Resize Your Rings Using Hot Glue

“Happiness is a ring on your finger.” -Unknown

Because of the placement of the diamonds on my engagement ring, the ring can not be sized down enough to fit my finger. I have tried many different ring sizers but they are all impractical. The little plastic ones slip off and the dipsize takes a million coats and forever to dry. Not only that but you have to redo it often. I don’t know about you but I do not have the time for that. So I found a solution. Hot  glue! (do this at your own risk) I have only tried this on gold. Personally I have not had any damage to my ring. Just make sure the glue only gets on the band and not the diamonds.

-Hot glue gun

-Hot glue

-Ring that is too big

-paper to put the glue on

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  1. Clean your ring well with ring cleaner.
  2. Put the hot glue onto a piece of paper.
  3. Dip your ring into the glue.
  4. Once the band of the ring is covered, lift the ring and let the excess drip off.
  5. Let your ring dry for 5 minutes.
  6. Try the ring on for size, if it is still too big, repeat the steps until it fits.

Your ring is now ready to wear again. Usually this lasts a few weeks to a month. I like how there are no edges like the plastic ring sizers. Hope this little diy helps you 🙂

How to build a Box for Messy Cords.

“There’s a little bit of magic in every box”. -Adam Rex

Everyone has had to deal with messy cords at least once. As for us, we can’t stand to look at them anymore. It makes the house look messy and all the little dust bunnies and cat/dog hair get stuck in it. Here is a quick fix that is very inexpensive.

Supplies Needed:

  • Box that opens on top. Like a shoe box. We got ours at Michael’s Craft store for $2.00.
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Zip Ties
  • Grommets
  • Tape
  • Post it notes (or any paper)
  • Exacto Knife
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • OH AND A HOT GLUE GUN (GLUE STICKS)

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Instructions:

  1. First you will need your ruler to measure out where you want your holes for the cords. We did two on the side (for the cords to enter) And two in the front (for extension cords, phone chargers, etc.) Our Gromments came with a stencil to measure out how big the holes are. This made it super simple.
  2. Since the cardboard is too thick the Gromments wouldn’t snap on. We decided to use our glue gun and glue a grommet to both sides of each hole. We feel like this made it more secure anyways.
  3. Once you have all your holes in the box. You will need to untangle your cords, that need organizing. We made little labels for each cord because we had a lot.
  4. We then ran each cable into the box one by one and the power bar cables out to the plug.
  5.  Once all the cables were in the box with the power bar we raveled them up, so they were not too long, and secured them with a zip tie.
  6. Lastly we plugged them all in to the power cord. Now just put the lid on the box and your done! Voila nice and organized.

How to Secure a Hat That Will Not Stay On.

“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about” -Philip Treacy

Do you have a hat that will not stay on? I Do. Every time I look up or someone tries to give me a hug, off goes the hat. So I found a way to keep it secure even through a tornado. So First things first…you will need…
-A Hat
-Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
-Ribbon (any size will do) Try to Match the Color to the Hat.
-Scissors
-Bobby Pins
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Once you have all the supplies take a piece of ribbon about 3 inches.
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Then cut that in half so that you have two pieces that are an inch and a half long.
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Next you will add a pea sized amount of hot glue to the end of the ribbon.
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Fold the ribbon in half, and attach it to the opposite end.
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You should now have a loop. Like this.
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Now add another pea sized dab of glue to the opposite end of the loop. This is the part you are going to attach to the inner brim of the hat.
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Attach and hold firmly until the glue dries.
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This is how it should look now.
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Do the same for both sides…
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The last step is to insert you favorite bobby pin into the loop on each side.
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All you have to do now is secure the bobby pins to your hair and do not worry about your hat falling off anymore. Bring on the wind 🙂