Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bathroom Update!!

I showed you last week how to make some very cute jewelry holders with clothes pin and a piece of wood(heres where DIY Jewelry Holder), now I just wanted to show you another way to use them.  

Use them to hang belts, scarfs, tights, tank tops, and spaghetti strap tops, you name it I am sure it will work! Like I said before I plan on making some plain ones for my closet for at my apartment to hold some of the things mentioned above.  I love the fact that I could store a pair of sunglasses on top of the clothes pin and I even hang some of my rings on them as well! Here are a few more pictures so you can get a better look at it! 

  That earring holder should be up on my etsy page within the week I have several to sell that are blueSo if you are interested in one you can contact me but in the mean time check out my etsy page at:

Happy Hump Day :) I am headed off to Austin to see my sister, a.k.a my cousin, Pegleg!! Watch out Austin trouble is coming to town! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cheap and Easy Magnetic Make Up Holder

If you are like me you have seen several different forms of how to put your make up on a magnetic board on pinterest about a million times. I kept thinking what a great idea but come on I do not have that much make up and where would I put it and why would I spend that much money on something that I might not even use. Finally I had, had it and decided I would come up with a cheap way to do this and give it a shoot but was in no hurry. The other day I went into Joann's for just a cupcake box for my new business, one of my many I have/had, and of course I walked out with way more than just that ONE cupcake box. How many of you have walked into Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels and come out with just what they went in for? Not many of you I am sure. Well as I was walking around I came across my solution to my make up issue! Remember I did not want to spend that much and I did not want it to be too much work. Something I didn't mention is when I go back up to school I have a medicine cabinet, that I never use, that causes a problem for this solution so I needed a way to hang it or adhere it to it without damaging the hideous mirror medicine cabinet. The joys of renting, right?!?!?! So as I was saying I came across this metal plates that come in several different colors and here in Texas cost $9.99I thought hmmm this could work so I whipped out my 40 % off coupon, btw Joann's is my absolute favorite place to shop because they have the best prices and the BEST coupon policies, and bought it. After my coupon this magnetic plate was only $5.99 I also picked up some 3M Velcro picture hanging strips and a pack of round magnets. I have to say I am pretty impressed with myself because it only cost me about ten bucks! So here is the DIY and final product of the project.

Items Needed: 

  • Metal plate in any color from Joann's Fabric (it is used for organization) $5.99 after coupon
  • A package of magnets (however many you need) 
  • Glue gun 
  • Glue for glue gun 
  • 3M hanging strips   


    Wire metal magnetic basket for tubed make up, brushes, and tools

 How To: 

1. Take your make up and attach a magnet or two depending upon size using your glue gun.  Best part of this is once you have used up your make up you can just peel it off and reattach it to your new one.  

 Yes I do not have much make up :( I don't really do much with my make up on a daily basis and even when I go out I only spend and extra like five minutes. 

2. Take your 3M hanging strips and place them on the back of the metal plate.  



3. Hang your metal plate up 


4. Place your make up on the metal plate and admire your handy work.   


 Use a magnetic basket to hold all your tools and things you don't want to add magnets too!

You can use a small magnet to hold your tweezers because the magnet attaches to the plate and then will hold your metal tweezers in place!

So as I promised a CHEAP and EASY magnetic make up holder.   Hope you love yours as much I love mine.  Please feel free to pin to pinterest and don't forget to favorite my blog to stay up to date on all my projects :) 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY Jewelry Holder

This is an easy and simple DIY project that makes organizing your jewelry easy and fun to look at! All you need to do is run out to your local Hobby Lobby or craft store and you can get all you need right there.  

Items needed: 

1 - board from the craft wood section the one I used was roughly 6"X36" (I had my dad cut mine down once I got home but I wish I had left it its original length) 

1- one package of wood clothes pin 

Glue Gun 

Glue for Glue Gun 




How To: 

1. The first step is optional which is to paint or stain the board and the clothes pins you are going to use.  I pulled apart my clothes pins to stain them....BAD BAD IDEA!!! I nearly broke every single one of my nails trying to put them back together.  So I suggest that you keep them together and just stain or paint them like that.  Trust me it will be worth it in the long run. 

2. Now if you chose not to paint or stain your boards or clothes pins you can join in on this lovely DIY right now.  This step is so complicated you just won't be able to do it...ok I kid its so easy that even the kids I babysit could probably do it if I wasn't a perfectionist and it wasn't a glue gun we are using.  Take your glue gun and run a bead of glue down one part of the clothes pin then glue it to the board.  Be careful not to use too much or it will show once you place it on the board.  Repeat this step till all the desired clothes pin are attached to the board. 

3. Once you have have allowed them to dry ohhhh about 2 minutes you can then decide how you want to put it up on the wall.  I am a HUGE fan of 3m command strips and hooks.  I have used MANY, MANY of their products over the years because I am a renter and they are simple and easy to use and really do work! I used three 3M Command Velcro Strips to attach to my wall and waited the time they suggest before hanging up it up and hanging my jewelry up as well.  


4. Admire your handy work and send the pictures to all your friends...oh wait that's me hahaha 


Now my mom loved mine so much I have to make her one but she isn't going to use it for jewelry but to hang her scarves, leggins, and cami's instead.  I am going to make myself a few more as well for the same things at my apartment. 

So just in case you didn't get to see it enough the first time here it is again :) 

So there you go, simple and easy.