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Craft Fair Earrings and Jewelry Making Supply Storage

Hello Everyone!

Christmas craft fair season is upon us! Yikes, I am not ready! Anyone else doing craft fairs and are you ready?

One item I like to see are earrings. On a side note I only make and sell things I will use/wear/display in my home. Too often people try to make only what they think will sell and not what they actually like or that they would wear or use. This is my opinion, and I sure it is different from other opinions. Now I want to sell it all, but I know some things won’t sell and that is ok. And since I like it I will be more likely to use in my daily life.

One thing I do like to sell are cute little earrings. But before I get to the earrings I wanted to show you how  I organize my jewelry findings. I found these really great tool organizers at Harbor Freight.  Here is the link: https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/part-storage/multi-compartment-utility-box-40528.html

They are fantastic, I love how portable they are with the handle and each bin comes out so I take out what I need. There is a lot of room and they fit my needs perfectly.

The organizational bins behind the plastic storage is the metal strip my husband hung along with the magnetic containers from the dollar store. You can read the blog post here: Organizers

The earrings are really cute and fairly simple to make. All you do is add a French hook to a cute charm. I used a zipper pull and some other charms I had in my stash.

I like to use a variety of charms, not just Christmas ones. You never know what people will need or want.


earrings

Once I have a pile made I will package them and get them ready for the craft fair. If you are interested in seeing how I make my packaging and how I display my earrings let me know and I will write a post about it.

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DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

Hello Everyone!

The old adage “Necessity is the mother of invention” is usually true. And the case of today’s DIY it was especially true

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

I have this plastic basket that I use to store my paint brushes in. But the holes in the basket make it very easy for the brushes to fall out. So I needed a way to plug the holes.

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket Yikes! Look at that mess!

Duct Tape to the rescue!

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

All I did was wrap the basket with  this fantastic duct tape that I found at the dollar store. The basket is tapered so the wrapping was not perfect, but it works great for my brushes.

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic BasketDIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

Don’t forget to wrap the inside, because the sticky side of the duct tape peeks through.

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

Once I was done with the duct tape I added some sparkle tape to the top and bottom for a little fun.

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

And that is it. The basket is finished and now my brushes are contained!

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

DIY Duct Tape Covered Plastic Basket

Vintage Button Magnets

So as you all probably know by now I love buttons. I made this letter S a few years ago and I still love it. Buttons are so much fun to go through and sort and reminisce about. I think they are one of my favorite crafting item.

So I made another craft with buttons. This time I made button magnets.

In addition to the crafting I decided to reopen my Etsy store and sell some of the things I make here on this blog. Stop by and check it out: TakeTimeToCreate.

Here is how you can make your own button magnets

Materials:

~ Buttons (so many buttons!!! And this is only a small portion of what my mom gave me! She is the best!)

Box of buttons     Buttons

~ Magnets

~ Glue (I am using my trusty E-6000)

~ Clippers or something to cut the shank off

 

Instructions

~ prep the buttons. You might need to clean them a bit or snip off the shank. Be careful because pieces of plastic might go flying.

Cut off the shank

~ Stack the buttons to create a different looks. Glue the stacks as necessary.

layer the buttons     layer the buttons

~ Glue the back of the button and add the magnet

Glue on the back of buttonAdd magnet to backAdd magnet to Button

~ Wait for them to dry and then put them up on your fridge. You can see I use them to hold pictures of Cole. I love his monster and dino magnets he made when he was little. So cute! Sigh he is not so little anymore.

Stay tuned for DIYs on how I made the little canvas magnets and the bottle glass magnets.

Display button magnet     Display button magnet

Here are some of the completed magnet sets that I have on Etsy just to give you an idea of what you can do with magnets and buttons. These make great house warming gifts!

Button magnets     Button magnets

Button magnets     Button magnets

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