Junk Drawer Crafts

If polled, most households would have a junk drawer, or two in one room or another.

Junk drawers are the catch all for small things that no longer have an appropriate place, such as keys, nuts, bolts, screws, crayons and much more.  The key to cleaning this stash is not to throw things away, but find another purpose for the forgotten items.

Following are two crafts to that make use of the abyss that is the junk drawer.

Junk Drawer Wind Chimes

Materials needed: jewelry wire, wire cutters, metal lid for balance, drill

Find items in your drawer that will clink and clang together without breaking. Add ornamental or decorative pieces, such as mixed matched earrings or broken jewelry for flare, and whimsy.

  1. Drill holes around the outer edges of the metal lid.
  2. Feed jewelry wire through holes, hanging decorative items, and junk drawer findings at different lengths.
  3. Find a spot for maximum wind exposure, and enjoy.

Picture Frame

Purchase a brand new picture frame, or repurpose and give life to a new one.

Materials needed: Picture frame, craft glue, acrylic paint, and junk drawer items

  1. Paint the frame with one to two coats, and let dry. Remove the glass before getting started.
  2. With craft glue, add junk drawer findings, along with additional craft embellishments.
  3. Add the perfect picture.

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  1. Click  Register Link to enter all of your information to set up your account to sell
  2. Once Registered, Click SELL on homepage. It is here where a tutorial will walk you through uploading your pictures for items with descriptions to sell.

STEP 1:  Choose Category for Item.

STEP 2: Listing Format.  Here you will choose either:

  • Fixed Price Sell: Sell item(s) at a flat price without any bidding.
  • Classified AD: Generate leads by advertising items or services.

STEP 3: Enter Name and Price of item to be listed.

Enter Payment Details to you.  It’s easiest with a PayPal Account.  If you are not a current PayPal Account holder, you can register for one at www.paypal.com.

Tax Rate: (optional) Here you enter the current taxable rate for your area.  If you choose to build tax into your cost of item, just make that clear in description of item.  E.g. cost includes tax…

Shipping Rates:  Enter cost to ship your fabulous item to its new home.

Description:  This box is where you will work your magic to give your item the best description for potential buyers.

STEP 4: Listing and Photo:  This step will allow you to customize how long you want your item listed on site and how often you want it to re-list.  Also, you can customize counter views.

EXTRA EXPOSURE!!  You will see where you may choose for an additional fee to have your product listed in different areas of the site including Gallery listing.  These options are optional, but for such a nominal fee, it will put your product in front of others.

After listing, you will follow down the page as it asks you in the following blocks to upload your pictures.  The first to Images are ON THE HOUSE.  However, you may choose to load additional images for a fee.

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