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How to Create an Inexpensive Necklace Display
How to make an inexpensive and lightweight necklace display for craft fairs or taking photos. This is a pretty versatile guide so there's a lot of room for your own style.
The type of cardboard or paper you use is up to you. I am using really heavy duty stuff that was the separators in a box of oil jugs (my bf works at an oil change place so it was free)
The reason I didn't add an amount of cardboard is because it all depends on you. Mine was already perforated so those are the measurements I used. Its a little less then 12x12 but it's bent already.
See. Okay so I'm going to cut in the line. If you are using something without a perforation I would measure about 4 inches in, make a line and cut there.
I suggest using an industrial box cutter. It's a lot safer and easier when working with something this thick.
Determine which side you want to be the front. Now flip it over. On the back of the 4in piece measure 1in longer than the short side of your face piece. Make a line and cut. Don't throw out the other.
At 1in down from the part you want to show as the front and a 1/2in in from the side make a dot. Measure a 1in line. I messed up the white is the correct line. I also wrote a B so I didn't mess up lol
This is an awful video showing how I wiggle the knife to widen the slit. You don't want it too wide I it won't be snug. Hope you enjoy my daughters singing lol
Now measure in 1in from the side and up 1/2in from the bottom. Don't worry if it's not perfect. Cut this piece off.
If you're going to paint it or add paper you could do it now. Make sure not to cover your "feet". I'm going to wrap mine around for a nice finish. The sides are too short so I hope I don't mess it up!
Yay it worked! I'm not worried about the back cause you won't see it. Now insert your feet into you slots. They should come out the other side a little.
If your holes aren't wide enough get your scissors and wiggle like you did with your knife. But not too wide. It has to be snug.
Mine are super uneven. I'm gunna trim the longer side and hot glue them both from the bottom.
Make sure it sis pretty evenly before you glue.
Just before it dry, when it's still tacky, dab it a little with your finger and it'll act like slip resister pads when you're all through.
Okay remember the left over square?Fold it like this. A little wider on one side than the other. You're going to glue it on connecting the back to the base. This will add support.
Okay structurally it's finished. Now to make it displayable. Yea I made that up lol.
You can cut slits in the top or you can use push pins. Or upholstery nails in the back. I'm going to use push pins cause you won't see them and the nails are expensive.
Measure out where you want your pins. Remember to make two do you can adjust the length of your necklaces. I made 3 rows because my necklaces vary so much in length.
Don't push your pins all the way through! You're going to glue them on so they'll be sturdy. If you can cut the tips off that would be good too.
I tried one with wire cutters. But it was really difficult and my kids were around so after it finally flew off I decided that was too unsafe lol
Okay so let's recap a little. Make a mark. Make a hole (not all the way through) pull it out. Add a dab of hot glue. Push it back in. This looks and feels better than having a gap...
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