Monday, January 7, 2013

Measuring Up

While feeding my Pinterest addiction, I came across a website that I love called One Lucky Day. 
They recently showed how to make a beautiful necklace using wooden discs that they dyed and stamped. Go HERE to see what they did. I liked the idea of stamping the discs and it got my wheels turning. Rather than using the discs for jewelry, I went in another direction...

I used the discs as embellishments for a photo display.

One Lucky Day used dye to color their discs but I just used paint and applied it with a damp paper towel. I used 3 colors...blue, teal, & yellow.




I stamped each of the discs...



Using a Burnt Umber acrylic paint, I antiqued the discs using a damp paper towel...
 
Using the same Burnt Umber paint, I darkened small clothespins to match the color of an old yardstick... 

I glued the discs onto the clothespins and once that was dry I glued the clothespins onto the yardstick...




Since the yardstick was not thick enough to accommodate screws, I glued the hooks onto the back. This is the first time that I used Zap-A-Gap glue, but my son who is an architecture student and has to build a lot of things, assured me that it will hold anything! He warned me not to get it on my fingers or I would be stuck forever!!!

Just add pictures and this makes a unique way to display your photos...





This would also work in an office as a way to display notes or business cards!
I think it measures up quite nicely!

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52 comments:

  1. I love Pinterest too, so many great ideas out there. Love your creativeness! This is a perfect way to display many items. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love that project! Your color choices are so nice. Thanks for showing us!
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  3. Wow, this is just great! I love the way you antiqued everything with the burnt umber paint. Thanks for sharing how it turned out :]

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  4. I really love this idea- I would tuck it away for some day when I have a space/use for this.

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  5. This is an awesome project! I have tons of these little discs sitting around. I am definitely going to try my hand at this. Love it. How clever too! I hope you will link this up tomorrow! -K

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  6. I love this! I would really like to make it for my kids' rooms to hang pictures.

    I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to share this.

    Thanks for the great post!

    -Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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  7. This turned out fantastic! I'd love it if you stopped by my weekly link party and shared this. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-24.html

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  8. I love this project...I have a thing for yardsticks and rulers!

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  9. I love this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Great idea! I hadn't seen this on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a fun and cute idea! Yours turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. I Love Love this idea. So gonna make one for myself. I am the queen of yardsicks (buying them while thrifting that is!) New to your blog but love it. Will visit often!

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  14. This is adorable! I pinned it to make later. I'd love to use it in our school room to hang up the artwork. Great job! Thanks for sharing! I'm following you on GFC now. I'd love for you to visit http://posedperfection.blogspot.com sometime and maybe even follow me back.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  15. Too cute!!! Brilliant idea!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this idea--especially how you antiqued everything so nicely!

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  17. So cute! Love this idea! - Pinning :)
    x

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  18. I am so in love with this idea. Just fabulous!

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  19. very pretty. I think I will make one for my sewing room to hang patterns I am working with on.

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  20. The discs are beautifully decorated with the colors you chose and the stamped images. What a great idea to be able to change out the pictures on a regular basis. Great tutorial.

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  21. I think that this is such a great idea! I really want to do it for my craft room. We are having our basement finished. It'll be a couple months, but this would be so fun. I love the colors you used and the stamps! Did you just find the discs at the craft store. I'm guessing so. Thanks so much for sharing this with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  22. I love how you did the discs! I've got old yard sticks I've been holding onto and now I have an idea of how I can use them!

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  23. Love this idea, thanks for sharing!! Found you via Ginger Snap Crafts linky party! Now I want to find you on Pinterest! Have a great day!!

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  24. Very cute! I came over from the Pin Me Party! Pinning!

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  25. Love this idea! Looks great! I like how you stamped the discs and stained them :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  26. Clever! I love the way you painted and stamped the discs! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  27. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up.

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  28. Cutest yardstick measuring stick display ever!

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  29. That is very cute but what I notice is the yard stick. I collect them AND early in my career I worked for Pfizer Quality Control. I covet that yard stick!

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  30. That is awesome girl! Way to go! U have a great blog.
    I am stopping by today from Mop It Up Mondays Blog Hop!

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  31. What a fabulous idea, they really are so beautiful-what a great job! Thanks for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration Wednesday!

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  32. OMG! Perfect for pics of my creations to hang in my sewing studio!!! Thank you!!!! Love this!!!!
    ~Louise

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  33. I love this. So, many uses- in the kitchen as recipe card holder, laundry room with tips for removing stains, my sewing room, key holder....... I will definitely make one of these. Thanks for sharing, pinned and posted to my FB EmbellishMePattyV page.

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  34. LOVE this idea...Oh the possibilities!!! I will definitely put this on my 'To Do' list. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  35. Hi Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.

    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :)

    Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html
    Lenetta

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  36. I LOVE the way this turned out!! Great job.:)

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  37. What a great idea!! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  38. Hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Thanks so much for sharing, I am featuring tomorrow afternoon at my party. -K

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  40. I am featuring you today! I love this ruler pic hanger idea! Thank you for linking up at Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  41. These are gorgeous, Virginia. I really love them! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us. We will be featuring this today, by the way! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

    Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

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