Crafty Jennifer {First project complete!}…

I have mentioned this before…and I’m sure I will mention this again…I am not crafty.  The learning curve is steep on the craft front.  I admire women (and men) who can create adorable projects from scraps of paper and spray glue.

BTW…spray glue is not my friend.  I have a bone to pick with my friend Katy.  She mentioned holding up a piece of paper and spraying it with the glue was how she accomplished several projects.  Noted.  I tried it.  Glue was stuck to my thumb for 3 days!  Nothing worked to remove it!  She failed to mention that part. 😉

Okay…so I’m not crafty but I did manage to complete one craft project.  My jewelry board of which I am so proud!

My inspiration came from Pinterest.  See here.

You will need:

  • Plywood (1/2″ thick)
  • Fabric
  • Cabinet knobs & handles
  • Machine screws (the ones that came with the knobs were too long)
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Patience

My dad cut the plywood for me.  Thanks Daddy! 🙂 I used an old shirt for the fabric.  I stapled the fabric to the plywood.  What a job that was!  Ha!  At one point, Raymond said “Oh My Gosh!  What are you doing?!”  Every time I pulled the trigger for the staple gun I would either go flying forward or to the side and yell “Ouch!”.  Makes me laugh still thinking about it.  🙂

Recap of the project:

Plywood boards.

Shirt used for fabric.

Drill stuck in board. This happened A LOT!

Second try is a charm. Screwed the knobs in before covering with fabric.

All done! This is the second board. The first one was crooked.

Words of wisdom:

  • Dont cover the board with fabric first.  You cant drill through fabric.
  • Quilting batting is not a good idea.  Just go with plywood and fabric.  The batting bunched!
  • Make yours cuter than mine.  I would change the fabric and maybe decorative ribbon.
  • Buy a new drill.  My old lady drill almost bit the dust…saw dust that is.  HA! I crack myself up. 🙂

So what do you think? 🙂

Another project update coming soon!

Until next time…

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25 Things…

1. I hate Hobby Lobby.

2.  I thought something was wrong with me.

3.  All my friends love that store!

4.  Then I went on a shopping excursion there …. today.

5.  Seriously, I might be in love.

6. Yes, with Hobby Lobby.

7.  Can you actually love a store?

8.  I know people who have an obsession. 😉  ♥ you Katy

9. Now I am not crafty.

10. Not a crafty bone in my body.

11. However…

12. Pinterest has changed my mind.

13.  Im trying.

14. You should see my apartment.

15. Hot.Mess.

16. Did you know that you cannot drill through fabric?

17. How about … you must make several trips to the home improvement store when working on a project.

18.  Totally not ideal.

19. If these projects dont turn out….

20.  I will be SO furious.

21. Yes I said projects.

22.  Up to 4 now.

23. At one time.

24. PS..crafting is expensive!

25.  I need some craft stuff organizing. 🙂

Until next time…