Sunday, January 8, 2012

DIY Record Bowl

An old record
Oven (220 degrees F)
Oven safe bowl

Find an oven safe bowl that is about the dimensions you'd like your bowl to come out. When the oven is heated, place the record, on top of the bowl (inverted!), into the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until it's 'melted'. Remove bowl and record from oven, but be careful, the plastic is hot! Using hot pads, remove the flimsy melty record, flip it, and place INSIDE the bowl to cool, this will tighten up the sides and give it a form to cool to. Good luck! Here's mine...

Decorate Your Headphones DIY

 pic via etsy

Sweeeeeet Headphones, Bro

What you need:
embroidery thread

All you are doing is basically making a knot over and over to cover the cable. If you've ever made friendship bracelets with thread like this before, then you'll pick this up quick.

I can't explain it better than Melissa, so check the tutorial out here:
Her blog is awesome, so follow her!!!

+ I'm working on doing this to my IPhone cable too!

Another cool idea is to bead your heaphones. How, you ask? One of my friends used what I can only describe as "holed plastic cylinder beads" (thanks ehow), cut a slit down the side of each bead and popped them onto the headphone cable. Easy, time consuming, totally awesome. Check out my friend's  how-to here:

color beads image by jonnysek from

Glitter Pill Box DIY

I pop ibuprofen like it's nobodys business. Frequent headaches and stress results in me always having a bottle in my backpack. The downside to this is the inevitable sound of a hundred pills shaking in their container everytime I move. This makes me feel (and sound) like a drug dealer/ advil addict. Sooo, here's my fix! :) Enter "pill box". Apparently people actually use these, though I'd never heard of them before. I made my own out of an Altoids Smalls tin.

Mod Podge
Plain paper
Small container (pill box)
Sray adhesive (optional)

First, I took my paper and folded it in half to create a crease. This acts as my glitter catcher so that I dont waste any!

Next, use your Mod Podge or Spray Adhesive to cover a section of your pill box. Shake on glitter, over your glitter catcher. Let dry, then repeat as you'd like. (I did at least two coats of glue and glitter for my box.) Top it all off with a final layer of Mod Podge so that you wont have glitter brushing off later. Mod Podge can be decieving in that it may dry "tacky", but give it a few days and it usually hardens/drys completely. If you still have a problem with tackiness, Mod Podge sells a "Clear Acrylic Sealer" that you can spray over Mod Podge to eliminate this.

Don't forget to clean your brush, or Mod Podge will ruin it. :)

Have fun and glitter on!!