Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day DIY ~ Easy Upcycled Jewelry Tray + Acrylic Initial Pendant

Hey lovelies!  Here's my fourth installment of 5 days of DIY Mother's Day gifts.  Planning to give mom some jewelry?  Whether you buy or DIY, she's going to need somewhere to keep it.  Why not make her a jewelry tray so her favorite pieces can be front and center?  Now you could easily make a carboard 'tray' and cover it in some glossy black paper.  Or you could luck out and have one ready to be upcycled!  Make sure to keep reading, I'll also show you how to make this gorgeous initial pendant!  {Click to keep reading!}

You'll need:

  • Box or tray base (mine is from an Intimint order!)
  • Felt
  • Rope (or some other trim to outline the bottom with)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

Use the bottom base of the box as a loose template to cut the felt to fit.

Spray the piece of felt with an even covering of spray adhesive.

Acting quickly (this stuff dries instantly and quickly!) carefully and accurately place the felt onto the box/tray bottom.

Outline the felt with rope using hot glue to adhere it in place.

And you're done!

Now about the necklace...  I had to make one after seeing Lana's awesome tutorial on Lana Red Studio I had to make one!  Especially since I had plenty of shrinky dink plastic after making my Kate Spade Inspired key chain the other day.  I found a font on dafont.com I liked, made the letter 3" tall and added a circle to the top, which I used a hole punch to make a hole.  I used the same method as I did with my keychain, taping the letter to the plastic, using the craft knife to cut it out, and baking and pressing down.  I painted it with nail polish, also coloring the sides and the back.

There you have it!  What a perfect gift for mom?  Jewelry and a jewelry tray, both handmade!  Now I'm off to make more initial and name necklaces... such a deadringer for acrylic, isn't it?!


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