Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fun with Hardware, Rust, and Rhinestones

Playing in my stash of rusty old hardware, tools, wood pieces, lamp parts, and things I can't even identify is always so much fun.  I love it when I'm not having a major creative block and can actually make something with some of the stuff I spill out all over my workbench.  My mission was to put together something new old and different to hold my business cards.

create a business card holder with an old concrete tool

turn an old concrete tool and hardware into a business card holder
I knew this old cement edger would do the job, and the stray piece of door hardware was needed to hold the cards in place.

an old concrete tool becomes a cool business card holder
Mission accomplished!

how to make a one of a kind business card holder
I used E6000 glue to attach the chippy piece of door hardware to the cement edger.
It was the perfect size for business cards.

turn an old hinge into a picture holder
Why stop at one card holder?  

repurposed hinges

upcycled old hinges
Half of the small hinge is glued on, and the other half can move back and forth to hold the cards or picture in place.  Of course, it needed a rhinestone.

turn old hinges into unique picture and card holders
These two are also pretty nifty for holding a stack of business cards in place.  I think I'll use one of these for extra cards and the other one as a sign holder...maybe a mini chalkboard. 

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