DIY_Portable Pedalboard Case

IMG_0285 Jake and I have been discussing how to make a portable case for his guitar pedals for a while now. His original plan was to use a vintage suitcase, but we scored this old cassette case at Goodwill instead for 7 bucks. While the dimensions of your case may vary, these general tips will be enough to help you make your own!

UPDATE: This case is now sold, but we'd love to build a custom one just for you! Email me</strong> if you're interested.

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Supplies needed: a portable case, a wood plaque (9"x12"), hot glue, matching felt, industrial strength velcro, scissors, and pedals. All of our materials (except for the case) we picked up at Michael's.

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First we removed the cassette tray from the case by simply pulling it out.

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We then cut felt to fit inside the bottom, and hot glued it on to give it a cleaner look. We also repaired the original felt on the seam that was detached, with hot glue.

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Next we cut three equal strips of the fuzzy side of the industrial strength velcro, and attached it to the wood board.

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We then added the loop side of the velcro to the pedals.

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Jake then arranged his pedals in the order that worked for him. The velcro is great because it allows you to try multiple configurations. Remember to leave a little breathing room in between pedals and inside the case for the cords to plug in. (By the way, Jake also made these orange cables himself!)

At this point, just set the board into the case and you are done! It is removable so that you can take it out for playing gigs. If your pedals aren't snug inside, you could also attach some soft foam to the inside of the lid of the case to secure the pedals while you carry the case.

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And here is the finished product! If you plan and measure, this project can turn out really well! We got lucky that the pedals fit so well inside, but if you're struggling, I suggest testing different thicknesses of wood to get you the perfect fit.

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Thanks so much for reading! Check out our other DIY projects here and don't forget to follow on Bloglovin'!

DIY_Pegboard Organizer

DSC_0782 Today I found this scrap of pegboard in the wood shop at my school, and I knew I had to make something with it! I decided to go for the most typical use for the material--an organizer. But, I was in desperate need of a way to store all of my bracelets so I couldn't resist!

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You will need some pegboard, a drill, 2 screws, and these long strips of hooks which I found at Home Depot for about 2 bucks each.

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Simply screw the pegboard into your wall at the top corners. Don't screw all the way into the wall because when you slide in the hooks, they will need to rest against the wall.

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Slide in the hooks into the holes. I offset mine for an asymmetrical look.

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Finally, hang up your jewelry! You can also use the holes to hang up longer earrings.

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And here's the finished product! I'm so happy with this and it was really fast to hang up.

Thanks for reading! Check out all of my other DIY projects or keep up with my process on Instagram @punkrockparti

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DSC_1416 I was out Christmas shopping and as hard as I try to not buy anything for myself before the holidays, when I saw this knit camo cardigan, I had to get it. I love that this on-trend print is done in a new way with a knit, and I had seen sweaters like these for much higher prices on Asos and one from LF stores. So since I had been scouting out a sweater like this and PacSun was having a sale, I decided it was worth the buy. I styled the outfit quite casually for a day of hanging out doing DIY projects and watching movies with my friend, but I'm excited to style it with a skirt in the future!

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I'm also back to including a music track with my outfit post and while we were working on said projects, A Day to Remember was the soundtrack of choice. Enjoy!

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knit camo cardigan_PacSun

white tee_TJ Maxx

black corduroy jeggings_Forever 21

velcro skate shoes_Vans Canvas Prison Issue

plexiglass Arizona necklace_DIY

plexiglass rings_DIY made by my friend Ariana

Thanks for reading!

Keep up with me on Instagram @punkrockparti

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DSC_1223 After making this skull tee last night, I needed to wear it right away. Today Jake and I were headed to Trader Joe's so we could make lunch and also worked on some upcoming DIY projects for the holiDIY series! Tonight we're headed to the record store, so I was sure to bring a warm jacket. I picked this denim one up from Goodwill yesterday while I was shopping for tees and fabric for projects. I like the throwback vibe of this outfit and completed it with some old patterned Keds to tie the whole look together.

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If you like my shirt, check out my tutorial here. Also, be on the lookout this weekend because I am planning to add a bunch of these to sell on my Etsy store!

plaid skull tee_DIY, see my tutorial here

black zip jeggings_Forever 21, available here

jean jacket_Goodwill

polka dot tennies_Keds, similar pair with gingham pattern available here

cross earrings_Urban Outfitters sale, similar available here

skull cuff_eBay, this similar House of Harlow pearl one would make a great holiday gift!