Oooh, check out this eerie phenomenon...
A wall of jewelry, displayed on invisible necks!
How'd I do it? I think you're gonna love this. It's a crazy easy eco-craft project, starting with some plastic cups (not easily recyclable) that were destined for the trash.
The DIY takes about 30 seconds. Half a minute, people! Just think how quickly you could fill up a wall with phantom throats.
Here's all you do. A couple of inches from the rim, trim nearly all the way around. Before you cut it completely off the cup, jog your scissors to leave a little tab attached, like so:
Then just bend the tab up and affix it to the wall with a clear thumbtack.
At first I thought my invisible necks would be a bit flimsy, so I started with one necklace each...
But it turns out they are surprisingly sturdy. I piled on more weight and they didn't even flinch. I might go for three per neck...wish me luck.
This is a big deal for me, as I'm deeply in the throes of creating a new craft studio in a loft room of my desert Southwest adobe fixer house. I sorely needed an unobtrusive way to show off lots of necklaces. The recycled element is just a wonderful bonus.
I'm having a great time finding ways to repurpose these iced coffee cups. To see what else I've come up with, check out these earrings:
And these awesomely fancy fleurs:
I may not be done yet...got some more ideas up my sleeve that I hope to share soon. See ya!