DIY Ice Cream Magnets

DIY Ice Cream Magnets DIY Ice Cream Magnets Hi guys! This is Marianela from Love Vividly. I’m so excited to share this fun DIY project with you all! Who here loves ice cream?! I’m all about ice cream every day of my life. I may or may not be lactose intolerant, but I don’t let that stop me from eating one of my favorite desserts! When Holly asked me to share a DIY I had a couple of ideas in mind, but this one was by far one of my faves! Plus, now I get to cover my fridge with these adorable little ice cream bars! So get ready, because it’s actually pretty simple to make and you’ll be impressed with how it turns out (I know I was!).

DIY Ice Cream MagnetsSupplies needed:

  • Air clay
  • Needle tool
  • Wood modeling tool
  • Acrylic paints (colors of choice)
  • Paint brushes
  • Glass seed beads
  • Mini popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ceramic disc magnets (found mine at Home Depot)

DIY Ice Cream Magnets DIY Ice Cream MagnetsDIY Ice Cream MagnetsDIY Ice Cream MagnetsDIY Ice Cream MagnetsHow to make your ice cream magnets:

Step 1: Using your tools, mold the clay into the shape of an ice cream bar.

Step 2: Break or cut the mini Popsicle stick(s) in half and place onto the back of the ice cream bar from step 1. Using excess clay, place the clay over the ice cream bar on top of the Popsicle stick. By doing so, this will ensure the Popsicle stick is secure to your clay.

Step 3: Let dry for 24 hours; the time may vary depending on how thick your clay is.

Step 4: Paint your ice cream bars using colors of your choice. Let dry.

Step 5: Using a different color (I chose white), paint the top half of your ice cream and give it a “dip effect” Let dry.

Step 6: Put glue onto the painted “dip effect” part from step 4 of your ice cream bar, and dip into a pile of glass seed beads. Let dry.

Step 7: Using a hot glue gun, glue a magnet onto the back of the ice cream bar, and let dry once again.

Step 8: Once everything is fully dry, your ice cream magnets are all set and ready for use!

DIY Ice Cream MagnetsI’m so happy with how these magnets turned out! They’re looking super cute on our fridge right now! Not only will these magnets spruce up your fridge or workspace, but they will also make a great gift for your BFF’s!

DIY Hand Stitched Saying Pillow

DIY Hand Stitched Saying Pillow | www.revamperate.comHey there, friends! I shared a new DIY project over on CraftPaperScissors recently! Head over to the website to see my tutorial for this DIY hand stitched saying pillow and let me know if you give it a try. 

I loved making this because I find stitching pretty relaxing, and you can customize it with your favorite quote or saying, which makes it a thoughtful gift idea. You can do this with just about any pillow cover in any size or color and customize it to fit your needs completely. Have fun with it!

Head over to CraftPaperScissors to see the full tutorial!

DIY Donut Tray

DIY Donut Tray | Revamperate DIY Donut Tray | RevamperateI feel like it’s been ages since I shared a DIY project here, so it’s about time I get back into the swing of things and share a new project. And what better time to do that than for National Donut Day tomorrow! 

Donut Day is my favorite of all the food holidays, so when I started brainstorming what to make for this beloved holiday, I landed on something that I hoped would be useful. After all, I am 100% out of space in my apartment, so I can only justify useful DIYs these days. That’s how this DIY donut tray was born!

Naturally, I will also be eating donuts this Friday, despite reminding myself I’m supposed to be “eating healthy.” I’ll make an exception, just this once…

Anyway, here’s how to make your own painted donut tray from a piece of wood and pretty drawer hardware! 

DIY Donut Tray | RevamperateTime: 30 minutes + dry time

Supplies:

  • Round wood, approx. 10 inch diameter 
  • 2 drawer handles with screws
  • Tan/light brown paint
  • Light pink paint
  • Other paint colors 
  • Variety of paintbrush sizes
  • Clear spray paint sealant 
  • Pencil
  • Drill (not required, but recommended)

First, sand the wood down if needed. I purchased mine at Michaels, so it was already smooth, but it’s actually made to be a clock, so I filled in the hole with a little putty. Using any round object as a stencil, draw a circle in the middle of the wood to show the hole in the middle of the donut. My hole measured about 3 inches. 

Next, paint the entire piece of wood (top and sides, minus the hole in the middle) a tan or light brown color. Let dry.

With the light pink paint, paint on the “frosting” about 1 inch from the edge of the wood in squiggles or waves. Leave about an inch between the donut hole and the “frosting.” If needed, use the pencil to sketch your design before painting. 

DIY Donut Tray | Revamperate DIY Donut Tray | RevamperateOnce dry, use a small paint brush to make small lines in various colors around the “frosting.” These are the sprinkles. Play around with the different angles of the lines so that they all do not face the same direction.

Spray the entire piece with a clear spray paint to seal the paint. This is recommended so that the paint does not chip off the wood. It also gives it a shine, but it’s not required.

Once completely dry, you will need to screw in the handles. About one inch from the edge, choose where you would like the first handle to go and mark the holes with a pencil. Each hole should be about an inch from the edge. Before drilling, use a ruler to measure where the opposite handle should go so that the handles are as even as possible. Mark the holes of the second handle. Lastly, drill the handles into the wood until secure. 

*Alternatively, you can use a heavy duty glue like E6000 to glue the handles but be warned it is less reliable. 

Now you have a completed donut tray for entertaining, holding donuts or drinks! In my case margaritas, which I thoroughly enjoyed drinking when they were done being used as props…

Happy National Donut Day! 

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DIY Clay Fruit Slice Necklace

DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | Revamperate DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | RevamperateHappy Friday! Let’s jump right in to a new DIY, if you don’t mind. This clay fruit slice necklace is a surprisingly quick project, and I thought it would be fun that we’re inching into spring. The most difficult part is painting, but luckily, it’s really just as easy as painting triangles. Customize with your favorite colors for different types of fruit. I went with orange because it’s just want I had that I thought what look best. You can also mix and match with your preferred chain colors. 

DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | Revamperate DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | RevamperateTime: 25 minutes

Supplies:

  • White clay
  • Thin necklace chain
  • 4 matching jump rings
  • 1 matching clasp
  • Round nose pliers 
  • White paint
  • Orange paint (or other color)
  • Small paint brush
  • Craft knife

First, preheat your oven according to clay instructions. 

On an even surface, roll out the clay until it is about 1/4 inch thick. With the craft knife, cut a half circle about 2 inches wide (use a stencil if you need to). With the end of a very small paint brush, poke clear holes into the top corners of the half circle. These will be for the jump rings later. 

Bake the clay according to the package instructions. Remove and let cool.

With a pencil, lightly outline the fruit design onto one side of the clay (I chose the smoothest side). Use small paint brushes to fill in the outlines with orange and white paint and let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry completely. 

DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | RevamperateMeasure the necklace chain around your neck to your desired length and cut. Then cut in half. Use the round nose pliers to attach jump rings to all four ends of the pieces of chain. Attach two sides to the holes in the clay fruit slice. Then attach the clasp to one opposite end (usually you’d want this on your right when putting it on). Now your necklace is fully assembled! Happy crafting!

DIY Fruit Slice Necklace | Revamperate

5-Minute DIY Copper Pipe Towel Hanger

DIY Copper Pipe Towel Hanger | Revamperate DIY Copper Pipe Towel Hanger | RevamperateCan we just take a second to admire copper refrigerator pipe? I mean, it’s probably my new favorite craft supply because I can use it for so many things. It’s so pretty and shiny and easy to bend (unlike plumbing pipe). 

Today’s DIY is part of my 5-minute DIY series because, yes, it’s that easy! With some copper refrigerator pipe, you can make this cute but very simple copper pipe towel hanger for a kitchen or bathroom. To make sure the hanger moves properly when you’re using or moving the towel, I recommend using a hook instead of a nail to hang it on your wall. A nail is less stable, and the hook gives it a chance to move more freely without falling. 

DIY Copper Pipe Towel Hanger | RevamperateTime: 5 minutes

Supplies:

  • Copper refrigerator pipe
  • Pipe cutter
  • Hook
  • Tape measure

This project is really simple! Cut a piece of refrigerator pipe approximately 32 inches long. Measure about 8 inches from the end and bend a 45 degree angle. Measure another 8 inches down the pipe and bend at a 90 degree angle (this will be the top). Another 8 inches down, bend another 45 degree angle, so you should have two layers on the bottom of the hanger. This lends some stability. 

To hang the towel rack on your wall, choose your spot and carefully screw in a small hook. You shouldn’t need a drill to do this.  Then place the top bend of the pipe inside the hook, which allows it to move freely if needed. Hang your towel on the bottom portion and you’re all set. 

Easy peeasy, right? Just what I need on a Monday…Happy crafting! 

DIY Leather Fringe Necklace

DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | Revamperate DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | RevamperateHappy Friday! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I think I’ll be playing catch-up after spending last weekend in San Diego. 

Today, I’m really excited to share another jewelry tutorial for this really fun (and easy) necklace to make. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with leather? I had to buy a pretty large piece and only needed a tiny portion for this project, so I’ll be dreaming up some other leather ideas in the coming weeks. 

As you can see from the photos, I used a different color pin than the chain and jump rings, and that was on purpose because I thought it would blend in better with the leather. Looking back at it now, I would have used all the same color metal though. Also consider how the colors of the leather and chain will coordinate together when choosing your supplies. 

This is an easy tutorial to follow with some basic supplies, and even thought I specify a sewing machine, you could absolutely hand sew it if you want. In fact, hand sewing it might even ensure that you have a straighter line. 

DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | RevamperateDIY Leather Fringe Necklace | RevamperateTime: 10 minutes

Supplies:

  • Leather scraps
  • Necklace chain
  • 2 jump rings
  • 1 pin
  • Scissors 
  • Sewing machine + thread
  • Round nose pliers

First measure your necklace chain. I set this DIY up so that there would not be a necklace clasp because of the length of the necklace. If you choose to make a shorter necklace, you will want to adjust these instructions and add a clasp. To measure your necklace chain, place it around your neck with one end of the chain in each hand, and decide how long you want it to be – it should be long enough to fit over your head without a clasp. Cut the chain to your desired length (about 2 1/2 feet for me).

DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | Revamperate DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | RevamperateUsing the round nose pliers, make a loop at the end of the pin. Then attach the jump rings to the ends of the chain and to the ends of the pin. 

Cut a piece of leather about 3 x 1.5 inches. When folded over the pin, it should fit perfectly between each end ring. Fold in half along the shorter side and cut the corners into a triangle shape (like the above photo). Fold the leather over the pin and adjust it so that both sides line up. 

With your sewing machine, carefully sew a straight line across the leather as close to the pin as possible. No need to backstitch. Trim the excess thread. 

DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | Revamperate DIY Leather Fringe Necklace | RevamperateThen use your scissors to cut fringe up the leather, about 2-3 centimeters apart. Once you’re satisfied with the fringe the necklace is complete!

Happy crafting!

DIY No-Sew Blanket Scarf

DIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate DIY Blanket Scarf | RevamperateSince I live in Southern California, I don’t really get to take advantage of cold weather (which is totally OK with me). But I do love scarves. Whenever it’s cold here (and by cold, I mean 60 degrees), I look forward to wrapping myself in a scarf because they’re warm and cozy and are the easiest addition to whatever I’m wearing. On the days I don’t feel well or I’m feeling incredibly lazy, I’m probably wrapped in a scarf trying not to use it as a pillow. It’s my go-to “I’m comfy, leave me alone” accessory. 

Blanket scarves are like the comfiest of scarves. They’re generally quite large and made of flannel with perfectly frayed edges. Well, why pay $20 for a scarf that I can make for less than $10? 

This is how I made my own no-sew blanket scarf with some good ‘ol flannel. Flannel is the most underrated fabric, in my opinion. And just like pajamas, it’s the perfect fabric for a cozy scarf! It’s really easy to make your own blanket scarf and no sewing skills are required, so it’s a good project for literally anyone. Wrap one up for a gift or make them in hundreds of patterns and hoard them for cold, rainy days (I know I will!).

DIY Blanket Scarf | RevamperateDIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate Time: 10 minutes 

Supplies:

  • 2 yards flannel fabric (patterned on both sides)
  • Scissors 

Lay out the flannel and fold corner to corner. Trim excess fabric and unfold – you should have a square piece of fabric now. 

Grab loose threads at one corner and pull gently, fraying the edge of the fabric. Pull until there are no loose threads and the edge is frayed approximately 1/4 inch. Repeat on all four sides of the fabric.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to wear a scarf, but the common way to wear a blanket scarf is to fold diagonally to create a triangle. Place around your neck with the point in front of your chin, and wrap the ends around the back of your neck. 

Add one to any outfit and cozy up on a cold day! Happy crafting!

DIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate

DIY Simple Dyed Rope Bowl

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | Revamperate DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateSo there’s a story here. First of all, my cats are spoiled rotten and have tons of toys that they don’t even play with because Penny would rather play with a pipe cleaner and Oliver is afraid of almost everything. This leaves me with a ton of toys that need a place to hang out, so I’ve been keeping them in a tiny bucket for a while now, which was overflowing. 

That brings me to today’s DIY, which I’m super excited about, to be honest! This simple dyed rope bowl uses regular ‘ol acrylic paint, but waters it down to give it a watercolor-looking effect. It was a really fun project and left me wanting to try this technique for other DIYs. You can do this with as many colors as you want, but you should be careful about overlapping them so that you don’t turn the paint brown. I used three similar shades of blue/teal, so when they overlapped it didn’t effect the paint. 

Now, let’s have some fun with paint!

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateDIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateTime: 20 minutes + dry time

Supplies:

  • Clothesline rope (or similar)
  • 2-3 colors of standard acrylic paint
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cups
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

First, cut the rope to be about 20 feet (the more the merrier). This is an estimate for making a bowl approximately 5 inches wide. I recommend laying out a large plastic bag on your work surface to lay the wet rope on to dry. 

Fill each cup with about 2 inches of water, pour several drops of paint in each one and stir well with a paintbrush until you reach your desired coloring. Watering down the paint makes it stick easily to the rope and give it a watercolor or tie dye look. 

Begin dipping several inches of rope at a time in your desired colors (I used three similar ones). I did not follow a specific pattern and allowed the colors to overlap slightly for a tie dyed appearance. I don’t recommend overlapping colors if you’re using very different colors because it could taint the paint in each cup and turn your colors brown. Some paint will settle on the bottom of the cup, so I also recommend avoiding touching the bottom with the rope. Continue until the entire rope is colored and allow to dry on the plastic bag overnight.

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | Revamperate DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateOnce completely dry, use your glue gun to create the bowl. At one end, bend the rope and glue into a spiral. Continue the pattern until it is about 4-5 inches wide. Then, instead of going outward, start gluing at an angle so that the rope begins to form upward in a bowl shape. You can either go straight up into a cylinder shape or continue outward in a standard bowl shape, but this is a little more difficult. Continue gluing until you reach your desired size and shape, and glue the very end of the rope securely to the bowl (and cut carefully since it may be frayed). 

The hot glue should dry quickly, leaving the bowl fairly stable. Fill it with whatever you’d like and enjoy!

5 Minute DIY Spray Painted Planter

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | Revamperate DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateIf you’ve read the blog before, you know the plants and I don’t normally get along, but I have managed to keep my succulents alive for quite a while now, which has a lot to do with keeping them away from the cats. I learned early on that Oliver liked succulents a little too much, and they were quickly torn apart if left on a low table. Even the ones on my windowsill are not entirely safe from the cats (nothing is safe!), but they’ve been doing pretty well regardless.

A couple months ago, I shared the basics for how to make a terrarium. After I made that post, I thought I’d take a second to share the 5 minutes it took to make my spray painted planter with the teal bottom. First of all, that funky little square vase cost me $3 at Michaels and I already had leftover Montana Cans spray paint from my triangle painted vase project. Win, win. I love cheap projects!  

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateTime: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • Clear shallow vase 
  • Bright color spray paint 
  • Trash bag or newspaper
  • Masking tape

I taped down a cut up trash bag as my base for spray painting. My neighbors must hate me for spray painting in the complex…especially when I leave marks on the pavement outside my door…There may or may not be some yellow and teal paint on the ground outside my door still. Oops…I swear it does wash away after a while though. But learn from my mistakes – always put down an extra large base when painting even small items. Spray paint travels more than you think it does! 

Wash the vase and remove any stickers. Place face down in the middle of the base and lightly spray the bottom of the glass. For something as shallow at this vase, I had to be careful not to spray too much, otherwise it wouldn’t give me the look I wanted. Since I was going for color that only sprayed about halfway up, I kept the spray paint can up high and did not spray the sides at all. Instead, I sprayed the bottom of the vase and let the paint splatter travel up the sides on its own. 

Let dry and come back later to make any necessary touch-ups. Then fill it up! 

Add your rocks, sand, soil and plants and top it off with additional rocks or other materials to finish it, and now you’ll have a cute terrarium with a bright painted bottom! Display in your home or give it away for a thoughtful gift. Mine has a perfect spot in my office, and the color matches perfectly with the brackets of our new shelves. Happy crafting!