Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY RIBBON STORAGE: FOAM BOBBINS

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Hey, y'all! Don't you just love ribbon? So do we! And we love it even more now that we have a more efficient way to store and organize our ribbon!



We used to keep ribbons on their original bobbins and store them in a Sterilite box. But, it took up a lot of room, and we wanted something that allowed us to store more ribbon in a smaller space, and not make us want to pull our hair out  time we tried to squeeze it back into the container after using it (UGH!).... So, we got a 2 mm 12'' x  18'' foam sheet and cut our very own bobbins! (If you want to be super precise, you can use an Exacto-knife and a cutting mat with a grid to get the "slots" for the ribbon the exactly perfect size--that's what Kaitlyn did for all of hers, and that worked a little better than my winging it!) This way, we can customize the bobbins for the different widths of ribbon, and the foam sheets come in lots of fun colors. 



What used to be in two and a half Sterilite boxes now all fits in one, thanks to these space-saving foam bobbins! How cool is that?! (Although, now we prefer cute baskets over Sterilite drawers, just because the baskets are so dang cute!!) Now it is way easier to take ribbon in and out (because the bobbins are flexible!), and we can fit so much more into one spot, and it just doesn't get much better than that!


Do you have other ideas for storing ribbon? Let us know by leaving a comment below! Thanks for reading! 

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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**Materials:
2 mm 12'' x 18''--Hobby Lobby, 89 cents 
Basket--Dollar Tree, $1 

Friday, March 15, 2013

TUTU CAN: GIRLY PENCIL HOLDER

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Our dad is constantly losing pencils when he works in the garage, so we decided to make him a very girly pencil holder (because we're funny like that) and fill it up with 12 four-packs of pencils. We thought it turned out OH, SO ADORABLE and we just had to share it! Check it out!
 How cute is that?! Have you ever seen a more precious pencil holder? Of course you haven't, because there has never been a prettier pencil holder in the history of pencil holders!! But anyway, let's get on with how we made it!

 For this project, we used a soup can that we already had on hand, and a hot glue gun we've had for a long time, as well as some rubber bands, 6'' tulle, Mod Podge, flower gemstones, sequin ribbon, and sparkly pink paper. We got some really fun materials that we have leftovers of, and everything was purchased at discounted prices! Yay for Hobby Lobby coupons and sales!

Basically, we cut the paper to size and used Mod Podge to stick it to the can. We wrapped a rubber band around the can, trimmed the tulle into little strips, and stuck the strips through the rubber band. We hot glued the sequins above the tulle. Then we just glued on the flowers, and popped in the pencils! It was pretty simple, quick, cheap, and obviously SUPER CUTE!
We hope this sparks some fun ideas, because we sure had a lot of fun putting this girly can together (and our dad just LOVES the girly aspect of it, especially for garage, *wink, wink*)! What are a few of your favorite girly things to add to projects? Personally, I love sequins!

Thanks for reading, and have a FABULOUS day! 

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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**Materials:
Pencil 12-packs--Dollar Tree, $1
Mod Podge--Hobby Lobby, $3.59 with 40% off coupon
Tulle--Hobby Lobby, $2.50 at 50% off

Sparkly paper--Hobbyy Lobby, $1
*Already had other materials, but they are also available at Hobby Lobby for VERY affordable prices

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A "ONCE UPON A TIME" THEMED PARTY, POST 4: REFRESHMENTS

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This is our fourth and final post about the "Once Upon a Time" surprise party we threw for our fifteen-year-old sister and her friends! And it's all about the food we served! Basically, we served pizza and apples for dinner (because the apples are so fitting with the whole Snow White thing), and you can see the other treats in the pictures below. We just made some treats and some "treat tags" to tie them in with the party's theme. 


BLUE FAIRY WANDS!!

Here we have some pretzels (sticks, not twists) with the tips dipped in white chocolate and topped with blue sprinkles, reminiscent of the infamous blue fairy in Once Upon a Time




PRINCESS SNACKS!!

And here are some rice crispy treats which were cut into different "princess-esque" shapes (like hearts and high heels, AKA glass slippers), then dipped them partially in white chocolate (some colored PINK!!) and topped with heart-shaped sprinkles. It's a great way to tie in the princess population of Once Upon a Time.
 

QUEEN OF HEARTS MARSHMALLOWS!!

This is obviously a fun way to tie in the Queen of Hearts. Just top off the marshmallows with some white chocolate and heart-shaped sprinkles. Super simple, right?!



LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD COOKIES!!

An ode to Once Upon a Time's Ruby, red cookies! Just take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and add some (or A LOT) of red food coloring! The recipe we used is half chocolate chip/half sugar cookie, but you can use whatever you recipe you like. 
 

POISONED APPLE JUICE!!

The evil queen spiked the apple juice--or just slapped "poisoned" on the tag and did nothing else.... 

POISONED APPLE POTION!!

Mix some of that poisoned apple juice with Sprite or Fresca, and you have Poisoned Apple Potion! Yum!


And that is it for our "Once Upon a Time" party finale! Let us know if you have any fun ideas for refreshments. Thanks for reading, and have a great day--or better yet, have a sweet treat!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

JEWELRY STORAGE ON DISPLAY

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Hey, everyone! We are SO excited to show you some storage solutions for your jewelry. We have some great ideas to share that are fantastic for keeping everything organized--but, as an added bonus, they are PRETTY, so the storage doubles as decor! Does it get any better than that?! We are most excited about the jewelry boards we recently made, which are hanging happily on our bedroom walls. We got the jewelry board idea from BrightNest (link below, check it out!), and we just added to it and made it our own! It was so fun, and we love the way our boards turned out! Take a look!

JEWELRY BOARDS!!

So, this one is mine. Our dad made the frame, and cut the peg board down to size. It started out about 5' x 4'' and then he cut it down to about 18'' x 24'' for each of us. I turned the peg board purple with the Krylon Mambo Pink Gloss Finish Spray Paint. After using the Krylon White Satin Finish Spray Paint on the frame, I painted on some black zebra stripes with the Delta Acrylic Paint in "Black" and a fairly small paint brush. I did not use a template or anything, I just glanced at a zebra striped blanket I have for reference. 


Then, I added cute zebra print gemstones in hot pink! And of course, I added some knobs that we found at Hobby Lobby, and at Smiths, which I spray painted light pink with the Kyrlon Ballet Slipper Spray Paint.




In case you could not tell, I happen  to LOVE zebra print! The board has kind of a fun feel, and I really enjoy it. This is perfect for storing necklaces (and Kaitlyn put bracelets on hers too!).




Kaitlyn's frame and pegboard were also made and cut by our dad. She used the Krylon Rich Plum Gloss Finish Spray Paint to paint the frame, and the Krylon Light Ivory Satin Finish Spray Paint to paint the pegboard. She used swirly stamps (which we got from Hobby Lobby a long time ago, and we use A LOT) to add that pattern along the frame, and she added some adhesive pearls. Her knobs are also from Hobby Lobby (for basically the same prices as mine). She used some Krylon Spray Paint in several "antique-ish metal" colors to paint the knobs. 


Kailtyn's turned out beautiful! It looks so classy, and I love that it has a little bit of an antique-ish, timeless feel to it. The materials used are super similar to the ones I used for mine, yet it has a totally different look, and I think that is super cool! (Of course, it's not quite as fabulous as mine, but it's close...)




Before we wrap up this post..... THANK YOU, DAD!!! We are so grateful for your help on the jewelry boards! We love you and your unmatchable garage skills!

Thanks so much for reading! We hope this sparks a few ideas to help you better store and organize the jewelry you have in your own collection, and add some PIZZAZZ in the decor department! 

Please tell us your favorite way to organize/display your jewelry! Do you use a jewelry box, tree, or what? Do you want to try out the board thing, or something else? And, by the way, does anyone know where to find more knobs for super cheap? We pretty much cleaned out Hobby Lobby's clearance knobs, and we want some more for under a dollar, if possible.... Any ideas? Don't hesitate to drop us a comment below! Thanks!

Don't forget to put on your favorite necklace or earrings, and have a great day! :)

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami 

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**Materials!!
Pegboard--Home Depot, $6
Krylon Spray Paint--Hobby Lobby, $3.59 with 40% off coupon
Delta Paint--Hobby Lobby, $1.37
Zebra gemstones--Hobby Lobby, set of 22 for $2.99
Door knobs: Hobby Lobby, 39 cents on clearance, or $2 at 50% off
Bottlecaps: Hobby Lobby, set of 12 for $2.96 at 50% off
Adhesive pearls: Joanne's, $1
11 x 14 canvas: Hobby Lobby, pack of 2 for $5.99
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, $1-$2 at 50% off
Flowers: Dollar Tree, $1
Jewelry Tree: eBay, $15
Tray: Dollar Tree, $1
Shoe ring holder: Ross, $2.99
Bowl: Dollar Tree, $1

**Links!!
Bright Nest: https://brightnest.com/posts/learn-how-to-make-a-diy-driftwood-jewelry-organizer/ 
OUAT post 2 (for plate decorating!): http://hotglueandsparkle.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-once-upon-time-themed-party-post-2.html