Random Acts of Craftiness: Necklace Holder

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This seems to be the week of crafty challenges!  First the Fall Pinterest Challenge, and now it’s that time again!  Time to get crafty and try to think outside the box with the monthly Random Acts of Craftiness creative challenge set forth by His & Hers.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, each month we are presented with a random item and asked to stretch our creative minds to use this item in a new, original project.  For the second round of this challenge, we were challenged with the theme: odds and ends from the hardware store.

Raise your hand if you promised to start your craft right away, but found yourself project-less just two short days before the link-up.  Am I alone in this?  Monday night I sat down after work and started scouring our tool box for any odds and ends to make my project.  I first thought maybe I could make something cool with my random brightly colored zip ties, but set them aside after a few minutes.  I started looking all around the house for any inspiration when it hit me.  I could really use a necklace hanging rack.

DIY Hanger Necklace Rack Tutorial

I know this is not the most inventive idea, but I did use a bunch of random screws that I had from other projects so I think it still qualifies as odds and ends from Hardware stores.  And I finally got a way to view and display some of my unique, handmade necklaces.  Maybe now that I can find them I will wear them a bit more often :)  This was a really simple project to make, and here is a quick tutorial. Continue reading »


Random Acts of Craftiness: Uno Card Art

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It is officially time for the first ever edition of Random Acts of Craftiness, the monthly creative challenge set forth by His & Hers.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, each month we are presented with a random item and asked to stretch our creative minds to use this item in a fun, new, inventive project.  For the maiden voyage, the item is game pieces….board games, cards, domino, dice, etc.

As soon as the challenge was announced I began racking by brain trying to come up with something new and amazing.  Maybe a sweet domino clock?  Or game piece x-mas ornaments?  Then my husband threw out the idea of a game table.  I won’t go into too much detail because I still plan on making it some day when I get the time, but let’s just say it would blow your mind.  Or at least the idea blew mine and still sounds awesome in my head.  Being that I waited too long and we don’t have room for a game table in our current place, I finally decided on creating a piece of wall art using a large canvas and Uno cards.

Uno Chevron Art Continue reading »