I am pulling out my crafty side and showing you how to make 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.
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.
WHAT YOU NEED
- One bottle of Modge Podge
- knife or sponge applicator for painting
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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