DIY: Clothes Hanger to Plate Hanger!

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I’m an avid plate collector apparently, I just can’t pass up a cute plate for .50 cents at a thrift store! And to justify this collection, I’ve taken to using them as decoration :).  Naturally, I got creative, and used my many metal clothes hangers for a more productive purpose!

You need:

  • Metal Hangers (1 clothes hanger makes 2 plate hangers)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pliers
  • Pins or T-Pins

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DIY Plate Hangers

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DIY Plate Hanger

Ta-Da!  You’re done!!  It takes all of five minutes to make these!  I hung them on the wall with either a small pin, or a T-Pin, depending on how heavy the plate is.

Have fun with this, and share your plate arrangements on the
Abundantly More Facebook Page!!

Until Next Friday!

~Laurel

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Mad Mondays with Abundantly More

Mad Mondays!  Otherwise known as Mad Tuesdays this week.  My internet was acting like the Red Queen and screaming “Off with the bloody connection!!”, but I’m back!

My mad project of the week consisted of turning an ordinary box into a chalkboard box.  I purchased the chalkboard paint from Walmart, and the box was delivered to my front door via my favourite mail-order make-up samples (Birchbox).  I currently keep tea in the box, and have hence written “Drink Me” on top, in true Alice Fashion. My tea of the month is Camomile and Citrus from Mighty Leaf tea, it’s amazing.

I also spent the weekend concocting imaginative photos from my trip to Wonderland, and used my October 31st costume for one more adventure.  I should be getting the rest of the images up shortly, so keep a weather eye on the horizon!

Design on a dime, Gone Mad!

Welcome to Mad Mondays!

This is my first post about my room remodel! I’ve been in the Alice in Wonderland mood recently, and have since decided to make my room wonderland! This is one of my first DIY items to get the mad hatter mood going :D.

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Items used in this project:
Miscellaneous china from flea markets, thrift stores, and goodwill-$6,an old goodwill lamp-$3, an old lamp shade I had in my closet-FREE, and silicone to glue the pieces :D.

A Purse to “Tie” For

In reference to a very old post, where I informed you I was working on a necktie purse, I have now finished the finished product!  And, I must say it turned out quite nice!  The purse is made with ties (obviously), vinyl (that I found on clearance!), and a snap closure.  I lined the entire thing in ties, and managed to put a zippered pocket in there as well!

I’ve been subjecting this piece of art to rigorous usage the past couple of weeks, and it’s holding up really well!  So, pretty soon this gem will be hitting the Etsy market for your buying pleasure.

Don’t forget to check out my Etsy store to see what hidden treasures you may find!

Abundantly More Etsy Shop – Click Here!

I have joined the blogging community!

Welcome to my blog!

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafty things I do as I come up with them!  I’m also hoping to use this blog as advertising for my Etsy shop, and growing business.  If you have a request for something you would like me to make and post about, please share!  I love a good challenge!

I have been recently challenged to make a guitar strap with neckties, so stay tuned to see how this endeavor turns out! 😀

~Laurel