A month or so back I was lucky enough to be invited to a Hillary’s Craft event by Joe Blog Bloggers Network. I love these events, as I love meeting and chatting with other bloggers and Hillary’s are such a great friendly brand.
Sadly at the last minute I couldn’t attend but Hillary’s kindly sent me a bundle of stuff so that I could take part at home (see – I said they were lovely!)
The project was to upcycle one of their shutters. Their shutters are beautiful as it is and one day I’d love to own a home where I can adorn the windows with them, but for now I had lots of fun in getting crafty and upcycling them.
First I took the hinges off the shutters and stuck them together using no more nails.
Then I marked two points on the blinds where I would hang the Kilner Jars and made starter holes and screwed the Kilner Jar hangers in. I could then hang the jars from the shutters. Who doesn’t love a Kilner Jar – I think these look so cute – perfect for putting little bits and bobs in.
I then glued on some little colourful pegs from Belle and Boo, again using no more nails.
This project was honestly so easy and I think it looks really great and it is practical too. I can store the girls arts and crafts bits in the jars and hang their artwork and any other important things I don’t want to lose – like card, spellings lists and my favourite photos!
What do you think?