Whenever I watch people make homemade guacamole, I love watching the part when they scoop out the avocado out of the halved skin. (…Which reminds me! I have leftover guacamole from Chipotle in the fridge that must be eaten. Score!) I look at that empty skin and think, “that look like it would make an excellent jewelry dish.” And then I had the idea to make this cutie!
Here’s to avocados! The ones that got ripe then went bad in one day (so it seems), the ones that are put on toast, and the ones get turned into that delicious guac (that costs extra, of course).
And for the first time ever, I’m doing a giveaway of this craft I made! Enter to win this exact avocado jewelry dish below!
DIY Clay Avocado Jewelry Dish
Round, plastic bowl
Start off by rolling out some clay. You can use either a rolling pin, or a glass from the kitchen cupboard.
Use the knife to cut out the avocado shape. Dab your finger in water, and run your finger on the cut sides to smooth out the edges. Set this aside.
Get more clay, and roll it into a ball. Make it a size compatible with your avocado part that you just cut out. Think, “avocado pit!”
Use the kitchen knife to score (or, make small cuts on) the bottom of the ball/pit, then stick it on the avocado shape-clay piece.
Carefully transfer your piece to a plastic bowl to let it dry for 24 hours. (This is how the clay will get the round, dish shape!)
After 24 hours of drying, carefully remove your clay piece from the bowl.
Get out your paints, and paint the base bright green. Let it dry.
Then paint the pit brown. Let it dry.
Finally, use a darker green to paint the darker green ring. Let it dry.
Drop your jewelry, your car keys, your loose change, etc. in the dish!
I was given free product from Oriental Trading in return for this blog post.This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of product charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Sometimes thumb drives are just ugly, and sometimes the cute ones are expensive, or aren’t exactly your taste. So when I saw these cute, toy donut trucks on Oriental Trading, I freaked out! I knew that one of those lucky trucks’ destiny was to be turned into a thumb drive!
My favorite part of using my new thumb drive is backing up the truck into the USB port. Tee hee!!!!! It’s like, “donut delivery!” Hahahahah!
DIY Toy Donut Truck Thumb Drive
Plastic, toy donut truck OR other plastic, toy car/truck
Start by approximating where you’re going to insert the body of the thumb drive. Hold it on it’s tail end where you’ll drill a few holes, and, using the Sharpie, trace around the thumb drive’s circumference.
Next, carefully drill two holes inside the circle/rectangle/oval/etc. you just drew.
Use your sturdy scissors to carefully snip off any remaining plastic.
If you’re able to, remove the bottom of the toy truck/car. Now insert the thumb drive into the hole you’ve created. *NOTE: It should fit snug.*
NOTE: Make sure the thumb drive is facing the right direction, so that when you go to plug in your new thumb drive, you won’t have to flip the toy truck upside down!
If you were able to take off the bottom of the truck, squirt a thin line of super glue on the inside of the truck/car where the thumb drive meets top of the hole you made.
If you’re not able to take off the bottom of the truck, squirt a thin line of super glue on the outside of the truck where the thumb drive meets the top of the hole you made.
Let the glue dry over night, or for however long the glue’s directions specify.
If you removed the bottom of the truck, attach the bottom of the truck again, and…
First of all, I must wish you all a Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! (It’s 3 days away! *insert shocked emoji face*)
Second of all, I must inform you all that I’ve become a huge Bieber fan! And this DIY now probably officially makes me a “Belieber.”
I remember thinking to myself back in the “Baby, baby, baby OHHHH” days, “I don’t like this song, but I’m a big enough person to admit that this guy has a great voice, and he’s gonna grow up to probably still have a great voice. So who am I to rule him out of my music taste so hastily?” Good thing I didn’t! Cuz his album, “Purpose” is my go-to, doing-the-dishes music! And driving music.
Third of all, I must apologize to you all if this DIY is a little more risque than all my previous DIYs. But hey! It’s Valentine’s Day!!!
Make these Justin Bieber heart balloons for your fellow Belieber and I bet they’ll love you forever.
Heart mylar balloons
Large black + white photos of Justin Bieber (or any other heart throb you’re currently into)
Do a little searching on the web for 3-5 photos of Justin Bieber. If you find a photo you love that is in color, I’ll show you how to turn it into black and white! HOW TO MAKE PHOTOS BLACK & WHITE: (1) Save your high-res photo to your computer. (2) Go to pixlr.com/editor, and open your photo. (3) Click on Adjustment > Desaturate. Voila! Your photo is black and white! (4) Save your photo.
Cut out your images.
Apply glue to the back, then stick your image onto the heart balloon. Smooth out any creases or bubbles
Are you a Belieber?? What is your favorite song? Let me know in the comments below!
Hosting a Valentine’s Day party soon? Need a backdrop? Well don’t worry, you can make one that’s cute, unique, and cheap. All you need is a few dozen plates from the dollar store!
4 different patterns/colors of plates
Hot glue + hot glue gun
Pattern plates A and B like A-B-A-B-A-B-A-B etc. Tape them together at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
Pattern plates C and D like C-D-C-D-C-D-C-D etc. Tape them together at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
Do the same patterns for 7-10 rows.
Apply hot glue on the bottoms of C-D-C-D plates in the same design that “GLUE” is spelled out in the picture above. Then gently press down a row of A-B-A-B plates on top of the hot glue. Let the glue cool.
Do the same process until you’ve glued down all rows of plates. Let the glue cool.
To hang up your Moroccan plates backdrop, use pieces of packing tape to stick to the top row of plates, then stick it to a wall.
You love your Valentine. That’s why you want to get them literally almost anything- and everything-Valentine’s-Day-themed. Roses, candy, flowers, and of course the frilly, traditional Valentines. But that would be too much, right? WRONG!
This Valentine’s Day season, and especially with this DIY, MORE IS MORE! And it. Is. Awesome.
Start by cutting a large heart out of the poster board.
Cut off the edges of the paper doilies, and tape them on the edge of the heart. Once you’ve gone all the way around the edge of the heart, flip the heart over.
Start decorating the front first by using the large alphabet stickers to write your love note.
Ideas: LUV U, LUV BUG, U R CUTE, BE MINE
Decorate the front of the heart with anything your heart (your real one, ha!) desires! The more the better. Remember: more is more!
To glue on faux flowers, cut off the fake bloom, estimate where you want to put it, then use a pen to poke a small hole in the poster board. Add hot glue to the back of the fake flower, stick the little bit of stem in the hole you poked, and hold the flower in place until the glue cools.
Don’t forget to print off your free printable manila tag to write a longer note to your Valentine! Cut it out, punch a hole in it, and attach some bakers twine to the hole. Use a dab of hot glue to attach the tag to the very center of your ultimate Valentine.
I was given free product from FTD Flowers with nothing in return. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I hated going to the dentist office when I was young, but I did look forward with great excitement to picking out my “thank-you-for-not-biting-my-finger” prize I got at the end. And I would get sticker earrings every time! Unfortunately, I think that was the only place I ever got these stick on earrings, so even now as an adult I’m excited by them!
And they’ve made a comeback, heck yes!! Except now I don’t need to wear sticker earrings because I grew up and got my ears pierced! So I’ve made these DIY sticker gem earrings that are more suitable for me now in my mid-twenties!
DIY Sticker Gem Earrings
Pack of sticker gem earrings
felt in your color choice
jewelry glue OR super glue
If you’re like me, you like to need to know what design you’re gonna make, so draw out a rough sketch of what you’d like your earrings to look like.
Put dabs of hot glue on the back of the earring, then stick it on the felt.
Finish your design in the same manner.
Cut out your design, leaving however much felt showing that you like.
Use jewelry glue to glue on the earring stud on the back, placed where you want it (I put my earring stud near the tops).
Let the glue dry overnight or according to the glue’s instructions.
Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the studs and the earring back before you wear your earrings to clean off any glue residue that might be left over from gluing.