Shelly, aka Mod Home Ec Teacher, was part of our January Jumpstart contest
and has kept in touch since
. She let us know about her recent step by step how to on installing grommets, a great skill to have in your DIY decor bag of tricks...
Shelly shows off her skills with a very clear and concise how to, with each and every step along the way illustrated with photos. Here is the Cliffs Notes version...
The Supplies - grommet kit, pencil, ruler, scissors, x-acto, hammer, screwdriver, fabric
Measuring - mark the center of where you want your grommet, then take the grommet hole punch and center it on your mark, pounding to make an indentation
Cutting - use an x-acto to make a X in the resulting circle indentation and then cut out the circle with small scissors
Placing Grommet - Right side of fabric: insert the main grommet piece (the one with the protrusion) through the hole. Wrong side of your fabric: place the ring on top of the protrusion with the domed side facing up.
The Big Finish - Take the grommet tool and place it on a solid surface, then use a hammer to pound it into place with the wrong side facing up. Hit solidly 5 times.
Be sure to check out the full DIY by Shelly at Curbly for all the details, photos and tips.
Photos: Mod Home Ec Teacher at Curbly