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!