the DIY: LABEL BRACELETS

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We looooove our label maker. We label EVERYTHING. Casey even labeled her cell phone. We really love the look of the punched lettering. So why wouldn't we make a bracelet with our label maker? That's right, there's no good reason why we shouldn't. Here's what you need- A label, a thick piece of cardstock or in our case, a business card. scissors, a hammer and a nail, 4 jump rings, a lobster claw closure and a piece of chain. Here's what you do...
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Make your label.
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Peel the back off and stick the label on your cardstock.
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Cut the label out of the cardstock, making the label much thicker.
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Put one hole on either side of the word using the hammer and nail.
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Attach one end of the chain to one of the holes using a jump ring.
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Repeat on the other side. The chain should be as long as you need to fit around your wrist comfortably.
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Cut the middle of the chain to add a closure.
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Add a lobster claw to one side using a jump ring.
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Add a jump ring by itself to the other side.
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Nice! Play around with the numbers and symbols on your label maker to change it up. We used a "$" in place of an "S" on the first bracelet.

the DIY: 3 TIER JEWELRY TRAY

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We've probably had the supplies to make this tray for like 10 months. That may be an exaggeration but I finally made it. It's super super easy!
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All you need are 3 plates in 3 different sizes (we got ours from Goodwill), 2 candlesticks and E-6000 glue.
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Put glue around the edge of the bottom of one candlestick.
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Place the bottom of the candlestick on the middle of the biggest plate.
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Put glue all over the top of the candlestick.
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Place the center bottom of the middle-sized plate on top of the candlestick.
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Repeat that process again with the top plate.
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Let it dry and you are done! So easy and You can pile up your jewelry in a cute way.

the DIY: LIGHTNING TIGHTS

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Today we're showing you how to make these fun lightning tights!
You will need:
- Multi-surface paint in white and a color of your choice
- Blank opaque tights
- Chalk
- Baggie
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 Put your tights on and mark where your knees are. Be careful not to use something like a Sharpie that will show through the paint (learned the hard way). Chalk would be good to use. I just put a line above, below, and to the left and the right of my knee cap.
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 Put cardboard between the tights so the paint doesn't get on the backside of the tights. Freehand a lightning bolt over one knee of the tights.
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 Trace the lightning bolt onto a baggie.
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 Cut out the lightning bolt and tape it down on the other knee. Outline the shape.

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Fill in the lightning bolts with white paint. I had to do two layers- letting the paint dry in between coats.
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 Once it has dried completely, paint the colored paint on top.
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 Wear your tights!
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the DIY: WIRE HEART BRACELET

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To make this bracelet, you will need:
-18 Gauge Wire
-Jewelry Tools
-String of any sort, embroidery, yarn, whatevs.
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Shape your wire into a heart.
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Twist the ends together and snip off the ends.
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Loop a piece of string (about 20 inches long) around one side of the heart.
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Take another piece of string (about 2 ft. long) and place it behind both strands.
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Make a knot with the string around the two strands.
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Tighten the knot and push it to the top.
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Make a four shape with the left string.
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Place the right string over top the left string and under the two strands, then back through the loop on the left side.
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Tighten the knot. Repeat in the other direction and then over and over again until you have about 2 inches of knots. You may need a longer strand, depending on your wrist size. Repeat on both sides of the heart.
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Shape the strands into a bracelet, placing the loose ends side by side. Take a loose string and tie it around the loose strands.
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Tie the same knots you did earlier back and forth 5 or 6 times. This allows for an adjustable bracelet.
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Tie knots in each set of two strings, then cut off the extra string. 
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Wear it!