What is Thrifty Thursday?
With the economy still on the rebound we all need to get as much bang for our buck as possible. So each Thursday I'll show you inexpensive ways to use your paper crafting supplies.
This weeks project.
Take a washer from the hardware department and turn it into a couture piece of jewlery. This project is so simple I almost feel silly featuring it but sometimes the most simple ideas are the best.
In the past I had seen and made myself washer necklaces by stamping or adding rub-ons to the washer but this time I just added a little designer series paper. It couldn't be easier.
- Purchase large washers in the hardware department. Mine were 1 1/2" in diameter with a 1/2" center hole. It will tell you these two measurements right on the package.
- Choose your paper.
- Punch the smaller, center hole first. I used the 1/2" Circle Punch.
- Punch the larger outer hole. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
- Adhere the paper to the washer using Crystal Effects as a glue.
- Cover the paper covered washer with a layer of Crytal Effects. Let dry. I let mine dry over night.
- Add your cord.
I was also thinking I would repeat the process for the other side that way when my necklace flips over like it always does it won't be blank.
If you prefer not to have the metal edge showing choose punches and washers the same size.
Adding a necklace like this to a pretty box would be a perfect gift for a friend or co-worker anytime.
Less than $1
Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (for sponging edges of paper)