Your favorite jewelry still carves out a miserable existence in the drawer or a small bowl? These times are finally over! In this tutorial we did for bild.de a while ago we explain how you can use some wood and hardware store finds to conjure a decorative and naturalistic storage.
- Branched tree limb
- Container (vase, bowl, or planter)
- Building plaster
- Gravel used for decoration
- Tap water
- Old bowl for mixing the plaster
* Get all materials ready
* If needed tape shut the drip-off hole of the chosen container from the inside and remove leaves from tree limb.
MIXING BUILDING PLASTER AND POURING IT IN
* Slowly mix the building plaster with water in an old bowl and continuously stir until a homogenous liquid starts to form. The consistency should be viscous.
*The chosen container should be filled with building plaster up to approximately ¾ and directly afterwards the limb should be put in the middle of the plaster.
* Secure the branch for example by leaning it against the wall, so it will stay in the desired position.
PRICKING HOLES AND SECURING THE LIMB
* The plaster will get warm and start expanding shortly. To prevent the container from cracking, you should use the stick to start pricking multiple holes in the wet, sandy plaster approximately 2 hours after pouring the plaster in the container.
* Continue securing the branch until the plaster is completely dry. Drying time depends on the size and on the material of the container as well as the consistency of the plaster. The drying time of the plaster used in the pictures was approximately 2 days.
DECORATING THE JEWELRY TREE
* Cover the plaster with gravel used for decoration all the way to the container rim. Your jewelry tree is now ready and waiting for your shiny treasures!
Your jewelry tree can be easily customized depending on your favorite colors using spray paint; dull white gives your tree a classy and airy touch.