Have you ever noticed that no matter how you put your headphones away, the cord is always tangled? I think about this everyday at the gym. I normally take my time wrapping the cord around my ipod so that it doesn’t get tangled and I even leave a little bit of slack around where the headphones plug in so I don’t ruin the cord around the plug. But it’s all for nothing. I honestly could just throw them in a ball in my bag and they would come out just the same. It just doesn’t make sense..!
..Similar, actually, to how I siphon my dads eye drops when I’m running low instead of just buying a new bottle. I’ve been doing this for years with my same little bottle that fits so nicely in my makeup bag. But, it too just doesn’t make sense..
Something that does make sense though is turning music up in the car loud enough that I can’t hear myself sing! 🙂
Jewelry Box Pillow
If you’re like me, you might take your wedding/engagement (what do I call it?!) ring off to shower every now and then, or maybe it’s your earrings, or a nice necklace, or perhaps its just a cheap blingy ring you got at Forever 21 that will turn your finger green if you get it wet. Either way your jewelry sometimes ends up on the bathroom counter because you forgot to leave it in your room. Based on the fact that I once slide something down the bathroom counter which accidentally knocked my cell phone into the toilet, I know that accidents can happen. And important things can get lost in the sink drain, or the toilet as the case may be. So. I came up with a simple little storage idea for my rings, earrings and necklaces for when I shower!
What you need:
- Jewelry box – I got mine at Michaels for $2
- Fabric- only a few inches…depending on the size of your jewelry box (I used 3 different colors)
- Tissue paper for stuffing
Step 1: Measure your box.
Step 2: Cut strips of fabric that are slightly longer than your box. This is so that the fabric can form the vertical edges of the pillow as well.
Step 3: Lay the strips out flat (I used three different kinds). Sew strip 1 and strip 2 together on one edge. Then sew strip 3 to the now large strip of 1&2 on one edge. They should be laying flat in a row.
Step 4: Repeat which three new strips. This will form the bottom of the pillow.
Step 5: Sew the outer edges of the top three strips to the outer edges of the bottom three strips. Once you’re done you should have a full circle of fabric that you could stick your hand through like a bracelet.
Step 6: Sew one end of the gap closed. Sew the strip 1 on the top to strip 1 on the bottom, etc. Repeat with 2 and 3.
Step 7: Sew the other end of the gap closed, ONLY ON strip 1 on the top to strip 1 on the bottom and strip 2 on the top to strip 2 on the bottom. Do not sew strip 3 on the top to strip 3 on the bottom yet. Leave your needle and thread attached.
Step 8: Stuff some tissue paper inside. Use scissors to help pack it in. You can use cotton, plastic bags, stuffing…anything. I liked the tissue paper so I could compress it down if it was too tall for my box.
Step 9: Finish sewing strip 3 on the top to strip 3 on the bottom.
Step 10: Insert your new pillow into your jewelry box and rest assured that your jewelry is now safe when you leave it in the bathroom.