DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make it

Resin & Glitter Keychain DIY

DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make itThis resin and glitter keychain is the perfect accessory to your new monstera leaf backpack. Or, you could add it to a little zip pouch or clutch. There are so many options that I think you might have to make a few glitter keychains to accommodate every area of your life.DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make itThese keychains would also make great gifts to give to your friends. You and your friends could walk the halls with matching glitter keychains. Now that is what I call squad goals. DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make it

DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make it

Materials:

How to make this glitter keychain:

  1. Start by mixing your resin in a plastic cup with a plastic spoon. Be sure to follow the instructions given to you on your resin, mine had me mix equal parts resin and catalyst for 2 minutes straight.
  2. Once your resin mixture is complete, moving quickly, pour some glitter into the mixture and stir it in. Move immediately to step 3 once the glitter is fully incorporated.
  3. Pour the resin/glitter mixture into your letter molds. The more you fill the mold the thicker the letter will be. For reference, I filled mine up about half way.
  4. Once all of the letters are filled with resin stick a keychain at the top of each letter making sure that the bottom part of the keychain is hanging into the resin.
  5. Let your letters cure for 12-24 hours depending on your resin instructions. I left mine drying overnight for 24 hours just do be safe.

DIY Glitter Keychain for back to school | We're Going to Make itNow you can clip your keychain to your backpack and rock it. Be sure to pin this craft for later or share it with any of your friends who might like a glittery keychain. If you want some more back to school DIY ideas check out our Pinterest page – it’s bursting with fun ideas!

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DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make it

Monstera Leaf Backpack for Back to School

DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make itLearn how to make this fun (and super easy!) monstera leaf backpack so you can stand out at school. I can’t believe that I am already typing up back to school posts.  Where has the summer gone? It feels like just yesterday that I was posting about pineapples and beach towels and now it’s time to dust off those notebooks and update our backpacks with a fun new design like a monstera leaf pattern.DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make it

The best part about going back to school is getting new school supplies. Though backpacks can be a bit expensive and quite generic looking, that’s why I wanted to share with you all a simple upgrade to a plain bag. Keep on reading to find out how to make this monstera leaf backpack!

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Materials:

  • Plain backpack
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Monstera leaf stencil
  • Paper
  • Pencil

How to make a monstera leaf backpack:

  1. Start by making a stencil so you can easily paint on your leaves. I did this by drawing out a monstera leaf on plain, thick, paper. Then I carefully cut out the leaf. You can also make the stencil by copying an image from online.DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make it
  2. Once you have your stencil, take a pencil and trace around it directly onto your backpack. Do this several times in different areas to cover your backpack.DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make it
  3. Taking some green paint and a paint brush start to paint in the leaf. I first began by going around the edges of the leaf and then filling in the center of it. I used a pretty small paint brush to do this.DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make it
  4. Continue to paint in all of your leaves.
  5. Let the paint dry completely before you use your backpack

DIY Monstera Leaf Backpack | We're Going to Make itTime to throw your books into your new  backpack and get your butt to school! If you want some more back to school DIY’s be sure to check out our Pinterest and while you are there pin this image!

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DIY Donut Towel for the Beach | We're Going to Make it

Donut Towel – A Fun Upgrade for the Beach

DIY Donut Towel for the Beach | We're Going to Make itI’m all about this DIY donut towel. As you know, I’m a little donut crazy, but as you might not know, I’m a bit of a health nut too. You’re probably going to hate me for saying this but, I like to eat vegetables.DIY Donut Towel for the Beach | We're Going to Make itDIY Donut Towel for the Beach | We're Going to Make itThat isn’t to say I don’t indulge in a donut or two every once in a while (let’s be honest, it would probably be weekly if I lived by Voodoo Doughnuts). I’ve found that it is all about balance. Fill your body with good for you foods and then enjoy that treat. Or, better yet, find a healthy version of the “junk” food. Like this delicious looking Vegan Chocolate Donut I found on Positive Health Wellness. I love scrolling through body wellness websites, such as Positive Health Wellness as they are well informed and are chock full of recipe ideas, workout tips, nutrition information and so much more. If you’re into wellness or healthy donuts then you should go check them out! Now, onto my version of a healthy donut 😉DIY Donut Towel for the Beach | We're Going to Make it

Materials:

  • Two plain brown towels
  • Two plain pink towels
  • Two smaller hand towels in various colors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors

How to make this donut towel:

  1. Start by laying out the two brown towels side by side. Sew them together down the middle by using a simple running stitch.
  2. Cut the brown towels into a circle, making sure to avoid the area that you  just stitched.DIY Donut Towel | We're Going to Make it
  3. For the pink towels, I laid them out on top of the brown to see how much of one towel would fit for the frosting. Overlap the second towel with the first to fill in the rest of the donut. Then I took my scissors and cut the 3 of the sides into a wave pattern. Do this with both towels, making sure to trim any excess off the second towel.DIY Donut Towel | We're Going to Make itDIY Donut Towel | We're Going to Make it
  4. Sew the two pink towels together at the seam.
  5. Taking your smaller hand towels, cut out little rectangles to serve as sprinkles. I think I did about 8 in each color.DIY Donut Towel | We're Going to Make it
  6. Sew each of the sprinkles onto the pink towel. I just put one stitch in to speed up the process but you might want to do a couple to make sure it is secure.
  7. Once all your sprinkles are sewn on, sew the pink frosting onto the brown donut.
  8. Take the beach and lay out in the sun!

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Neon Pineapple Light-Up Sign

DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make itUmmm, hello, neon pineapple light-up sign? This is what my dreams are made of, no really though, I have some pretty crazy dreams. This sign though, is gold, or should I say pineapple?

Sometimes I surprise myself with the diy’s I come up with. Does that ever happen to you? This neon light for example, only someone who is crazy about pineapples as I am would want a neon pineapple sign in there house.DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it

Materials:

  • Piece of plywood
  • El wire in green and yellow  – I bought both colors in 9ft and found this plenty long enough
  • Drill

How to make this neon pineapple sign:

  1. If your piece of plywood is not the size you wish it to be, cut it down to the size you want by using a saw. Alternatively, if you are picking up your wood at Homedepot they can cut it for you.
  2. Draw out the pineapple onto the front side of the plywood in pencil. I just free-handed mine but feel free to print out an image online and use it as a stencil. Just as a disclaimer, it will be very very hard to make curved lines so you will want to make sure all your lines are straight.
  3. Now comes the tricky part, determining where to drill the holes. The wire has to go in and out  right next to each other, so you will always have 2 holes side by side. Starting at the bottom left side of the pineapple I drew small dots and labeled each one with a number so I would know where to thread the wire in and out. I’ll go more into how I made the shape below, I just wanted to give a general idea of what you will be doing.DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it
    DIY Neon Pineapple Sign | We're Going to Make it

    It’s helpful to use string to run through your holes as you go along

     

    Making the pineapple bottom

  4. This is how I made the outer yellow pineapple shape: I started by drawing a small dot for the bottom left part of the pineapple. Next, using a ruler to make sure the bottom was flat, I drew a second dot about 6 inches away. I drew another dot about a fourth of an inch away from that one and did the same process of using a ruler and drawing another dot about 6 inches away. I made the line go slightly towards the right to start to form the pineapple shape. You will want to follow your basic pineapple outline you drew. Continue this process of drawing a dot and then another one a little further away around the whole outer yellow pineapple.
  5. Once you get back to the bottom of the outer pineapple it is time to work on the inside hatches. To do this you will work in a similar pattern of creating a dot and then another one further away so the wire can go in and out. I drew my dots close to where the ones were for the outer pineapple as a guideline. So, draw your first dot in the bottom left corner and then your 2nd dot at a diagonal up to the right hand side. The next dot I created was a little further up and then I brought the diagonal back down to the left side. I did this once more so you are ending in the top right corner of the pineapple base. Your next dot will be on the top left side and you will do the same thing going down the pineapple. Make sure you are marking each dot with a number as you will need this to know where to thread the wire.

Making the green pineapple leaves

  1. Start on the bottom left hand side and draw your dot. move about 6 inches to the left slightly on a diagonal and draw another dot. Draw a dot right next to that one and then move about 4 inches (or more depending on your leaf shape) to the right and draw another. Draw another dot right next to that one and then continue the process of moving on a diagonal to create the leaves.

And the rest:

  1. Now that you have all your holes drawn, it is time to drill. You will being drilling a hole on every dot that you drew. Safety first! Make sure you do this carefully and safely.
  2. Once all of the holes are drilled you can sand down any sharp bits.
  3. Grab your yellow wire and bring it through the first hole that you made. Thread it through to the 2nd hole. It’s kind of like connect the dots, so continue to thread your wire through the holes following the numbers. This is where the numbers come in handy.
  4. Do the same with the green wire.
  5. Tape any excess wire to the back of the plywood.
  6. Erase the pencil marks on the front of the plywood.
  7. Pop some batteries into your el wire and watch your pineapple glow!

Don’t forget to pin this neon pineapple to make later!

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6 items to make your house a home and a simple no-sew pillow diy | We're going to make it

6 New Home Essential and a Quick No-Sew Pillow DIY

Casper and I have created a list of 6 new home essentials that make your new house or apartment feel like a home. All of these items will help you feel right at home in your new place. Check out our list below and read on to find out why I chose each of these items!

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As you may or may not know, I plan on moving across the country sometime in the not too distant future. I do not know where I am moving and I don’t know when, but when I do I will be sure to pack all of these essentials with me! I’ve moved apartments a couple of times in the past few years and with each move I think I’m getting a little better at unpacking our stuff and settling in. Items like some art and plants and a good mattress definitely help expedite this process of making your home feel, well, homey. And let’s face it, moving is not fun, so anything to help this process along is a plus in my book. First on my list of new home essentials? A rug!

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Rugs!: I hadn’t realized the magic of a rug until I bought my first one from West Elm on super sale. I fell in love right away, and still have it to this day. I cannot stress this enough, a rug really can pull a whole room together. Finding the perfect rug can be tricky (so many options!), but once you do it really makes your home feel complete.

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Artwork: This is where your personality can really show through your home. Art can be anything from a photograph of you and your dog to a painting you bought (or made!). In my home I like to display wall weavings that I made as well as photographs, like this amazing one my brother took. I’m also a sucker for an inspirational quote or two. Artwork adds some fun flair to your walls and is one of those things that you can easily save money on by DIYing it. You can print out photographs and frame them yourself or grab some paint and a paintbrush and make your own unique piece!

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New Mattress, Sheets, and Pillows: This is probably one of the most important things you will want in your new home – a new mattress and bedding. This adds instant coziness to your bedroom. Moving a mattress across states is a huge pain (believe me, I’ve done it multiple times). I’d much rather order one from Casper and have it show up at my doorstep in a neat little box. They really take all the struggle out of buying a new mattress, no more lugging a queen size mattress through tight stairwells wondering if it will ever make it your bedroom.

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Plants – lots of plants!: It’s no secret that I love my plants so of course they are on my list! I feel like plants just make your house feel alive. You can get tall ones, small ones, air plants, anything your heart desires! My heart desires all so my room is full of random succulents and cactus that I just can’t resist.

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Decorative Pillows: Instant coziness is a couch or bed full of fluffy pillows. I’m one of those people who likes to switch out my pillow with the seasons #noshame. I understand decorative pillows can get pretty expensive so I’ve got a super easy and super cheap DIY option for you, all you will need is a pair of cloth napkins or placemats, a hot glue gun, and some stuffing. Watch the video below to find out how to make these simple no-sew pillows! So easy and it only cost me $15!

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Craft Supplies: Last, but not least, we’ve got some craft supplies. If you haven’t noticed by my blog name and the fact that I just shared a DIY pillow, I’m a big craft lady. I like to keep busy with my hands and create things for my home so of course my home wouldn’t be complete without some supplies to do that. I like to have on hand some craft paper, a glue gun, yarn, pens/pencils, and some paint so I can craft away. Currently my craft supplies are stored in a big trunk but I’m hoping in my new home I’ll get a whole room dedicated to it! Now that would make my home a home!

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I hope you enjoyed our essentials that make your new house feel like a home. Comment below what your essentials are! Casper did not compensate for me for this post, I am truly intrigued by their company and hope to try it out in the future when I move!

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DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Flamingo Pool Float Coasters

DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateFlamingo pool float coasters are the perfect accessory for your parties this summer. Pool float season is in full swing right now. I’m really loving all the funny pool float shapes that come out each year, although I am partial to the flamingo. I wonder what was going through the persons head who invited the flamingo pool float. Genius. Pure genius.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateWhy stop at pool floats for the pool? These pool float coasters are a fun way to spice up a summer party, or, ya know,  just a Tuesday night.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Oven bake clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

How to make these flamingo pool float coasters:

  1. Start by warming up a big chunk of clay in your hands.
  2. Roll it into a ball and then taking a rolling pin, or a plastic cup, roll out the ball into a pancake shape. Roll it out big enough so it will be able to hold a cup (duh). Cut off any excess clay using a knife.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Next, roll another piece of clay into a long, skinny rope. This will be the neck and head of the flamingo. Taking one end, pinch and pull some of the clay over to form the actual head. Form the tip of it into a beak by gently pinching the clay at the end.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. If you would like to add eyes you can do so by rolling out two tiny balls of clay and then gently pressing them into the head. Admittedly, as you can see, I only did eyes for one of the flamingos because I couldn’t decide if I liked them or not.
  5. Attach the neck to the body by placing it onto the base (the pancake part) and gently pushing the clay from the neck onto the base, smoothing as you go.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. For the body of the flamingo, roll out another long skinny piece of clay. This will have to be long enough to fit all the way around the base. Attach it to the base the same way you did the neck, by gently pushing small amounts of clay from the roll onto the base. Secure to the neck as well.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  7. Pop your flamingos into the oven and bake according to the instructions of your clay. Once out of the oven let them cool down completely before you paint them.
  8. Paint your flamingo coasters pink. I also added orange to the beak and black to the eyes.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

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Be sure to pin this or share with your anyone who is into the whole pool float craze!

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Blog Name Change!!

Hey all! I just wanted to drop by to let you know that our blog name will be changing from Popcorn and Chocolate to We’re Going to Make It. I’m fiddling around with the settings right now so I just wanted to put up a message incase I accidentally make it go live. Eek!

The full site name will be weregoingtomakeit.com

Make sure to add this new domain to your bookmarks! I’m trying to set it up so if you go to our old site (popcornandchocolate) it will redirect you to our new site but I’m still pretty new at all this so bear with!

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters

Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and ChocolateNot going to lie, these copper mid-century modern planters weren’t the easiest craft to make. Though, they are one of my more functional crafts. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good light-up donut marquee just as much as the next person. But sometimes I want something that has a real purpose to it. And the purpose for these lovely copper mid-century modern planters is to hold my abundance of succulents and plants. I like plants.Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and ChocolateAlso not going to lie, these mid-century planters were a b to photograph. Do you ever have that problem, where everything you seem to do just makes the picture look weirder? I must have moved locations in my house at least 4 times before I decided I must have a couple pictures that would work. Spoiler alert, I did.Copper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

To see some more pictures and how to make these functional but slightly finicky copper mid-century modern planters jump on over to Homedit.

Copper Mid-CenturyCopper Mid-Century Modern Planters DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate Modern PlantersDon’t let my complaints deter you from creating these lovely planters. As much of a pain as they were, they are actually one of my favorite crafts. I think this diy came out amazing, especially for someone who isn’t very well versed in power tools. Don’t worry if you can’t use a drill as I have included instructions on how to make it without one. I got your back! I know what it’s like to look at a craft and then quickly realize you don’t have the means to create it. What a bummer! Not here though, we like to make things enjoyable for the whole family. Or, at least the part of the family that likes to craft.

Click here to find the full tutorial on how to make these copper mid-century modern planters

DIY mid-century inspired Copper and Wood House Plant | Popcorn and ChocolateBe sure to pin this diy for later and/or share with any friends that might enjoy it!

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Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July

Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateYou better believe I will be rocking this star bandana for the 4th of July this year! I’m not one to go too crazy on the 4th of July but I do like to wear a little something that shows my spirit. This bandana is perfect because it has stars on it, it has a splash of red or blue (or both!), and you can wear it anywhere – in your hair, around your neck, tied to a bag. I like that versatility.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and ChocolateI’ve kind of had a moment with bandanas lately. They are super fun to diy, you should really give it a try sometime! You can start here with this easy star bandana for the 4th of July!Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Plain white bandana
  • Ink in red or blue
  • Star stamp
  • Optional: glitter, embossing pen, embossing heat gun

How to make a star bandana:

  1. Take your star stamp and press it firmly into your ink pad.
  2. Stamp the star onto your white bandana.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Repeat this process until your whole bandana is covered.
  4. Optional: If you want to emboss a few stars so that they have glitter on them, here is what you will do.
  5. Go over the star with the embossing pen.
  6. Gently pour some glitter on top of that star.
  7. Shake off any excess glitter.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate
  8. Take your embossing heat tool and GENTLY go over the star, making sure you don’t hold it in one spot for too long. This will cause the fabric to burn. You will see your star turn from the color of the glitter to a bright, almost plasticy texture. This is when you know you are finished. Note: I read that using cotton fabric works a lot better for this so if you are planning on embossing I would highly suggest buying 100% cotton bandanas.Easy Star Bandana for the 4th of July | Popcorn and Chocolate


Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have a fun and festive holiday! We are currently in Seattle (!!!!) and if you want to see what we are up to make sure to watch our Instagram stories. Chow for now!

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