Happy National Ice Cream Day! (FYI it’s every year on the third Sunday in July — just in case you missed this year, now you know to celebrate next year!)
I’ve come up with 2 ice cream-themed DIYs that are super cute and suuuuper easy! (The easier the better, right?)
DIY Ice Cream Earrings
Wooden ice cream cone die-cuts – 2
Drill + small drill bit
Earring posts -2
Jump rings – 4
Start by drilling one small hole at the top of the ice cream cone die cut. Repeat this on the second one.
Use pliers to loop one jump ring into the hole you just drilled, and clamp it shut. Apply the second jump ring onto the last one, but don’t clamp it shut just yet.
Do this process to your second ice cream cone die cut.
Loop the earring post into the second jump ring, then clamp it shut.
Do this process to the second ice cream cone die cut.
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.
DIY Lucky Charms Baggies
Nothing better on St. Patrick’s Day than the marshmallows from Lucky Charms! (If only the cereal was only marshmallows, am I right?) And what better way to celebrate St. Patty’s than to give a baggie of just the Lucky Charms mallows!
Cinch-tie canvas bags
Acrylic paint + brushes
Paint first the pink arch of the Lucky Charms rainbow marshmallow. Let it dry.
Paint second the yellow arch, followed by the blue arch. Let them dry.
Using white paint, paint the sparkles. Let it dry. That’s it!
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!