Lego candy machine

Lego candy machine

My brothers and I had off from school today because it was so cold, so I helped my brother make this candy machine out of legos. You just pull out the piece on the right side, the candy falls down, and then you open up the door to let the candy fall out.  I got this idea from frugalfun4boys.com and she has a really good tutorial, so if you want to make you own you should check it out on her blog. You can order bricks to make you candy machine more coordinated, or you can just go through your legos to find the pieces you need, either way it’s super fun to make.

Phone Charging Station

Phone charging station

Hi, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I had midterms all week so I’ve been kind of busy. Anyway, today I made this cute container to hold a phone while it is charging. I got the idea for this from makeit-loveit.com, but I decided to paint mine, instead of cover it in fabric like they did. First you need to find a good, plastic bottle for this. I used an empty body wash container that I had rinsed out and dried. You want a more oval shaped container, that isn’t too big, or too small to fit your phone. Next, I drew a line around the bottle as a guideline to cut on.

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To cut out the shape, I had to use big kitchen scissors, but you could also use an x-acto knife. I cut a little above my line because it was very messy the first time, but then I went back around and cleaned up the line a little. Then I traced the shape if my charger on the back section and cut that out. This part would probably be easiest with an x-acto knife, but I just folded the plastic over so I could make a cut, then adjusted the size of the hole until my charger could fit through.

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Lastly, you just have to design your bottle. I painted mine, but you could also use duct tape, mod podge tissue paper, or do fabric like the original one was. Now, your phone won’t have to sit on the floor while you charge it!

Phone charging station

Glitter Mason Jar

Hi, I’m really excited to be writing my first post on my new blog, and today I’m going to show you how to make a glittered mason jar that you can use for pretty much anything.

Glitter Mason Jar diy

Finished Mason Jar

This diy is really easy and all you need is a mason jar, superfine glitter, mod podge, and wash tape. First I covered the bottom 1/4 of the jar with mod podge. The line should be pretty straight, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Next shake glitter over the glue on the jar. I did this over a paper plate then just poured all of the extra glitter back into the container. Let the jar dry for 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Glitter mason jar diy

I’m using mine for colored pencils

Then carefully, so you don’t brush all the glitter off, put another layer of mod lodge on. The second layer of mod podge prevents glitter from falling off of the jar all over the place. When this layer is dry (it is dry when you can no longer see the glue) put your wash tape around the jar so you cannot see the uneven glitter line. And that’s it! you can use your jar for anything, art supplies, flowers, a candle, change, whatever you want! I hope you liked this post and my blog.

Glitter mason jar diy

The jar also looks pretty with a candle in it