Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Picture Frame Jewelry Holder

I've seen a lot of different types of picture frame jewelry holders on-line, some made with ribbon, cork board, and some with wire.  They are such a cute fun way to display your jewelry, I decided to make one for my room.  I love looking at my jewelry being displayed, it encourages me to wear it more often :) Anyway it was super easy and cheap to make this small jewelry holder and no glue was needed!
Picture Frame Jewelry Holder
Things You Will Need:

Picture Frame **You can use any size you want, the one I made was 4"x6" but you can definitely make it bigger, I'm actually tempted to make a larger one myself
Ribbon  (enough of it to tie around the picture frame)
Paper (enough to cover the back of the picture frame)

Step-By-Step How To:

Things you will need.
Take apart the frame.  You will not need the glass during this project so you can just set it aside.
Tie the ribbon around the frame.
I tied the extra ribbon around the frame.

Trace the back of the frame on to a piece of paper.
Cut the paper out!
Place the paper on the back of the frame.

Put the frame back together again (minus the glass).

This is what the finished product looks like.  If you use a larger frame you can add more ribbon lines so it can hold more jewelry.

Hang up your jewelry and enjoy!
 What are some fun craft projects you like to do?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Arrangement

Happy February everyone! I love February, I always feel like the month is super busy and I get really crafty :)  Tomorrow I am celebrating my boyfriend's birthday so I decided to make him chocolate covered strawberries.  I wanted to make it like edible arrangements where they put them in a little tin basket, I was able to find a really cute robot tin at Target for only $1.  This project is pretty easy to do, hope you guys like it! 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Arrangement!
Things You Need: 
1-1/2 cups of melting chocolate ** You can use regular chocolate it just takes a little longer to dry.
1 carton of strawberries (about 16-18 strawberries)
2 dozen skewers  ** I used plastic ones but the wooden ones would work well too
1 small basket
1 small piece of foam, large enough to fit snuggly in the basket
Easter basket grass
OPTIONAL: Fondue pot or Little Dipper Crock Pot, to melt the chocolate.  If you don't have either you can melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler over the stove.

Step-by-Step How To:
Get your melting pot and chocolate ready.
Melt 1-1/2 cups of chocolate.

Stir the chocolate every so often until it has all melted.

Wash and dry the strawberries then place in the fridge. You want them to be nice and cold before you dip them in the chocolate so that the chocolate dries quickly.
Get your skewers ready! I used plastic ones but wooden ones will work too.
Stick the skewers into the strawberries.

Dip the strawberries into the melted chocoalte!

Stick them into a piece of foam until they dry.

This part is optional: melt 1/4 cup of white or dark chocolate, place it into a ziploc bag, next cut off the tip of the bag, this makes a very simple piping bag.
Using the chocolate piping bag you just created pipe designs onto the strawberries and let dry.
Cut-up a piece of foam so it fits snuggly into your tin.

Stick the strawberries into the foam, you can arrange them anyway you like, just make sure you balance them out.
Get some easter grass and stuff into the tin, so that the foam is completely covered.

Time to eat!