MAKE A JEWELRY HOLDER FROM NATURAL ELEMENTS
First, you need to go outside and find you primary material. I’m talking about a tree branch. Yes, like the ones that grow on trees. They are great for crafting projects like this one. You don’t want a really big branch, though. The taller the tree branch and the smaller its circumference, especially at the bottom, the easier it will be for you to place your jewelry holder in your bedroom or anywhere else in your house.
A few more tips on picking the right tree branch: you want a branch that will be sturdy enough to last, and you have to let it dry out completely before you use it. That may mean letting it sit out for a day or two once you’ve cut it off. If you don’t let your branches completely dry out, your final jewelry holder could become brittle and break. If they grow in your area, I recommend manzanita tree or eagle tree branches, as they keep their flexibility and durability over time.
- Plaster (I like using DAP brand)
- Small paintbrushes, with fluffy tips if possible.
- Cold water
- A plastic container that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. Your container should be under 10x10x5 inches, and over 5x5x3 inches.
- A piece of floral foam board slightly smaller than your plastic container.
- Sealant (I use acrylic gesso as a sealant. Mod Podge can also be used.)
- Acrylic paint, your choice of colors.
You can actually make your jewelry holder with only the supplies listed above, but because I wanted something a little bit more flashy I went ahead and added a couple of extras to mine.