I am a total jewelry fanatic like I think many women are and I have a jewelry box to keep my jewelry in but try as I might the thing is always filled! Pieces that I wear all the time you would think would be easy to find and grab but that’s never the case. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a hanging wooden jewelry holder. That way I have someplace quick, easy and convenient to place all of my most used pieces. Thankfully Michaels Spring Wood Surfaces had the perfect piece for this project.
I love that this piece looks like a spring garden birdhouse and that it can be hung. By using a piece that can be hung this gives you so many options. If you don’t want to use or just simply don’t have an available surface to set it on you can hang it from a hook in your bedroom or bathroom. The other thing I really like about this wood piece I use dis that the small openings in the wooden artwork area work perfectly to hold earrings. There is also a groove on each side which makes for great ring holders. The rest of the tray is a perfect catchall for your necklaces and bracelets.
To get started I got my work area ready by putting down some paper. I then selected the paint colors I would need to get the look that I wanted. I also get a selection of brushes ready to use in various sizes since this piece had lot of fine detail work and some larger surface areas.
Michaels Spring Wood Surface
FolkArt Paint in Titanium White, Chocolate Brown, Mandarin Satin Pearl, Pink Rouge Pearl, Pink Melon, Citrus Green, Aqua Moire Pearl & Look At Me Blue
small paint and foam brushes
I placed small amounts of each of the colors I was going to use on a paper plate. You can use a palette but I’m just not that fancy here.
I then began painting the intricate wooden seen in the middle. I used a variety of colors to help the scene come to life and really pop. I also painted this first since it required a steadier hand and greater attention to detail.
Finally, I painted the interior of the base white and the roof and outer base the chocolate-brown color.
Once it was all dry and ready to go I popped some of my favorite pieces of jewelry on it and in it. I think it came out beautifully and the bright, spring garden theme will help brighten my grey, dreary winter days.
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