After making this pillow the other week, you could say that I’m on a bit of a polka dot kick. It’s really just the easiest pattern to make and the end results are always cute. And really, what’s not to love about that? In one simple step, and ten minutes, you can recreate on-the-go makeup bag yourself! Here’s how:
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to decorating for Christmas, I like to go all out; however one room I don’t really do anything with is the bathroom. That is until this year! If you’re looking to bring in a touch of decor, or just a splash of color throughout the year, just give your apothecary jars a five minute makeover. Here’s how:
Time: 5 minutes + dry time Materials: jar, spray paint, Q-tips cotton swabs and NEW Q-tips Beauty Rounds
If you’re using a jar you already own, just make sure to give it a good cleaning before painting.
Now, turn your jar upside down and spray! The idea is to let the spray paint splash up the sides, but not be a solid color. This will give a fun ombre and almost frosted feel. Let dry and then fill with Q-tips cotton swabs and Q-Tips Beauty Rounds.
I know, I know, a Christmas DIY before Thanksgiving is even here. Well.. I waited as long as I could! Plus I know many of your will be decorating the day after you feast, so I thought I’d share an idea in case you’re looking to do a little crafting over the holiday! This ornament diy takes about ten minutes and can be customized for any style or personality type. Easy peasy all the way here friends. Here’s how:
Trim your tattoo to size and then peel the plastic layer off the front. Position on your ornament and wet the back with a sponge for about 30 seconds. Be sure to hold your tattoo as still a possible to not smudge the design. Peel paper off and let your tattoo dry on the surface.
If you don’t like the way it came out, you can remove with rubbing alcohol. But, if you did it right, seal with a thin layer of decoupage and let dry! Super easy, right? And with so many temporary tattoo options, you could make these for anyone in your family!
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:
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!
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.
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!
PS you can find the books I used in this shoot here, here, and here.