I love re-purposing things. There’s just something fun about taking an item that is meant for one thing, but use it for an entirely different purpose. For example, using an old puzzle board and transforming it into a chalkboard instead. Genius idea, right?! When I got my hands on a package of Rubbermaid LunchBlox, I knew it would be PERFECT for another use.
First of all, let me explain to you what the Rubbermaid LunchBlox is. It’s the perfect solution for all your lunch storage needs. NO JOKE! It’s designed to save space and keep lunch boxes organized. The LunchBlox comes in various sizes and you can even get LunchBlox in your choice of tall lunch bags or flat lunch bags. I love that all the containers stack & snap together, makes it super easy to customize your lunch bag! The fact they are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe sure makes them even more convinent! However, I must admit… my favorite LunchBlox feature is the built-in Blue Ice™! Thanks to the built-in Blue Ice™ lunches will stay fresh & cool longer! LOVE!
As I mentioned, the Rubbermaid LunchBlox is the perfect solution for lunches, but it’s also perfect for something else: making jewelry on the go!
I play broomball every Friday night in an indoor women’s league and I also play in outdoor mixed tournaments during the winter. The tournaments are really fun, however sometimes it’s too cold for my daughters to come outside and watch us play. For example, last weekend it was -22 celsius (-7.6F). My daughters spent most of the day indoors, and at one point we even had a 4 hour wait between games. To make sure they were kept entertained, we put together a jewelry making kit that they could bring along to the tournament. This kit was a BIG HIT, while Gabrielle and Emanuelle were making jewelry, we had other kids join in.
Our jewelry making kit included jewelry tools, findings, chain, jump-rings, beads, charms, lobster clasps, etc… Basically the kit included everything to make easy charm necklaces. Once we had assembled the kit, we placed it in my triplet tote, and we were ready to go to the tournament.
Here’s Gabrielle making jewelry at the tournament:
Are you ready to learn how to make a charm necklace? You’ll see, they are very easy to make!
Charm Necklace – Easy to make on the go
– Wire/Chain Cutters
– Flat nose pliers
– Jump-rings (3x)
– Lobster Clasp
– Bead charm (You can learn how to make your own here: Silk Wrap Bracelets)
Step 1: Start off by taking out the supplies you will need to make the charm necklace. Step 2: Use wire cutters to cut the desired length of chain. Step 3: Use flat nose pliers to open two jump-rings. Insert one jump-ring at the end of the chain and close it with the flat nose pliers. Insert the second jump-ring on the other end and insert the lobster clasp into the jump-ring. Use your flat nose pliers to close the second jump-ring. Step 4: Using the flat nose pliers again, open the third jump-ring and insert the charm and bead charm. Loop the jump-ring onto the chain and close it with the flat-nose pliers.
Voilà, you have a charm necklace!
Now you can’t say that wasn’t easy! hehe :) Not only was it easy, it’s super cute too!
Wouldn’t you agree that using the Rubbermaid LunchBlox as our portable jewelry storage a great idea?
Have a GREAT day!
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