I’m always on the lookout for fun stuff to diy in the clearance aisle.
Flour sack towels, picture frames, lamps — you name it, I’m stalking the end caps. If I can figure out a creative way to restyle something at a low cost and make it look cheerful and unique than I’ve used my powers for good.
I like to make gifts for people, too. It doesn’t have to expensive–just a little something to show I care for enough to make you something no one else in the world has.
Take this ceramic jewelry dish, for example. I found it at Target, in home decor. I threw away the tag but I believe it is something from the Nate Berkus line. They were only a couple dollars on clearance but loved the smooth edges and the cozy way the inside of the box hugged the lid. It’s tiny — a mere two by three inches.
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I knew I could transform this plain white jewelry dish it into something fun. Let’s get busy!
The beauty of scrapbooking paper is you have an infinite number of ways to use it. Solid colors, patterns–whatever crumbles your cookie. Instead of painting designs on the jewelry box, I decided to use scrapbooking paper. I am that crazy art lady who has a giant bin of paper scraps. I buy colored paper all the time and just add it to my collection. Oh, and I never throw anything away because hello, you don’t know when you’ll be needing that teeny tiny piece of pink paper.
I cut my paper into tiny triangles but you could also use one of those fancy hand punch thingies that cut the shapes for you. Cutting them by hand lets you vary the size and I like that better. I also cut a few rectangles and one-half circle because I’m fancy like that. I decided to stick with a palette of black, pink, turquoise, dark pink, blue and yellow and played around with composition a little bit.
Once you find a layout you like, glue them down by lightly brushing the triangle shapes with Mod Podge Gloss.
When you’re using the Mod Podge, try to keep your brushstrokes uniform. Or not. I tend to be a Mod Podge brushstroke nazi. The Mod Podge will look cloudy at first but it will dry clear.
High five! You just made a fun geometric jewelry dish.