This blog post is sponsored by Pocky. I was compensated for my work here. All opinions are my own.
DIY Pocky Piggy Bank
I’m SUPER excited to announce my partnership with Pocky! I’ve DREAMED of working with them for almost a year(!!), so when they asked to collaborate, I was over the moon! Of course I said yes!
So lately (apparently) I’ve been really into piggy banks, and this is quite possibly the best piggy bank I’ve made yet! (At least it’s my favorite one.) Follow along with the how-to to make your own Pocky piggy bank, and buy yourself a box or 2 (or 3 or 4) of Pocky and share with a friend!
Using the largest drill bit you have, drill a large hole on the bottom of the wooden box. The hole needs to be big enough to empty out the piggy bank.
Using a small drill bit, drill a oblong hole in the top of the wooden box. This needs to be large and wide enough to fit coins in (this is the hole where you’ll be putting your loose change!).
Remove all hardware (the clasp and hinges) from the wooden box, and throw them away (you won’t need them).
Use hot glue to stick the two pieces of the wooden box together. Let the glue cool.
Paint 1-2 coats of pale pink acrylic paint all over the box EXCEPT the bottom. Let the paint dry.
On a piece of white card stock or copier paper, paint the strawberry Pocky sticks that are on the front of a strawberry Pocky box. Let your art dry.
Use scissors and/or an Xacto knife to cut out the Pocky sticks you painted.
Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of it, and press it onto the front of the piggy bank.
To get the “Pocky” letters and the strawberries, print off the printable above, and cut them out using scissors and/or an Xacto knife.
Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of the letters and strawberries, and press them onto the front of the piggy bank.
To close up the hole in the bottom of the piggy bank, the simplest way to close it up is to just put a big piece of duck tape over it! (Hahaha!) Whenever you need to empty out the bank, remove the piece of duck tape, then apply a new piece when you’re ready to close up the bank again!
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!