Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tutorial: Window Pane Jewelry Board + our first Giveaway!

I know I've mentioned my jewelry board before but I just really love it! Both Viktoria and I have one, but it was time that Karoline got one as well. My mom made one for her 16th birthday, and documented the process. Make sure to read to the bottom to see our first giveaway!

before and after

Step 1: Find your window pane. This one was found in our barn.

Step 2: This window pane still had all of the glass in it, so it had to be removed. A screwdriver, hammer and sandpaper was used to remove the glass. Once the glass has been removed, sand down the wood. It doesn't have to be perfect (so you can keep that vintage look!) but just enough so you can paint it.

Step 3: Paint the frame. It took 3 coats to get the kind of coverage needed. (P.S. how funny is that old shower curtain used as a backdrop for painting?)
Step 4: You will need a piece of wood that is the same size of your picture frame. You can have this cut at any place that sells wood. A piece of burlap is cut about an inch wider on each side, and then stapled onto the wood. Burlap was used since it adds texture without being distracting like a patterned piece of fabric would be.

Step 5: At this point you will be combining the wood and the window pane. This requires a bit of planning ahead because you can use longer screws so that they can also be used for the pulls to be attached to the front.
Step 6: Add the pulls and hooks. You can use any assortment of pulls - my mom usually uses a mix of vintage thrifted pulls, and store bought ones. DIY silk flowers were glued onto the corner (tutorial to come!)

Step 6: Attach a hanger to the back, and hang up! I love the way this turned out, especially how the headbands are incorporated!

The button earring frame was hooked to the bottom of this frame.

GIVEAWAY: We are giving away one button earring picture frame! All you have to do is become a follower or like us on facebook, and leave us a comment telling us how you follow us! Giveaway ends Friday, 3 February 2012.


MKY Hoops said...

Love this idea! 'Liked' you on facebook!

Jen Sky Walker said...

I just came across your blog this morning, and I love this! I am always looking for new craft project so I will definitely be checking in here and watching you on facebook!

Anonymous said...

I've got ya on Facebook AND my Google Reader, Franny! Love these DIY projects...makes me want to take crafting lessons from your mom. :)

Anonymous said...

I've got ya on Facebook AND my Google Reader, Franny! Love these DIY projects...makes me want to take crafting lessons from your mom. :)

NotAppealing said...

I liked you on Facebook! Thanks for the contest!

Alyssa Schultz said...

Liked you on Facebook! Awesome crafts!

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