Confession: I’d rather be given a dairy goat than a diamond.
…or pearls, or any jewelry, really. It’s strange I know 😉
But, I do have just a few things I like to wear on a semi-regular basis. A necklace with my children’s initials, an essential oils diffuser necklace, my wedding rings, annnnd, yep, that’s it. Oh, and once I get around to replacing the battery in my watch, that could be added to the list too!
Despite the fact that I wear only four pieces of jewelry (not even at the same time!), I had an old jewelry box full of things I don’t wear taking up space on my dresser.
We’ve been on a clutter busting binge lately, and I wanted it GONE. But I still needed something to hold my few favorites.
Have you seen those metal jewelry trees??
Well, I thought something like that would be perfect, but being the rustic, French country décor, lovin’ homesteader girl I am, I tapped into my creative side and made something more personalized. And beautiful. And easy. And FREE. Yep, it’s pretty much awesome 😉
It’s sooo simple, you’re gonna love it. Oh, and this would make a great Christmas gift, so pay attention!
Small tree branch
Empty glass jar
Air Dry Model Clay (you can get this at a craft store, amazon, or make your own)
Hot glue gun
Fabric (I layered an old scrap of drop cloth, burlap, and lace)
Paint (optional: after much debate, I decided not to paint my branch, BUT I think it would look lovely painted white)
Step 1: Get out your jar and fill it with model clay. I used an old spice jar (because I’m a hoarder…wait, aren’t I trying to declutter?). Depending on how much jewelry you may want to hold on this little tree, you might want a wider jar for a more stable base. Then place your branch inside the jar and smooth out the model clay on the base of the branch. Then let it sit for about 24 hours.
Optional: If you were to paint the branch, now would be the time!
Step 2: Cut out your fabric to the width and length needed to cover your jar. Hot glue one end to the jar and wrap it around and hot glue the other end. Make sure this ‘seam’ is at the back of the tree.
Step 3: Repeat for any layers.
Step 4: Take the twine and tie a little bow around the fabric at the middle of the jar.
Step 5: Take a smaller piece of twine and tie it at the base of the branch, make sure the knot is hidden on the backside of the tree.
Step 6: Set it on your dresser put your jewelry on it, and admire your beautiful jewelry organizer!
See! I told ya it was easy! I think this would make an awesome Christmas gift too, don’t you? I just think wrapping it might be tricky….
What do you think? If you make one, let me know!
And don’t for get to save this one on pinterest 😉