We prepared veggies, crackers, hummus snacks, and a yummy orange juice//ginger ale mix with strawberries before our guests arrived. It was a small crowd this month due to the holiday weekend, but the four of us had a blast working on our projects and watching the ever amazing Emma Stone in Easy A. I loved seeing the different stands each girl created. Jenny used a frame, Kate used a small wooden shelf and a slice-a-slice she scored at an antique store, and Jessie used a wooden flooring sample! I wish I could have gotten better photos of their projects, the lighting in our living room turned out to be very poor so they didn't turn out. :( I'm going to think of a better way to photograph the other projects for future posts!
For my display, I just purchased a wooden cutting board from the thrift store for $1.50. Score! I used, little white and brass colored jars and display bowls for the rest of my jewelry, so I wanted to make sure I designed something that fit with the rest of my jewelry keepers.
Here are the supplies I used:
* Wooden Board
* Thin Masking Tape
* Acrylic Paint
* Brass Screw Hooks
* Hanging Hardware (not shown in the photos, placed on the back)
Step 1: Tape down your board in the pattern you want.
Step 2: Use an acrylic paint (or spray paint) of your choice to paint the entire piece.
Step 3: Carefully remove the tape before the paint is completely dry.
Step 4: Use the same color paint to touch up and correct mistakes. I decided to paint some of the lines to connect on my pattern so it created a more geo pattern.
Step 5: After the paint dries, use a pencil and a rulers to mark where you want your brass hooks.
Step 6: Screw in each hook. The wood I used was soft enough for me to do this by hand. If your material is too tough, try using a hammer and a nail to get a hole started.
Step 7: Attach hanging hardware to the back of your display so you can hang it on a wall.
Tips: This is a great project to really get creative. Use wire, ribbon, or lace to create a different place for your jewelry to hang. One girl even cut shapes from a free people catalog to create a collage with mod-podge!
I'm thinking about creating another that's a longer length with a similar design for my longer necklaces. :) I love doing these Pinterest Parties. It's been such a fun way to get to know new friends, have much needed girl time, and create something beautiful from all that inspiration on our Pinterest accounts! Next time we meet, we are planning to try our hand at this DIY. Can't wait!