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July 31, 2007 06:41:03 AM by artistrachelmarie
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1) Get a clementine box.

2) Pry top part off

3) Glue the back piece to the two sides. The staples you took out to remove the top leave a part open. Clamp and let set for a half hour.

4) Cut out felt 2 pieces in 7x11 inches, and two in 4x7 inches

5) Glue two rods to the box as pictured. I used Crafter's Pick Non Toxic Super Glue.

6) Glue Felt using fabritack to the inside back. (I used white to offset the earrings well) Push felt corners through the back as pictured.

7) Glue felt to sides and back

Cool Decorate and glue lace to ragged seams. and glue clothes pins to the back so you can change your crafty sign.

TADA!!! Earring display

June 26, 2008 10:50:06 AM by Dolly Mixx
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Okay, so not strictly for everyone, but I am sure those who sell their jewellery are always looking forsomewhere to store it, at least I know I am. I've wanted one of those grids for a while now, the retail hooks, because that would be easier to find than rummaging around in a box everytime i needed to send something off. Not having 50/$100 ++ to spend on something like this, I made my own. Smiley With pegs instead of hooks.

The pegs cost me about 2 for 100, the wood nothing since I had it, the fabric I already had, the cardboard and sponge backing I had, so this cost me next to nothing really!

Onto the pics:

It hangs up on my wall, I took a picture of it downstairs as opposed to my room as I was packaging items all day(I had a lot to catch up on) and it was easier to peg them to it as I went. Smiley

I had poked a hole in my canvas while I was shifting my furniture around in my room( I change it every few months as I get bored easily!) and thought about what I could use the frame for. I Put slats of wood and nailed them across for strength, and them glued a big sheet of card board across so if I pressed on the pegs, it wouldn't just be fabric behind, making it hard, then a layer of foam, and then using the original tacks from the canvas hammered in the fabric, making it as taut as I could. I used a thick stripy cotton, which you can't really see because of all the packages! Tongue

Tutorial, as requested. Sorry it's a bit crappy. if you have any questions feel free to ask me.


October 27, 2011 10:43:15 PM by BoatsAndSews
Views: 62523 | Comments: 5
My first craft fair is in a week (ahhh! So nervous!) and I needed a nifty display option. I saw this online and *HAD* to have it. My husband helped tremendously on this one! Here is a mini-tutorial on how we accomplished it. I've never done a tutorial before, so please forgive me if it's lacking in some way. I would love to know if it is helpful and y'all's thoughts on if it will help bring people into the booth! Smiley I'm sooo new to this.

Materials needed to make one about 5 ft tall:
 8 L-straps with screws (also called "90s" supposedly)
(4) hinges with screws
(6) 8ft long sections of 2x4s
1 roll of 2ftx10ft of chicken wire (I used 1/4 inch but 1/2 inch would probably be more universally useful. We found it in the garden section at Lowe's)

Sharp scissors
Staple gun and staples
Experience with saw and drill, or supportive partner who is

Step 1:
Cut (4) 22" sections of boards and (4) 5ft sections of board (If you buy extra boards, you could technically go 5'5" if my measurements are right. But I wouldn't trust my measurements).

Step 2:
Lay out boards in two frames. Hopefully I don't have to explain how to do this. Use L-Straps to connect boards together. This will give you "square" frames.

Step 3: Paint your frames!

Step 4: Attach the hinges like this. It will allow you to close your frames flat, and open them inward. When you're looking at your frames while they're opened inward, the bulky part of the hinges should be poking out toward you (like the part that shows through the door and the frame).

Step 5:
Unroll chicken wire and cut it at roughly 50" long. (If you push it to 5'5" be very accurate on your cutting, because you only have 1 inch to work with aorund the edge of the frame)...

Step 6:
Staple chicken wire to the back of the frame

That's the hubs! Isn't he good to me?! Smiley

Step 7:
Bask in the glory of what your awesomeness has created!

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