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6/15/2010

How2 Tuesday: DIY Earring Display

Pasticcio Resin Earrings by Candy Calamity
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Candy Calamity spent a long time looking for a great way to display her earrings at craft shows, but couldn't find anything she really liked. So, she made her own display instead!
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She's put together this tutorial to show you how it's done...
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You will need:
2 shutters
sand paper
a cleaning rag
spray paint
a tarp or other paint protection layer
small hinges
a drill
a screwdriver
a pencil
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Find some old shutters.
You need the kind with actual slats and not just shaped plastic. I found mine on craigslist*, but you might already have some at home, or can find them at a flea market or junk shop.
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Take off all the old hardware. If the shutters have any large or
unsightly holes fill them with putty. I left mine as they were because I think it adds character.
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Use a little sand paper to sand down any rough spots or chipping
paint, then wipe clean with a damp rag.
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Spray paint the shutters, be sure to spray from different angles
to get all around the slats, plan on doing a few coats. I picked a flat
black color because it will show off my bright jewelry best.
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Attach the hinges. I did this by closing the shutters right sides
together and laying them flat on a table (make sure the slats tilt the
same way on both sides) That made it easy to just hold the hinge where I wanted it and pencil mark where I would need to drill to put the screws.
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Stand your shutters up and open them at a 60 degree angle.
Congrats you are finished! You can place hook style earrings straight on the slats of the shutters or use earring cards.
Hang the earrings from the front of the card and stick the back through the slat.

*You can also try to Freecycle!
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Text and Images ©Candy Calamity
www.candycalamity.etsy.com
www.candycalamity.blogspot.com

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This tutorial is reprinted with permission from Candy Calamity.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this tutorial is correct. However, due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills, the author and publisher cannot be responsible for any injuries, losses, or other damages that may result from the use of the information posted. Any resemblance to another project or tutorial is purely coincidental.
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