Do-It-Yourself projects are always fun, especially when the outcome is something really awesome and useful.
This first project is inspired by Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series, a slightly eccentric Ravenclaw who befriends Harry, Ron, and Hermione. All you need is earring hooks, different colored seed beads, and beading thread.
This next project is quite simple, as well as being amazingly useful. I really don’t use actual bookmarks, and so being able to make them last second out of paperclips is really great.
If you want more variation or just aren’t all that fond of hearts, you can also just tie/glue/otherwise attach bows and things to the tops of your paperclips!
And of course, there are always friendship bracelets… I’ve made about fifteen of them so far this year; I usually use embroidery thread, but you can really use whatever you have on hand (“on hand”, get it?? :P). There are hundreds of different ways you can braid, knot, weave, and wrap thread to make these bracelets – the best way to find out how is probably to either search the internet or to check a book out of the library.
This last project requires a bit more time and also the use of power tools. In order to make this necklace or bracelet, you will need to use a saw or other tool to cut your colored pencils into same-sized pieces – I would say about one centimeter each. Then, you will need to drill holes through all of the pieces (through the wood part, not the pencil!). Finally, string them together, alternating the directions they face.
I hope you guys like these DIY projects! 🙂 Have fun!