I ask because two amazing things happened this week:
1) For the first time since January, I'm on track to finish my sixth craft till Christmas at the end of the month. Crazy! And to think, this was the month that I said I probably wasn't going to even work on a craft-till-Christmas project.
2) I used a power tool for the FIRST time ever in a craft project. I feel powerful and super cool now! I know . . . I know . . . I'm not cool, but I like to think using a power tool makes me a little bit cooler than I was. ;)
A few weeks ago I announced that I would be doing haircessories and a haircessory holder for this months craft till Christmas. I've shown you a few tutorials on some of the haircessories. And I plan on doing a few haircessories throughout the next few months as well to add to the bunch I've done this month. But I'm capping off this month's craft/gift item with this haircessory holder.
Here's what you need:
-a board (I used small cutting boards I found on clearance for 95 cents.)
-knobs and pulls with screws
-embellishments of your choice
Here's what you do:
1) Sand any rough spots on the board.
2) Mark where you want the knobs and pulls. Then use power drill to make holes.
3) Paint. Let dry. Paint another coat. Let dry.
4) Put pulls and knobs on and embellish.
5) Super glue ribbon on to the back of the board. Cover back of board with felt to protect wall from getting marked up by screws.
As you know, these will be tucked away until Christmas. My Christmas cupboard is getting full, and I'm beginning to start thinking I may need to find another hiding place for these gifts.
**Update**A few people have commented or e-mailed that they don't have girls to make this for. My recommendation is . . . make it for yourself and use it for jewelry. Poke earrings/nose rings through the ribbons, hang cuff bracelets on the pull and put other bracelets and necklaces on the knobs. I have this on my list to make for myself as a jewelry holder if I ever find the time.
In the mean time, I'm thinking about my August craft . . . my fifth craft till Christmas! Wow! I've actually stuck with something longer than a few months. I just might actually complete my entire goal of a year of Christmas gifts! Honestly, I'm shocked, excited and ready to . . .
I was kind of excited when Fawnda and Jeannine announced that the secret ingredient for this round of Iron Crafter was knobs and hinges because I already had this in the works. It fit perfectly. However, there is another amazing crafter/blogger who had similar inspiration for the contest. And I'll be honest, I think her project rocks. I love the lettering she did on it, and it's not as busy as mine. Go check Mandy's entry in the contest out at Sugar Bee.