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DIY Chalkboard Storage Cans

This is a super easy and cheap way to store some of your items like pencils, pen, make up brushes, lose change, etc.

Materials:

·         Aluminum Cans- Any food can will work, you can also use other items like glass jars. Also pick a size you would like your container to be.

·         Chalkboard Paint- You can find chalkboard paint in bottles or spray can. They also come in different colors like black, green, blue etc. The one I used was from the Martha Stewart collection available at Michaels but you can chalkboard paint at any craft store, hardware store, or Walmart. 

·         Chalk- Use colored or just plain white chalk, and its super cheap.

Step 1: Gather all your supplies. Make sure you cans are completely clean inside and out

Step2: Apply a 1st coat of paint to your cans. Then let your cans dry completely

Step 3: After your first coat is dry apply a 2nd coat and let dry. You might need to apply more than 2 coats depending on what kind of paint your using. Put your cans in front of a fan to speed up the process.  

Step 4: After all your paint has dried use your chalk to label your cans, or draw pretty little hearts and smiley faces.

Enjoy your awesome possum craft.

DIY Memo Board
Learn how to make your very own memo board.

DIY Memo Board

Learn how to make your very own memo board.

DIY Memo Board

Memo board are a great way to display your best memories in your room, I will show you a super easy and cheap way to make you exactly to your liking. It would also make a good DIY present with Christmas just around the corner.

Materials:

Cardboard- I recommend using a thicker kind of card board, have a generous piece of cardboard to make adjustments.

Scrapbooking Paper- you can get scrapbooking paper at your local craft store. Choose a pattern that you really like. You will need at least 2 but might need more depending on how big you want your board to be.

A Button- Any clothing button will do but you can get one you really like

Glue, Scissors, Ribbon, Hot glue

Step 1: Gather all your supplies

Step 2: Glue your scrap booking paper on one side of your cardboard. Be generous with your glue but don’t over do it, then allow time to dry.

Step3: After its dry cut off the excess cardboard.

Step 4: Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue it on the backside of your board so you can hang your board later on.

Step 5: Then repeat the 2nd step on the backside.

Step 6: Next using your hot glue, glue your ribbon on your board to create a boarder. Do this to all 4 sides.

Step 7: Cross 2 long strip of ribbon completely across your board to create an X shape.

Step 8: Glue your button in the center of your X.  Then add your favorite pictures, find a spot you want to hang up your board and your done!

Enjoy your new board or make one to put a smile on someone’s face.

DIY Scarf Organizer  

Okay everyone winters rolling around and it time to bust out your scarfs that help keep you warm during the cold weather. In this tutorial I will show you a super easy and cheap way to keep your scarfs organized and at an easy accesses for this time a year. But you don’t have to just limit yourself to organizing your scarfs, use it to organize your belts, purses, etc.

Materials:

·         Hanger- I recommend using a wooden, metal, or a really thick plastic hanger for this project to better hold up your scarfs.

·         Shower Curtain Rings- you can purchase these at any Walmart or Target even the dollar store. You can get plastic or metal ones; the plastic ones are a lot more affordable and work just as great.

·         Your Scarfs or Accessories

Step 1:

Gather all of your materials.  You might need more rings or hangers depending on how many items you want to hang.

Step 2:

Unhook your rings and hook them onto your hanger.

Step 3:

Hook on as many rings onto your hanger as you need.  Don’t put to many rings on 1 hanger or your hanger will be too heavy.

Step 4:

One by one pull your scarfs through the rings, hang your belts, and if you’re hanging your purses unhook your ring and just put your purse handle through and re-hook it.

Step 5:

After you have hung all your items the last anything to do is chose a location for your hanger. You can put it in your closet or on an over the door hook. It’s up to you.

Enjoy your space saving organizer. It’s great for dorms or small rooms. And use it to organize all your accessories. This super easy and cheap DIY was brought to you the psycho crafter.

DIY Super Easy Lanyard

This will be a super easy DIY to make your very own, personalized, one of a kind lanyard. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a really awesome key holder. This project will also make a great gift.

Materials:

·         Ribbon- Pick a ribbon with a cool pattern, design or one you like. Pick up ribbon at your local craft store, Walmart, etc.

·         Key Ring- You need 1 key ring as a base for your keys, you can purchase a pack of these at a craft store, or you might be able to find one lying around.

·         E6000 or Sewing Needle and Thread- E6000 is a brand of really strong glue that is great for this project and makes it a lot easier. If you don’t want to use E6000 you can just hand sew it.

·         Scissors and Ruler  

Step 1: Gather all of your materials and decide whether you want to simply use E6000 or something similar, or hand sew it.

Step 2: Fold a long strand of ribbon in half. Measure out the length you want your lanyard to be and add 1” (i.e. I measured mine to be 16’’ long and I cut my ribbon at 17’’ long)

Step 3: After you have your desired length, glue one end of the ribbon to the other end making sure they match up. Allow time for the glue to completely dry.

Step 4: Turn your lanyard over so the wrong side is facing you. Then fold over 1’’ of the end of your ribbon and inset your key ring. Then glue down or sew across the tip of the ribbon down

Step 5: If you used glue allow your glue to completely dry. Then attach your keys and you’re done!

Now you have a super cool super awesome lanyard that 100% original.

DIY Collage Book Cover

As a student books are something I’m very familiar with, and sometimes starting at them day after day gets really annoying. Well in this tutorial I will show you one way to make your book look a little less dull. Make them all your own.

Materials You Will Need:

·         A Book- Chose a book you want to make a cover or. A textbook or a reading book, any hardcover book you would like.

·         Card Stock Paper or Scrapbooking Paper- Find a paper that is thicker than normal paper. You might need a few sheets depending how big your book is.

·         Magazines Clipping, Photos, Print outs, etc. - Use anything you have laying around your room that you would love to be a part of your collage.

·         Mod Podge and Applicator Bush- Mod Podge is an amazing sealer, glue, and finisher that is perfect for this project and lots of other projects, it’s a wonder. It can be purchased at Walmart, or any Craft Store.

Step 1: Gather all of your materials, most you may have around your home, but the Mod Podge is the star of this project so make sure you get it or something similar to it.

Step 2: Take your paper and start hugging it against your book. Fold about 3-4inch. inside of your book. Make sure to make really nice folds so the paper fit your book like a glove.

Step 3: Depending on the size of your book and paper you might use 2-4 sheets of paper, make sure all your sheets overlap each other.

Step 4: Using your Mod Podge, some kind of glue, or tape glue all your sheets together. Don’t worry about the overlapping paper being visible it will all be covered by your collage.

Step 5: Cut out your photos, magazine clippings, print out, etc. to the shape and size you would like them

Step 6: Using the Mod Podge, or just regular glue, and one by one glue down your clipping. I recommend placing them down in a random order it gives it more personality. Make it all your own and how you like it! After everything is glued down using your brush applicator apply a generous layer of Mod Podge rite on top your cover. Be generous but don’t overdo it, it will look a bit cloudy at first but don’t worry it will dry clear.

Step 7: Allow 3-4 hours or overnight to completely dry. Repeat this process to the back side and the edge of your book. Let those sides dry and you’re done!

Now you have a brand new book cover that 100% unique and awesome! Now your book isn’t so boring to look at after all (;

DIY Decorative Pumpkin

This is a simple and easy DIY project that is great for Halloween. My pumpkin was inspired by the character Jack Skellington. Your pumpkin does not have to be like mine, get creative and make this pumpkin all your own.

Materials:

  • Pumpkin- The one i used in this project was styrofoam, but you can use any kind of pumpkin even a real one. (I purchased mine at a local Dollar Tree, but pumpkins can be purchased anywhere during the fall season)
  • Acrylic Paint- If your making the exact one i made you will need White and Black paint. If your not doing the same design, then use the colors according to your design.( Acrylic paint is inexpensive and can be bought at any craft store, Walmart, or Target.)
  • Stencil or Design- If making the same pumpkin or similar look up free stencils on your preferred search engine. There is a lot of choices so feel free to pick one you love. If you want to use your own design then it can be sketched on the pumpkin directly.
  • Paint Brushes, Pencils, Exacto knife(optional), Printer(optional)

Step 1: Have all your supplies ready to go, if your using a stencil that you got online, you will need a printer and exacto knife.

Step 2: Paint your pumpkin. Mine needed to be painted white, but follow your design. It might take a few coats of paint so put your pumpkin in front of a fan to speed up the process.

Step 3: After your pumpkin is completely painted and dry its time to add your design. If using a stencil cut it out carefully using an Exacto Knife, and then using masking or painters tape, tape it onto your pumpkin and outline the stencil. If your using your own design sketch it on to your pumpkin lightly and carefully.

Step 4: Carefully paint in your design or stencil. Paint over any imperfections and allow enough time to completely dry. Then your done!!!

This is a great and cheap decor idea for your spooky holiday. Get super creative and make a tone of personalized pumpkins. I hope you enjoyed this DIY project brought to you by ThePsychoCrafter. Follow this blog for more great projects to come. And submit photos of your crafts. Enjoy!!