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DIY Jewelry Storage

9 Aug

I am alive I swear! I have no idea where the time has gone, but I’ve been keeping busy apparently! Anyway, I swear I’ll get better :), so here goes!

I love jewelry. In fact, I vowed to myself that I would buy more jewelry (costume jewelry of course). But since I am increasing my stock, I need more storage. Here’s what I currently have that I love:

Dessert tray turned jewelry holder

I got this bad boy for like $15 a couple of years ago from one of my favorite antique malls. Of course, when I was looking for them it took me weeks to find. Now they are on every regular store shelf. What can I say? I’m a trend setter. 😉 I wasn’t totally sure what kind of storage I wanted, so I had to go get some inspiration. Here are another couple of great ideas that I got some ideas from Pinterest… of course.

  1. Clipboard necklace display- by Dishfunctial Design
  2. Drawer pull storage- by Liz Marie
  3. Lantern- potterybarn.com
  4. Driftwood tree holder- marthastewart.com
  5. Hanging driftwood- by Teaspoonsf.com
  6. Paper towel holder turned jewelry rack- User upload/unknown
  7. Variety of picture frames- by SpearmintDecor.com

I was trying to make my holder on a budget (or nothing), so I looked around and found an old frame that I had bought a couple of years ago from Craigslist.com. I think I got 15 vintage frames, some very large, for $50. Many of them are currently displayed here in my house. So I took one that was a good size, hit it with some peacock-blue spray paint I had lying around (after a couple of layers of spray primer of course). Then I got to thinking about how I was going to attach the jewelry. I’d seen some with screen, some with fabric, some with wire. While I actually have all these things, I decided I wanted a little texture so I got out my handy twine that I used here and here as well.

Since this frame had the original nails still in the back, I just decided to use those. I got out the hot glue gun, put a little bead of glue and wrapped the twine around the nail. Now the hard part….. how to make “rows” or spots for stuff to be hung. This wasn’t the easiest thing ever, but it worked out fine. The wood was so old I couldn’t hammer more nails into the frame, so I just glued straight to the back where necessary.

I decided to keep the lines of twine in more of a random pattern. I just think it makes it look kind of fun. I’m not 100% sold on it or the color as I’m having second thoughts about my new color palate in the bedroom, but for now it works.




DIY Mason Jar Pin Cushion

9 Mar

It’s been almost an entire week since I posted last…. I’m sorry. Just been crazy. I actually did have a few minutes to do some crafts on Sunday and here is one of them! Oddly enough I was looking on Pinterest today and I saw my craft! Argh! You mean I’m not as individual as I thought I was? Oh well… here it is anyway: a DIY Mason Jar Pin Cushion!

This craft will take you about 5 minutes so it’s a great one to do when you just want to feel productive. Here’s what you need:

  • batting, hot glue gun, fabric, mason jar
  1. Cut a piece of batting the circumference of the lid.
  2. Cut a piece of fabric out around 1″ wider than the lid
  3. Then make a sandwich: lid, batting, fabric sandwich. (I’m a nerd I know)

Then push your little lid, batting, sandwich through the hoop on the top.  Then take the hot glue gun and glue the extra fabric on the back. NOTE: You will need to trim the batting and the fabric so it closes. You may want to test it to make sure you can close it. I know this b/c mine doesn’t close very well… so learn from my mistakes :).  Sorry it’s so blurry. Not sure what happened.

That’s about it. Voila!

Now you can pin this since mine is so cute :).

Have a great weekend!

Door Decor Inspiration

29 Feb

Happy Leap Year everyone!

So first of all, I have made some MAJOR progress on one of my home goals, I’m just not quite ready to post about it. I honestly think that it’s turning out better than I expected! I also swear that I have been doing all kinds of other crafts in between my crazy work and volleyball schedule, but again haven’t been able to gather the pictures and everything, so stay tuned for those next week.

On to today’s post.

I noticed the other day that I still have my winter wreath that I made here up on my front door still. And while I still love it, I don’t really feel like it’s winter anymore (maybe that’s because of the weather has been in the high 50’s to 60’s the last couple weeks). I’m just ready to see something new when I come home. So in order to find my inspiration, I took to Pinterest. Here are some of the super cute ideas that people had out there: I really just don’t know which one to make! Maybe I’ll just make them all 🙂

Any other cute ideas out there that I might want to entertain for a nice spring door decoration?

And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest! I am a pinning fool these days!

Super Bowl Sunday Eats

7 Feb

Its has taken me two full days to recover from Super Bowl Sunday. And while I’m not a huge fan of football, I do love to eat and watch the commercials; typical I know. 🙂 This year the hubs and I are had his family, my parents and a few friends over to celebrate. As is tradition we had pretty much the same menu as we always do:
Little smokies
Mostaccioli and garlic bread from a STL staple, P’sghettis
Turkey Bacon wrapped (yes two types of little weenies)
Dollar roll sandwiches
Buffalo chicken dip
Veggie tray (the hubs doesn’t know why we need this)
Homemade guacamole (recipe I will share)
Buffalo chicken wings
Fiesta Ranch dip (yummy!!)
…. I think that’s it. No real culinary delights but good food none the less. Were the group more adventurous with the food the like and if I had more time I think I would have tried more creative recipes like these:

Did you make anything fun for Super Bowl? Care to share it?