DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Pineapple Bookends Made out of Plaster

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateThese pineapple bookends make me very happy. Why might you ask? Well this was a DIY in the works for, oh I don’t know, maybe a year? There was so many obstacles to overcome. Bookends had to be, well, heavy. And I had to have a pineapple shaped mold, which are not very easy to find. These pineapple bookends put me through the loop but I finally, finally figured them out!DIY plaster pineapple bookends | Popcorn and Chocolate
By using plaster to make the pineapples that means that they would definitely be heavy enough¬†to support books. And if I was using plaster then I would need a silicone mold for the actual pineapple shape. Well after much research I learned how to make my own silicone mold! I had to borrow a set of hands (thanks Rose!) to help with the project but I accomplished just what I wanted – a pair of beautiful plaster pineapple bookends.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateWho knew a DIY project could take so much time and thought?! Not only are you getting a full tutorial on these bookends but you’re also get a sneak inside my thought process ūüėČ Ya’ll know how much I love pineapples, so this DIY was a long time coming.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here for the full tutorial on these pineapple bookends

Hop on over to Homedit to check out the complete tutorial on this do it yourself project! I’ve been sharing all sorts of crafts over there so be sure to click through to see other projects that we have made for them, like these colorful fabric covered letters!

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Also, be sure to pin this do it yourself project to check out later!¬†By the number of steps in the tutorial the project might look a bit daunting, but it definitely isn’t! Once you’ve made the silicone pineapple mold it’s a breeze! Go check it out

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

Mud Cloth Inspired Plaster Keychains

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and ChocolateLearn how to make these fun and colorful mud cloth inspired plaster keychains by reading below! DIY Mud Cloth Inspired Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

I remember when Rose and I moved into our first apartment the thing I was most excited for was to have my own set of keys to add to a keychain. I was also excited about having a real functioning kitchen and not eating cafeteria food (rumored to be) loaded with laxatives, but that’s a different story for another day. Maybe a DIY laxative pill post???

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

All jokes aside, you have no idea how excited I was to have a little keychain with my set of keys.¬†It felt like here are your keys, you are now officially a grown up. And I walked proudly around with my jangling keys while Rose rolled her eyes at me as she grumbled about having to have¬†another¬†set of keys to add to her heavy keychain. It’s the little things in life.

DIY Mud Cloth Plaster Keychains | Popcorn and Chocolate

If only my grownup, key carrying, self had thought of this mud cloth DIY 5 years ago. Then I would be extra excited to carry around my keys.

Mud Cloth Patterned Plaster Keychain | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

How to make the mud cloth keychain:

  1. Start by making your Plaster of Paris. This can get messy so I would suggest putting down some newspaper. Mix together the Plaster of Paris and water (per instructions listed on the plaster) in a container. Use a plastic spoon or something you don’t mind ruining to mix it¬†thoroughly.
  2. Pour plaster mixture into your silicone letter mold in an even layer. Tap the tray a few times to get rid of any air bubbles.
  3. Gently place your keychain into the plaster in the mold. You can rest the top of the keychain on the mold so it doesn’t fall in.
  4. Let dry for an hour (or for however long your plaster instructs).
  5. Once your plaster letter is dry you can pop it out of the mold. I would suggest letting it dry for a couple more hours just to make sure it is 100% dry before you color on it.
  6. Optional step: if there are any jagged bits or uneven areas on the plaster letter you can gently sand it down with sandpaper.
  7. Taking a colored pencil draw your mud cloth inspired design onto your letter keychain.

 

Handmade keychain out of plaster - mud cloth inspired | Popcorn and Chocolate

That’s it! Super simple mud cloth keychain that you can add your keys to and jangle around like a true adult. As for other “adult” aspects of my life… still working on those.

Handmade keychain out of plaster - mud cloth inspired | Popcorn and Chocolate

Like, comment, share, pin if you enjoyed this post and let us know if you ended up making one yourself!

DIY Mudcloth Inspired Keychains Made From Plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Looking for more keychain DIYs or other fun accessories? Check out my Pinterest! I’m always pinning cute things I find on other DIY blogs!

DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

XO Glittery Wine Stoppers

DIY XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateValentine’s/Galentine’s Day is coming right up! If you are still in need of a simple gift or a cute decoration keep reading to find out how to make these XO glittery wine stoppers!Glittery XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateI feel like this year is just flying by… I say that every year, but how is it almost Valentine’s day already? I was happily celebrating my birthday¬†last weekend in Portland, ME with Rose and I blinked and this week is already over! To be completely honest I’m not someone that really looks forward to the big v-day. Even when I was dating someone I never was super thrilled about the holiday.¬†Glittery XO Wine Stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateDon’t get me wrong, I love love love all the pink and hearts¬†that are everywhere, just the actual day is a little cringe-worthy. I much rather celebrate by throwing a big Galentine’s day party with friends and eat sweets and drink wine and make some crafts, but tbh, I would always rather being doing that.¬†DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and ChocolateThese glittery XO wine stoppers would be the perfect decoration to add to your bar cart at your Galentine’s day party. Orrrr you could make the X’s and O’s ahead of time and let everyone decorate their own! Sometimes¬†I think I’m a party planner. But doesn’t that sound like a fun party?? Drink some wine, craft, eat some popcorn and chocolate. Seems perfect to me.¬†DIY XO Glittery Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

Instructions for XO wine stoppers:

  1. Make your plaster by following the instructions on the bottle and then pour it into your silicone tray in the X and the O. Let dry for the allotted time it says on your Plaster of Paris (about an hour).Plaster XO wine stoppers | Popcorn and Chocolate
  2. Once the X and O have dried, pull out of the tray and if you want to paint yours this would be the time to do so. As you can see I painted one set pink and left the other plain. Let dry.Painted plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Take your paint brush and dip it into the mod podge then paint on the glue in the areas that you want glitter to be. I sort of did a dip-dyed look with mine. Painted plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. Pour the glitter onto your letters. Let dryGlittery plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and chocolate
  5. Taking a hot glue gun, glue your letter onto a wine cork.

    Glittery plaster xo wine stopper | Popcorn and chocolate

    Ew ew ew please excuse all the dog hair in this picture. Blame olive if you must.

  6. Open a bottle of wine and stick your new cork in!

Glitter XO wine stoppers | Popcorn and ChocolateLet us know in the comments below what you are doing for Valentine’s day – even if that is just sitting on the coach and watching Netflix all day (we won’t judge)! Be sure to comment/like/subscribe if you enjoyed this post and feel free to pin it for later if you want to!

Xoxo, Haley

 

DIY Glitter XO Wine Stoppers for Valentine's Day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Leaf and pumpkin wall hooks

Leaf and Pumpkin Wall Hooks

Leaf and pumpkin wall hooksRose and I had this wonderful idea to make these fall inspired leaf and pumpkin wall hooks. The first struggle we had to figure out was how to attach a hook to the leaf and pumpkin. Once we decided we could cement/plaster it onto the back of the leaf and pumpkin it was smooth sailing…

Leaf and pumpkin wall hooks

Until we suddenly realized neither of us could nail or drill holes into our nice, clean walls at our homes least we want to endure the wrath of our moms. Desperately missing apartment living we had to come up with someway to actually take pictures of said leak and pumpkin wall hooks without ruining any walls.

Cement fall inspired wall hooks

Rose thought that we might be able to jerry-rig them to a doorway, but since they are meant to hold something heavy this would not do. I poked around my basement a little bit to see if maybe there was an old bookshelf we might be able to resurrect and fake as a wall.

Leaf plaster wall hook

No such luck, until I turned a dusty spider filled corner and found this giant piece of plywood. Cue light bulb and dancing girl emoji Рwe could definitely drill into the plywood and it was big enough to look like a wall. Woo! A couple of wood-stain intoxicated hours later and I had the whole piece of wood dyed and ready to go.

Leaf and pumpkin wall hooks

Can you tell that this wasn’t a real wall? Thought I might share a little behind the scenes thought process for you all. If you came here for the wall hook DIY shoot on over to Homedit where we have posted the full tutorial. And if you came here just to read about our #wallproblems give the post a thumbs up and let us know in the comments below any time you had to be a bit crafty when blogging.

Cement wall hooks

Find the full tutorial for these leaf and pumpkin wall hooks on Homedit.

Leaf and pumpkin wall hooks | Popcorn & Chocolate

Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

Halloween Pumpkin Air Plant Holders

Halloween pumpkin air plant holdersAs you might recall we are big plant people here at P&C, we are also big pumpkin people. Naturally, we like to decorate every inch of our house when the holidays come around (especially Halloween!), which means¬†you certainly can’t neglect those plants you lugged from apartment to apartment for the past 2 years (we’ve moved a lot).

Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

These cute little pumpkin air plant holders were the perfect thing to house said precious air plants and add a festive orange touch to our apartment. You can find out how to make these fun plaster pumpkin air plant holders over on Homedit.

Halloween pumpkin air plant holders

What better way to showcase your plants than with fun jack-o-lantern pumpkins?? Let us know in the comments below if you end up making these silly guys and what you plan on doing for Halloween this year! We’d love to hear from you ūüôā

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To find the full instructions on how to make these pumpkin air plant holders click here.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Air Plant Holders | Popcorn & Chocolate