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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!
Okay, so maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing. And maybe hating Valentine’s Day is your cup of tea! Because I mean, who needs an actual Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day, anyway?! Celebrate with your gal pals! Celebrate Galentine’s Day!
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope
Speaking of Leslie Knope, let me introduce to you this Valentine’s Galentine’s Day season’s free printable! (Here’s something I made last year for Dawn Nicole Designs.)
Girl boss Galentine’s Day card printables!!
These two ladies are some of my favorite, quirky girl bosses. We’ve got Leslie Knope, and we’ve got Jen Gotch! (And the whole Tate’s chocolate chip cookies? Follow Jen on Snapchat or Instagram stories and you’ll soon find out the inside joke.)
Click here to download your Galentine’s Day girl boss card printables!
Happy printing, and Happy Galentine’s Day!
PS I made these cards for a Valentine swap I was apart of along with a handful of other grade-A blogging ladies! To see everyone else’s Valentines, visit the following links: