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.


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.

Mission accomplished!

I used E6000 glue to attach the chippy piece of door hardware to the cement edger.
It was the perfect size for business cards.

Why stop at one card holder?  


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.

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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43 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When I think of all of the stuff I've gotten rid of over the years! heehee! I'm sure we all think that! Love the cement edger...perfect! They are both creative and cute! ♥

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fabulous, Betsy!!!! Ohhhh, I have so many hinges and am always looking for different ways to display photographs!!!!

You are just TOO clever, Betsy!!!!

xoxo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute is that - and yes the rhinestone is a must. :D
Enjoy your day

Karen Bates said...

I've been racking my brain to find a use for my bacon press...thanks, and it's so easy! I have all that old junk...better get the move on.

Kelly_Deal said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just too cute! Love the vintage, chippy and bling! Great job!
hugs, Linda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love these!!! Your so creative, Betsy.

Brenda said...

I enjoy your blog so much. It is so down to earth and you use such earthy treasures. I'm inspired again.

Amy Burzese said...

So great! You're full of creative ideas.

Connie Mercer said...

very cool!!

Anne said...

Great ideas!

Loretta said...

Hi Betsy, love these wonderful, creative ideas...Seriously, your eye for repurposing is scary! lol. Have a lovely evening! Hugs

Lululiz said...

Brilliant!

lambs and ivy designs said...

Thank you friend for the visit and the pin!!

I love the old photo in the hindge holder...just perfect!!And what better card holder? Wow!

Have a great day!
Dana

Cheryl said...

Your so darn creative! Thats lovely!!

Mrs.B said...

That is so cute! Great ideas you have!!

Helen and her Daughters said...

The hinge photo idea is great, I might try it!

Kathy said...

Betsy, these are fabulous! Love love love to see things rescued and repurposed. You did good, girl!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love projects like this, Betsy! Functional and looks great, too! I have a couple of the cement edgers on my workbench right now!

Diane Writes said...

Clever, creative your mind is always overflowing with ideas Betsy!

Carol Mae said...

I love all your creations, so talented. I'm a new follower and love your blog. Regards, Carol Mae

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Perfectly Creative ~ I love these... sounds like E6000 is a strong glue, have to give it a try ~ Thanks for sharing, stop on by for a visit sometime, I love when people visit~
Cheryl

Maggie said...

All of these are wonderful! You have such an artful, creative eye. Love the first card holder...I have the very same business card for my illustration/design biz!!
-maggie

Carol Mae said...

Thanks Betsy, I appreciate the nice comments. Have a good weekend. Smiles, Carol Mae

Casandra said...

So adorable and creative! Rhinestones are a great touch. Saw your post on Funky Junk Interiors link party. Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

I love what you did! Very clever ideas!

Toodie said...

Awesome ideas! I'm pinning to make sure everyone sees!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love it, there is nothing more interesting and fun than adding some bling to rust!!

Carol

Michelle L. said...

You mad thing, you! Two hinges plus YOUR imagination and BOOM! Such a cool holder! I love your card design, too...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Rhinestones and Rust.......pure perfection!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Found your blog at FJI and I love it... you had me at the hinged frame. I've made one similar myself but yours is over the top! I also love the business card holder! I like your style! Stop by for a visit!
Susan
Homeroad

Into Vintage said...

SO clever! I wish I could see the potential in things the way you do. Will you be selling these? The one with the hinge ... love it.

I suspect your stash must be *amazing.*

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Such clever ideas!!! Love it...love it!!!

Kelly said...

Well how clever! I don't think I could've ever come up with something as creative as that. They turned out so nice. Thanks for re-following my blog today too.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love seeing what you come up with from your 'stashes' -- these are just so great! Love the photo holder especially!

Candy said...

What FUN pieces. I think I actually have some of these old door peices too. Now, I'll be hunting to see if I can dig them out. Love your blog, so going up to become your newest follower. Please, please come visit me and maybe you'll become my follower too.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I LOVE all of these.

Am I free to borrow idea for my little shop???

Off to catch up til my shoulder hurts again.
(too much computer)=/

blessings
barb

The Vintage Hobby House said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Betsy and leaving such a lovely comment,will be popping back often to see your lovely creations
XX Manda XX

AmieAnn said...

These are awesome! I just love how you took ordinary old items and made them into something extraordinary and new! Oh please, would you share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/03/pink-hippo-party-70.html

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

gorgeous!! love it! definitely pinning this one :) I am so envious of your little bloggy get together! looks like it was fun!

Amanda @ Burlap & Denim said...

I LOVE this! I'd love you to link it up at my first party:http://burlapanddenim.com/2012/03/party-on-mondays-1/

Jane said...

Hi Betsy,
Love these ideas!! I love old hardware and love repurposing it. You have created some great pieces and really inspired me.
Jane

Susanne said...

I used the same type of latch piece for a business card holder for the woman who owns the shop I'm in. Ha! Great minds think alike! Except mine was longer and went on wood so I could just screw it in. Love your tart cup necklace too, so fun!
Susanne.