Pimp Your Bedroom with Flatback Rhinestones

Do you want to find new ways to revamp your bedroom? Instead of switching sheets, putting on drapes, and repainting your furniture, why not try some rhinestone crafts? Here are some ideas on how to pimp your bedroom with flatback rhinestones:

Flatback Frames

Refurbish your plain picture and mirror frames with some shiny stones. Highlight your captured memories with assorted rhinestone patterns. Decorate your mirror with colorful twinkling stones that can perfectly complement the twinkle in your eyes every day.

Shimmering School Supplies

Instead of settling for dull school or office supplies, why not transform them into instant statement pieces? Affix the rhinestones all over your penholders, paperweights, tape dispensers, book stoppers, and whatever else you can think of! You can even recycle–turn old cans into a cute penholder with rhinestones and ribbons, or stiff cardboards into a bejeweled monogram book stopper.

Sparkling Jewelry Box

What better way to store your jewels than in a box studded with gems itself? Make a sparkling home for your accessories by making a whimsical jewelry box or organizer. Again, you can recycle! Score a simple box, divide it into compartments, and decorate the lid and sides.

Twinkling Headboards or Wall Hangings

Embed flashy rhinestones onto your headboard. Don’t want to mess with your headboard? No problem! Make an artsy wall hanging instead. Use various pattern books as guide, or create a crafty masterpiece of your own.

Jewelry-Making Tips: Beaded Bracelets

If you’re planning to give jewelry as a gift to your best friend, little else can be as endearing as one that you made yourself. Beaded bracelets, for one, make for an exciting project, since you could customize it as much as you like to suit your friend’s tastes. To keep from giving yourself a headache while making the bracelet, here are a few tips you can follow:

Consider Bead Holes

Beads don’t just come in varying shapes and sizes; sometimes the wire holes that run through them also differ. If you don’t want your beaded bracelet to feel loose or wonky, make sure that you only buy beads with uniform-sized holes, and that these openings are just right for the wire or cord that you plan on using.

Choose your Cord

Your choice of bracelet cord can affect how well the bracelet will turn out. Choose clear plastic or waxed cords if you want to completely cover the entire piece with beads. If you want to add space between each bead for knotted or woven effects, opt for decorative strings like hemp or leather.

Plan your Output

Plan and design the bracelet before starting out. Choose a color palette that you know your friend will love, and start picking out beads to use. Lay out the beads on a clean surface and envision how you’ll be putting it all together. Thorough planning will help prevent mistakes that can take up a lot of your time.