Easy DIY Jewelry Dish

  • I am pulling out my crafty side and showing you how to do an easy DIY jewelry dish that can be put together in as little as ten minutes. Unless of course you are neurotic like me, then it might take you a little longer (raise your hand if you are a perfectionist). Well, I personally like having something to set my rings, bracelets and favorite lipstick of the day on, and this jewelry tray idea is the perfect solution. Also, this DIY jewelry plate is a fun craft to do with girlfriends, kids, your mom, or as a gift idea for someone special.

diy jewelry plate


This idea of doing a jewelry dish  came to me while looking at a bottle of Modge Podge. That stuff is magic, and it makes doing craft so much fun. If you don’t own Modge Podge, you need it. If you think I am crazy right now…that’s understandable. Regardless, you can find out what you need to pull off this adorable jewelry plate below.


  1. One bottle of Modge Podge (around $3.00)
  2. scissors
  3. knife or sponge applicator for painting
  4. magazine
  5. sturdy and not flimsy or breakable small plastic plate  (I got mine at Target for ninety-nine cents.)

Next I am going to show you how to do this jewelry dish, and it’s really not complicated at all. All you need is a little creativity and a magazine full of things that have good texture, color, and text. For me, that is Bazaar magazine because it’s awesome.


jewelry dish DIY

First you need to lay down your plate over an image from your magazine that you want to be the base of your jewelry plate. Trace around the plate with a pen and then cut out the shape.



DIY jewelry dish

Next, cut out other shapes of images, text, and textures from your magazine of choice and begin to paste them on your base picture with the Modge Podge. Be as creative as you want with this, I wanted mine to be super girly and feminine.

DIY jewelry dish


diy jewelry dish

Then apply a small amount of Modge Podge to the entire image that you just created with magazine cut outs. In the picture above I put the Modge Podge onto the plate directly which I wouldn’t recommend. If I were to do it again, I would apply the Modge Podge to the front of the image so that is makes the next step a little easier.

DIY jewelry dish

Last you just want to place the image face down on the back of the clear plastic plate. I found it was easiest to press the center down first, and then work the edges. After got my image into place, I decorated the back a bit, painted over it with the Modge Podge and let it dry for a few hours.


diy jewelry dish with modge podge


diy modge podge jewelry dish


This is what my diy jewelry dish looked like at the end! I love how colorful it is and how pretty it turned out and also that it can hold my earrings and other small pretty things. Oh, and I also appreciate the fact that it cost me $4.00 to do, and I have left over supply to make more if I want. So, if you feel like getting your craft on, add this DIY to your list or Pinterest board!

Have a great day!



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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    It’s very cute. I’m not sure I got it, though. Basically, you’re making a collage out of magazine images and applying the Modge Podge as glue? Does MP come with an applicator? Then paste it onto the back of a clear plastic plate, right? I love crafts so I should give it a try. I haven’t used MP before. Is it easy to remove from hands since I’ll probably get it all over me.

    • MP doesn’t come with an applicator. I used a knife and then smeared it around with a rag. I would highly recomend using a sponge brush (I linked to one) and applying the MP that way. It applies like glue, but dries non-sticky. It’s awesome.

      • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

        Thank for the tip. I wouldn’t have thought of that. I’ve gotta go to AC Moore or Michael’s and give this a try. I also found a cool DIY earring project to try. Fun when snow is up to the windows and the thermometer is in the single digits!

  • Julia Nyanyo

    I love MP, such fun stuff. I love how you used it underneath here, no worries about wear and tear. I made a pot for make up brushes once using magazine images, I wonder what I did with it? Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  • Vanlun

    This is so adorable and so much fun to make. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

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  • I could totally use one of these on my dresser. I’m a “put it anywhere” kind of gal and lose things all the time. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!