June 2, 2010

Stamped Washers, another idea

Did you read my tutorial on Stamped Washers??  Did you get all your supplies and now you're wondering what else you can make? 
I tried to think of a way to make something for myself that would show off all my kiddos.  I took 4 stamped washers and 2 ribbons - with one ribbon go over and with one ribbon go under, through the hole.  Then tie a knot between each washer. It came out like this:
I thought it could be a bracelet or anklet, but when I tied it on I just wasn't loving it.
So I changed plans - - now it's perfect:
A keychain tht gives me a lot to hold on to, yet it's not terribly bulky and it can fit well in a pocket if it needs to.  These are really inexpensive to make, so go grab some supplies and crank out a few!  (Late-breaking news: my 3 year-old just grabbed my keys and the new keychain and said "this is awesomely-cool, mom!" - it's a hit)

Also, remember this grad present I made?  My cousin ended up hanging it on her rear-view mirror - I thought that was a perfect place for it.
Let me know if you have any other ideas of what to do with the stamped washers - if I get several great ideas I can do a reader-feature post on them all...
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8 Fabulous Comments:

I love your tutorials - as you may have read from my previous comment I made the breadsticks yesterday (big hit), and today I stamped some washers and started making my thread rack. I was able to get the pegboard for free (my grandpa had made it long ago for his tools) but I did have to buy some dowel and spray paint. The glue is drying as we speak - I can't wait to paint it!!! When it is all done I will post a before and after on my blog with a link back to your tutorial if that is okay.

So cute! I've seen so many creative ways to use washers lately!

oh man i came back for the kit but all gone. well i do have a harbor freight close to my house

Hey Angie - - just FYI, I miscounted and found 1 more kit - email me at mandybeez at gmail if you'd like it - otherwise I'll offer it up to first-come-first-serve tomorrow - - thanks for the interest! - Mandy

OMGosh, this is so neat. Now I need to run out and buy a stamp set. Hobby Lobby I guess?

Thanks for the link to the tut.

I came here via Strut Your Stuff Thursday and I'm so glad I did.

Very cute! I wonder if we make ones with lots of those big heavy washers and wear them a lot if that would be good exercise?!! Ha! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!

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Such great ideas! The anklet is fun!

Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!

XOXO
Jen

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