Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thrifty Thursday-Earring Holder

I've been wanting to make one of these 
chicken wire earring holders for months now.
I don't have chickens yet, 
but maybe it's my way of gettin' closer to it.

 Here's what was used.
The frame was one of the half dozen we'd picked up from thrift stores
that were recently painted for projects.

 We had some chicken wire left over from a garden project,
and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into some artsy thing.
Any time I can add chicken wire to my daily life, I'm there.  
Just love the stuff.

 The width of the frame fit the wire perfectly, 
so there was just a tad bit of trimming to do 
using wire cutters around the edges.

 An electric staple gun was used to pin down the wire in back.

 One side was completed, then I pulled it a bit so that it was taut
before stapling the other side.  
Then it was trimmed out all the way around.

 The ends of the staples were pushed down
(this is where the gloves really come in handy).
Maybe others have a more finished method of doing it,
but this simple way worked for me.

 The frame could be used either horizontally or vertically.

 It hangs on the wall in our bedroom
with my earrings and pins on display.

 Have you ever felt like this?

This bee pin was given to me so long ago,
I don't even remember who gifted it.
I can't help but wonder how that person knew
that I'd want to raise bees so many years later.

I'm so glad I finally got this craft done.
I'm happy with the way it turned out
and the simplicity of it really feels right.
Happy crafting, y'all!