Lots and lots of you have written in and asked for a way to store necklaces and bracelets like a pretty jewellery display stand or something. Well this is how I store mine so I hope you find it useful!
Remember when I was talking about candy cane themed crafts? Well this is it 😀
To be honest because of the colours I used it reminds me more of an old carousel which is even cooler than candy canes!
What you need for this pretty jewellery display:
- An old tea cup tree, I bought mine at a thrift store for $1
- A sheet of felt
- Thick ribbon
- Thin ribbon in another colour
- Glue gun
- Premade bows or ribbon for bows
I find the easiest base to start with is an old tea cup tree, these were very popular in the 80’s over here so thrift stores are full of them minus the tea cups now. If you can’t find one you could always make one out of wire and cardboard or something similar ^_^
First thing to do is pull off all of the arms bits of the tree so you have a stump. The arms will probably be held on my screws but if not then you can just reattach later using whatever method you want.
Then take your wide ribbon (I’m using velvet so it protects my jewellery) start at the bottom and spiral it up to the top. Hot glue it in place as you go and you get this:
Do the same thing on all of the arms you pulled off. Then you should add the thin ribbon to disguise the gaps between the thick. Do it to each pair of arms then screw them back in, you might need to poke holes in the ribbon for the screws to go through. Use a little extra glue to be on the safe side.
The ends of my tree were hollow so I poked the end of the ribbon in and glued them in place. This is what it looks like when it’s all put back together…
Now place your tree onto the felt and trace around the edge. You want two circles.
Cut them out 🙂
The first one is for the bottom so the tree doesn’t leave scratch marks on your bench, just hot glue it on.
The second one will be for the top. Cut a straight line into the middle and then a hole the size of the middle pole of your tree.
Put it on like this and glue it down:
Now we need to cover the edges of the felt/rest of the stand. Normally I would do this with the same red felt ribbon but I ran out so I used a matching red satin ribbon. Basically I wound it around the bottom edge until no silver was showing and glued it in place.
I added a gigantic bow to the top and smaller bows at the ends of the branches to disguise the holes/ends of the ribbon.
Totally cute right?
Now the only thing left is to add your jewellery!
Because there are so many arms it’s much easier to find specific pieces than if they were just thrown in a box and tangles occur less frequently.
And there you have it ^_^
Now I’m frantically trying to pack away my craft supplies today in time for the move *_* I hope you enjoyed the pretty jewellery display tutorial and it gives you some ideas about storage!