DIY Plate and Display Stands

Here’s a quick craft with maximum practicality- DIY Plate & Display Stands! Follow me over to the SC Johnson blog for my latest post to see how simple it is to create display stands for showcasing things such as a beautiful dish for decorating, your latest art piece, a collection of ephemera, even note cards & pen.SCJ_Holden_Display_rack_A These simple to make easels also make excellent display pieces for craft shows to prop up merchandise or hold table-top signs. You’ll find the step-by-step photo instructions by clicking on either photo.

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Holiday Label Free Printable Round-Up

In a pinch for some last minute labels, tags and seals for your holiday projects and mailings? Head over to my blog post at SC Johnson for links to 8 sets of my favorite holiday labels to download for FREE!

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D. Lawless Hardware: A Craft & DIY Resource

Many of you are using your creativity to turn thrifted furniture finds into fabulous home furnishings with the latest trends in chalk and milk paint techniques, and then finishing off with new hardware. There are many choices in DIY paints, but there’s a good chance you’ve limited yourself to only the knobs and pulls you can find at the hardware store. Maybe you use hardware in your craft projects and feel limited as well. Well, have I got a great source for you for new and vintage-inspired hardware and embellshements: D. Lawless Hardware!

cathe-holden-dlawless-01I discovered D. Lawless Hardware well before starting my craft blog in 2008 when I was selling vintage goods at local antiques collectives. I purchased vintage-style glass knobs and pulls in various colors at wholesale pricing from D. Lawless to resell, and to use for restoring old furniture that I sold. You can see the hardware in candy jars in this old photo I dug up of my space back then. The glass knobs and pulls were some of my most popular items and it looks like a few had nearly sold out!cathe-holden-dlawless-04Fast forward to my new adventures in crafting and organizing, and I’m not only using them in my personal craft projects but as materials and embellishments in class kits for projects that I teach. Below is my cigar box collection at it’s height (I’ve whittled it down substantially) Most all are finished with D. Lawless Hardware brass label holders, attached with tiny screws, for marking their contents. To the right is a mini mock-cigar-box cabinet project I designed and taught in workshops using their brass label holders with pulls.cathe-holden-dlawless-07 D. Lawless Hardware generously sponsored my recent presentation of Creative Keeping at the Pinner’s Conference in Salt Lake City with packs of label holder hardware for all attendees. If you received a pack we’d love to know how you used yours!cathe-holden-dlawless-09I will always use label holders for organizing my studio, and in my collage, assemblage, and mixed media crafts.cathe-holden-dlawless-05Besides knobs and label holders, D. Lawless Hardware carries a fantastic assortment of hooks. You can find the same iron coat hook in their online store that I feature and gold-leaf in one of my Inspired Barn Home Decor videos.cathe-holden-dlawless-08If you like to embellish your furniture pieces or create assemblage projects, you’ll appreciate the trunk and jewelry box parts. And their massive assortment of wood appliques and trims just might rock your world. This is only a small sampling:cathe-holden-dlawless-10The DLawlessHardware.com offers many more products including materials, tools, and a few interesting things that just might surprise you! It’s also a great resource for putting together gift sets for other do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Take a look at all they have to offer and come back to share what your favorite pieces are!

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