Vintage Frame Earring Holder

I saw an idea like this the other day on Pinterest. Basically you take an awesome old frame, line it with wire, and the finished product is this crazy cool way to store your earrings that doesn’t involve trying to hang then in a tiny little jewelry box compartment or laying them around on a shelf which results in either loosing one of the two or spending 5 minutes trying to find a matching pare and detangling the hooks from each other.

I seriously love mine. Took maybe 10 minutes, some hot glue, and a little muscle to flatten out the wire and now I have an extra shelf in my closet that isn’t taken up by earrings. The only type of earrings you can’t really hang are loops. Hooks work great, or I’ve seen it done where people have lined parts of the wire with ribbon so they could attach their studs too. I really don’t have any studs so I didn’t do that, but the fun thing with this is you can make it all your own, and finding the fame is half the fun. Hit Goodwill and some garage sales. I love the vintage look, but find one that fits your personality.

Materials You’ll Need:

1 medium frame

1/2 inch welded wire, or chicken wire

hot glue gun

hot glue sticks

wire cutters

measuring tape

Turn frame onto its face so that your looking at the back. Measure the cut out area where the glass would normally sit. You want to measure the whole width and height from the inside wall to wall of the cut out area. Cut your wire so that it just fits inside this area. If wire was rolled up, try to flatten as much as possible before setting into the frame. Fit wire into cut out cavity. You don’t want it to be impossible to slide into the area, but you want it snug. You might have to do some additional trimming, but it’s easier to trim more then to work with too little. (Hint: It’s better to have the wire a little too big and to trim as you go.) If the frame has metal staples use them at this point to help secure and hold wire into place. When you have the wire where you want it use hot glue to secure the wire in place. Let hot glue completely cool before hanging frame and adding earrings. Organize earrings and admire. Finally find something to do with your extra shelf space 🙂

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No Sew!! 4th of July Tank

As promised, super cute and easy, no sew 4th of July tank tops!! Let’s just get this out in the open right now, I do not craft! It’s not that I don’t find it appealing or that I can’t find cute ideas that I would like to mimick. It’s because, well, I absolutely suck at it. But I actually did this one, and I think it turned out pretty cute! So, even though this isn’t really a recipe or food related, I figured I would share it anyways.

Here is what it looks like on. I made one for me, my 2 sisters, and mom so we can be all matching at the parade. Fun, right!? I’m so super excited!

A couple of thins before you begin though. This works best if you find a shirt with pretty thin material. It just hangs better. Also, try your shirt on before you begin, and figure out where you want your blue area to be. My first shirt I made, the star area was way to small and just didn’t look good. I like the stars best when they go down to your waist, but figure out what you like and mark it before you start. Other then that, your set to go. Here are the instructions, and Good Luck!

Printable Instructions

Materials:



     Plain white T-shirt one size larger than you normally wear (Unless you want it tight)
     Pair of Scissors
     Red and Blue Spray Paint
     Painters tape
     Paper stars

For the stars, use clip art or google stars. Print out your favorite and cut out. Arrange and tape stars onto  upper left side of shirt.

First, place full strip of tape across shirt under where the stars. Cut a second strip of tape in half and place vertically to line stars in the center upper part of shirt.

Continue to place strips of tape across open area on shirt, spacing and aligning equally across the shirt. (Strips don’t have to be perfect. Just eyeball it.)

Take shirt outside and lay on a surface that you don’t mind getting paint on (like an old sheet or a tarp). Using paper, cover the striped area of shirt and spray the star area blue.

Remove paper and cover star area as you spray striped red.

Let shirt sit for a couple hours to dry before removing stars and tape. If desired for a darker color, do a second coat at this point and after letting dry completely, then peel off the tape/stars.

Follow this video and cut your tank to desired style.
http://youtu.be/sZlW6GspLls

After you have finish, turn inside out, wash and dry shirt. Then show it off!!

Printable Instructions

Shirt idea from www.klejeune.blogspot.com.