I’ve been looking for some new displays for some shopHollyDolly items. And when I couldn’t find anything I really liked, I decided to make them myself! They are good display stands for jewelry designers, but would also be super cute for displaying your necklaces at home! Check out the supplies below, and see how to I put these together after the jump….
- plywood ( I just used craft plywood)
- thin wood stick for kickstands
- craft saw
-paint or wood stain
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» You guys, it is supposed to be warm this weekend. And by warm, I mean, like, 55 degrees. I’m going to all crazy and not wear any tights. And I’m super excited about it.
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This skirt is my latest project for Megan Nielsen Design Diary. But I was pretty much in love with the skirt and this outfit, so I thought I would share it here too. It’s the Kelly Skirt pattern, with a scalloped hem variation. You can see my scallop tutorial here, and this outfit over at Design Diary here. Hop on over and take a peek!
shirt: Urban Outfitters
A part of re-inventing shopHollyDolly has been coming up with a new way to package and wrap up orders. It just so happens that I have a lot of extra burlap lying around post-wedding. So decided to make some super simple burlap envelopes, with some tissue paper in between so the burlap doesn’t scratch the leather rand other items.
They are soooo easy, and I’ve been making them in all different sizes for all different items. They would be cute to package up any little gifts!
1. Make a template for your envelope. It all depends on the size you want.
2. Use your template to cut out one piece of burlap, and one piece of tissue paper. You may need to iron your burlap and tissue paper before you get started. For the tissue paper, make sure you use a low setting and do it quickly.
3. Place the tissue paper on top of the burlap and sew along the bottom edge.
4. Fold up into an envelope shape. But not all the way to the very edge - leave about half an inch before the flap starts. Pin in place. Sew from one bottom edge, aaaall the way around (including the flap), until you reach the other bottom edge.
5. Put in your goodies, and close however you like! I tied some bakers twine around it and finished it off with some HollyDolly stickers I got from Moo.com. You could also sew on a snap or button, or whatever you can come up with!
-thin wooden dowels, cut to aprox 9 - 9 1/2 inches long
-silver paint or marker
1. Use a pencil sharpener to shape the “tips” of your arrows. Don’t go all the way and make it too pointy! We don’t want it to be sharp and dangerous.
2. Use your silver paint or marker to paint the tips.
3. The fun part - decorating your arrows! You can just as easily paint the sticks, but I chose to wrap mine in wash tape.
4. Take your feathers, and cut along one side of the center part (if that makes sense). Cut as close to the middle as possible, without nipping that center part. This will ruin one side of the feather, but allow you to use the other side. Cut extras, just in case!
4. Ok, so this part proved trickier than I thought. Glueing the feathers to the stick. At first, I was just using a mode podge like glue - which was kind of holding the feathers, but not that well. I eventually ended up using super glue to fully secure them, after using the mode podge first to get them in place. And I did 3 feathers per stick, but you could just do 2, if you’d like.
That’s it! Pull up your hair into a messy bun, and stick your arrows in there!
-spray paint (optional)
1. Set up your work space. Hang a horizontal dowel/rod/stick/wire across two chairs/shelves.etc. Somewhere where you can hang multiple balloons from with string. Lay down plastic or a tarp underneath, and make sure to cover the entire work space. Seriously. Look at the pictures below. This isn’t exactly a neat and tidy project.
2. Blow up your balloons to your desired size and hang them, using string, from your rod. Make sure they are not touching each other, the wall, etc.
3. Cover the balloons in vaseline, to make sure the string doesn’t stick to the balloon when the glue dries.
4. Make your glue mixture. Mix about half a bottle of glue, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, 1/4 up water. This is only enough for a few lanterns, so mix more if you are making a lot of them.
5. Run your yarn through the glue mixture and start wrapping it around your balloon. This works so much better if you have two people. One person can feed it through the glue, while the second person takes the newly glue covered yarn and wrap. Theres no rhyme or reason to the wrapping - just go with the flow!
6. When you have your desired look - cut the yarn and tuck in the ends. Let dry at least 24 hours. Personal tip -after it’s fully dry, give it a light test squeeze to see if it is soft in any spots. If it doesn’t feel firm enough to you, give it another coat of glue and let re-dry.
7. When it is fully dry - hold your breath, and pop the balloons! Pull out the balloon and scrape off and excess glue from the string.
8. That’s it! You can paint or spray paint them if you would like. Or try using colored string to start with!
***last two photos by Lindsay Dedario Photography***
…..for your wedding or party - DO IT. You will not regret it.
Renting our photo booth was probably the best decision I made for our wedding. Seriously. Everyone loved it, and I could have filled six of those frames with the amount of photo strips I have.
I originally wanted to get custom made, really long frames for all of them. But that turned out to be ridiculously expensive. So, instead, I found these floating frames at the craft store, and used clear scrapbooking squares to arrange and attach all of the photos between the two pieces of glass.
Let’s just say, I’m pretty much in love with them.