Light Bulb Vases

DSC_0102Over the holidays I wanted to make my friend a present but didn’t know what to get her, so I thought I could try to make her something. I have always like light bulb crafts so I found this and just  by doing a quick search you will find a bunch of cool stuff to do with a hollowed out light bulb. Since the tutorial I linked too was so good. I’ll keep my description super short! Continue reading “Light Bulb Vases”

Christmas Decorations

Well with Christmas just around the corner I wanted to make my place feel like a small Christmas wonderland, but have a limited budget. I got some basic supplies, I splurged on a shadow box, but figured I could use it throughout the year for all sorts of themes! Everything else was $5 or less.

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Wine Cork Magnets

Apparently I’m on a wine cork kick lately, because today I decided to make these wine cork magnets that you can get off of Etsy. The one’s you get off Etsy are probably a bit stronger than the ones I made, but I could have gotten a better magnet for backing.

Now this was a very, very simple craft. All you need is wine corks, magnets, glue and cutting tools! You start by cutting the corks, but don’t forget to boil the corks for 10 minutes first, it’ll make theme easier to chop in half.

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Wine Cork Board!

This past week I decided I wanted to try out this whole cork board made with wine corks thing. I saw a few different kinds while perusing pinterest but I liked this tall, thin one because I have a lot of thin walls that it would fit on; and because it looked like the easiest ones that required the least corks.

So I gathered the materials, corks (lots depending on what you use for backing), backing of some sort (the tutorial I found said a meterstick, but those are pricey so I found some cheap balsa wood from Michaels). For tools all you need is a knife to cut the corks in half and glue. If you have a bagel cutter, that might make this project a bit quicker. I found cutting all of the corks to be a bit tough and got a blister by the end of it.

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Cotton Ball Holder

This craft took me way longer than I thought it would, but not because it was a hard one, but because I didn’t have the right tools. The lesson today, have the correct tools. All you need for this project is an old candle container with a lid, a cupboard knob, paint, drywall fill, and a drill.

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Jewellery Storage Hanger

UPDATE: I found the perfect place to hang these handy little storage units. At first I was worried that they would hang a bit wonky if they were against the wall, but it turns out they don’t!

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So I finally got sick of my jewellery storage system, which was non-existent, and I got some inspiration from a couple sources, like this one and this one. I made some modifications and did it my own way and below is my final product. Continue reading “Jewellery Storage Hanger”

Picture Frame Calendar

Hello all! In the last little while I’ve decided that I needed to organize my life, and you can’t do that without a calendar! However those office ones you can get are sort of ugly and I wanted something a nicer, so I looked and found THIS and thought I would give it a try! All I needed was a large picture frame (I also got a few smaller ones for upcoming months), some fabric or paper (I used fabric instead of paint chips), markers and glue!

I started by taking the fake families out of their frames and measuring my own backing. I used poster board and fabric (I just used one of the quick small pieces of fabric you can get at wal-mart for about 3 bucks). I had to measure and cut my poster board to fit the frame but the fabric fit around it perfectly without cutting or measuring. It made me happy.

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