Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DIY Christmas Gift #1 - accessories display

I have been working on a number of homemade Christmas gifts this season.  Some of them are turning out really great, but I can't post them until after I give the gifts.  I don't want to ruin the surprise! In this case I already ruined the surprise (it's hard to keep secrets from my twin sister even about her own gifts) so I figured I may as well post it!
My sister and her friend Nicole have a business making cute hair accessories for little girls.  They often sell at craft fairs so I thought I could make displays for their clips as a fun practical gift.  Becca, Lauren, and I were sharing craft project ideas and Lauren told me about a way to make a cake stand out of plates and glasses.  This seemed like the perfect concept with a little bit of modification to work as clip holders.
Basically I just went to Value Village and Goodwill and found plates, bowls, and glasses that I liked.  Then I picked up epoxy at Michael's.  I washed and dried all of the dishes and decided the layout that I wanted.  After that I very simply applied the epoxy to the glasses and stuck them to the plates.  Then I put books on top while they dried.  So simple!
I think they will make a fun and dynamic display.  Have you been working on any crafty gifts this season?
-Kira

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4 comments:

  1. kira!

    these turned out so cute! especially the little yellow flower one.... now i kind of want to make one for myself :).

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  2. They are too cute and I will definitely use them! Thanks Kira!
    Kara

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  3. what a great idea and they are so beautiful! my mother in law would love something like this, she always has a candy dish on her dinner table and this would be a pretty alternative!

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  4. So cute! Love that you are recycling at the same time. I want one for all the jewelry Andy's makes - that would be a perfect display. Well...not in our HouseCar but when we get an actual brick/mortar home :)

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