Friday, August 26, 2011

Rake Jewelry Organizer

I'm still finishing some projects and trying to get settled into my new home. Here is one that I love and think every girl should have. I have always had trouble finding the right jewelry organizer and many necklaces were tangled in the process.This project is super easy, very inexpensive, and gives your room some more character. (Perfect for necklaces, rings, and braclets)
You will need:
  • rake
  • sandpaper
  • primer spray paint
  • your color choice of spray paint
  • screw driver
  • rope
I got my rake from my boss. He was going to throw it out because he said it was "broken" so I snatched it just in time! Once you get your rake, cut the handle to your desired length and drill a hole at the top so you can hang it later. If there are some rough spots on the handle or rake use sandpaper to smooth it out. I wanted my handle to stay the same and not be painted so I took masking tape and went around the handle a couple times. Next take your primer spray paint, in a well ventilated area, coat with a light layer and let dry (usually no more than 15 minutes). With the color paint, spray many light coats. If you spray too heavy you'll have drips down your rake.

You can find rope in many places. I got mine in a fabric store and it works just fine.
Now all you need to do is find the perfect place to hang it and you'll have a functional peice of art.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My New Home

I am off to college, and that means new spaces to decorate! Over the summer I have been doing little projects and some I have already shared with you. There are some final touches I still need to make, but I hopefully will be done soon. Keep checking in for more fun ideas!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tie-Dye Shoes

I love wearing color and I love shoes. This project helped me with both, plus it was cheap, easy, super fun, and I ended up with an awesome result.

What you'll need:
Some friends and I went in together and bought a tie dye kit (sharing is the ultimate way to save money on crafts)
*White tennis shoes
We bought our shoes at Target for $9.00

To Do:
The tie dye we had came in bottles and we perfect for dripping the dye onto the shoes. If you don't have bottles, use a syringe or a water dropper.
Make sure your shoes are wet, or the dye won't soak in.
Next choose which colors you want to use and just go with it. (tip: less is more.. the more dye you use, the more likely it will all blend and make a brownish color)
After you're done, leave the shoe outside or in a well aired room.

Tie-Dying isn't just for shirts anymore. You can almost dye anything you want, just be creative and see if it turns out. (shirts, shorts, headbands, shoes, sweatshirts...)
wear 'em with shorts or rolled up jeans and you have the perfect summer look