DIY hand warmers!

It’s getting colder and colder outside every day! We’re starting to get frost every morning and your probably feeling the chill while your going to work or school in the mornings. For me, my hands are always the most cold, and now I have a solution! These DIY microwave hand warmers are the perfect way to stay cozy during your morning commutes! You can use them over and over, re-heating them in the microwave each morning! No more frostbite here!

Now your probably thinking: why should I make these? Couldn’t I just buy the disposable ones at the store? Yes, you could keep on buying them over and over and waste tons of money. But why do that? You can only use those once, and they cost a whole lot more than if you would just use some fabric laying around and make some of these hand warmers! 

  They are the perfect gift, both practical and cute! Either wrap them up or use them as stocking stuffers! They are SUPER simple! It  only takes about 5 minutes to make a set! I love these hand warmers because you can just grab and go! They only take 10-20 seconds in the microwave, then you just slip it into your pocket or glove and your all set to face the cold! I cant wait to go outside this winter with these cute little hand warmers! Another cool thing about these, is that they can work as either a hand warmer or a cold pack! Simply put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and voila! It’s an ice pack!

And now how to make them.

DIY microwaveable hand warmers!

DIY microwave hand warmers:

(As your making them, refer to the above picture for step by step pictures)

Supplies:

  • Fabric. Most any fabric will do, just as long is it doesn’t have plastic and it can be heated in the microwave without melting
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle + thread

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a rectangle in the fabric that is: “6 1/2 by “3 1/2, I cut out a piece of card stock paper that size and used it as a pattern.
  2. Fold over, good side to good side.
  3. Sew two sides. You can either leave one side open or leave only a little hole 1/2 inch wide. Don’t forget to reverse stitch and tie the knot!
  4. Turn it right sides out.
  5. Fill with rice.
  6. Sew it up, I used the blanket stitch.

Done!

Cute DIY long shelves

Hey guys! So you know the organization posts I’ve talking about for a while? Well in order to get those done, I needed to kinda finish my room, (I’ve been adding some cool touches to it) and part of that was finding or making cute decor to hang up (cause who likes a room with bare walls 🙂 ) and I knew for sure that these were one of the things I wanted in my room! So, the idea of having long shelves for my room originally came from this blog, craftinge, but I did mine a little differently. She stained her shelves dark brown (which looks really nice but my room is more white) and I painted mine white. Hers were six feet long, I made mine five. I pretty much had to make my own measurements because she forgot to tell us them (like how far apart to put them and that kind of thing) But that’s OK, my dad helped me A TON on hanging them up and building them!

Cute DIY shelves!

A couple other thing I have to do before I post the organization posts are: 

  1. Pick up my bed frame. (we are having it painted)
  2. Find a cute desk and bedside table. 
  3. Get a couple more tubs for my closet.
  4. Hang up a couple more things.

I think that’s it!Super cute DIY long shelves

So, here is the side view of the bottom shelf. And there is my little succulent pot from this post: Super cute succulent pot I still love this little plant!bird and candle

Then I have this adorable little birdie that I got at Michael’s, and this candle I got from Target in the dollar section, in a pack of four. ;)Cute blue crates

I got these adorable blue crates at Micheal’s too! I love them! So for the color scheme of my shelves is kind of turquoise and yellow. :)Super cute shelves!

I got my shelf brackets at home depot, you can see them on the left side of the top shelf there. 🙂 I think this middle shelf is my favorite. I love the things on itCute bird and clipboard

This is one of my favorite things I bought for my shelves! I LOVE it! I got this adorable clipboard and bird from again, Michael’s!  Cute succulent pot!

Here’s another one of my succulent pot!

Cute little planter

I got this adorable little planter for Easter, and decided to use it! Isn’t it cute?Cute set up!

Here are a couple more of those candles and a little lantern I got at Micheal’s! Ok, Now to how to build them!

Cute DIY long shelves

Materials:

  • White paint (or if you want you can stain them)
  • Long sturdy boards mine were 1/2 in thick and 7 inches wide
  • Shelf brackets
  • Paint sprayer (this is what I used) or paint roller
  • Decorations!

Directions:

  1. Cut your boards, I cut mine to 5 feet each. 
  2. Paint your boards. You will probably wan’t to let them dry overnight.
  3. Hang them up. I put my top shelf 2 feet down from the ceiling. and 10 inches apart from each other.
  4. Decorate them! for a month before I had these built I was buying stuff for them! Remember this post? That was all for these shelves 🙂

Enjoy!

DIY tub divider

Are your tubs constantly messy and disorganized? Mine were so I finally did something about it. This tub divider is more practical than pretty but it works. 🙂 All you need is a cardboard box!diy tub divider-Crafts and Cupcakes.JPGBefore after tub divider-Crafts and Cupcakes.JPGHere’s how to do it!

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Sharp scissors

Steps:

  1. Cut off a piece of cardboard (I just used the flap of a cardboard box)
  2. Hold it up to your tub and see where to cut it
  3. Cut the vertical piece
  4. Hold up another piece of cardboard to measure the across
  5. Cut the horizontal piece
  6. Make a mark where you want the horizontal piece to intersect the vertical piece
  7. Cut to nearly the bottom on the vertical piece
  8. Do the same on the horizontal piece so they fit into each other
  9. Place in box and add your stuff

Enjoy!