DIY Hair Accessories

I am going to be honest… this is not the project I had originally planned for my MakeSomethingMondays craft. I was going to make something else but it didn’t work the way I wanted it to 😦  I won’t go into detail though because I plan to try it again. Anyway, I suppose I work well under pressure because these are pretty cute! I was proud of myself for improvising.

My cousin’s bridal shower was this weekend and the accessory I used for my hair accessory was from her shower. I am not sure exactly what the sunflowers were attached to but it was something that ended up in my purse. Thank you Becca for using these in your shower ;-).

You are 2 steps away from cute barrettes!

Things You Will Need:
Accessory of some sort
Hot melt glue
Bobby Pins

*yes, this is ALL you will need.

Step 1:

Apply an ample amount of hot melt glue to your bobby pin.

Step 2:

Press your accessory into to the glue. (Make sure it is centered.)  Hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it will stay where you want it.

Look how cute! If I wore yellow a lot I would wear these every day! So cute!

I think I’ve developed a small obsession. I’m going to make more!

DIY Rock Coaster

This is probably the easiest, fastest DIY project I’ve completed thus far. These are an easy way to add a natural element to your home. I chose to make coasters specifically for my coffee/tea cups so mine are a bit smaller; however, size can be changed to accommodate tea pots, coffee pots, etc. Keep in the mind that the glue will melt if it gets too hot.

Things You Will Need:

Felt

Pebbles (Walmart in the candle section)

Hot melt glue

Step 1:

Cut your felt in a circular shape (it doesn’t have to be perfect). I measured mine to be slightly larger than the base of a standard coffee mug.

Step 2:

Arrange your pebbles on the felt until you are comfortable with the layout. Try to use flat rocks for the best results. This may also be a good time to test whether or not a cup will balance on the rocks you’ve chosen.

Step 3:

Hot melt glue your rocks to the felt.

Voila! You have a coaster.

Easy DIY Bookmarks!

I love to read and I do it frequently. You can only imagine how many bookmarks I have gone through in my life. The paper ones tear, the metal ones discolor the pages, the wooden ones break… I had to come up with a better idea because these are just not working out for me.  So, I’ve seen people make magnets using this same technique and I decided I could use it to make bookmarks.  It is super easy and only takes a few minutes (excluding the time you are waiting for the glue to dry.)

 

 

 

 

Things You Will Need:

A pattern or design: I made mine with Photoshop but you can search the internet to find some cute ones to print out. I’ve also seen people use scrapbook paper.

Scissors

Glass tiles: I found mine on Amazon but I am sure you could find them at a craft store. You can get whatever shape you prefer.

Large paper clips: You can find these at any store that sells office supplies.

Diamond Glaze (water-based, dimensional adhesive): Again, I found this on Amazon but I’m sure your local craft store will carries it. By the way, I have also seen people use Mod Podge for this technique but I haven’t tried it yet.

Hot melt glue (optional): I used this to glue on the paper clip but I’m sure you could use the Diamond Glaze if you had a prop.

 

 

Step 1:

First, you are going to need a pattern or design. Cut out the design. Make your edges are neatly trimmed and that it does not extend the edges of your glass tile.

 

Step 2:

This is the hardest step but it is not difficult. Flip your tile over so that the round side is on the flat surface. Add a small dot of glue on the back side of the tile and press the design against the back. Make sure the glue makes its way to the edges.  Then, add a thick amount of glue on the back of the design like in the picture above. Make sure you cover the entire surface so that the design does not lift.

 

Step 3:

Wait for the glue on the back of the tile to dry. This can take anywhere from thirty minutes to a few hours depending on the glue you’ve chosen. Mine took about 30 minutes. At this point you can use a prop and lay the large paper clip in the glue and wait or you can wait until the next step to glue on the paper clip.

 

Step 4:

At this point you glue should be dry. When you flip over the tile it should look something like this. If the design exceeds the edges of the tile this is the point where you will want to cut around it and clean up the appearance.

 

Step 5:

If you haven’t added the paper clip already we will do that here. Get some hot melt glue and adhere the two together. At this point, I am regretting not adding the paper clip in the last step because the hot melt glue is looking pretty messy. Note to self.

 

The finished product looks cute and functions the way I want it to.

 

I really enjoyed making these and the results make me happy as well. The one on the far left is my favorite!  I am sure you will see plenty more of my crafts using this technique. If you decide to make any of these I would love to see them! Please tag me if you post them.