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1  Glam-as-all Get out Earring Holder from a Cereal box!? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by missy on: July 26, 2005 11:44:05 AM

Hi Crafting buddies! Its been FOREVER since i posted a project, but I'm all moved into my new apt & have my things here and organized, so project 1 was this fun new EARRING CADDY!  It was probably one of the easiest things I've ever made, and it came out as one of the more professional projects I've done.

1. Cut a piece of cardstock to the size that you'd like.  (i used a cereal box) Make sure its not too thick, or you won't be able to poke holes into it. Too thin, and it won't support the weight of the earrings.
2. cut fabric leaving about 1/2-1" around all corners
3. Pull the fabric tight around the cardboard & Staple as close to the edge as you can. (i also used a bit of white glue before stapling to help hold it evenly.)
4. Cut off any excess fabric at the corners or edges
5. Cut some decorative ribbon (I used thick ribbon with gold threading and black to pull out the fabric colors I used)
6. Hot glue ribbon around the edges, wrapping around the back to hide the ends(this will also add thickness at the corners and keep it off of the wall) Glue the Hanger the same way
7. Note: most earrings are not sturdy enough to poke through, so I took a Push pin and made my holes in the cardboard. Insert earrings & Hang.

You'll never waste time looking for a pair again, and it will look great on your wall too!

You might want to use some plain cardstock, possibly a folder or something similar, obviously, I don't want anyone to see the back of mine! hahah. You could also spraypaint it, but i wan't feeling that ambitious since I'm the only one who will see the back. Smiley


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2  Re: Christmas tree topper ideas? in Winter Holidays by missy on: December 03, 2004 09:33:14 AM
well, i went for super non-traditional this year.  ahaha. tacky toys, tinsel, and to top it all off, a skeleton pirate bank.

yeah. banks would make good toppers, you could probably find a more appropriate one...i know this is tacky, its intentional. ha

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3  GODZILLA STOCKING DESTROY TOKYO! MERRY XMAS! photos inside! :) in Winter Holidays by missy on: November 29, 2004 03:16:35 PM
Nothing says Christmas like the destruction of Tokyo!

For all of you who are having trouble with holiday crafts for boys, I just made something that has gotten  every boy i know to drool with jealousy. I made this one for my boyfriend, but it looks like i'll be making a few more this holiday season too!

1 stocking
green, red, and yellow felt
hot glue


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4  Re: LightSwitch Plates in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by missy on: June 20, 2004 02:39:20 PM
i did this a few years ago, and used a very similar technique to the one described above with a few minor changes.

I cut mine longer (about 2/3 of an inch) so that there were edges to tape around the back. i used basic masking tape, to keep the whole thing in place, and create full coverage. then i used a glossy spray for the whole thing to make it look almost painted, and give it more polish.

 the only complaint i have is that there was some wrinkling near the corners, and i screwed it in too hard originally and ripped the area around the screws a bit. keep in mind though that this is an extrememe closeup, and they are very minor flaws that almost no one notices.

 here's mine. Smiley

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5  Re:Cool Pics on CNN in Discussion and Questions by missy on: April 12, 2004 10:44:45 PM
MAN these kids are creative!

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6  Re:Help--I need a new way to display my items in Crafty Business Discussion by missy on: April 12, 2004 10:20:14 PM
Lothruin, an even easier technique with similar effects would be to get a board and some of these:

hehehe. CREEPY.
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7  Re:Help--I need a new way to display my items in Crafty Business Discussion by missy on: April 12, 2004 09:40:47 PM
hey, you could always get a small rack (or build one from pipe)  and put shower hooks on it.

sort of like i have my closet organized. Smiley
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8  Re:what to do with undies? in What the heck can I do with THIS? by missy on: January 06, 2004 02:26:29 PM
haha loop nyc sells underwear change purses, they call it the "briefcase" how cute!

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9  Re:Altoid travel candles in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by missy on: December 30, 2003 07:52:05 PM

if that doesn't work, here is the link to them. Smiley
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10  Re:Organize it : Bandana-Rama in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by missy on: December 23, 2003 05:27:14 PM
i have the answer! Smiley

shower hooks. i have several in my closet (if you don't have the closet space you could use a seperate dowell or towel rack anything you can "hang things")
just snap them around the bar like you would on a shower hook. you can always get classier metal ones too, mine are purely function.

you can usually get 2 or three through there. i am currently using 2 sets of 10 hooks...so i obviously have a lot of scarves! haha.

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