Wednesday, 29 May 2013

DIY Hanging Jewellery Holder

I love my little DIY 'cheese grater' jewellery stand, but it simply doesn't hold enough of my (overflowing) jewellery collection and my dresser is getting pretty overcrowded with all my lotions, potions and other nik-naks (or junk as my husband likes to call it). So I thought that I could fashion something to put on the wall, but it had to be decorative and functional. After another visit to Poundland I had the perfect thing.
 All you need for this DIY is the following:
2 Pack of mesh Splatter Screens
A Glue Gun
Oddments of Embroidery threads, Ribbons and Trims
Some silk flower heads
Take one splatter screen and some embroidery thread of your choice and start to wrap the thread around the handle, keeping it tight and secure as you wind.
Add some double-sided tape to help keep the thread secure.
Once you have covered all of the handle, just secure the loose end by knotting at the back of the handle.
Now you can move onto decorating the mesh.
I chose a bright orange mini bobble trim for the inside and a pale yellow large bobble trim for the outer edge.
All you need to do now is glue it down!
Start by applying a short line of glue to the mesh part of the splatter screen and lay the trim as you go.
Do this until you have completed a full circle, securing the ends with a blob of glue.
Your first screen will now look something like this
For the second screen, I wanted to try something a bit more fun and opted for a purple and lime theme.
I didn't cover the handle in thread this time but you can do this first if you want to.
Firstly you want to glue your bobble trim to the inner side of the mesh screen, like so...
The next step is to position and glue on your flowers.
Firstly decide on the layout of you floral design then, once you are happy...get gluing!
Here is the finished article...
I have added a few gems to mine as I thought it needed something extra. All I did was position the gems where I wanted them and then stuck them down with hot glue. I only added a circle of trim to the inner side on this one but it might look nice with something covering the outer edge too....It's up to you....go wild!

After completing this DIY I thought of variations to these designs and think that a dream catcher style one would look lovely, complete with hanging feathers...or why not go all out if you're into bling and spray with metallic paint and adorn with sequins and crystals! 


Happy Crafting!















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