Party Tricks: Turn Old Lockets Into Photo Place Cards
Always losing your wine glass at a party? So are we. Instead of finding your glass by the shade of your lipstick on the rim, we’ve made some adorable wine charms. These would be fun to make for a family get together (like, um… Thanksgiving of course!) or for the wedding party table at a wedding reception. Or just to keep in your house for your friends ;)
<br/>– lockets (We got ours for $6 at H&M!)
– hoop earrings
– needle nose pliers
1. Remove the chain from the locket using the pliers.
2. Hook an earring onto locket.
3. Curve up the end of the earring so that it fits into the hole.
4. Cut the photo to fit into locket (use your first one as a template for the rest).
5. Put the photo in the locket.
6. Clasp the earring around the stem of your wine glass. Drink up!
We went to H&M for these awesome lockets. They also come in silver.
First you’ll need to remove the chain from the locket by stretching open the jump ring. Stick your pliers into the middle of the loop and then pull them apart. Now you can slide the earring into the hole where the jump ring was attached. We bought earrings from a bead store, but you could also use regular hoop earrings from your jewelry box.
With these earrings, we had to fold up the end to form a hook. Hang onto the end with your pliers and curve that baby up.
Here comes the fun part — adding photos. Choose some fun photos of your guests (if you’re throwing a shindig) and then cut them out to fit into the locket. It might take some trial and error, but once you have the correct size, use that photo as a template to cut out the others.
Hook these adorable charms onto the stems of your wine glasses and then it’s party time. We love these! They are so interactive. When you try to find your glass, it’s also like watching a slideshow of fun photos!
Now that is a stylish wine glass.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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