Here’s a nifty way to store and display tiny jewellery.
This month’s DIY project by Barry Du Bois.
YOU WILL NEED scrap piece of board (I used 280mm x 280mm); pencil; heart template (I downloaded one online); jigsaw and fine tooth blade; ruler; drill with spade bit; sandpaper and block; paintbrush; paint; can or jar; two lengths thick rope; nail gun; string; chicken wire/mesh; wire cutter ONE Place board on a clean work surface. Using pencil and heart template, draw a heart onto the board. TWO Use a jigsaw with fine tooth blade to cut out the heart shape. THREE Mark out a triangle (or any shape of your choice) inside the heart, leaving at least 25mm of wood around the outside of the triangle.
FOUR Use spade bit to drill out the corners of your triangle.
FIVE Use jigsaw to join corners and cut triangle shape out of the heart.
SIX Use sandpaper and block to sand down the inside edges of the heart. SEVEN Mark a point about 20mm from the bottom point of the heart. Drill a 4mm hole where marked. EIGHT Paint the heart. When dry, sand and apply a second coat of paint.
NINE Place a can or jar at the top of heart. Run rope around the edge of the heart and can. Let rope ends overhang base of heart, pull taut and use the nail gun to fix rope to the edge of the heart. TEN Thread string through hole at the base of the heart and wrap tightly around both ends of rope, binding it to a length of 30mm. Tie off the ends. ELEVEN Use wire cutters to cut a piece of chicken wire just larger than the cut-out triangle shape.
TWELVE Place wire over back of the hole. Run rope around edge of wire and use nail gun to affix wire to the heart through the rope. This will also keep the earring holder from touching the wall.
Pretty as a picture Hang your project as part of a wall display.