DIY Knob Necklace Holder

DIY knob necklace holdersI’ve had these wooden cut outs for a couple months and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. I knew I wanted to do something along the blank wall in my craft room, and then I thought it might be fun to display my necklace collection. So here we go…

knob necklace holder wood cutoutsI found these beautiful ornate knobs from Hobby Lobby last week at 50% off. I scooped up 5 of them for this project.

knobs from Hobby LobbyI drilled 1 hole into the center of each wooden cutout.

create knob necklace holderNext I gave each of the cutouts a coat of Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Yes, this is my absolute favorite paint. No priming required and it has a wonderful chalky finish.

annie sloan chalk paint pure whiteI also have the wooden cutouts a quick coat of dark wax around the edges (I thought it would look nice against the dark knobs).

To hang I used some Command Brand picture frame hangers (love these things and use them all.the.time! And no, they don’t pay me to say that!


DIY knob jewelry holdersJust 5 little wooden cutouts with knobs filled up my bare wall quite nicely.

craft room DIY knob necklace holdersAnd I love seeing all of my necklaces on display (seem to go well with my colorful craft room).

knob necklace jewelry holder

knob necklace holders


DIY knob necklace holder

knob necklace holder in craft roomI still need to straighten up the other side of this room… although our house is still on the market and I don’t know how much I want to delve into that project. Oh well, for now I’m happy with this cute little necklace holders as the newest addition to my special space.



Hand Painted Kids Tennis Shoes

painted white tennis shoesJacquard had recently sent me some fabric paints to try out and I knew that transforming a pair of white canvas sneakers for my precocious little neighbor girl was the perfect project!

jacquard painted kids tennis shoesAnd I only needed a couple of supplies to transform these plain white tennis shoes into something fabulous and fun!

  • White canvas shoes from Kmart (on sale for $8)
  • Jacquard textile paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon

kids tennis shoes paintedTo start I removed the original laces and penciled in a quick sketch of what I wanted right onto the shoes with my pencil.

paint kids tennis shoesNext I mixed some white and red Jacquard paint to make a nice hot pink color. I painted the front and back of the shoes staying along the sewn seam.

Now it’s time to add some funky zebra stripes. I just free handed these. Yeah, luckily it’s not too hard to mess up zebra stripes!

painted zebra stripe tennis shoesNext I added some large white hearts on the front of the shoe right on top of the hot pink. I was quite impressed with how well the white covered over the pink. I also added the little girl’s name on just one of the shoes.

painted kids zebra stripe tennis shoesOnce the white hearts dried, I added zebra stripes inside of them too.

painted heart zebra stripe tennis shoesFor a finishing touch I added some zebra striped ribbon for new shoe laces. Now normally you need to set Jacquard paints on fabric with an iron, but since you can’t really iron tennis shoes, I just used a hair dryer set on high for about 30-40 minutes to set the paint.

painted white tennis shoesI mean, seriously… pretty cool to change a plain pair of tennis shoes into something original, fun and funky?

painted girls tennis shoes

painted zebra stripe shoes

zebra stripe painted tennis shoes

painted kids tennis shoesYep, I’m pretty happy with how these turned out! My daughter saw these so of course I had to paint a pair for her as well.

painted hot pink tennis shoesShe wanted something bright and bold with polka dots and crazy colored zebra stripes. And then she asked me if I could make a pair for Valentine’s Day and St. Patty’s Day. Oh boy, I foresee a lot of painting in my future…