Make It Monday: Throwing Back a DIY Style

Holiday season is in full swing and gearing up has been a bit of challenge for me honestly.  This one woman show is being thrown into 6th gear.  I’m planning on a series of wonderful Make It Monday Series for you starting next week, but I thought it would be great to revive an older DIY Style video because it’s a quick and easy DIY that can come in handy this holiday season as you prep your outfits for parties galore.  Here goes!  Also, be sure to subscribe to my list, to welcome the newcomers I’m offering 30% off my jewelry items to all first time subscribers 🙂

 

 

 

Give Your Jewelry Storage a New Look

 

Have a few jewelry dishes laying around?  Why not give them a fresh new look.  All you need is some mod podge glue and gold leaf.  Check out this week’s Make It Monday video.

Make It Monday: Home Decor Metal Lanterns

 

Metal Lanterns DIY

I’ve been meaning to make these metal lanterns for quite some time now.  I first got the idea from browsing through West Elm’s decor section (below).

 

Looking for ways to spruce and refresh the decor in my living room, on a budget of course, I was looking for something simple yet very stylish.  After a trip to Hobby Lobby and $7 later (yes I used a 40% off coupon), I walked out with a nice size perforated metal sheet. I was able to make 6 lanterns from 1 sheet of metal. Definitely impressed with the results, I’ve shared my version of creating something similar in the video below.  I hope you enjoy this Make It Monday, be sure to subscribe to my list for more posts like these and other stylish tidbits.

 

Make It Monday: DIY Jewelry Dish

Jewelry dishes come in such handy.  As a matter of fact, I keep one by my kitchen sink so that I can store my rings while I was dishes.  It’s a great inexpensive way to help store jewelry that you wear everyday.  For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple and of course personalized jewelry dish.  Here’s a layout of the materials you’ll need.  This jewelry dish I created for my niece as a birthday gift.

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Materials: Molding clay, glitter, sharpie pen (whatever color you choose), stamping set, glitter and rolling pin or bottle (not pictured), cookie cutter (not pictured)

DIY Jewelry Dish 1

 

1.  Using bottle or rolling pin, roll out clay and use cookie cutter to cut out shape.

2. Using your fingers slowly pinch a fold edge of clay upwards to create the “dish” effect.

DIY Jewelry Dish 2

3.  Now stamp the clay with whatever name, words or saying you like.

4.  Lightly shake some glitter and use your fingers to lightly press into the clay.

5.  Bake at 265 degrees for about 10 minutes and allow to cool afterwards for about 5 minutes.

6. Use your sharpie to color around the rim of the dish.  I used Sharpie paint marker in gold.

7.  This is optional, but I also used a little Mod Podge to glaze the dish afterwards.  It gave it a nice sheen effect.

Make It Monday: Studded Shoe Clips

When I originally heard of the idea of shoe clips all I could think about were those annoying clips that we use to have to wear on our shoes, that would bother the tops of my feet and couldn’t wait to take them off.  Then I began to discover a whole new love for them when I realized I could create shoe clips that I liked and not just some generic ones from the 80s (not that there’s anything wrong with those–just not for me).   Plus these make a great addition to your spring flats.

In this DIY I’m going to show you how to create your own shoe clips, you may even become addicted and start making several.

Shoe Clip Steps 1 and 2

  1.   Using a toothpick apply E-6000 (or glue from glue gun) on the top of the alligator clip.
  1.  Apply one of your largest rhinestones to the top of the alligator clip.

Shoe Clip Steps 3 - 5

 

  1. Now apply the smaller rhinestones to the bottom of the alligator clip. Allow the glue to dry partially and open the clip to remove any excess glue on the inner part of the clip.
  2.  Repeat the same steps for the 2nd alligator clip.
  3. When you’re done you’ll have something that looks like this.

 

Make It Monday: Gold Midi Chain Ring

DIY Style Gold Midi Chain Ring

I’m in love with midi rings, especially gold midi stacking rings.  I haven’t come up with really cool design just yet, but when I do you’ll see it in my Etsy store.  For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you how to create a simple chain midi ring.  If you are a DIY and style craft-a-holic like I am then you may already have the tools that you’ll need.  Be sure to sign up to my list so that you can receive more DIY Style tips, my jewelry collection additions, and more cute things delivered to your inbox.

Materials: – Chain approximately 1 ½ inches long – Jewelry wire (18 or 20 gauge) – 2 small jump rings – String – Highlighter or ring mandrel – Wire cutters – Round nose pliers – Flat nose pliers

Midi Stacking Rings Steps 1 and 2

1. First measure the finger that you want to wear the ring on. Using a string measure the top part of your finger and cut the string where it meets on your finger. Then measure the base part of the same finger and cut the string where it meets.

2. Using the two pieces of string measure your jewelry wire adding about ¼ inch to the length.

Midi Stacked Rings Steps 3 through 4

3. Take the highlighter and bend wire around it to create a ring shape. You may have to remove the ring from the highlighter to get a tighter ring.

4. Using your round nose pliers you are going to loop the ends of the wire.

Chain Midi Rings Steps 5 through 6

5. Ben the loop of each end of the wire upward.

6. Carefully open your jump rings using your round nose pliers.

Midi Chain Ring Steps 6 to 7

7. Loop one end of your chain then connect it to one of your rings and close the jump ring. Do the same thing for the bottom end of the chain and connect to the other ring.

8. Slide ring on finger and make minor adjustments by slightly squeezing rings for a tighter fit.

 

Make it Monday: How to Personalize Your Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away.  For today’s Make It Monday I’m going to show you some ideas on how to personalize your gift to your loved one with ideas from other bloggers.  These are all simple and budget ideas that you can do with items you probably already have laying around the house.  Don’t forget to sign up to my list to get updates on wonderful projects like this, as well as, DIY Style ideas and my handmade jewelry specials.