Whooo Hoo OCTOBER !! Closer to Christmas ;))
I am FINALLY starting to settle into our new/old house a little more every day and part of that has kept me away from this computer a bit lately so i am SORRY that i have not been sharing like I usually do .... BUT, i promise that is changing TODAY !!!
I have LOTS and LOTS of projects and layouts and cards that I want to share with you and am starting with a project that I created for Bella Blvd. in August and haven't gotten on here (oooops)
I'm always looking for different ways to use everyday items so when I saw this wooden serving tray at our local market I knew I could have some fun with it !!
I started by painting it with black chalkboard paint. It took a few coats but was dry and ready to work on in about 4 hours.
NOTE: it takes about 3 days for chalkboard paint to fully set before you can write on it with chalk :))
I started by adding the white hooks to the bottom. This tray was made from bamboo and was quite soft so instead of screwing the hooks through, I simply adhered them with my hot glue gun. Because I was only adding jewellery to the hooks, the glue would hold just fine.
I covered some mini clothes pins with designer tapes and wrapped a few coordinating colors around the handles too.
I then chose a few patterned papers, cut them into squares and ran them through my laminating machine. I trimmed off the excess and then punched tiny holes in each for the earrings (love these) ….. Because the earrings are so light the clothespins hold them up no problem. I added a bit of embellishment to a couple of the clothespins and a few cute cuts just because :))
I am a huge fan of the High Five Alphabet stickers, especially the tiny typewriter ones, so I labeled a few of the hooks to give Emma an idea of what to hang where.
Of course I had to make good use of the chalkboard paint so I added a couple of fun messages to her and then surprised her with a few new pieces of jewellery for her board – she absolutely LOVES it !!!
I have a great David Tutera Celebrate by Core'dinations project for you tomorrow so make sure to come on back - honestly I promise ;))
TFL ..... Talk soon.