Rustic Necklace Holder

I’ve had a need for a necklace holder for some time now. We moved across the country back in July, and now that we’re settled, I decided to take my necklaces out of the bead organization box they were in, and figure out a way I could display them…well most of them (I have quite a few…). I wanted something rustic/farmhouse-themed, and didn’t really have much money to spend on something. Then, I had an idea. When I take pictures of cards I place them on a backdrop made of several boards of weathered wood. One of the boards doesn’t look like the rest of them, and I always leave it out of the picture because of that. This was the perfect board for this project. I bought those weathered boards from Hobby Lobby a few years ago, though now the style is popular enough that they can be found in other stores too. The only other thing I needed were hooks to actually hang the necklaces. These were found in a pack of 100 for about 2 dollars at Home Depot. Some hardware stores actually have them loose for even cheaper, but I settled for the box.

The first thing I did was lay the hooks in front of the wood piece to see how many hooks I wanted and how far spaced they should be, then I marked a single black dot above each one. Next, I needed to drill some “prep holes” where each dot is, to make it easier to screw in the hooks, since it’s nearly impossible to do without that. Be careful when doing this, because I accidentally broke the drill bit about half way through (luckily it only cost a few dollars, but still).
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After the holes are drilled, I could then screw in each of the hooks. The first few turns were easy with just my fingers, but by the end I needed to use pliers. I hung it on our chest of drawers with Command Strips, but, someday when we’re not renting, I would like to actually attach it better to a wall. I really love how simple, and inexpensive, it was to make! And my necklaces look good on display, rather than kept in a box 🙂
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Autumn Colored Birthday Card

Sorry for the insane amount of birthday cards lately…but there are so many family birthdays in autumn around here! This card was a bit difficult to make, mostly because of the color palette I chose to work with, which was a more muted and autumn colored palette. In fact, it was so difficult that my next project is full of bright colors, which is much easier to work with! Anyway, I’m amazed I had enough scraps to use, and I love how adorable this card turned out. That fox stamp is quite versatile!
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Woo-hoo! Polaroid mini birthday card

Using the same color scheme as the last card, and since I had practiced my Copic marker skills on a stamped fox image, I decided to create another card…this time a mini one. I love it so much that I think this might be one I create a bunch of to tell on my Etsy shop (that I’ve never sold anything on). I mean…look how darling this is!!!! I used the fox image from “Into the Woods”, and the sentiment from “Critters in the Forest”…both from Lawn Fawn, and the papers are once again scraps. I also used a birthday hat cutout from the Silhouette Design Store. This is one of my favorite cards that I’ve ever made 🙂

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Oh Deer…You’re Four!

Today is my oldest niece’s 4th birthday! I didn’t realize how soon it would happen until Friday, when I discovered it was already the end of August and her birthday was fast approaching (along with many other birthdays and events!), so I had to act fast to get this card made and sent out. It will probably arrive in the middle of this week, just a little late. Anyway, in going with my challenge lately to use scraps and color palettes saved on my Pinterest board, I chose this once for her card…colors I’ve actually been using a lot of this summer. The stamp set I chose for this card is one of my favorites…Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods. Like I mentioned above, the papers are all scraps, but the balloon is a Silhouette design, the bow made from American Crafts bakers twine, and the deer was colored using Copic markers. Oh, and I didn’t take a picture of it, but the inside says, “You’re Four!” It turned out so so darling!!!
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