorite. There’s always something special about wearing something you made, don’t you think?!

DIY Copper + Leather Necklace | The Crafted Life

To see the other six projects (trust me, you’re going to want to make EVERYTHING!), visit quarterlycollab.com.

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8 Easy Wreath DIYS

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

Earlier this week I mentioned a new blogger project I’m part of called the Quarterly Collab. Each person had such a different and beautiful take on the same concept that I thought it was only fitting to share all of our projects as this week’s inspiration post!

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Scandinavian Christmas Wreath by Hello Lidy

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

2. Joyful Magnolia Wreath by Not Merely Living

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

3. Mushroom Wreath by Lemon Jitters

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

4. Pinata Christmas Wreath by Love from Ginger

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

5. Simple Triangular Wreath by Almost Makes Perfect

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

6. Golf Leaf Wreath by Crafted

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

7. Carved Styrofoam Holly Wreath by Hands Occupied

8 Easy Wreath DIYS | The Crafted Life

8. Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath by The Crafted Life

Happy wreath making!

Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath

Time: 15-25 minutes
Materials: wreath frame, greenery, dried flowers & berries, floral wire, pruning sheers

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

Today is an EXCITING day! Not only do I get to share this non-traditional holiday wreath DIY with you, but it’s also the first post in a new project recently started called the Quarterly Collab. The QC is a group of bloggers from around the world who love to create and make. Each season of the year we work on a project with a common theme and share all the steps to 8 beautiful, unique DIYS you can do at home too.

Our first project: wreaths!

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

I love the idea of incorporating non-traditional colors into my holiday decor. Pops of pink and yellow are certainly unexpected for Christmas, but they make a much needed slash in the sea of red and green.

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

Start by making bundles of your chosen greenery and dried flowers. Rearrange and play around with the positioning until you achieve the right shape and feel. If you have a large bundle, you may want to secure the positioning with floral wire before attaching to the wreath frame.

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

Wrap wire around your bundle as tightly as you can. You won’t clip the floral wire until the very end!

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

Continue adding bundles around your frame and make sure they’re facing the same direction. Once you’re all the way around, clip the floral wire and twist tightly into the frame.

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

Hang & enjoy! Depending on the dried flowers you choose, you may want to display your wreath indoors. The Craspedia I chose tend to mold if in contact with moisture.

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

DIY Non-Traditional Holiday Wreath | The Crafted Life

 

So that’s it! It’s just as painless as the 20-Minute Holiday Wreath I made for Henry Happened a bit back. To see the other seven projects (trust me, you’re going to want to see these beauties!), visit quarterlycollab.com!

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