DIY Valentine's Day Upcycled Heart Charms


It's Valentine's and everywhere I look is field with red and pink awesomeness, so I was, as you can see, influenced by these colors on this new DIY. This post was also created in collaboration with my friend Zoe from That's Zoe she created a romantic hair and makeup look to go with the necklace.

So if you want to find out how to recreate Zoe's look watch the video bellow, and to see how I made the charms there is also a video and the step-by-step pictures.







To make the charms you will need:
Cereal Box;
Nail polish;
Pencil;
Something to make a small hole;
Permanent marker;
Glue.

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

1. First of all you will need to make a template, so all the hearts look the same.
2. Trace the shapes onto the back of a cereal box, you will need at least 3 hearts to make each charm.

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

3. Cut the shapes carefully and glue the 3 layers together.

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

4. Punch a hole at the top

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

5. Use red or pink nail polish to paint, you might need to paint two layers.

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

6. Draw the heart beat with the permanent marker

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

7. If you want to use the charm on a necklace, get your pliers and attach the chain. You can see one of the pictures bellow, that I also made a layered necklace version by adding another small black heart made with the same material.

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace


Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace


Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

Curly Made | DIY Upcycled Heart Charms - Make your own charms with cardboard from a cereal box #crafts #recycle #heartbeat #howto #necklace

If you liked this collab check out Zoe's blog to see more beauty tutorials and fashion posts www.thatszoe.com


I will talk to you soon and Happy Valentine's day,


Hearts all over - 12 DIY's


1. You Warm My Heart Valentines free printable - confettisunshine.com
2. Valentine’s Cookie Bouquet - stitchcraftcreate.co.uk
3. Beaded Heart Necklace - rebekahgough.blogspot.pt
4. String and led heart wall decor - theanchoredsoulblog.com
5. Leather Heart Collar - thehousethatlarsbuilt.com
6. Candy Heart Pillow - pfaff.com


7. Conversation Heart Boxes - damasklove.com
8. Geometric Heart Cake Toppers - bespoke-bride.com
9. DIY Faux Fur Heart Pillow - themerrythought.com
10. Geometric Heart Printable Pillow Boxes - linesacross.com
11. Hand Warmer - wildolive.blogspot.pt
12. Easy DIY glove ideas - diytherapyblog.wordpress.com


Check back tomorrow for a Valentine's day DIY,
Talk to you soon.


DIY Netted Stone Friendship Bracelets


As you probably realised due to my past bracelet projects, I love making all kinds of friendship bracelets, too bad I don't feel very comfortable wearing stuff around my wrists during winter, it just ends up getting stuck on the jacket's sleeves, especially if it is a big or more chunky bracelet. But still I really wanted to try the netted rock technique, and I can still wear it more when the weather gets warmer.





You will need:
Clipboard or something to hold the cords;
Waxed cotton cord;
Small Stones, I used those colorful ones for fish tanks;
Scissors;
Button;


Cut 2 strands with about 1 meter of cord and fold it in half.
Cut another strand with 2 meters, this is the one we will be using to wrap the whole bracelet, and fold it along with the other two, leaving the excess cord all to one side.
Knot the cords together at the middle, leaving a loop big enough to fit the button through.


Clip the cords in place, grab the longer cord and wrap it around the others.
Once the bracelet reaches almost half the size of your wrist, secure the cord, by tying it around.


To make the net, divide the cords in pairs and make a knot on each of the two, close to the top.


Now separate the cords again, take one cord from one knot, another cord from the other and tie those two together.
Do the same thing again on the second pair of cords, then take the last two and tie those together as well.


Do another row of knots with the same technique, and try it to see if your stone fits, mine was not that big, so the 3 rows were enough, but just make another row or two if you have a bigger stone.

Find the longer cord again, use it to secure the strands together, and wrap it around until the length on this side of the bracelet matches the other.


Once that is enough, tie the cord around and add the button.
Cut the excess cord and your bracelet is ready!
 





Are you going to try these? Send a pic to my Instagram @curlymade
Talk to you soon,