Junk Drawers. Life's little keepers of miscellaneous odds and ends. We've all got 'em. From nuts and bolts to spare change, paper clips and rope - they're either in the junk drawer waiting for use or headed to the landfill. Here's a couple of ideas to turn your "junk" into treasures.
I saw this first DIY on another blog and though I've tried, I can't seem to locate it again! Holla - if you know the source. Thanks.
Krylon clear gloss spray paint
select nuts for use
paint nuts (give 'em 2-3 coats) ps - yes, I'm aware that's a styrofoam plate. they're left over from a party years ago and rather than toss them, I'm using them where I can.
once the paint is dry, spray a clear finish on both sides (do this outside and with a dust/painting mask)
once they're dry, string onto necklace in an arrangement that suits your fancy and enjoy!
DIY #2 -
2 different colored ropes
1 fabric scrap
select ropes and fabric and trim to desired length leaving one much longer than the others
gather the 3 strands with one longer than the other 2 and tie a knot
place knot under clip and braid your three strands
tie another knot at the end of your braid leaving one strand longer again
snip ends of ropes and fabric to create clean ends
tie long ends at back of neck and enjoy! I have to admit, I'm kind of loving this one for a splash of color with gray tees and jeans.
It's all about using what you have on hand. You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun accessories and you don't have to add to the landfills either!
What's a favorite DIY you've done using found objects? xo
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