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Monday, May 31, 2010

~Strawberry Fields jewelry holder tutorial~ by Bridget Baxter

Today's Monday Creative Team Member Spolight is a tutorial by our talented, Bridget Baxter. She shares with us a gorgeous tutorial to create a jewelry holder out of some fun and unique supplies. Bridget chose to work with our Strawberry Fields button collection.

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Enjoy this tutorial. I hope you leave today feeling inspired! I know I am looking forward to creating one!

~Strawberry Fields jewelry holder tutorial~


You’ll need an inexpensive frame (mine is  5 x 12”),  scrap wood cut to fit the inside of the frame, scrapbook paper or fabric, Mod Podge, a 7/16” dowel, a 5/16” dowel, two 7/8” cup hooks, wooden spools of thread,



Cut the 7/16” dowel down to a length that works for you, mine just happens to be 9 1/4” long and paint it.

Cut your 5/16” dowel into three 1 1/2” long pieces.These are your pegs to keep your spools on.  Drill holes in the bottom section of your board for the pegs.  Screw your cup hooks into the top of your board so everything is spaced nice and evenly.

Then put your pegs in the bottom holes and push the thread spools on.  Thread your painted dowel into the cup hooks. Now we get to the fun part!  Glue those adorable buttons on the ends of the spools and then glue the back on.  I used E 6000.  You can add a picture hanger to the back if you want or use plate stands to prop it up.
 
Now stand back and admire your pretty new jewelry holder.  The dowel is perfect for rings or earrings and the bottom pegs hold your bracelets and necklaces.