Remember yesterday when I told you that my boredom due to lack of TV has lead to excessive crafting? Well today you get to see one of the fruits of my labor that I am particularly proud of! I have been wanting to create something for my jewelry for awhile now that I could hang on my wall. My original plan was to find an old window frame and add some screen to it and hang jewelry from there. However that really would have only worked for earrings and then I would have had to do something else to hang necklaces and bracelets. So I searched the web in hopes of finding other fabulous ideas. Then I came across this little beauty on Pinterest:
I loved the idea of using drawer pulls and hello, why did I not think of burlap?!
BUT I didn’t have a huge collection of drawer pulls and knobs and the goal was to be able to re-purpose something and not spend a lot of cash. I also didn’t have a sheet of plywood. But what I did have in the garage was a horrifying painting that was given to us. I didn’t take a before picture of the painting as I had no intention of showing you it. Mostly because this is the internet friends and while I do not suspect that the ugly painting giver reads my blog, you just never know. I really didn’t want her stumbling across it or even someone she knows that maybe also received a gift such as ours, and seeing me describe it in such ways. While it was super ugly I have no intention of hurting feelings here. Use your imagination. There were jaguars involved. Anyway it was on canvas and a perfect size so I decided to make use of that thoughtful gift and making sure it hung proudly in our home instead of being stuffed in the garage eerily close to both the goodwill pile and the trash pile. In addition I used a few embellishments from our wedding and voila…
Obviously it needed to have a little ruffle action so I used one of our garlands from Hank & Hunt. We also used them in the wedding but since they had things hanging from them the seam in the middle was starting to come out meaning it soon wouldn’t be very ruffly if left as is. I think it looks adorable along the sides and it covers where the burlap didn’t completely wrap around.
All in all I LOVE how it turned out. It is functional, pretty to look at, and was 100% FREE to make. Look around, you never know the potential of something ugly until you cover it in burlap!
Oh and Happy Cinco De Mayo!! Don’t get too crazy with the tequila!
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