Thursday, June 7, 2012

Do It Yourself Jewelry Display

     Isn't it frustrating when you're in a hurry and grab the perfect necklace to complete your outfit, only to find it tangled? Or worse, you can't find it at all. This necklace nightmare unfortunately has transpired many times for me, which is why I began searching for an organized, aesthetically pleasing solution. I found a plethora of fun methods to display jewelry in ways that prevent tangling, while also accenting my bedroom decor. One method, adopted by many chic boutiques, is the jewelry tree. This happens to be my favorite...

 


-Tree branch
-Glue
-Drill
-Heavy wooden block or vase
Time: 15 minutes

Step One  Find the right branch. While searching, remember the amount of jewelry you'd like to hang & the space you have available. Once you've found the perfect branch, pluck the leaves off and wash it with hot water and soap. Next, let it dry out for a few days.

Step Two  Create your base. There are many ways to do this; you can put the tree in a tall, slim vase, or you can submerge the branch into a block of wood. The idea is to keep the tree firm and grounded. I drilled a hole in a block of wood, the same diameter as the base of the branch. Then, I filled the hole with gorilla glue & put the base of the branch into the drilled hole. Hold till dry.

Optional  Spray paint your branch & base - it gives it a cohesive look, so there aren't conflicting wood colors. Pick any color you'd like! I'm a fan of white and silver.

Step Three  Decorate! With jewelry untangled, you can add it to the branches in artful ways. Now, with jewelry in plain view, you're less apt to neglect old pieces.

More examples...
For this one, buy (or create) a small wooden 
planter. Carefully use a hot glue gun 
to glue the rocks together with the branch 
in place.
Other decorative uses for branches...

Or, for the hipster pad...
A chandelier!

As you can see, the possibilities 
are endless! Though the look can be eccentric, 
it's always fun to spice up your decor for a little 
change of pace.





1 comment:

  1. I don't wear much jewelry, but I love just about every piece you posted! My favorites are the hand-stamped ring, the & necklace.. and if I were a mom, I would absolutely want the necklace with my kids' handwriting.

    antique jewellery

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