Saturday, January 9, 2010
So I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, how this jewelry holder turned out! This is to hold all the girly necklaces and scarves that an 8 year old girl collects. I first did a photoshoot with this darling girl in freezing cold weather. Then blew up a photo to 12x18" and cut some 1/2" plywood to the same dimensions. We painted the sides of the wood dark brown but any color will do. Then we used contact cement (stinky stuff!) and rolled it on with an old credit card (to ensure smoothness). You need a thin coat on both the back of the picture and the wood. Make sure not to get this on your hands or clothes (worse than super glue people!). Wait 10 min til its almost dry, then with atleast two people, line it up and with a rubber roller (scrapbook tool) we slowly rolled the picture on pushing out the airbubbles as we did this. After that, we put the whole thing into a space saver bag and vacuumed out the air. Then it sat overnight. We carefully trimmed off the excess picture with an exacto knife. Then came the fun mounting of knobs. We drilled holes and then cut off the excess screws on the back to make it lay flat against the walls. Then added the flower with hot glue. This project takes around 5 hours of time but is well worth it in the end. I know the owner will take good care of it, but I'm so sad to see it go. When I get over the exhaustion maybe I'll tackle one for my own kids!
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