DIY: Stud Earring Holder

Ok! Here is the second “Jewelry Organization” project I have for you guys!  This one is just so cute…I don’t know how else to describe it!  It’s miniature and I find it very useful for all those stud earrings I’m always losing.  Also, depending on how many branches it has, it’s also great for rings and other small earrings.  I spray painted mine white, which just gives it a classy look.  Kind of Anthropologie-ish, don’t you think?  Maybe it’s the bird…

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OK!  Here is what your need to scurry about and collect 🙂

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This is the air dry clay I used.  You can use any brand.  Yeah I forget to put it in the other picture 😛

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Supplies:

  • Small tree branch
  • Scissors
  • Small lid or saucer
  • super glue or hot glue
  • Spray paint or acrylic craft paint
  • Air dry clay
  • Oven bake clay (this is for the additional bird and nest I added.  Air dry would work for this too, I just prefer the oven bake.).

To start out, trim your branch to the desired size and cut the bottom so that it is flat, like this.

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Now use your super glue or hot glue to glue the branch onto the lid.

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Grab som air-dry clay and press it onto the lid and around the tree, going up the trunk a bit.

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If you want to add some additional details, use some clay (either air dry or oven bake will work) and make a few extra decorations.  A flower, a bird, a nest, whatever you like.  Bake if using oven bake clay.

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Let the clay around your tree dry overnight.  Then use super glue or hot glue to attach any decorations you are adding.

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Spray paint your tree or paint with acrylic craft paint, add jewelry and display!

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Isn’t is just precious!?  Super useful too!  Hope you guys enjoy!

-Amber

DIY: Jewelry Organization

So pretty much ever since we got married, (which is over 8 months now! Wow!) I haven’t really had a good place to put all my jewelry.  Most of it is in random bags or little boxes in the closet, so as a result, I don’t wear half of it!  I needed a good way to display all my bling.  I decided to make the three following things, since I have lots of do-dads laying about.

1.  Jewelry Tree

2.  Rustic Necklace Hanger

3.  Stud Earring holder

Over the next few days, I will be sharing tutorials on all three of these ideas.  Today we will start with the jewelry tree.  I tried a few different ways of doing this, and this is the one that I think looks the best and is the sturdiest.

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Supplies:

  • Branches
  • Small flower pot, jar, etc (I got mine at a dollar store for 1$)
  • Air drying clay (or hot glue)
  • Acrylic craft paint or spray paint
  • Scissors
  • pebbles/small rocks

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Joseph and I collected a whole bunch of lovely rocks at a nearby beach yesterday, so I will be using some of those for this project.  I suggest finding your own rocks to make this project super inexpensive!  I made this project for 1$, since I already had some paint and clay!

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Let’s get started!

First, use the scissors to trim you branch to your desired height.  Trim any extra branches that you think necessary to achieve the shape you want.

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If you are using hot glue, put a good amount of glue in the bottom of the flower pot and fasten your stick.  Hold until dry.  If using air dry clay like I did, hold stick in the flower pot and press the clay around it like this.

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Now to paint the branches.  Make sure if you are using spray paint for this part, that you cover the flower pot with a plastic bag.  I chose to use acrylic craft paint, in copper.

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If you used clay, let the clay dry a bit before adding the stones.  I let mine dry overnight.

Add stones, and decorate with jewelry!

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This only takes a few minutes to make.  It’s so worth it!  Now I can see all my pretties and the tree itself in a nice accessory to my room.  Make sure you check back tomorrow for more Jewelry Organization DIY!

-Amber