Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Crafting Chronicles: Volume 1 (And Giveaway!!!)

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Fall is well on its way, and while I am excited for pumpkin spice lattes, leggings and fall foliage, I am not thrilled about the rapidly dropping temperature.  This means more time indoors and G monopolizing the TV with football.  Ick!  I plan to schedule fun activities with my girlfriends and even drag G away from his beloved football games a few weekends, but for those times when I am stuck inside with little to do, I intend to craft!

I am not the craftiest girl in the world.  Not even close, so I feel this is a good time to brush up on my crafting skills and maybe even make some cute gifts for family and friends.  This past weekend, I did my first fall craft project, a DIY earring/jewelry holder. 

I was really pleased with the way it turned out, and the best part is, I made it for under $5!!!

If you want to give this project a try, directions are below.  What other crafts should I try?  Got any tips on how to expand my crafting horizons?  Leave your tips in the comments section below.

You Will Need:

1 Staple Gun and Staples
1 Old Frame (a picture frame without the glass will do the trick)
1 Spool of Tulle or Twine
Paint of Your Choice
Paint Brush of Your Choice

Note: I picked my frame up at Goodwill for $2.96, and the tulle was $1.97 at A.C. Moore.  We already had the paint, staples and staple gun, so I was good to go!  Twine will likely work better than tulle, but I liked the tulle because it was glittery.


1) Paint the frame- Ideally, you should sand it first.  I am lazy, so I just put lots of coats of paint on it, and that seemed to do the trick.

2) Cut twine or tulle to fit your frame.  Use as many or as few strands as you like.  It is all about personal preference.  If using tulle, be sure to twist it tightly to make a thick rope-like strand.

3) One at a time, staple the strands to the interior part of the frame.  You do not want to staple directly to the back of the frame because this will make it difficult to hang jewelry when the frame is on the wall.  I used a lot of staples because I wanted it to be secure.  Trim the excess tool, twine or rope after securing it with a staple.

4) Hang your new masterpiece and start using your favorite earrings as decoration!

Note: If you don't feel comfortable wielding your own staple gun, ask for help from a parent, friend, reluctant boyfriend, etc.  Safety first!


I am giving away one earring rack (made by me)!  The contest will close on September 12 at 12:00 PM EST, and the winner will be randomly chosen by me.  Contest rules are below.  Good luck!

Giveaway Rules:

1) Must be a follower of this blog.
2) Must leave a comment in the comments section telling me your favorite color.

Talk Soon,



  1. Thats such a great idea definitely going to try it :) xx

  2. This looks really good and is such a fantastic idea :)

    Tanesha x!/pages/Tanesha-Marie/398868296832682

  3. This is really cool!!! I hope it is me who get this! :D Purple please!

  4. Alright ladies, the giveaway just closed. The winner is Practically Snow White! Congratulations, and thanks to all who entered. I will post a picture of the jewelry rack I make for Practically Snow White soon. Talk soon! T.

  5. Awesome job!! Looks great!!