The wrath of black Friday is upon us and frankly I feel the insanity gets worse every year! To combat the craze, to work off our turkey hangovers by shopping ourselves to death, I am reinstating the craftcraver 2nd annual “Make something Friday”! During the next few days I will be posting quick, Inexpensive crafts that… Continue reading Make Something Friday Is Back!
Are you getting out of work and realized you did not decorate for Halloween? Are you having a party and need fast decor? Every year I look through my decoration box to find no token cobwebs or things that I can decorate with! This year on my way home from work, I stopped by a… Continue reading Eco Friendly Fast Halloween Decorations
Being a working professional is great for the bank account but not so much for making your apartment a palatable place for plants. I have had many a plant “kick the bucket” in my day and although I mean well, my busy lifestyle gets the better of my indoor gardening skills! The top 3 types… Continue reading Bringing in the “Green” for the Professional- Tea cup style
My obsession with earrings and jewelry started at a very young age. Although I was a massive tom-boy, from the moment I was able to try on my mom’s necklace’s I knew I would end up purchasing tons of jewelry in my life. As I became a “woman” all my family members purchased jewelry boxes for me that were appropriate for my age. However, these jewelery boxes were more fun to play with as and less useful for storage purposes. I have had them all! Heavy wood bulky jewelry boxes to jewelry tree’s. I even had the pink one with the little ballerina that danced to the nutcracker. I was left with the dismal task of throwing away pieces I did not wear often to make room for new jewelry to fit in these boxes with thin drawers and no space!
I found a quick and easy way to fix this dilemma that requires very little effort, and allows for me to display my jewelry so I can actually see what I have, save counter space, and reuse an old frame that I never used.
Here is what you will need:
-Photo -Frame any size. I used a 11 x 14 in frame from Dick Blick Art Store I feel longer frames work best for long necklaces
-Thin gauge wire mesh. The higher the gauge the better. I bought mine from a local hardware store but I am sure you can find it any craft shop. Make sure it is a stiff mesh and not the molding kind otherwise it will not hold your Jewelry firm.
-Staple gun & Light duty staples
-Needle nose pliers
-Tin snips optional if your pliers do not have a cutting option in the center.
1. Remove the glass and cardboard backing for your photo frame, so you are left with just the wooden frame itself.
2. Then take your wire mesh and cut to the size of your frame. Make sure the mesh is taught.
2. Take your staple gun and staple your mesh to the back of the frame. Since my frame has a small lip and is on the deeper side, I chose to staple the mesh to the inside instead of the frame.
3. Take small pieces of wire and bend them into an “S” shape to hang your jewelry.
4. Use command strips to hang to your wall!
That’s it! A very simple and easy way to organize your jewelry! Get Crafting!
After a longer than expected hiatus, and in honor of my friends one year wedding anniversary, I have decided to make my triumphant return to the bloggisphere and wanted to complete this two part installment of “Sex and the City Bachelorette Party Crafts.” In order to make such an important milestone all the more personal,… Continue reading Sex and The City Bachelorette Party- Part 2- Personalized Necklaces
“I won’t settle for anything less than butterflies”. The television comedy-drama series, Sex and the City, stole our hearts with its realistic portrait of the plight of the everyday single city gal. It is only natural that this television classic is a perfect fit for a bachelorette party! With the summer and fall wedding season upon us, you… Continue reading Sex and The City Bachelorette Party- Part 1-Bird Veil
Hey craftcravers, I know it has been way too long since my last post. The summer is fully underway. Which means, yes iced coffee on the go!!!! Traveling the humid subway one morning, running late I did not have time to grab a cup of coffee. Dying for a cup of iced coffee a wonderful… Continue reading Crafty Coffee On Ice