Make coloring time even safer with these non-toxic crayons! Made from beeswax and non-toxic pigments, these five thick crayons are great for any art project. And we also love the beeswax-print paper they’e wrapped in!
Photo courtesy of Sprout San Francisco
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit this year with these popsicle stick bracelets, perfect for Leprechauns of all ages! The simple craft really only requires 3 basic materials, but can be customized with all kinds of fun flair to accommodate all tastes. Little girls and boys alike will love sporting these around school (such an easy way to ward off the unwanted pinchers), plus they are so fun to make. The versatility of the project also makes it a great classroom activity that can easily be worked into a lesson plan about the history of the holiday. These creative cuffs are sure to bring the luck of the Irish!
TIP: If you are having trouble with fit, you can also carefully puncture holes in each end of the stick and secure with a string or ribbon. Do this gently to prevent the wood from splitting down the middle.
And save this to your DIY board on Pinterest!
Are you making any St. Patty’s Day crafts? Tell us about them in the comments!
Make your home even more “green” with this eco-friendly LED light bulb called Nanoleaf. Unlike CFL bulbs, the Nanoleaf LED doesn’t contain mercury, and it’s sturdier because it doesn’t contain glass or filaments. The bulb also uses 88% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. We love that the Nanoleaf never overheats, making it safe for lamp fixtures that might be in reach of little hands.
Image by Nanoleaf
Do you ever find yourself scrambling for the perfect statement necklace to complete your outfit because you can’t remember where you left it last? Or maybe you’ve been late to work because you wasted five precious minutes trying to untangle the pile of chains in the bottom of your purse. Whether you are looking to get organized, or simply add a splash of color to your room in a totally new way, this DIY jewelry board is sure to be the perfect Saturday afternoon activity!
Organizing and decluttering is also a great way to reduce stress by bringing order to your immediate surroundings. If you have little ones in the home, you may also choose to mount the finished piece on a wall or cut your board in half lengthwise for the perfect display to lean atop a dresser. This will provide the same decorative organization, but will keep your things away from little hands and mouths.
1 panel of pine (21/32” x 18” x 48”) or any similar sized scrap or reclaimed wood
¾” cup hooks (12-20 pieces)
Non-VOC or non-toxic paint
Sandpaper or sanding block
Lay down your piece of wood and arrange a few necklaces of different lengths to get a feel for your spacing. Note that they will hang vertically, so you want to leave enough space that they will not overlap or get tangled. Use your pencil to mark where each hook should go. I chose to make mine randomly spaced with room for long pieces and shorter pieces, but if you prefer orderly and symmetrically placed hooks go for it!
Carefully drill about ½” into the wood in each spot where you left a pencil mark. Use a less is more approach when doing this to prevent from drilling all the way through the board.
Carefully sand your board to smooth the surface and edges of your board to prep for painting. Wipe away any wood dust.
Paint your board! Depending on the look you are going for you may choose to apply a coat of primer first but this is not necessary. Let dry overnight.
Screw your hooks into your pre-drilled holes and you’re done! Arrange your necklaces on the hooks and lean against your bedroom wall. You’ll never have trouble accessorizing again!
This DIY is a very easy one to adapt to any theme or decor of your choosing. Feel free to pick a coordinating color to match your room, or a contrasting one for a pop of color. You can also use a piece of reclaimed wood and omit the painting step for a more natural look.
Have you made anything to organize your jewelry? Tell us in the comments!