Spring Cleaning | Tree Branch Jewelry Stand8:16 AM
Hi guys! Allison Kaye here! It's the last day of March so I'm here to wrap up the Spring Cleaning series with a fun little tutorial that is sure to spruce up your humble abodes :] I hope you've enjoyed all the amazing tutorials and inspiration from all around the blog world. I know I have! But before it all ends let's see that tree branch jewelry stand...
A couple of weeks ago my dad had to take down one of our trees that was a little too close to our house for comfort. At first I was a little sad at the thought of a tree getting cut up but then a lightbulb went off! I have no way of displaying my necklaces and this would be a perfect way to give a little new life to part of the tree! Here's what you'll need...
1. tree branch 2. spray paint 3. wood base [craft stores]
4. sand paper 5. electric drill 4. screw
Start by sanding the edges of each of the branches so it doesn't look so harsh and "cut-like" if that makes any sense.
Trace the bottom of the branch on the center of the wood base
Drill into the wood base until the traced circle is now a hole. Make sure not to drill all the way through though.
Insert the branch into the wood base. Make sure it's level.
Drill a hole slightly smaller than the screw you're going to use through the middle of the base.
Using a screwdriver or electric drill, drill the nail into the center to secure the branch
Take your creation outside and lay on a tarp or trash bag
Spray paint the whole branch and base with one to two coats of paint. Let it dry for a few hours.
Note: It's probably not a good idea to start spray painting when the forecast shows rain. I'm impatient and didn't feel like waiting 3 days so I did it anyway and now have rain drop imprints on my base :] It's actually kind of cool
Voila! Now hang all you necklaces and enjoy!