This morning my husband was cleaning up the yard. Amid the brush and rubble I found a lovely stick that would be just perfect for a necklace holder. It looked like this:
So I turned it into this:
One stick, 12-18 inches long, about 2 inches thick
Painters or masking tape
Small paint brush
4-7 Screw-in cup hooks (found at the hardware store)
Two long wood screws
Feathers and embroidery thread (optional)
Clean off any dirt from your stick. Mark the stick with painters tape to set up your stripe pattern.
Paint the stick to your liking. Let dry about 15 minutes and peel away the tape. Let stick dry completely.
Determine where you’d like to drill through your stick on either end. I held up the stick against the wall to find the places that were most flush against the wall, about two inches in from either end. Drill holes the same size as the wood screws through either end of the stick. This is where I let my husband help me because I’m really terrible at power tools.
Determine where you’d like your hooks to go. I used a 12-inch ruler as my guide and pressed the end of a hook into the wood every three inches. You could eyeball it. Hand-screw each hook into the stick.
If you’d like, tie some embroidery thread around a couple of feathers, leaving a foot-long tail of thread. Wrap around one end of the stick for decoration.
Figure out the placement of your necklace holder and drill the wood screws into the previously drilled holes. Tighten screws and make sure it’s secure. Hang necklaces on your new, awesome hippy craft.