DIY Jewelry Board

So I had this cute little jewelry box, and I really loved it, but the only things that would fit in the drawers were small things. What about bangles and such? Not even one fits in the box! So I needed a new way to store all my jewelry, and this is what I came up with. It’s a do-it-yourself jewelry storage board- the cheap and easy version! (There are way more advanced, cute versions but I needed this one right away! Maybe I’ll do a better one soon. :) )

This is really easy to make yourself! What you’ll need-

– 2 FOAM poster boards (it needs to be thick, so no regular poster boards)
– small craft sicks/posts OR a long dowel rod cut into smaller peices
– a knife you can cut the foam board with
– hot glue and glue gun
-sharpie
– spray paint (optional)
– other decorative-ness (optional)

Glue your two foam boards together to create a thicker board. (I used plain old elmers glue- using hot glue or spray glue could melt through the foam.)
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Glitter Hoops

 I got all this stuff at the Dollar Store… So it’s super cheap to do and they come out looking really neat!
What you’re gonna need-
*Plain silver hoop earrings (any size) ((I got 3 pairs for $3))
*Spray-on glue ($4)
*Any color(s) of glitter (I got mine for $1.50.)
*Newspaper or something of the sort to lay down so you don’t spray-glue the table
*A dish to pour the glitter(s) in (the size of the hoops or bigger)
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How to Fancy Up a Mason Jar With Glitter

What you’ll need:
*Spray Glue
*Glitter in glitter shakers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Stick-on Gems
*Trash bag (to keep your work area clean!)
*Paper plate to catch excess glitter (If your glitter shaker has really big holes)
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How to Add Snazzy Spikes to a Jar

I don’t have any pictures for how-to on this project, but I do have the final project so I’ll try to explain it the best I can! It’s not too difficult, so I should be fine… I hope!
What you’ll need-
*Jar
*Paint (your choice of color(s))
*Hot glue gun & glue.

Paint the inside of the jar. It works well to use a wetter paint and slosh it around the inside, or you can use a brush or paper towel to spread the paint evenly.
To make the spikes->. With the glue gun, glue a dot onto the outside of the jar, and whip it upwards to create the spike. (Like making the top of an ice cream cone spiky.) Do this all over the jar, in a a line, in a shape, or whatever you want to do. I did spikes all over the jar.
Paint the spikes. You can paint them all one color, use different colors, you choose! You can even use glitter paint and things like that. Let everything dry, and your set!
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DIY Kids Party Decorations

I’m a huge “shredder.” You know, one of those people who, if there’s any kind of paper product in front of you, be it a napkin, cup, or in this case a plate, it’s immediately torn to pieces by your mindlessly moving fingers? Well, that’s me! It gave me an idea yesterday, and it’s really easy and fun to do.

You can make these in the theme colors for the party, but it’s also a fun craft for kids to do themselves. If your kid is having a birthday party, he/she may want to make these to decorate with beforehand, or you can make it a party craft- all the kids can make one and you can hang them up on the ceiling and the kids can take it home as a party favor.  This is a simple form of what they’ll look like when they’re done.

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What you’ll need:
*Styrofoam plates
*Scissors
*Glue
*Yarn or string
*Markers (optional)
*Decals- pom poms, flowers, glitter, etc.
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Oh yeah, and you’ll need a One Direction album to dance to while doing this craft. (It’s optional of course, but I did it and it made doing these spirals even more enjoyable! :))

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What to do-
Cut the rim off the edge of the plate.

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Using the inside circle, just cut in a spiraling motion all the way around the plate to the center, making a springy spiral. You can make them long or short, thin or thick, whatever you want. (Depending on the age of the kids, you may or may not need to help them with this part. You could also have some pre-cut plates and just let the kids do the decorating. It’s up to you!)
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After the plates are cut, you could do, well, basically anything you wanted for decorations! You can make it easy and use markers to color designs on the spirals, or glue on pom poms and other decorations to spruce them up. (Or a combination of everything; that’s always fun!)

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When the decorating is all done, let them dry, and then punch a hole in the top of the spiral to thread your yarn through. Hang them from the ceiling, and you’ve got fun, easy, and cheap party decorations!

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My Face Drawing (Named Scott.)

I was in biology class this one time, and I was doodling on my notes page some random stuff that turned out looking like a face! That gave me the idea to draw it like, really good when I got home, so I did. I made it really creepy and my mom doesn’t like it! Well, then. I think it’s fabulous. :)
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Coffee Filter Flowers

What you’ll need-
* Coffee filters* Food coloring
*Paintbrush
* Jar/vase (I used a VOSS  glass water bottle!)
* Sticks
* Water
* Paper plate

Take the coffee filters and pinch it together at the center. Twist it around and fluff it up until you have the general shape of a flower. You may want to glue them in place like this so it’s easier to hold and paint at the same time, or you can wrap a small rubber band around the twist to hold its shape. On the paper plate, squirt out a few drops of each color you want to use. If you want to make a solid color flower, dilute the food coloring with water and paint the filter completely. If you want to make a multicolored flower, just make sure that you let one color dry before applying the next color. (Unless you want the colors to blend a little! I did this for some of my flowers and they came out lovely!) You can also use the paint brush to outline the tops of the flowers to give them a different look. (See the green and white flower in the back? I left the base white with just a few splotches of blue, and painted around the rim of the flower with green.) You can do pretty much anything you like! When the flowers are dry, find some small sticks out in your yard that will fit easily into your vase or jar. Hot glue the flowers to the sticks, and you’re done! I put some extra sticks in the bottle to fill it out. It’s fun to use colors that match the room!

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