Monday, January 16, 2012

How to: Vintage Wooden Hanger Jewelry Display

True to my love affair with all things vintage and eco my husband and I made a jewelry display that takes both of my loves and puts them together into one awesome piece.  I was even able to add in a little crochet....if I was feeling better today I think I would have done a happy dance. :)

For this project you will need:

A wooden hanger
A drill with a small drill bit {a little smaller than the hooks that screw in}
A package of 7/8" cup hooks {you won't use them all}
A nail for hanging
 Pretty jewelry ;)
Any other embellishments you might like
With a pencil mark the spots on the hanger where you want your hooks to go.  We did ours about an inch apart and then left an inch and a half on each end.
Drill into your hanger about halfway through at the spots that you marked.
Screw in your cup hooks.
And you are finished! Its so totally easy :)
Photo done by Victoria, she thought it was so cool that the hooks made little hearts when put together. :)
I crocheted a flower and then sewed a vintage button in the middle.  I didn't sew it super tight, I did it so that I could slip a nail underneath it.
Then I took the nail I was going to use to hang it and put it threw the middle of my flower by going under the button.  This hides your nail head fabulously. :)
I'm in love, its so simple and so me.  Vintage goodness, eco goodness via re~purposing, with some crochet and fun.  Love, Love, Love it! <3
Its hanging in my bathroom {too keep the kitties away} and it just makes me smile.  I put some of my favorite piece on here to start with, I might make a second one because I have a lot of favorites.  The cameo that my husband found the charm and necklace for at different times and gave to me to make a special necklace, the awesome piece one of my BFF's made me, vintage goodies from one of my favorite people {she is like a mom to me!} and then a few necklaces that I made.
I bought a bundle of hangers and have a few left over.  I was going to list them on my etsy store but thought I would put them for sale on my blog first.  If you're interested in one of these jewelry displays, send me an email at createbellacreate{at}gmail{dot}com for details.   :)
Other goodies from thrifting:
This cool piece needs to be cleaned up and treated with some oil to bring it back into a great condition.  Once we are done with that, it will go in our hall bath as a hanging storage cabinet.
Unique vintage storage for 20 bucks?  I'm thrilled! :)
Victoria even picked out a piece for her dolls.
This piece was really heavy! Real wood and not sure what the metal was, but it was heavy! Victoria fell in love with this at sight.  Since we got home today she has been using it for her Monster dolls and her American Girl dolls as well.  I love that Victoria loves to thrift shop for vintage goodies as much as me.  Although the place we went to today was very large and by the end she was tired.  But when I asked her if she wanted to go back she was quite keen to go. :)
The monster dolls, Victoria loves these things!    She must have a thing for this type of stuff because she also loves Abby on NCIS.  She thinks she is awesome. :)
Tomorrow I am going to do a post for homeschooling: The Periodic Table Activity
We had such a good time with this one, I think if I had projects like this in school growing up I might have enjoyed learning about the elements more. :)

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