Tutorial Tuesday - Fun Branch Jewelry Display

The Treat Girl came up with a great idea for displaying jewelry last week, and you know I'm a sucker for any useful project that recycles or reuses - so I jumped on the band wagon and made one for myself.

It seems I never remember all the fun necklaces and bracelets I own and always end up wearing the same thing over and over...silver hoops and a beaded bracelet.

First, we went scavenging for a great branch with lots of interest. I think this Sassafras branch is perfect looking, and even has a nice spicy fragrance.

I spray painted my branch black, but you could choose any color, think of a cool moss green or red or even white. I was trying to use what I had on hand for this tutorial. I like the enamel spray paint that dries with a bit of shine.

Next, I located a vase and after placing the branch in the position I wanted, filled it with gravel to anchor the branch and give the vase enough weight not to tip once filled with jewelry. (Um, this step was added AFTER it tipped from the weight of all the jewelry.) With all the fun decorative stones and pretty marbles out there today, you could really jazz it up for this step.

I actually stuck a few branches into the neck of the vase and tied them together with a ribbon. I was having trouble finding a symmetrical branch.

Tada! See my jewelry tree? I love it and thanks Treat Girl for sparking the idea!

See my branch earrings displayed on a branch? Perfect.

For all of you Craft Show girls, imagine a forest of these used to display your wares? A burlap table covering, moss and pots of new grass, and large stones could be placed around the vases...it would be breathtaking!


  1. Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hello! Now I'm off to enjoy your blog! Have a great Tuesday!
    Hugs, Sandy

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  3. Hi! I'm stopping by from SITS. I really like this idea but I'm not sure my hubby would go for it in our bedroom...

  4. Pretty AND practical! I love it!

  5. Yay! I'm in Phoenix so I can't find branches so easily. But I did do something simliar to this with a branchy candelabra from Pier One. I ended up putting huge bangle bracelets on the little round metal plates in the branches that were meant for big block candles. It not only looks snazzy in general, but it looks great with a painting behind it & gets admiration from friends. I just say "Notice that, and not the mess on the floor."

  6. Hi from SITS! I've been thinking about buying a jewelry tree. This is such a great DIY idea!

  7. love, love, LOVE this clever idea!

    thanks for sharing. :)

  8. awwwhh Miss!!! I llooovve how you cranked it up a notch!!!! Thanks!!!!

  9. I love this idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  10. What an awesome idea! I can't wait to try this out!

  11. It was very interesting for me to read this blog. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more soon.

  12. It was certainly interesting for me to read this blog. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more on that blog soon.

  13. Hello! I have made this the Tutorial of the Day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan. I have posted a photo and a link sending my readers to your site.

    Happy Crafting!


  14. Hi, I have been planning on making something exactly like this for a while now. For cost and time reasons I was planning on making this without the paint - does it work as well or does the paint play a practical role as well as making it look pretty?


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