I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
Right before the Christmas break I was asked to participate in the Plaid: Michaels Spring Wood Run Challenge and to come up with something Awesome using a Spring Wood Surface and Plaid products. I was so excited. I love Plaid products and have used them for years, and I have always wanted to make something with a Spring Wood Surface.
It was like Christmas for me when I received all the items below one day. You have NO idea how excited I get about art supplies. I can spend hours just roaming the aisles at Michael’s and then to receive a box full at my door step was just beyond exciting!!
After receiving the box of supplies I was to use the ideas were spinning in my head, but nothing that I was coming up with seemed like the “It” project. My brother and sister in law came to visit us after Christmas and one morning we were sitting around talking about this project and I was telling them about my dilemma. After some more brainstorming my sister in law suggested a DIY Jewelry Holder, and I knew immediately that was the project that I wanted to make. I had everything to make it except for the gold hooks to hold my jewelry, but I knew those would be easy to pick up.
I am a scrapbook paper hoarder! That’s a whole other post, but I LOVE PAPER!! How weird is that?? I love the feel, texture, smell…. I love pretty paper! I have a bin full of paper that I will one day “do something with”. I can’t even go down the paper aisle with out picking up the latest designs.
Anyway, after going through my paper supply the two below is what I chose for this project. I thought they were girly, cute, and fun for my jewelry holder.
Below is everything that I am going to use for my DIY Jewelry Holder.
To make my holder I first painted the outside of my Spring Wood Surface in gold. Let it dry for an hour.
I then cut my scrapbook paper to fit the center of my board. I then brushed Mod Podge over the entire surface of my project. I LOVE this stuff! It goes on thick and white, but I promise you it dries clear. It always adds a beautiful finish to any project. I let mine dry over night just to make sure it dried completely.
Using a small drill bit I drilled small holes on the board where I wanted to put my hooks.
Placed my hooks in the holes.
Because the wood is thin the hooks came through the back just a little bit. To prevent any injury to myself in the future I used my husbands Dremel Tool to cut off the part that was sticking out on the back.
Doing this made the back perfectly smooth.
Done! I LOVE how it turned out and am SO excited to hang it in my closet to place some of my jewelry on!
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Check out what others came up with as well with this challenge. Really great ideas!