I failed miserably the last time I participated so I was ready to redeem myself this round! Then I received some items from Ann Marie at White House Black Shutters that absolutely had me stumped haha
She sent me this dinosaur:
And two of these geometric looking wooden plaques (I only used one):
DIY DINOSAUR BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
I decided to perform a little surgery on the dinosaur so I could turn it into a business card holder!
I eyeballed where I thought the cards should go and used an X-acto knife to cut some slices down the dino's back:
I kept cutting until I had removed a chunk of rubber that was pretty equal on both sides and was wide enough to fit a stack of business cards:
I did a test fit of the cards to make sure they sat straight:
I carved some extra chunks off the uneven spots and then I brought the dino outside and spray painted it gold:
After it had dried, I shoved some cards in its back!
I love how the dinosaur looks like it's made of hammered gold!
Here's a before and after of the transformation!
DIY WOOD PLAQUE MAIL ORGANIZER
The wood plaque really stumped me. I knew I wanted to paint it white but I wasn't sure what'd to do with it after I painted it.
I ended up turning it into a mini mail organizer!
I cut a scrap piece of wood down to the width of the geometric portion of the plaque to create a shelf. Then I cut some dowel rods down to make supports for the shelf (shown), some hooks for keys and a bar to hold the mail in place (not shown):
I painted everything white and then I shoved the dowels into the plaques holes and hung it up!
It turned out a lot cuter than I thought it would :)
Here's a before and after so you don't have to scroll back to the top :)
I sent Jennifer some interesting items so make sure you stop by her blog to see what she did with them!
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