Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Jewelry Holders

After making my daughter a bracelet holder, I got in the mood to do something else.  My necklaces have hung on the corners of the mirror on my dresser forever.......I had seen on old rake head used to hang necklaces.  I just happened to have one. 


I used a wire brush to knock some of the rust off of it and then hit it with some Gold spray paint.  I used Hot glue to cover the handle with some rope.  And Done!  Hang it up!  


LOL! My husband came in and said, "Someone has hung an old rake up in the bathroom."

 Now, I am thinking that I need some new necklaces!

 I had to take some pictures down to hang the rake up.  I've had the pictures forever and was tired of them, but love the frames!  I had been to a friends house the other night and she had this cute earring holder made out of a window screen.  I just happen to have some.  I popped one picture out of the frame.  Cut a piece of window screen bigger than the opening and hot glued it in!  Oh my so easy!



 Of course this only works for dangle earrings, unless you want to pull the picture down to add Post earrings.


And, again....I think I need to go shopping. LOL,  I do have more than these, but they have clasp or post.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bracelet Holder

The day before my daughter was to go back to college, she announces that she wants me to make her a bracelet holder......I am like, are you kidding me.  My mind is racing!  How do I do that!  She says take a paper towel tube, cover it, put it on a base, simple.  And, I am thinking no, that will not work.  What do you do, when your not sure, GO to Pinterest!  So, I headed on over and found some examples and it was really simple to do.   And, she was right.

Here it is!


Base -found at Walmart 95 cents

Dowel- Walmart 95 cents

Paper Towel  tube

Magazine to roll up to put in tube


Paint/Stain to paint base and dowel

Drill - to drill hole in base for dowel

Saw - to cut dowel

Exacto knife to cut hole in tube

Wood glue

Hot Glue gun


 Cut dowel the length desired, I cut mine 7 inches.  Drill hole in base big enough for dowel, but not to big.  It needs to be snug.  Glue with wood glue.  Let dry! After it dries, then stain or paint.

 Prepare paper towel roll, with fabric.  I used Hot Glue to glue edges, some use Modge Podge.  Roll up magazine and slide inside.  I folded my fabric on the ends and glued.  Some fold it inside and someone else cute a circle and glued on.  I had some wide sheer ribbon, that I used to cover the fabric and tied it off on each end.

 OK, now for the hard Part....REALLY.  Mark center on fabric roll (at the seam, seam will be down) and use knife to make a hole for dowel to slide inside.....I know you are thinking no big deal!  But, remember that magazine is in there.  I wanted my dowel to go in at least half way, so it would be secure.  When you get hole dug out, put hot glue in the hole, and place dowel 


Ta DA! Done!