Add a little bit of what I have been working on for my Jewelry Party and you have yourself a jewelry display!And after doing the math, we saved $27.50 (considering that we made 3 that would have cost us $12.50 each from Oriental Trading Company) AND didn't have to wait for them to arrive in the mail! Plus the gratification of knowing you made them yourself is pretty much priceless:) So, the next big question is whether or not we should paint them? I certainly don't want any paint chipping off on the jewelry, though know a stain or final coat of gloss could take care of that problem. But what color? Or is the natural wood look sufficient? We will at least sand them to ensure no one gets a splinter, but is that enough? What would you do? Also, congrats to Laureen for winning my latest necklace giveaway, and an especially THANKS to Celeste for hosting it! Look out for ANOTHER Bead Up giveaway happening later this week :)
October 14, 2009
Do It Yourself: Jewelry Displays That Make Oriental Trading Company Look Expensive!
With my first jewelry party less than 2 weeks ago, I have been thinking long and hard as to how to best display and organize my jewelry for the event. A few weeks ago I was browsing through Oriental Trading Company's website and came across this little number: After factoring in shipping and handling, it would have cost me $25 for these two little guys (that's $12.50 a piece)! Knowing we could do much better, the Hubs and I headed to Home Depot and Lowe's for some dowels and base material. We bought one 1" wide by 3 feet long dowel and another one that was 2" wide, in addition to a husky piece of thick plywood. The Hubs started by measuring the dowels to ensure we get 3 full pieces out of each (with the horizontal top piece totaling to 14"). Next he drilled a hole into each as a way to insert the perpendicular dowel to hold the larger piece horizontally (like our makeshift saw horse?). With his new laser saw toy of a thing, he cut the base into 5"x5" pieces. With a little glue and patience, we had ourselves three new jewelry displays! Boo Ya!