So, apparently I – a non-jewelry wearer – am nonetheless a jewelry holder maker. Who knew?
You may recall I recently made a jewelry holder for my friend Karla and shared it as my Mod Podge Rocks project.This got the Muse (Geralyn) thinking and she came up with a variation of her own and another jewelry holder was born!
I may actually go into the jewelry holder business as this to was quick and easy to make.
- A piece of birch plywood – edges routed (you could just buy a plaque at Michaels if you’re not the routing type)
- Mod Podge Transfer Medium
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- 6 glass knobs
- old candle
- Foam Brush
- Quote – printed in reverse using a laser printer or copier (bottom line ink jet won’t work)
- painters tape (somewhat optional depending on your confidence)
- Pink latex paint (not shown)
- White latex paint (not shown)
- aforementioned Router (optional)
- Electric Drill and bit
- Forstner Bit (maybe…..see explanation below)
- better math skills than mine
None of this will be particularly new information to long time readers (my apologies) so you might want to just say to yourself “I got this” and skip to then end (I didn’t hurt myself making it either so you won’t be missing any highlights or anything).
PREPPING THE BOARD
To create the chipped paint effect I used the old candle and rubbed wax along the edges just where I wanted to the pink to show through and applied the top coat of white paint (the white paint won’t stick to the candle wax).
ADDING THE TEXT
I used a font called Forelle (available from Dafont) to create the text, reversed it (key!) and printed it out on plain, legal sized paper, using my laser jet printer.
I applied a good coat of Mod Podge Transfer to the printed side of the paper and then laid it, face down, on the wood smoothing out any bumps or wrinkles – you want good solid contact between the paper and the wood – and left it to dry overnight.In the morning I used a pretty damp cloth and, after soaking the paper, rubbed it away to reveal the quote.
To drill the holes I laid down a couple of pieces of blue painters tape and marked where I wanted the knobs to go (this is where the patience to do math would serve you well. I kind of eyeballed it and goofed a bit and it came out perfectly!).
Before installing the knobs I sealed the whole thing with a couple of coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge – just for durability.
This will vary depending on what kind of knobs you’re using. In my case the glass knobs are held in place with nuts. However, I wanted the plaque to hang flush on the wall and with the nuts that wasn’t going to happen. I used a Forstner Bit to drill countersink holes on the back of the plaque. For most knobs you could just use flat head screws to keep them in place and therefore skip this step.
This blog does not advocate storing your jewelry on your backyard fence. If your jewelry is lost or stolen due to hanging it on the backyard fence this blog is not responsible.
See, I keep making things that need to be hung on walls. Unfortunately, they don’t tend to be things for me and I’m not keen putting random screws on well-lit walls around my home.