Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY Earring Display Frame



My blog is about stick figures, so you might be asking "where are the stick figures?" Well . . . I just finished this simple project and was so proud of myself that I wanted to share it. Sorry, no doodles on this post. 


I have a problem, I like big dangle earrings! My husband loves to tease me and calls them my "fishing lures." 
But a bigger problem is I leave them all over the house.  

It's so sad when I loose a pair. 

So I decided to make a earring display frame that I have seen at craft fairs. 

Step 1:
Materials

SCREEN: I originally wanted to use an old window screen but I never found one, so I bought this roll of screen fiberglass at walmart. It was around $5.00. I didn't want to spend that much but there is SO MUCH material in the roll that I can make a couple dozen more for gifts or share with friends. 

And 
FRAME: Old frame or dollar store frame, take out the glass and the cardboard back. I spray painted my wooden frame white and distressed it a little.

Step 2:
I thought about stapling the screen to the frame, but that seemed like too much work, so I pulled out my handy-dandy glue gun. I used the glass to measure the screen and then put a layer of glue around the edge and pushed the screen into place and then put another layer of glue on top.  

I even hot glued the hook in place. 

I added some material flowers. 

That's it! Yep, that's it!

Now here's a tip for the earrings that have clear backs. I just pushed them farther up and then they weren't in the way. 

I really like it!
Funny story: While I was putting the earrings on the frame I realized I lost one of my favorites (the long skinny one below). I looked and looked and couldn't find it anywhere. I told my husband and he said, "You lost an earring while making an earring organizer so you don't loose your earrings?" We laughed about it for a while. Luckily later I found the earring in the carpet!!

I can now see all my earrings. 
I have a confession . . . there are a couple of earrings on there that are a little too bold for me to wear, but I still love to look at them and pretend that one day I will wear them.  

If I did it all over again, I would use a bigger frame.
Hope you enjoy and these instructions help.

-Spring Time


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

a fun pregnancy announcement on cupcakes

Last week I received an e-mail from an awesome lady, Erica, asking me to help her announce her pregnancy to her family. It's especially exciting because it will be the first grandchild in her family. 

She wanted stick figures of her parents, sister & husband, parents-in-law and brother-in-law with labels of "grandparents" and "aunt & uncle." And the most important part was for her stick figure to show her pregnant tummy with the announcement of "baby April 2013."

These are the little stick figures I made and then attached them to kabob sticks . . 

. . . and the backs 

I mailed these little guys to Erica and then she put them in some yummy cupcakes and presented them to her family. 

I can just imagine their faces as they looked at their stick figures and then read "grandma & grandpa" or "aunt & uncle" and then saw Erica's stick figure belly announcing the due date. 


Man those cupcakes look yummy. 

  
A HUGE congratulations to Erica and her family! 
Thank you for letting me be a part of this special moment! It really was one of my favorite projects.