My daughter is turning 13 this year.
She has lost her brain. I find her things everywhere. Misplaced shoes, jackets and especially her earrings. They are everywhere! And I do not appreciate stepping on earrings with bare feet. I decided she needed a place to put her jewelry.
I let her choose the color of Core’dinations to use for this project. She is really into teal lately, and I was especially pleased that she chose a rich paper with teal as the core, and black as the surface color. It turned out beautiful, almost with a patina of weathered copper.
By the way, that fake hand in the background?
Also available at ConsumerCrafts. She had to have it, too! It looks a little strange, but it sure is “hand”y. (Bad pun intended.)
Here are the supplies you will need to make a Jewelry Holder for yourself, or for a gift.
- Boho Wood Earring Stand Frame
- Core’dinations Cardstock Basic Grey Whimsy Collection (teal with black)
- Core’dinations Cardstock Glittersilk Collection (silver, gold)
- Ranger Ink Blending Tool
- Gold and Silver Ink
- Glitter Spray (Gold)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Butterfly Punch (medium)
- Sand-it Gadget
- Craft Knife
- Mini Clothespins (2)
- Mod Podge
- Sewing Machine
Let’s get started!
Turn your selected cardstock over. Coat the front of the jewelry frame with an even coat of Mod Podge.
Lay the frame glue-side down onto the sheet of cardstock. Take care to line it up so that the pattern on the cardstock will be even on your frame.
Allow the frame to dry.
With scissors, cut around the frame as close as you can get.
Then, using your Sand-it Gadget, sand around the exterior of the frame to remove the extra paper.
For the center of the frame, it was a little trickier to remove.
Using your fingers, gently press down on the inside rim of the frame, and “trace” around the rim- pushing the paper, to bend it inward slightly.
This will give you a guide to cut.
Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the interior.
When the interior is cut away, use your Sand-it Gadget to further trim up the remaining cardstock from the inside of the frame.
Now the fun part starts! Sand away at that frame, bringing up the core of the paper, until you get it where you want it. I find it helpful to sand in small, gentle circles to get the most even look.
Next, I edged the frame (inside and outside) with a silver ink pad.
Then, using the Ranger Ink Blender, I applied Gold ink around in various areas on the frame. The Ink Blender helped the ink to really get into the wonderful texture of the paper, and give it that worn, aged copper look.
Here is a close-up of the wonderful color and texture:
On to the butterfly banner!
You will need to punch 12 butterflies from Core’dinations Glittersilk cardstock. Six from the silver cardstock, and six from the gold.
Using a sewing machine, start with a butterfly, and sew it across the middle. When you get to the end of the butterfly, continue to sew. Then add another butterfly, alternating colors.
Do not cut the thread in between the butterflies, and allow a slight space between the butterflies as you stitch them.
Continue sewing, alternating butterfly colors.
You will be left with a beautiful, glittery butterfly chain when you are finished!
Adhere two mini-clothespins to both top corners of your frame. Clip your butterfly banner to the frame.
Give the whole frame a quick spray of Gold Glitter.
That is it!
I love that the glitter also adhered to the mesh in the center of the frame.
My daughter loves her new jewelry holder. Hopefully having a pretty place to keep her jewelry will inspire her to put it away!