DIY: How to Organize your Accessories

Planet Botkier January 13, 2013

Start the New Year right by organizing your accessories & make-up!
This year you won’t have to go crazy looking for that one eye liner you need or that one handbag that matches your outfit.
We have found some amazing organizing DIY’S so you can find everything easily this year.

DIY MAGNETIC MAKE-UP BOARD


Supplies:
1. Frame
2. Sheet Metal
3. Material
4. Tacky Spray
5. Scissors
6. Magnets
7. Hot Glue Gun

Directions:
Step 1: Tacky Spray the material over the sheet metal.
(You can leave uncovered for a cool metallic look.)
Step 2: Place the sheet metal in frame
Step 3: Hot glue the magnets onto the back of your makeup essentials.
Step 4: Hang up the frame and your magnetized make up. Done!

Photo & DIY Credit by ThreadSence

DIY JEWELRY ORGANIZER


Supplies:
- 1 wooden utensil holder (Bed, Bath, and Beyond)
- 4 packs of Small Solid Brass Screw Eyes (5/8 inch)
- 3 packs of Solid Brass Cup Hooks (5/8 inch)
- 1 Picture hanger set

Directions:
1. Mark where you want to put your screws. You can put two in each column (for necklaces), and as many as you could fit in the smaller horizontal shelves (for earrings). You can use a ruler if you’d like to space them out evenly.
2. Twist all of the screws into place.  Use an ice pick or a bigger screw to start each hole. If your hands are sweaty or shaky, try using a paper towel to get a better grip on the screws as you’re twisting. Push down hard so they really go in and go slowly with a steady hand.
A glass of wine is recommended.


3. Attach the picture holder. On the back of your jewelry organizer, twist the two screws in towards the top and evenly spaced out in the center. Secure the wire by twisting it around itself. Cut with pliers.


4. Spray paint! Go outside and put newspaper down. Follow the directions on the can and let dry.
5. Hang it to the wall, add your jewelry, and you’re done!

Photo & DIY Credits by Color Me Blue

DIY SHELVE YOUR CLUTCHES, HANG THE REST

GET THE LOOK:

1. SHELVES : To keep clutches in place, file them like books. Use sweater dividers to cordon off and protect bags made of delicate materials like satin (which can snag) and patent (which can dent and discolor). Lynk shelf dividers, $7 each, bedbathandbeyond.com

2. HOOKS: To keep bags from sagging under their own weight and losing their shape (a danger when they’re left lying down), hang them from hooks affixed to the top of your storage space or unit. Liberty Hardware single-prong hooks, $5 each, amazon.com

3. CREDENZA: While this concept works happily in a closet, we love seeing all our bags displayed in an open case like this one. White low rider bookcase, $349, landofnod.com

CUSTOMIZE IT!

Dress up a plain bookcase with molding: This finishing touch makes a room—and your bag collection—feel extra special.

Photo & Article via Lucky Magazine

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DIY Jewelry Headband and Bangles

Planet Botkier October 07, 2012

DIY JEWELRY HEADBAND
One of our favorite trends this season is hair jewelry.
We have seen many stars rocking this feminine look on the red carpet this year.
Recycling scrap chain or using a broken necklace is a fun and exciting way to make your favorite hairstyle sparkle!
Here is a simple way to recreate this elegant look.

What you’ll need:
- Necklace or chain about 14-17” long.
(To make sure you have the right size, lay your necklace over the top of your head and
it should hit just below/behind your ears at the base of your neck.)
- Elastic headband
- Needle/ thread/ scissors
- Lighter

Directions:

1. Cut the piece of elastic or band from 6-8” depending on how long your necklace or chain is. You want it to be tight enough to stay on but not too tight that it slips off your head. Hold it around your head to measure it if it helps.  2. Singe the ends of the band to prevent fraying. 3. Flip the necklace and the elastic upside down. Then hand stitch about 1/2” of the elastic securely to each end of your necklace. Use about 10 stitches on each side, going under and through the necklace links and a few over and around the top.
Wear and enjoy!

DIY and Images from LoveMaegan

DIY BANGLES
Who doesn’t love bright sparkly arm candy? This neon Bangle DIY is simple and fun!


What you’ll need:
-
Bangles (get them in stacks at places like Forever 21 or Target)
- Embroidery floss (Michael’s has a small selection of neon floss)
- Rhinestone chain
- Hot glue
- Scissors for trimming

Directions:

1. Begin by affixing the rhinestone chain to your bangle with a bit of hot glue and continue all the way around the bangle. You don’t need to glue down the entire rhinestone chain, just intermittent pieces. Less glue mess to contend with that way. When you’ve completed the bangle with your rhinestones, just trim off the rest of the chain, which can usually be cut off with a pair of regular scissors.  2. Begin wrapping your embroidery floss around the spaces between the rhinestones. Wrap 3-4 times around each space, depending on the size of the rhinestone. Continue all the way around.  3. Finish off with a spot of hot glue to hold the floss in place and then trim the edges.
A simple and easy DIY to add a bit of neon to your style!

DIY and images by For The Love Of

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