Crafternoon Delight: jewelry tree

Article by Tessa Hannon. Media by James Menk.


Good Crafternoon, fellow DIY-ers! If there’s one thing in this world that I love it is crafting, so I’m beyond excited to be sharing some craftiness with you all over the coming months. I love all sorts of DIY projects, but my absolute favorite ones are those that serve a purpose as well as being just plain cute. Dual purpose awesomeness…it just doesn’t get any better than that, am I right?! This month, I’m sharing with you a project I did a few months ago that is still sitting pretty in my room today—I love it that much! This artfully decopauged jewelry tree will display all of your favorite jewels while bringing a totally eclectic vibe to your room’s décor!

Craft 1
Photo by Tessa Harmon

 What you’ll need:

  • a Styrofoam cube (For best results, and it’s what I used) OR a small cardboard box
  • Printer paper (if using Styrofoam, otherwise it’s not needed)
  • Modpodge and paintbrush
  • Book of old hymns, sheet music, fun scrapbooking paper, construction paper, or any cute printed paper, really
  • Pins (20 or so)
  • A tree branch
  • Gold spray paint
  • Sparkle spray paint


How you’ll do it:

Step one: Take your Styrofoam cube and pin strips of regular paper to it, making sure to cover ALL of the sides. This will add a layer that the Modpodge can adhere to. If you’re using a cardboard box, you can skip this step because it will stick to the cardboard.

Step two: Rip strips of your sheet music—you can’t go wrong here. Rip away! Paint a thin layer of modpodge on the cube, stick a strip of paper to it and give it a generous covering of another layer of the ‘podge. Keep layering until the entire cube is covered. Let it dry.


Craft 3
Photo by Tessa Harmon







Step three: While your cube is drying, go find an awesome stick and give it a spray with your paint, followed by the glitter! If you’re anything like me, glitter is a must. I like my sparkle!


Craft 6
Photo by Tessa Harmon






Step four: Now that you’ve let both the branch and the cube dry, take the stick or any sharp object and poke it down into the cube. The cube will act as a base and the branch will stick up and out.



Craft 7
Photo by Tessa Harmon






Step five: Add your jewelry and set it out for all of your friends to fawn over! It’s easy as that!


Craft 8
Photo by Tessa Harmon




Displaying your jewelry in this artsy, eclectic way lets you showcase your jewels and have the cutest décor in all of dorm-land. I hope you all loved this month’s edition of Crafternoon Delight. I can’t wait to craft with you over the coming months!


Keep it crafty,



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