Craft #3: Tribute to Home
I only have 2 months left before school starts, and I wanted to make something to remember my hometown by when I move into my new apartment. I saw this cute project on Pinterest the other day, and decided to give it a try. It took me about 3 days to complete, but it was totally worth it!
Instead of making the plaque like the OP did, I just bought a precut one from Michael’s for about $9. I used a thicker crochet string and put in the nails first before painting—personal choice. I noticed that you didn’t need to wrap the string very tightly, since the tension started to bend the nails lining the heart. So learn from my mistake, and you can avoid warping the hammer job you worked so hard on :P
Craft attempt numero dos:
If you live in a dorm like I have, you’re probably tired of the dull and boring walls you’ve been given but are forbidden to paint! You can add some color and brighten up your room with a quick and easy paint chip mosaic:
Just collect about a hundred or so paint samplers from Lowe’s or Home Depot, cut them into identical squares, arrange the colors to your liking, and then glue them onto a poster board. Frame your masterpiece in a simple frame (I got mine from Target for $13), and you got yourself a pretty splash of color.
Pro tip: When you’re done with gluing everything on, flip the poster board over and iron on low heat to smooth out the wrinkles in your work of art. I skipped this step… oops!
Craft attempt #1:
So for my first post, I decided to start with this super simple and super cute Mod Podge coaster DIY. I got some ceramic tiles from Lowe’s (only 69 cents each!) and just layered on a thin coat of Mod Podge (Walmart) before adding a square cut out of scrapbook paper on top. Then I brushed on 3 more coats of Mod Podge, letting each layer dry before adding the next, and finished off with a water-resistant acrylic spray. I also superglued felt squares to the bottom of the tiles to cover up the harsh texture underneath.
This is definitely the most cost-saving and unique way to go if you need a housewarming or birthday gift idea! Let me know what you think :)