Thursday, September 22, 2011

3 crafts w/ canning lids . . . #3 jewelry drawer

This idea is a really easy way to keep your jewelry organized.

 We all have the random, cluttered drawers of costume jewelry, so here's a really quick fix.

I used old canning lids, 

and cut circles out of paper scraps.

The scrap booking paper is acid free so it's safe for your jewelry storage.

Arrange as many lids as you need in the drawer, 

and add your jewels.  You'll never have to untangle the giant clump of necklaces again.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3 crafts w/ canning lids . . . #2 decorative update

You can use canning lids to update or add interest to frames or mirrors.

I started with some jar lids,

and an old mirror,

then tossed them on to newspaper,

grabbed some paint (thank you Jessica)

and then sprayed all the lids.

I used hot glue to attach them,

so easy and a perfect craft to do with your kids to personalize their rooms.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

3 crafts w/ canning lids . . . #1 create coasters

These kitschy coasters have some serious country charm.

Canning lids are so much fun to re-purpose and the next 3 crafts will utilize them.

I made an outline of the lid on some cork that was leftover from another craft.

Then I cut it out,

grabbed my Mod Podge,

painted it on to the cork and attached it to the lid.

Allow ample time to dry.

Really easy and perfect for a quick gift.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the heels deal . . .

This is a super quick, easy and non-permanent update for your fancy open-toed shoes.

Select a pair from your extensive collections, 

fold some ribbon over into a flattened loop,

place on top of the shoe,

wrap an additional piece of ribbon over the top and hot glue the ribbon to itself on the inside of the shoe.

You can really change up your shoe wardrobe with fun ribbon.

Monday, September 5, 2011

jewelry by mother nature . . .

That Mother Nature sure has the market cornered on creating beautiful works of art.

I found these sweet little pine cones on a hike last week and they were begging to be crafted with.

I started with some jewelry craft wire,

twisted one end into a small loop,

wrapped the other end around the stem and cut away the excess.

Then I dipped the pine cones into my handy-dandy Mod Podge,

and hung it to dry for 24 hours.

I recycled an old necklace chain and slid on its new natural jewel.

Keep this project in mind on your next hike.  I'm sure you'll find some beautiful autumn treasures to use.
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