Friday, April 27, 2012

Tutorial for DIY Jewelry Stand

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I made this jewelry stand For Me, the Bangles & Bracelets. I was running out of room for jewelry on the 1st jewelry holder I made & needed a place to put bangles.

I wanted the stand to be a reminder of God's faithfulness each morning when I get ready for the day. So I decided to take lyrics from a song I love by Audrey Assad & a favorite scripture (Jeremiah 29:13) to write out on the stand. Today I wanted to share how you can easily make one that is perfectly meaningful to you.
Materials Needed For Jewelry Stand:

E6000 Glue or Gorilla Glue

porcelain paint pen 150
2 pieces of printer paper
large porcelain plate
small porcelain plate

candle holder
tape (if you have some on hand)
small bowl
tea cup
pencil
Q-Tip
damp paper towel

(I purchased the bowl, tea cup, plates, and candle holder from goodwill for under $3. Take a coupon to the craft store to pick up glue & a paint pen in your color of choice for about $5)

Deciding what you want to write on your stand is the hardest part. Once that is taken care of, it is smooth sailing from here on out. Next, take 2 pieces of computer paper & tape them together.  Place your large plate over the paper & trace around it. Play around with how & where to place your calligraphy skills (or in my case, the lack there of). 
Take your Porcelain Paint Pen 150 (found in any craft store) and practice writing with it a few times on paper. Once you feel comfortable go for it! Take your time and write the phrase out on the plate. If your like me, you might mess up a few times. Or 3, but whose counting? Just keep your damp paper towel next to you at all times incase this happens. 

Don't think that it has to be perfect. I am not the biggest fan of my hand-writing skills but guess what? It is mine & these words are meaningful to me. That is all that matters.
Repeat the steps above for your smaller plate & your tea cup. Free hand your own design & doodles on your tea cup or cut a piece of white computer paper the length & width of your cup to practice first. Don't be afraid to mess up, if you do just run to the sink and rinse it off quickly!

Then let your plates & tea cup sit for 24 hours to dry. Fight the urge to be antsy to get this project done & let everything sit for the full amount of time. The next day follow the baking instructions on the back of your porcelain pen. Once your items are baked & cooled off as directed you can move on to assembling your jewelry stand!

Grab your glue of choice, flip your bowl over, and apply glue along the edges & in the middle to the bottom of your bowl.  Take the bowl, center it up onto your small plate and press firmly (for a minute or two) holding them together. Take your Q-Tip if needed & wipe away glue. 
Apply glue to the bottom of your candle holder, center it up & firmly place it onto the large plate. Then here it comes, WAIT! Put both of these pieces in a safe place to dry for at least 6 hours. It's worth the wait friends.
All that is left is to glue the small plate to the tea cup. Let it dry for 6 hours. Then glue the tea cup to the large plate & let this dry for 6 hours. I know it is a lot of waiting around, but trust me it needs to dry totally so you don't have more mess ups & aggravation.
Hooray!! You now have a lovely jewelry stand to place in that perfect spot in your room to hold all of your bracelets, stud earrings, and necklaces. I had so much fun making this. In fact, these stands are addicting! I have been making them like crazy the last year.
 Hope you try this out & enjoy it!
~Brit

Ladybird Ln



One Artsy Mama

2 comments:

  1. I love this!! You did a fabulous job!

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  2. super cute idea! thank you for linking up :)

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