A few months back I was inspired by this post on Centsational Girl:
One day when I was spring cleaning my gardens, I had to cut off a couple branches from my rhodo bush that had died over the winter.
I held on to this one, and let it dry for a while.
I finally brought it down to my hubby's workshop with a circle piece of wood that Aiden had written all over in ink. *sigh* At least I still found a use for it!
I sawed off the bottom of the branch to make it straight, then drilled a hole into the piece of wood and up into the bottom of the branch. Then I screwed the branch onto the wood.
I drilled a bigger hole at the bottom of the circle so the screw could be sunken into the wood, to avoid wobblies when all was said and done...
No it wasn't spray paint, which would have been easier, but I was not going to spend any $$ if I didn't have to.... so I did it by brush.
Next I took it outside and used some flat black spray paint that had been sitting in my closet for a few years -- I finally had the perfect project for it!
And this is the finished product! I love that I can have my necklaces out in the open, and they are not getting tangled in a jewellery box!