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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fairy Castle Jewelry Holder - Tutorial

Have you ever heard "Mum I can't find my earings" or "where's my bracelet" or "I've lost my favourite necklace, you know the one with the heart"? This was happening all too often at our place so it got me to thinking!


Hello and happy Friday from Down Under! It's Melinda here and today I am going to share with you a fun and simple method of using a chipboard mini-album and turning it into a sweet gift that any young girl with lots of jewellery would love to own!

I have had a Kaisercraft Fairy Castle mini album in my stash for a few months now and as soon as I saw the Enchanted collection I knew they would compliment each other and be perfect for my daughters new Jewellery holder.

First step is to take a black permanent marker and cover the raw edges of the album. You could use any colour to suit your project, however I chose black as it gives a slight whimsical, almost cartoon like appearance to the project.
Cover both sides of the chipboard pieces in patterned paper of your choice and sand back any rough edges which not only gives you a neater finish but also creates a slight shabby look to the project. The new Imaginsice d-stress tool is perfect for getting into all the tight corners and areas that a sanding block simply won't get to, especially the castle windows, doors and scalloped edges.



Decorate each page with a few simple embellishments so that you don't cover areas where the jewellery will be placed. Each of my pages has a little garden scene where I've positioned a name tag to correspond with the jewellery.
I've also used the Imaginsice i-rock to add a few rows of hot rocks giving the castle that touch of sparkle that every girl loves!




Using a pencil mark out where you would like to have the holes for the earings and the hooks for hanging objects. Place your chipboard onto a raised surface so that you don't drill into your cutting mat and drill right through to the other side for the earing holes and drill half way for the hanging hooks, once you are finished you may need to lightly sand any rough edges before screwing in your hooks.

Add rings and ribbons to bind your pages together and then it is time to hand over your project and let that special someone hang her jewellery so that she never has to worry about missing pieces again! This is an ideal gift for a young girl who is just that little bit older and not really into the fairies and princesses but still likes all things pretty and has a growing jewellery collection that needs somewhere to live!
 So that's my fairy castle with a twist.

(Now from Lori...) Isn't Melinda wonderful...and what a fun idea. As you know here at Imaginisce we love jewelry too and recently released the new i-top rings and snap daddies. So we thought in honor of this awesome tutorial that we'd giveaway an i-top tool, the rings and snap daddies in medium and large to a lucky winner...that way you'll have some cute jewelry to hang on your castle!!

HOW TO WIN:
To be entered to win, post a link to this blog post on your Facebook Wall, Tweet about it or email it to a few friends. Also, for a second chance to win jump on over to Melinda's blog and let us know which idea/post you liked the most! If you have a chance, be sure to leave her some comment love on her blog too!

Come back tomorrow...only one more day of Enchanted and we start announcing the winners from this past week!

86 comments:

Lindy said...

Melinda this is awesome! So cute and functional. And I know exactly what you are talking about my DD says the same things all the time. :)

Lindy said...

I love The Scrap Farm...everything about it. Santa Man Layout is just the cutest.

hugs...Lindy

sleeplesswonder said...

I love this project it is so cute.

Tammy said...

super super gorgeous Melinda and what a creative idea!!!! Beautiful!

Kathy said...

What a cute idea, Melinda! I'm gonna need 3 sets of this collection to make all the cool ideas we have been given this week!!! Going to post my wall link now on FB!

Manhattan Mandie said...

OMG!!! This is SOOOOOOOOOOO Stinking cute!!!! I have this album literally collecting dust on my shelf!!! I'm TOTALLY scraplifting this!

I'm sharing this post on my Facebook wall too :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

Ok, I love her work but this castle is just TOO perfect!

Treasa said...

Totally rocked this project....I absolutely love it and shared it on Facebook.

Auntie Em said...

What an awesome project! I always like the Imaginisce paper and embellies and this collection is no exception. It isn't 'little' girl done this way. It works for the in-between set perfectly!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Leticia Ginatto said...

Sooo beautiful :)

Marti's World said...

I absolutely ADORE the castle jewelry holder. I need to make one of these for my daughter! Thank you!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! how clever! I never would have thought to start up the drill and add hooks!! That opens the door to all kinds of new possibilities!! Thanks for the inspiration!
barb :)

Heather said...

This is so cute! I shared on facebook!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Julia Sáddi said...

Amazing Project!!! It´s a Pity that this paper collection has not yet arrived at my town... Yes, I have already mailed a few friends and posted it on my Blog with todays date: Nov-18th.
I would love to win at this time! : )
xox Julia Sáddi

Lesley from WI said...

This is adorable and what a great idea. My favorite post was the doggie gift bag. I thought it was so clever!

Christy said...

This is amazing!!! I'll be sharing on my blog! I love Melinda's doggy treat bag too!

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jime said...

When I saw the first picture I thought: that's a cute little box. But when I saw the others I was amazed, it's such a smart idea and such a cute castle for a "little princess". Thanks for sharing! - I sent e-mail, we share facebook with my husband and I felt bad of changing his 30 min. old status :(

PamS said...

These are such adorable projects. This is a cute idea to make for a gift for the little princess in the family.

Donna said...

Ok, I have emailed this to a few girlfriends, definately a huge hit with Mum's with little girls- love it :)

joni said...

Oh, these are just darling!!! I know that my little princess would totally love and use this...in her room at college!!!! Love it! Thanks Melinda for sharing this oh so cute castle!!!

Shannon said...

The jewelry storage is just perfect!! What a cute way to store all those loose girlie things!!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Love it!!! To ADORABLE!!! Awesome idea! My gdd would love it too!! Every little princess would. Oh my goodness just tooo cut, I am emailing to all my frieds with little girls or granddaughters. Thanks agian!!! Melinda you are a rock star!! Dawn :o)

Tabitha said...

This is a super cute idea. There are 5 little princesses who would love this in my family. Thanks so much for sharing.

STAMPMOM9 said...

Shared to FB too!!

Lisa W said...

This castle is so adorable. I love how it's 3D. I'm always looking for ways to keep my daughter's jewelery organized (she has so much of it), going to try out this idea.

Lisa W said...

Visited Melinda's blog, she has some amzing stuff there. One of my favourites is her Santa Man page and how she used only a few colours but really made the picture pop by using some red accents.

Sandra Wilson said...

So cute and very functional, love it. Great idea and just in time for holidays, but it can be given and used anytime. Thanks!

Lisa W said...

Oops, forgot to mentioned that I Tweeted and emailed about this post.

mustangkayla said...

Super cute idea!

Kelly Sas said...

Oh to be so creative to be able to think up such amazing ideas! That is why I love coming to this blog. Now off to Melinda's blog to comment and leave her some love.

Chelle said...

I twittered it to my facebook page with a link.

Brett said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. I linked to it on facebook.

Brett said...

I went to her blog and left a comment, I still just love that castle!!!

kirsten said...

I visited the Scrap Farm. There are plenty of interesting layouts. I love the flowers in her Nov 1 entry. I am also interested in Bits and Pieces. =)

Auntie Em said...

What an awesome project! I always like the Imaginisce paper and embellies and this collection is no exception. It isn't 'little' girl done this way. It works for the in-between set perfectly!
Thanks for sharing! :o)
Posted your blog on my FB page

Thebug415 said...

Posted this on my Facebook. This is soo cute! I may just have to do this for my DD's birthday!

Court said...

SO cute! I absolutely love this idea! Way to go!

Liz said...

It's brilliant M! Love the idea and your use of cool tools!

Ann Cicilie said...

Oh my goodness, my 4 years old daughter would love a castle like that :) GREAT work :)

I've shared on Facebook :)

Ann Cicilie said...

I visited Melinda's blog, and fell in love with her little santa man :)

Amy said...

What a darling idea!! My daughter would just love to have something like this. I just shared it on facebook. ♥

Summer Braxton said...

Gorgeous! I emailed some of my girls about this project!

Amy said...

I absolutely adore that "Lazy Days at the Beach" layout on her blog......wonderful colors and I love the stitching!!

Marcilia Reis said...

Adorei esse post e gostaria muito de ganhar esse castelinho. vou divulgar no meu blog http://marciliareis.blogspot.com
beijos

Your Croppin' Hosts said...

posted on my FB page. And visited Melinda's blog. Thanks for the great giveaways.

Lesabe said...

Love this one.. Posted on facebook and went to Melinda's blog... Spent lots of time there =) The castle is one of the best things =)

Carrie said...

Darling! I am wishing my daughter was still little right now!

Marielle said...

Way too cute and clever!!!! Love it!

Melissa D. said...

I emailed this idea to a few of my crafty friends who have little girls! Great idea!!

Melissa D. said...

Melinda's blog is so fun! I have to say though, I love this castle idea the most. I am all about organization!

scrapstampcrazy said...

I love it. I'll have to remember it as a birthday gift for my favorite identical twins next June.

Jean said...

Super cute idea! Love the Doggy treat bag on her blog!

Posted on FB.

iceprincess95 said...

This project is amazing! Sharing it on facebook!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

AmandaB said...

OMG, I just love this precious castle!! it is so creative and inspiring.. Thanks for a chance to win.. Amanda:0). amandas crafts and more at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...

This is sooo beautiful!!! It would be a perfect gift for any Princess! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Just visited Melinda's blog and I love her "My Little Santa Man" layout! I love the color choice and all the dimension! Thanks!
I'm sending all my crafty friends your way to check out today's Enchanted project!

Kathy said...

I'm sending all my crafty friends your way to check out today's Enchanted project!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

OMG these are so cute. Very creative :-)
-Sam

cindy said...

I shared it on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1747865694572#!/profile.php?id=1047387247
Thanks for the chance to win.

bubbamommy said...

I love this idea. I wish I had seen it before I covered my Kaisercraft castle album. I like it better then the one I did...lol. I have emailed this to my scrapping buddies.

cindy said...

On Melinda's blog my favorite is the LO princess with all the little flowers all lined up. I like that look and love flowers.

mistyls said...

so gorgeous!! just posted this on my fb wall..

Judy said...

What a cute idea! I know my daughter would love it. Thank you for sharing.

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow, she could mass produce these and sell them on etsy! I want one and I'm 31! Am I too old to make one for myself? I still love castles and pretty things! LOL I tweeted a link to this post using my handle @amyjrockstar for a chance to win.
Thanks! ~ XO Amy Jo

Lois aka katesmum said...

OMG I love that project... all those tools and that paper!!!!

Arjanne said...

The castle is gorgeous and I love the 'Farm life' layout from a few days ago on her blog!

Charisma3103 said...

I love the castle I have 2 nieces that would love it...

Janie

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is totally ingenius!!! she is amazingly talented!!! will post on my blog!!!
Staci

Debra said...

Wow! I love the castle! TFS! I posted this on my FB!

Brittney said...

Okay, this is absolutely fabulous! I told my cousin Kayla who has a little girl to check this out!

Brittney said...

I stopped by Melinda's blog, and she has so many adorable projects. And since I'm a HUGE dog lvoer, that treat bag stole my heart, LOL

Samantha T. said...

This is so cute, I e-mailed a friend about this.

Becky said...

oh i had to share this with friends!!!! sooo cute!!!!

Becky said...

i stopped by melinda's blog! such cute ideas! cant wait to get a clean scrap room again and scrap lift these great ideas!

Jen said...

cute cute cute! I emailed it to a couple of my sil's!

Shanna said...

Oh, I'll be adding this to my FB wall, I know I'll get a reaction from some of my scrappy friends!!!

Iris said...

How sweet and girly. Love it and love that Santa Man. I have shared this post via email. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris Soscia

Denise said...

Sweet project! What little girl wouldn't be thrilled with that???
DeniseB

IrisGoddess said...

This is so cute! I've told some of my girlfriends about it and we all want to make one for our daughters!

Ana said...

Hello!!

I linked to it on facebook.
Thanks for the chance to win.

On Melinda's blog my favorite is: http://thescrapfarm.blogspot.com/2010/11/cats-dogs.html
... Cats & Dogs!

Kisses!

Ana said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1792447441

Fabi Ormerod said...

OMG.........this is soooo cute! Ive FB it...
http://www.facebook.com/#!/fabi.ormerod

Emily Dugan said...

I shared this everywhere I could! I LOVE it alot! I have an 8 year old daughter and we are so going to do this :) thank you for sharing
Emily

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