Linda has a knack for spotting cool things to alter. In today's post, she shares how she decorated this wooden tray to create a jewelry box. She also used the "So Happy Together" collection to create a necklace. Read through her tips, tricks, and instructions for creating your own jewelry box and necklace below.
This pretty tray looks complicated, but it really isn’t. Work each flat surface of the tray separately to create a lovely patchwork effect to create an adorable and functional gift for a friend, or even for yourself! Start with a simple wooden tray from the craft store, and add your favorite mini patterned papers from the “So Happy Together” collection 6" X 6" Mini Paper Pad. The trendy charm necklace is easy to create using simple tools.
Materials Needed for Tray
* Small wooden tray by Nicolecraft
* Echo Park Paper 6 x 6 “So Happy Together” paper pad
* Echo Park Paper Element Sticker sheet
* Mod Podge
* Folk Art acrylic paint
* Craft knife and scissors
Materials Needed for Pendant Necklace (optional)
* Echo Park Paper “So Happy Together” collection paper scrap
* Echo Park Paper “So Happy Together” Element Sticker sheet
* Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Shape Studio Tool
* Epiphany Craft Square 25 Epoxies
* Epiphany Craft double-sided square charm
* E6000 glue
* Ball chain
Continue reading for Linda's instructions!
Instructions for Tray
1. Paint the entire tray white.
2. Create a template for the flat surfaces of the tray. Cut out shapes from the 6" X 6" sheets of solid paper selected from the 6" X 6" Mini Paper Pad.
3. Adhere cardstock to the wooden tray surfaces using Mod Podge. Smooth out bubbles with fingertips. Allow piece to dry completely before trimming edges.
4. Cut thin strisp of patterned paper to cover edges of tray. Adhere with Mod Podge.
5. Decorate the tray using the scalloped border sticker from the Element Sticker sheet.
1. Select a floral sticker from the Element Sticker sheet. Apply it to a piece of cardstock scrap paper.
2. Using the EC Shape Studio Tool, punch shape and affix an epoxy sticker to it to create charm.
3. Glue to silver charm using E6000 glue. Let dry in well-ventilated area. (E6000 works great, but it smells BAD!)
4. Hang charm from ball chain to wear.
For a pretty gift presentation for your necklace, find a discarded cellophane wrapper from an embellishment package and cut a pieces of patterned paper to fit. Decorate with stickers from the Element Sticker sheet, and cut two slits in the cardstock to hang the necklace on.
With any of your favorite Echo Park Paper collections, you can create personalized items like Linda created here. Use tools such as the Epiphany Crafts charm making tool or create your own jewelry from beautiful papers and stickers found within our collections!