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…



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


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



  • 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.



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


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


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.


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


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



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


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.



  • 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


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!






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!