Craft Projects

Jewelry Holder: Spoon hooks

If you tuned in to the blog on Wednesday, you saw my post on the jewelry holder I made from a pallet I scored at work. Remember how I said I made a second one with cooler hangers?!? Well here it is… a jewelry hanger made of bent spoons! Too fun.

 

I used the exact same process as I shared with you earlier, except when it came to attaching the spoons. That was a little trickier than screwing in knobs.

To create the spoon hooks, I used real silver spoons because they are easily bendable. Before I bent each spoon, I clamped it to my pallet and drilled a hole at the top. This worked rather well, but it didn’t go all of the way through. So, to get the hole through and through, I put a small nail and wiggled it back and forth in the hole until it broke through. Once the hole was drilled, I bent my spoons with my hands into their desired shape and screwed them into my board. I added three spoons and some twine at the top to create this other version of my pallet jewelry holder.

 

I’ve seen other people use silverware as hooks and I think it makes this jewelry holder super fun and unique.
Happy crafting and happy Saturday!

 

Craft Projects

Jewelry Holder: Glass knobs

Look what I brought home from work!?! We just had 42 boxes of our alumni magazine delivered a couple of weeks ago on this beauty of a pallet. I quickly called “dibs” on the pallet (no one else wanted it… can’t imagine why) after the delivery guy left and took it into my office, where it happily resided for a couple of weeks. I finally took it home last Friday, and was originally going to use it as nail gun practice. But, when I started to mess around with it, I changed my mind and quickly crafted a new plan.

I pulled out my jigsaw and started cutting off a few of the boards. I took them inside to sand them down a bit and decide exactly what I wanted to create.

Once my board was smooth, I cut it down the middle where the two screws held it to the middle support board of the pallet — right through the holes!

I sanded, sanded and sanded some more until my half boards were super smooth.

Next, I stained a piece of wood a light shade of gray before applying a coat of poly to the top. I let it dry overnight. Then, I screwed in three adorable glass knobs (four if you count the one I shattered by tightening the screw too much… oops) and attached a ribbon.

With that, I had a totally recycled jewelry holder — wood, knobs and all! I literally didn’t have to buy a single supply for this project — I had everything sitting around in my craft room, and, of course, my free pallet. Bahaha, that’s the best kind of craft! So excited.

I think I’ll have to make a few more of these for that Trash to Treasure fair, don’t you think?

Spoiler alert — I already made a second one, but the hangers are so much cooler. Check back later to see it!

One last thing… Here’s a fun fact, for all of you people who are on the lookout for pallets — they aren’t the nicest thing in creation. The wood is jagged and splintery, the screws are warped and they are often falling apart…. but man are they fun to work with if you get the chance! There are two sitting in our loading dock right now that I am oh so tempted to take, but I think I’ll finish tearing this one up first :p