If you are looking for some serious DIY inspo, Crafty Chica has all the inspo you will ever need. The mother and serious DIY enthusiast has a way of creating incredible pieces of art from some common products. Here are a few of her creations that will make you want to grab your glue gun and lock yourself in your room.
1. Upcycle your old stiletto into a tequila shot holder.
Turn a stiletto into a tequila shot holder! I made this for the #ChingonaSoles art auction at @tmc_az this Friday! I have the tutorial on my blog on how to make a cardboard tier to told the mini bottle and shot glass. You can also use it to hold jewelry, small items, even battery-operated tealights! #Phoenix #stiletto #craftychica #tequila
It is amazing what you can do with a little bit of hot glue, some lace, and an old shoe.
2. Make some resin glitter pendants for you and your friends.
Today #ontheblog I have a video demo to make resin pieces from silicone ice cube trays. I LOVE this shape because it represents STRENGTH & I filled w/glitter as a reminder that you can be strong and confident, all while shining your light too! SPREAD THE SPARKLE! #resin #glitter #iceresin #craftychica @iceresin
There are so many silicone ice cube trays out there with all kinds of different patterns and those are perfect for this little pendants. Not to mention that they can make for adorable necklaces for you and the bestie.
3. You can turn your old El Pato cans into bracelets.
This is a little time and equipment intensive but the result is so worth it. And, no, you don’t have to use just El Pato cans. You can do this with all of your favorite canned food brands because freedom of choice.
4. Give your hairstyle an extra level of fierce with these beaded bobby pins.
Plain bobby pins are so 2015, apparently. Elevate them to your inner diva level by adding your favorite little charms and a few beads to make them original. Just make sure you treat them better than the thousands you have lost before them.
5. Waterless snowglobes are the no mess, no fuss way to get ready for the holidays.
It’s just a few easy steps to create something that you can use in your own home to get the spirit going. Not to mention that you can make a few of these and give them out as gifts to all of your friends and family since we all know the homemade gifts are the best, right?
6. For the more artsy people, why not give this window mural a shot?
@RasPatrick painted a #DiaDeLosMuertos mural on our porch window, it came out so beautiful! TUTORIAL on my blog today!Inspired by the wonderful new young adult novel, GHOSTS, that celebrates Dia de Los Muertos in a beautiful way! #RainaGhosts #ad #RainaTelgemeier #GoRaina #youngadultbooks #ghostsbook @goraina
If you or someone you know is into the whole art scene, why not use those skills to make your house pop? You can do whatever mural you want, obviously. Just using some basic, easily washed away paint, and with some patience, you can give your spot a totally different and exciting feel. Just make sure you wash your window really good first or it will all be for nothing.
7. Make your bestie’s next birthday just as extra as they are and get started on this crazy cake.
This one is pretty simple to accomplish. All you need is a cake of your choosing then just pile on all of your favorite desserts and treats on top. You only get to celebrate your birthday once a year so why not really make it something to remember with pan dulces, candies, and treats your heart desires.
8. Painted mugs make a great gift for the serious coffee drinkers in your life.
If you don’t have easy access to a kiln, don’t fret. Crafty Chica has a perfect tutorial and supply list for mugs you can paint and then pop in the oven to complete the process. That’s right. No need to find a kiln in your neighborhood or pay too much at one of those ceramic painting stores out there.
9. Painted leather bracelets will make you pop over the summer with some fun colors.
I came across a huge bag of "magic braid" leather bracelets at the craft store and painted them up! I actually like them without the braiding. Regardless, they are so bright and cheery & you could even use school colors and sell them, or give them out as party favors too! Make and trade? #OnTheBlog #magicbraid #leathercraft #diybracelet
You know those leather bracelets that look like they are three smaller bracelets? Well, with a little bit of paint, you can make some seriously awesome stuff for you and your squad. If you want to learn how to braid these things, don’t worry. There’s a video for that. It isn’t easy but it looks pretty cool.