Welcome to Margo's Project of the week archive
I will be archiving some of these projects soon. If you don't see what you are looking for it's been moved to an appropriate page. Nothing disappears, so It's here somewhere.
Laura is covering a whole wall in old shutters. You can see the entire project, inspiration, and process on her blog
Where are all the Christmas Projects? They've all been moved to their very own page here
Old Typewriter Key jewelry
We've all seen these before, but they are so expensive. So here is how to do it yourself. First find an old typewriter at a GS or ES. Then remove the keys. I simply turned the typewriter on it's side, and grabbed the key with needle-nose plyers and twisted away from the arm that is holding the key. They popped right off. I covered the plyers with tape to protect the keys.
Then I used supplies from the Hobby store and glued metal brackets to the back of each one with E6000 glue (in the jewelry making department). I've made earrings, some bracelets and even tacks.
As with all my projects, I encourage you to use items you already have or have gathered from Garage Sales/Flea markets. Paint, wood scraps etc. That's what makes it truly Trash to Treasure.
These 3 books are my favorites and they are full of inspiration and ideas
This poem was written by the Husband of a fellow Junker, and she was kind enough to let me re-print it. Enjoy:
She prowls in duty in the night,
One can the more, one bag the less
And now my dear the night's no more
She searches darkness for the lost
As Jesus hearkens to the lost
Jerry Edwin Jeans