DIY Jewelry Organization Part I

Today I wanted to bring you a really easy diy jewelry organizer. All you will need is a shadow box, some cork or soft Styrofoam, burlap fabric, lace or border of your choosing, and hot glue.

First and foremost, take out the front glass piece of your shadow box. Mine also had a divider in it, which I also took out and am saving for a later project.

Next you will take your cork board or Styrofoam (either you can get at Michael’s) wrapping it in your burlap fabric and gluing it with hot glue. You need this step if the backing of your shadow box is to rigid…no one wants bent earring posts!!!

**The burlap may not be necessary if you like the cork look, however what I bought was probably not the best and it crumbled, the fabric helps with this!**

Next I hot glued this piece onto the back of my shadow box and it should look like so.


hot glue all along the perimeter of the square, don’t worry if it looks crazy, that’s what our lace/border is for!

Also make sure that you hot glue the back piece of your shadow box in place to keep the organizer sturdy.20171224_154517508609755.jpg

If you feel you have used too much hot glue…you haven’t….you are following these instructions perfectly 🙂

Next, I cut my lace to fit the inside of the shadow box and glued it. Here I have lied to you. You can use hot glue for this part, but I actually used E600 because it’s clear. It also has a strong smell, so be ready for that if you use it. Be in a well-ventilated area and maybe leave the piece in the garage over night so that it doesn’t make your room smell.

In the end, you’ll get something like this:20171224_1544171128097321.jpg

Make sure all glue is dry before you put your jewelry in here. You can also use this for necklaces if you use push pins to hang them on. I also wouldn’t limit yourself to just shadow boxes, I think a baroque picture frame would work even better with this!

Hope you like this idea and thanks for checking it out!



Glam Goth Decor Bathroom Addition

As I’ve talked about before I’ve been redoing my space. My favorite has been updating my bed room…I swear it’s almost done, just a few more paychecks and pieces to go 😉

What I have found to be an actual challenge is: How does someone make a glam/goth/minmalistish bathroom? Is this impossible? Let’s do it.

First I wanted to show you the fanciest piece.20171118_162604.jpg20171118_162612.jpg20171118_162617.jpg

To achieve this all you need is :

1 mirror, I chose an octagon shape from Michael’s for $5-6.

1 skull shaped cup/jar I also got this from Michael’s, but you could get a skull shaped mason jar off of Amazon or Ebay and it would work just as well

2 boxes of the fake diamond fill (also from Michael’s) $5

1 rhinestone soap dispenser, I got mine from HomeGoods, but I’ve seen them at Bed, Bath and Beyond

1 black soap dispenser, this one is from Target and I use it for lotion 🙂

and the optional hand held mirror that I’ve had a long time and just repainted. Also, my all-black makeup brushes are also from Target and are Elf brand 😀 Personally, I love the eye shadow blender blush and the eyebrow one!!


Fun Finds #1: Letter Writers Alliance

I used to love writing letters and notes to my friends (Nerd level +500 points and I said it on the Internet +50). Passing notes was my favorite part of middle school/beginning of high school. I even convinced my friends to pass around a notebook that we would write to each other in (Very much inspired by Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and in college I would write to one of my friends until we started taking classes together. I really started missing it a few months ago and so I took to the Internet (like any other millennial).

And then I found it…Letter Writers Alliance (, they were mentioned in several articles that listed letter-writing clubs. Unfortunately, many of these articles were years old, the links didn’t work, some of the clubs are disbanded, but I went down the lists until I found these guys. Lifetime membership with them is $5.00 (6 with tax) and then they join you to other letter-writing-loving peeps with other similar interests.

How it works is that after you sign up you get assigned to someone that you write to first and someone is also assigned to write to you first. LWA does their best to match you with people of a similar age/interests and you can sign up for as many as you want.

So far I have four, 3 national and 1 international. Everyone I have met so far has been really cool and I’m really excited to get to know them more.

Before signing up with them I did go ahead and open a PO Box….I’m paranoid…sorry. Which I actually find kind of fun (nerd level +5000 points) because I wait until the end of my work day and I look forward to it…leave it to me to make going to the post office feel like a special occasion!

I’m really thankful to the founders of LWA, they obviously work hard for a minimum fee and they gave me a way to continue doing something I love while meeting some cool peeps! Check it out 🙂

Happy Writing


Nerd Level By End of this Post : 5550 points 😉