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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Winners and Losers

Want to know how to make candied citrus slices? Well, you are in the wrong place! I made them, but I sure did not like them. I burnt the first batch and the second batch took 2 days to dry and then they tasted mostly of bitter pith. But here is a picture taken during the failed process anyway:

 On to the DIY Win! Have you ever looked at the box that was holding your crock pot when you bought it and thought, I could turn this into a jewelry holder? Well I did. Who knows why, but I did. The following project makes two jewelry holders.

So you will need to cut out the sides of your box and paint them. I used acrylic paint that I already had on hand.  Like so:

Then take the Styrofoam pieces (see below) that were used to keep your crock pot all safe and sound in the box and spray paint them gold (or whatever color you choose). Again, I already had a pretty Krylon metallic gold spray paint on hand. Although I also like Rust-oleum's metallic spray paint a lot too. 

When all 4 pieces are dry, glue one of Styrofoam pieces to one of the cardboard pieces. I used super glue. Note: The flattest side of the Styrofoam is the side that should be facing out. So that the end result will have sort of a picture frame effect.  

Make sure you hold the two pieces together firmly while the glue dries. Once you can tell that the each of your new jewelry holders are securely adhered, you can them hang them on the wall using 3M Command strips.  Those things are awesome!

Then you can stick tacks into the Styrofoam to hold necklaces and bracelets. Earrings can be stuck directly into the Styrofoam. Convenient! And pretty! 

Total cost of this project: $0. 00
I had every single thing already on hand. You can't beat that price. 

Obviously, I am no expert at writing DIYs. If you have any questions about this project, leave it in the comments or email me and I will do my best to answer them.