DIY Cocktail Ring

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love all things rhinestone (and if you’re new, check here, here and here). And because I truly believe you can never have too much sparkle, but that you can always save money, I teamed up with Etsy to show you how to make a fun cocktail ring for a fraction of the price you’d pay in stores!

Time: 30 minutes + dry time
Materials: rhinestones, felt, E­6000, scissors, ring backs, bamboo skewer

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!Click here to see the full tutorial over on Etsy’s blog!

Pull your look together for a fraction of the price with this DIY Cocktail Ring tutorial!PS remember this painted ring holder tutorial? For those that were curious, it’s still going strong!

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!