Cork Board Jewelry Hanger

I, like most girls, love jewelry. I have a massive collection of them from necklaces to toe rings. What I don’t have is a way to organize the necklaces I’ve obtained throughout the years.Buying a jewelry organizer can be expensive for my tight budget. So I found a way to save  money and use products I have in the house to make a homemade necklace hanger. The instructions below can tell how I made my life a little more organized by making this useful DIY. This project was inspired by this creative queen.


 

Video Instructions 


Materials

1) 4 pack mini cork boards ( Can be found here)

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2) Paint- I used bright colors to make my wall pop a bit more.

 3) Adhesive stickers for hanging.


Steps

1) Add tape to the cork board to make a geometry pattern. This is will also keep your paint nice and clean when painting.

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2) Paint your board inside the tape with the paints you chose. Repeat this step until you have painted all of your boards.

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3) After about 20-30 minutes, the paint will dry.

4) Peal the tapes carefully from the board.

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5) Add the sticky adhesive to the back of the board and hang it on your wall.

6) Add your jewelry and you are done!

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Keeping your jewelry organized has never been so much fun and creative!

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Customize Your Cellphone Case

These days, cell phone cases are not only meant to protect your phone, they can be whatever you want them to be. Red, polkadots or animal prints. Cell phone cases can be used to express yourself and your creativity. That is why I have found a way to customize my phone. This project was inspired by this lovely lady.

Video Instructions


Materials

3d stickers/stickers/decorative tape/anything with an adhesive back

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A clear cell phone case ( I am using a clear iphone case, which can be found here.)


Steps

1) Make sure your clear phone case is dry before you begin.

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3) Add different colors and prints to your liking.

Tip: Using a clear case with stickers is  better because you can easily change it whenever you get bored with your case. Have fun!

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The Pennies Project

If you’re anything like me, you have loose change all over your place. Behind the couch, in a container or underneath your bed. I have collected lots of pennies around my home throughout the years and I wanted to put it to good use.  Who knew you can take an old pennies and turn it into a brand new frame? Here is how I did it.

Video Instructions

 

Materials

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1) A blank wooden frame.

2) loose change ( You will need about 100 for these to make this project depending on the size of your frame.)

3) Paint

4) Paint brushes ( different sizes to make it easier to pain hard to reach places.)

5) Glue gun with glue.

Steps

1) To begin, mix the paint in a small bowl with any color of your choosing. I used orange, red, brown and yellow paint to match the pennies.

2) Next, paint the blank frame until you can’t see most of the wood.

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3) After, let the paint sit for at least 24 hours before adding the pennies.

4) For this frame, I used three layers of pennies to fill the entire frame. First, glue the first layer of pennies on the outside perimeter of the frame.

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5) Then glue the pennies on the inside perimeter of the frame.

6) After, add the third layer of pennies on the very top of the pennies on the bottom layer. Keep adding until you can’t see most of the frame.

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7) Let the glue dry for about five minutes.

8) Add your favorite picture and that’s it.

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9) Give your frame as a gift or hang it up for yourself!

How to renew an old popcorn can

One of my favorite things about crafting is that you can re-make almost anything. During a visit to Goodwill a few weeks back, I found an old red popcorn can for about $1.99. Finding the can was perfect timing because I needed a new garbage can in my apartment. I have a pretty small bathroom so this size can was perfect. For days, I thought about a way to re-vamp the popcorn can to match my bathroom decorations. In comes my decorative tapes I’ve had for ages. I was saved by the tape! So I redid the can and added my own personal touch! See how I did it below!

Watch the video below for  visual instructions.


Materials Needed

Decorative Tape

Metal Canister

Scissors

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Steps

1)  To begin, be sure to wipe down the can to get rid of any dirt or debris.

2) Take a nice size of decorative tape and stick it on the can from top to bottom.

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 3) Repeat step number 2 until you have covered all of the can with the different designs of your tape.

4) Be sure to smooth out the strip of tape as you go to release any air bubbles.

5)  Lastly, cut the access tape from both ends of the can.

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Watch the video below for  visual instructions.