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    DIY FRUIT MAGNETS

    My DIY Space Invader Magnets inspired my to make some other magnets as well.

    Mostly, because I bought sparkly glue gun sticks and wanted to test them.

    This time, I’ve made glittery, fruit magnets!

     Fruit Magnets

    Honestly, I can say the sparkly ones were a TOTAL PAIN, but okay to look at. They aren’t 100% clear, which was a bit of a bummer. They do, however, junk up your glue gun, so luckily I bought a separate one for this projects ( I was hoping to use the glittery ones again, but I’m not so sure after the project).

    I probably wouldn’t use these much again (it took several sticks for each magnet! Even using clear ones for the bluk of the inside), but that could also be the new hot glue gun I got. Maybe it smaller or something? I got a new one so the glitter wouldn’t get stuck in my other ones.

    In any case, this is just like the Space Invader magnets – you just use a fruit mold instead!

    First, grab your goods.
    Mold, glitter glue sticks, glue guns, magnets.

     What you need

    Then, use the special glue sticks to fill the bottom of your mold. You may need to dip your finger in water, and use it to smooth the glue throughout the mold for the base layer, so you get all the details in the side. If you’re using multiple colors, you may need to take turns (as shown below). For instance, fill all the parts that need green first, rather than taking the stick out, switching colors, which ends up mixing, etc.

    After that, fill with clear glue gun sticks (so you don’t waste the more expensive ones).

     Fill the mold

    Then, add a magnet, just like last time.

    I used big magnets for these, and they didn’t work as well as the tiny, strong ones from the Space Invader ones.

    Oh well. They’re still pretty cute!
    Now you know to use the tiny ones from HERE instead.

     Finished Products

    There you go!

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    DIY Marble Planter Pot

    Inspired by pinterest

     

    Pinterest.

    Isn’t it the best?
    Honestly, I would have about 50% fewer DIYs if it weren’t for Pinterest.
    So, I’ve started a new series for me.

    ‘Inspired by Pinterest”

    These posts will be projects I’ve seen on pinterest that I’ve given my own try at.

    My first official post in the series will be this lovely DIY Marble Planter Pot.
    Look how cute mine turned out!

    Close up

    Also, yes, I know, I need to paint that water disk thing.
    I seriously can’t remember the name.
    HELP.

    Anyways:

    It was inspired by this pin:


    And the original content can be found on the Oh Joy! Website.

    LET’S GET STARTED:

    You will need-

    + Disposable pot/bowl of room temp. water (it is important that it is not cold, so the polish doesn’t hard on the water’s surface)
    + Nail polish colors of choice
    + Item to be paint (I chose a terra cotta planter I had painted white last week)

    !! Try to do this project outside, if you can, so you don’t get overwhelmed by the smell of nail polish !!

    Step one: Get your pot of water. Like I said above, it is important for it not to be too cold! Room temp. water, or even a little warmer is better, so that your polish doesn’t hard on the surface of the water before you even paint your planter. Also, get your object to be painted. I chose a terra cotta pot that I painted white.

    Pot o' Water

    Blank Pot

    Step two: Pick out your polishes. I choose three colors that went together.
    A pastel purple I got from Five Below,
    A teal blue I got from Rue 21,
    and a hot pink/magenta color from Sally Beauty.

    The Chosen Ones [for the project]

    Step three: Slowly pour the polishes, one color at a time, on the surface of the water. Make sure you pour them out from fairly close to the water, of they will sink down the bottom and not help you out at all. You may want to stir the paint around a little to get better coverage. I learned I liked my designs better when i DID NOT stir it.

    Polish 1

    Polish Two

    Polish 3 and stir

    Step four: Dip it real good. Slowly dip your pot (or whatever object you’re painting) into the polish coated water. The polish will cling to the sides of the pot and ‘paint’ it. I dipped my pot two or three times, re-coating the water with polish each time.

    Dip a few times

    You may not need to dip it multiple times!
    My polish was older (which was why I used it), and not it good shape. Some were super thin, and some were that old and chunky type. In order for me to get goo coverage, I dipped it multiple times.
    If you use a decent nail polish, and thoroughly coat the surface of the water in your pot, once may be enough!

    Step five: Let it dry. I let mine dry outside, as well. Because I didn’t want my roommate to complain about a nail polish smell.

    I have no picture of this. It would literally just be a standing pot.

    Step six: Once completely dry, put a plant in it, and admire your creation!

    Close up

    It stands out among my other planters. it’s so cute. Also, I obviously need to paint the under plant disk thing white. What is it called? The name is failing me.
    Any ways, I need to paint that white too, then all will be completed!

    Pretty New Pot

    HAPPY DIY-ING!

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