Friday, June 11, 2010

Two Weeks & Picture Holder

I can't believe that it's already been two weeks since I entered blogland!  I've been having so much fun!  I'm just excited that you guys are liking coming to visit me as I much as I like sharing projects and visiting your blogs too!  Thank you so very much to the followers of Crafts and Sutch!  There will be a very special giveaway opportunity for you ladies soon!

Now on to the fun!  I found some wooden spools at Michael's a few weeks ago, and thought, "I can make something with that."  At .79, they were a steal!  :)

I came home and turned them into these darling picture holders!

(click on any image to make it bigger)
Here is what you'll need:

Paint brush, Mod Podge, craft paint, wooden spool, scrapbook paper, wire, wire cutters, scissors, hot glue gun, and embellishments.


I painted the top and bottom of each spool and then cut some scrapbook paper to fit in the middle.  Then I Mod Podged the paper onto the spool.


I embellished each one with ribbon, buttons, or rhinestones.


I used jewelry wire for my spiral, but you could use anything heavy gauge that you have on hand.  Mine is 20 gauge.  Just be sure that your wire is strong enough to stand up and hold a picture.  I cut about 8-10 inches of wire and wrapped it around a marker (3 to 4 times) to make my spiral.  Then I put a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the spiral to keep the wire together (you will cover this later).


To make the wire stand up in the middle of the spool, I wrapped a small piece of paper towel around the bottom.


I pushed the paper towel wrapped wire into the hole and secured it with hot glue.


I added an embellishment to the top of each wire spiral...either scrapbook paper flowers, buttons, or rhinestones.  I think they turned out so darn cute!  :)


These would make super cute gifts, and I think they would be adorable place card holders at a "Cute as a Button" baby shower.  It kind of makes me want to throw one.  :)  Anyone pregnant?  LOL!

...just think of the possibilities...if you can stick a wire in it or wrap a wire around it, you've got a picture holder!  My mind is reeling!

Have a most wonderful weekend!




Erin

49 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 2 week anniversary! These are adorable!

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  2. Happy Friendly Friday! Great ideas! www.reviewedbymom.blogspot.com

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  3. How cute! I love this idea--so clever!

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  4. Very cute idea! I am your newest friend and follower.
    Tamber
    http://colorfulcravings.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ok, those are absolutely adorable!! I never would have thought to do that - what a great little gift idea. You could even get some letters and do one letter on each holder to spell out a name or something.

    This is Christi from The Frugal Novice, by the way - I'm a Texan too! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a part of Friendly Friday. I'm now following you back through GFC. Have a great weekend!

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  6. These are so cute! I love them!!!

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  7. So cute! My project list is growing and growing.

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  8. How cute!!

    I'm your newest follower from Friendly Friday! :)

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  9. I super cute projects.

    I'm a new follower from friendly friday.
    Feel free to check out my blog @
    www.theoverloadedmommy.blogspot.com

    Casey

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  10. These are sooo cute and unusual. Thanks for the tut on how to make them.

    Hope you can stop by and see me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  11. These are adorable! I am going to get busy!

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  12. That is such a cute picture holder and definitely a good gift idea! I have some birthdays coming up and should start to make some of those. :)

    Following you from Follow Me Friday!! I hope you can stop by our blog too and do the same. Have a great weekend.

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  13. These are too cute, and great tutorial!

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  14. Passing on a blog award to you! http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2010/06/paying-it-forward.html

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  15. These are so adorable. They would make the perfect gifts!

    Thanks for featuring my party on your side bar. I've added your button to my blog roll.

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

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  16. These are adorable and would make super cute gifts as you said. I'm your newest follower!!

    ~Ela

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  17. Hey there, thanks for the kind comments and follow! I can totally see myself making these, very clever! Would never have thought you'd been blogging for only a couple of weeks, nice job!

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  18. great stuff! new follower

    http://hancockshouseofhappy.blogspot.com

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  19. that is so cute!! way to be creative with a great find! thanks for sharing at a little lovely, hope you'll come again :)

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  20. I love these! Link up with me thursday......terelauritsen.blogspot.com

    tere

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  21. very creative :) thank you for linking up to MMM...be sure to link up next week!

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  22. Stopping by from Tuesday Tag-Along to say hello, I have been following your blog for a little while now. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

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  23. How fun! Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  24. Erin - These are adorable! So simple and sweet! Very clever. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  25. I love these...what a great idea! I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Tag Along!

    ~Lauri
    http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

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  26. Very cute! I love 'em!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  27. Fun! Thanks for sharing you talent on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  28. Stopping by from TTA! And I absolutely love these!!!

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  29. What a CUTE idea! Thanks for linking up!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.

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  30. Darling idea! TFS!

    Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

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  31. Hi Erin- I'll be featuring your picture holders tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  32. Love these. So cute. What a great idea to add the patterns to the spools.

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  33. Stopping by and following from TTA.

    Really great project and tutorial. I am a sucker for spools! I always love finding a new crafty gal.

    Holly
    504 Main

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  34. Welcome to blog land! You have started off with a bang!

    These are so adorable! I love it when you can taken a cheapy find and turn it to something so so cute!

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  35. Great idea! Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  36. I love these spools. They would make a wonderful daycare craft for my older ones. I do have one question, do the spools fall over easily when the pictures are on them?
    Thanks for the snazzie idea.
    Take care and God Bless.
    Oh by the way I'm your newest follower, at the moment that is. Found you at Welcome Wednesday.

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  37. This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

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  38. Wow, this is cute! and great tutorial. Also, your nails are beautiful.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

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  39. These are so cute. I am stopping by from Sweet Charli! I love the color combos that you used. Thanks for sharing how to make them!

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  40. These are darling and are something that I would have never thought of doing! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  41. Hey, I featured this today! And I am thinking about stopping by Michaels on my way home from work to pick up some spools myself... :)

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/06/featuring-you_18.html

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  42. Love these!! So cute!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

    ~Ela

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  43. These are absolutely adorable. TFS!

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  44. I so love these! Very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up at PonyTails@FishScales!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  45. I featured you at PonyTails&FishScales! Thanks again for linking up!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  46. Very cute! I did these with my kids craft group (ages 11+) I teach at a Transitional Housing complex for formerly homeless families...they loved them! Thanks so much for sharing your creative idea. I have LOTS of spools left! ~~Robyne

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  47. Great idea! Love this project. I added a link to my Wooden Spool Crafts article on Squidoo. Thank you!

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