DIY Large pearl Bobby Pins

I hope you all are all enjoying the start of your summers! I do not know if everyone is off for summer holiday yet, but if you are not it should be around the corner. Unless you live in the southern hemisphere and are about to start winter. Maybe I should do a winter in summer DIY for those of you on the southern hemisphere. What do you think?

Today is another hair accessory DIY, I will be showing you how to make THE EASIEST hair accessories EVER! And they look gorgeous in your hair which is a big plus.

For this DIY you will us a glue gun! We all love our easy peasy glue gun DIY’s, I know I do.

In all honesty you could get all the items necessary at a local dollar store which makes this a wonderful Dollar Store craft!
This DIY cost me in all about a dollar. There is no reason not to make this DIY!

Without further ado let’s get started!

Large Pearl Bobby Pins

What you will need: 
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– Bobby Pins
– Pearl Beads (mine came out of a dollar bag from Wal-Mart)
– Glue Gun

Steps: 
1. Gather your materials.
2. Add some glue to the end of your bobby pin.
3. Press your pearl bead onto the glue.

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4. Let dry completely.
5. WEAR!

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I have simply put them into a bun as you can see here.

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And you can wear as many or as few as you want!

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I hope you all enjoyed this DIY! If you did please be sure to like, share, pin, and tweet about us with your friends!
If you make your own pearl bobby pins please be sure to post it on twitter and use the hash-tag #collegechicpearlbobbypins so I can see your beautiful works!

Do you think making your own hair accessories are better than purchasing them from a store? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a good summer all!

Color Blocked Terracotta Planter

Hello everyone! I really hoped you enjoyed my last post about the gold-rimmed terracotta planter DIY. You can find that here if you haven’t gotten to view it yet.

This DIY builds upon the gold-rimmed terracotta planter I mentioned above.
For those of you who cannot find or do not have the brown terracotta pots where you are, this is a fix for that not so pleasant orangey terracotta color. Combining two really chic trends right now: gold rim and color blocking!
This DIY can also be used on other planters that you find plain, boring, or ugly.

Let’s begin!

Color Blocked Terracotta Planter

What you need: 
– Terracotta Planter
– Acrylic Paint
– Sealer (optional)

Steps:
1. Prep your pot by washing and drying it.
2. Prep your work area to prevent paint from getting on anything of value.
3. Paint you planter! I started with the larger end and then did the rim last.
4. Seal and protect. (optional) Remember to do this part outside or in a well ventilated area.

This is what you should have!

color blocked terracotta planter

I am super happy with how this turned out! At first I though this was going to be a bust, but once it was done it grew on me and now it is honestly one of my favorite and most simple DIY’s!

This is wonderful to turn an ugly or plain planter into something stylish and chic that you will want to look at and plant something in!

Get out there and get painting!
Happy crafting!

Gold Rimmed Terracotta Planter

Firstly, I apologize for not posting in so stinking long! I honestly thought that this blog was a mess up on my part, that no one would be interested, but it is actually pretty popular! So I have decided to keep it going this summer with MORE POSTS! So get your DIY ready and let’s do this!

So I don’t know about you all, but I appreciate plants. They make me feel happy looking at them, and it gives me a sense of pride knowing that I grew them and they survived! But let’s face it, juggling school work, work, extra curricular activities, and a social life leaves little time to think about watering a plant.
Do not fear! Mae has got you!
Cactus and succulents are easy to care for plants that require little water and management which make them great choices for someone who leads a busy lifestyle such as myself and many of you!

At my local Wal-Mart this past weekend I found they had a multitude of succulents for $2.50 a piece! So I grabbed 3 of them of different looks. For my pot I found a larger one at Lowes for $1.99 in a relaxing shade of purple. I easily got some soil and transplanted them all into the pot in about 5 minutes. Now I know what you are thinking, “But I don’t have the space for a larger pot in my tiny dorm or apartment!” Don’t worry, I hear ya!

Well that is where we get to the DIY portion! This is a super easy and budget friendly DIY that can make such a difference in your apartment, dorm, or home!

Gold Rim Terracotta Pots
As the name suggests this is a very simple DIY.
What you will need:
– Terracotta Pot
– Gold Acrylic Paint
– Some Sealer (if you plan on putting it outside or worry about chipping)

Steps: 
1. Prep your pot by washing it and drying it off.
2. Get you a nice work area ready. I dropped some newspapers on the floor and painted mine.
3. Use your gold paint to paint the rim of your pot.
4. Let it dry.
5. Spray on some sealer. (OPTIONAL)

You are done!
It should look like this:
Gold Rimmed Terracotta Pot

BEAUTIFUL! Now all it needs is a succulent!
For about 5 dollars you have a stylish pot and a happy little plant to liven up your dorm, apartment, or home!

Gold Rimmed Planter

There it is with a hen and chicken plant in it. Make sure it is nice and clean and bring it inside to decorate!

If you enjoyed this or have tried this yourself please be sure to comment! And look for DIY College Chic on social media, I will be creating a twitter for it soon!

DIY Flower Mirror

DIY Flower Mirror

(Shhhh! Its made from Dollar Store Items!)

Dorm Room Decor Spoon Flower Mirror Dollar Store DIY

Hello there my college companions!

Today I am going to show you how to make a fabulous flower mirror (made from plastic spoons!). I know that you may be almost a month into college like me, or you may have started like a week ago! Either way, if you are like me I am always hunting, scouring for that magical piece that makes a room whole, or adds a little touch of personality to the sad bland dorm. This mirror is made all from either recycled, or dollar store items! Yes you heard me right ladies.

Spoon Flower Mirror DIY Dollar store Flower Mirror DIY Dorm Decor

Project Level: Freshmen (Easy)

Time needed: Saturday afternoon worthy

Cost: Aprox. $3.00

What you will need:

  • Plastic Spoons (Clear works best!)
  • Spray Paint (Any color, just make sure it is okay for plastic!)
  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mirror
  • Scrap of ribbon
  • Cardboard (An unwanted box works really well!)
  • The perfect place to hang it!

Steps:

  1. Gather your materials.  I got most of my materials at the local Dollar Tree, I already had my glue gun, left over spray paint, an old box, and scrap ribbon.  But if you do not have those items do not fret! They can be easily obtained for almost nothing.
  2. Cut your old box (cardboard) into a circle.  My circle was not perfect, it doesnt have to be perfect, just cut it to the aproximate sie you want your flower to be. My circle is about 14 inches in diameter.
  3. Now that your circle is cut it is time to relieve some of that weekly stress! Its time to break some spoons! I found it easiest to break them by holding the spoon over a like a scrap of cardboard bowl part facing down, and to apply pressure to the neck of the spoon, so it breaks leaving you the bowl and some of the handle.  I found this way makes it easier to get a clean break. Dont worry if yous snap a few of the bowls during this part.  You should have plenty of left overs.
  4. Time to glue those spoons!  Start around the outer edge and work inward.  Be sure to leave a space for your mirror to fit!
  5. Now that your spoons are all glued you should have a clear flower.  Time to take that bad boy outside to spray down!  Just try to give it a nice even coat trying to hide the cardboard and avoid getting little paint pools in your spoons.
  6. Let dry!
  7. Once your flower has completely dried take it inside and hot glue your mirror to the center. It is starting to look pretty awesome by now. DIY Spoon Mirror Dorm Decor
  8. Cut or grab a scrap of ribbon. Flip your flower over and hot glue the ribbon in a loop shape on the cardboard where you want the hook to be when you hang it.

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9. Admire your amazing handy work, and hang it on your wall for all your roommates, Sorority Sisters, friends, and random bystanders to ooo and ahh at.

Dollar Store DIY Spoon Mirror

There you have it! If anything is unclear or you need another explanation shoot me comment, or check out http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/spoon-mirror-tutoria/ .

Keeping you fabulous for less!

-Maeghaen-Kaytlyn