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