DIY Earring Holder

Spring is in the air, which means spring cleaning is too!

In an attempt to clean up (or rather, organize) my ever-growing jewelry collection, I decided to make an earring holder (inspired by this one).

All you will need is:

  • a frame of some sort (mine is wooden, I bought it at Hobby Lobby)
  • tulle
  • a hot glue gun
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • mini scissors
  • earrings!

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The first thing I did was take this super bright neon pink paint, and paint the frame. I ended up doing 2 coats, letting them dry in between.

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While this dried, I took the piece of tulle (not very big at all!) and folded it a few times. Then, I placed the frame overtop.

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Next, I put hot glue on the back of the frame, and then laid the frame back on the tulle. Since there were a few layers of tulle, I had to glue between the layers.

After, I used small scissors (like nail scissors!) to cut along the edges to remove the excess.

I also decided to add this ribbon that I had laying around my room, so that I could hang the earring holder up.

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Then, I added my earrings!

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Truthfully, this was super easy! And, it looks super cute hanging up. It is a fun way to display some of your jewelry to brighten up your room after our dreary winter!

Rating: 6/10 (gluing the tulle was the hardest part!)

 

xox,

Corinne

Painted Canvas

This week at Elon University was Greek Week! Inspired by these events, I decided to do a sorority themed craft! My sorority is Alpha Xi Delta, and I found TONS of canvases on Pinterest. Inspired by this one, I made my own.

All you need are:

  • canvas
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • a pencil

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Many of the pictures I took went missing. However, the first thing I did was paint the canvas the light blue color. After letting that dry, I wrote out the saying in pencil.

Then, I went over it with blue paint, but made the greek letters yellow. Lastly, I decided to trace the letters in paint pen!

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That’s the final product! It was super easy, and you don’t need to be very artistic to do it!

Rating: 4/10

 

xox,

Corinne

DIY Crayon Art

Searching “crayon art” on Pinterest yields all kinds of results. Granted, some appear harder than others. 

Personally, I think they look super cool. So, of course I had to go try it out! 

It was actually a lot simpler than you might think!

All you will need is:

  • a hot glue gun
  • crayons
  • a canvas (of your desired size)
  • a blow dryer
  • newspaper/cardboard/shopping bags

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The first step is to lay out the crayons in the order you want them. Since these were neon crayons, I chose to do a more random order rather than a rainbow. 

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Taking your hot glue gun, glue down the crayons. You can either put the glue straight onto the crayon, or onto the canvas. Both techniques work well. Instead of doing a straight line, I opted to do a zig-zag.

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Looking back, I wish the crayon labels all had the color names facing outwards!

The next step is to take your blowdryer and start heating up the crayons. I recommend a high heat, but a low blowing power. THERE WILL BE SPLATTER! Make sure that your work area is properly covered. You want to aim the heat at the tips of the crayons, near the edge of the label.

At the end, it should look something like this!

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After seeing how easy that was, I decided to make another crayon art.

This time, I used metallic crayons and organized them in rainbow order, in a straight line.

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Heating them the same way, the wax started to drip.

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Here is the final product!

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What I think is so cool about the metallic is that the silver glitter in each crayon gets dripped with the wax, giving it a shimmery quality.

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This project was MUCH easier than expected. The hardest part was probably lining up the crayons on the canvas with the glue. The blowdrying was easy, as long as your surface was properly covered. 

I would give this a 5/10 on the difficulty rating scale!

I cannot wait to hang these up in my dorm room!

xox, 

Corinne