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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ring Holder Picture Holder

I am very fond of turning picture frames into jewelry holders, I have used lace and hooks for my earrings and necklaces storage but this still left out my stud earrings and my rings. I have a solution!

Items Needed:
Picture frame with mat
Glue gun and glue sticks

Cut your felt 5 inches with the width of your frame (width within your mat).

Hot glue your felt into tight rolls by gluing on each end and rolling together.

Next, hot glue your rolls onto your frame's cardboard. Then place your glued felt back into your frame and decorate with your beautiful jewelry. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

DIY Backyard Jenga

All of my friends know that I am a very competitive person. Jenga is no exception. I finally took the time (truly only took an hour) and made my own life size Jenga game for the Benson Veranda. 

Purchase 9 2x4's from  your local hardware store. Fact: 2x4's are not actually 2 inches by 4 inches. Lesson learned after I did my match. They are truly 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches. 

Measure and draw out 10 3/4 inch lines on your wood to cut. Your measurements may be different if you're using different wood. You want your length to be the width of three pieces together, hence 10 and 3/4 inches.

Safely, while wearing protective glasses, cut your wood pieces. I love the sound of the chop saw!

Lastly, sand off the edges of your wood pieces to eliminate the risk of splinters.

From Wikipedia:
Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill created by Leslie Scott, and currently marketed by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. During the game, players take turns to remove a block from a tower and balance it on top, creating a taller and increasingly unstable structure as the game progresses.
Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning "to build."[1]
Once the tower is built, the person who built the tower gets the first move. Moving in Jenga consists of taking one and only one block from any level (except the one below the incomplete top level) of the tower, and placing it on the topmost level to complete it. Only one hand should be used at a time when taking blocks from the tower. Blocks may be bumped to find a loose block that will not disturb the rest of the tower. Any block that is moved out of place must be returned to its original location before removing another block. The turn ends when the next person to move touches the tower or after ten seconds, whichever occurs first.
The game ends when the tower falls in even a minor way—in other words, any piece falls from the tower, other than the piece being knocked out to move to the top. The winner is the last person to successfully remove and place a block.