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My hands can do this --- Stylish Jewelry Holder Tree Stand
has been my daily habit of applying St.Ives facial moisturizer every morning and evening to maintain the moisture
and firmness of my facial skin. It helps
in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles hence, aging is minimized. Since the container
was already running low of its content, I thought of saving it because of its
durability and perfect round shape.
After taking a shower in the evening, an idea came to my mind.
and other ornaments are precious. Even fancy jewelries are also precious to us,
especially if they were given to us by a family member or close friends. They
hold the memories of a generous giver in our life. They need to be stored in a
secured place. But usually we have our
jewelries and ornaments worn everyday, like watch, earrings, rings, necklace,
and bracelets. We don’t just lay them around on the table
because it might get misplaced or lost.
There are several instances that we need to remove them, like before we
get in to the shower, before washing our
hands, and before we go to bed. That’s
why this stylish project was made to serve this purpose. Try it and be glad you did.
St. Ives Collagen Elastin
Facial Moisturizer Container
STYLISH JEWELRY HOLDER TREE STAND
(1) empty container - St. Ives facial moisturizer
(1) pack 20’s popsicle sticks – plain jumbo size
(1) pack popsicle sticks – colored regular size
(10) chips of
interlocking popsicle sticks (leftovers)
(3) rolls copper wires (used or unused – different
(1) pack strands of
floral gold wires
(1) bouquet of
(1) 9 ¾ inch foam
(1) small roll garden
jute string (used or unused)
(1) Craft Easy
paper (any color)
(1) small pack
Chantel Notion (little accessories)
tape measure or ruler
Difficulty – intermediate
1) Remover the sticker. Clean the empty container and let it dry.
2) To determine the number of popsicle sticks to
be used, put the rubber band around the container.
Insert the colored popsicle stick (regular size) alternately with the popsicle
stick (jumbo size) around inside the rubber band until you reach the end of the container, as shown in the picture below.
Numbering the Popsicle Sticks
3) From one end of the
jumbo stick, accurately measure and mark with a pencil at 3.5 inches long. Set it aside.
From one end of the regular-sized popsicle stick, accurately measure and
mark with a pencil at 3 inches long. Carefully cut each of the sticks with a big
scissor. Use them as a pattern for each
respective size of the popsicle sticks to be cut. Compare the sizes of the cut popsicle
sticks. Make adjustment, if necessary,
to level its height. (Note: Don’t throw away the remaining chips. Save them for other future use.)
4) Cut a small portion of one chip to make it
smaller as shown in picture (a) below. (Note: These chips are cut portions of interlocking
popsicle sticks I used in my other project, Tea Box Flower Bed with Bamboo Stand. It can be used to design the jumbo popsicle
stick.) Do the same procedure for the
remaining chips. Using Super glue,
attach a chip of interlocking popsicle sticks on the curved end side of each jumbo sticks as shown in picture (b) below. This is the first jumbo popsicle stick with
attached chip. Let it dry well. Do the
same procedures for the remaining jumbo sticks.
Cutting the Interlocking Popsicle Chips (a)
Attaching the Interlocking Popsicle Chips
5) Use the sand paper to make the surface a
little bit rough to easily attach the sticks on it. Put back the rubber band
around the container. Insert and arrange
the pre-cut jumbo and regular colored popsicle sticks alternately around inside
the rubber band as shown in Instruction # 2 also. This will help you determine the equal
spacing needed to evenly attach these sticks and hold them together
temporarily. Remove the first jumbo popsicle stick and apply Super glue ¾ in line
only at the center. Insert again inside the rubber band and attach it firmly on
the side of the container. Next, remove the first regular colored popsicle
stick and apply Super glue ¾ in line only at the center. Insert again inside the rubber band and
attach it firmly on the side of the container.
Do the same procedures with the remaining popsicle sticks until you
reach the end.
6) Measure and cut the garden jute string at 25
inches long. Make this as a pattern to
cut additional 2 strings. Tie it twice tightly
around the container and apply Super glue at the center of a jumbo stick. Level the strings around the container and
lay them consistently flat on the surface.
Attach these strings on each
stick with Super glue to firmly hold the sticks together also as in a rubber
band. Tie a ribbon at the center and
apply Super glue again to hold it permanently.
Spread out the ribbon and cut the excess strings. Set it aside when finish.
7) Carefully cut the foam ball into half with a
knife or cutter. Using a compass, set
the pointer at 3.5 inch mark to make a perfect circle on the craft paper. Cut and center the foam ball on it upside
down. Fold the first two sides and then apply
Elmer’s glue. Apply Scotch tape to hold
these two sides. Fold the other side to
follow the shape of the foam ball. Apply
Super glue and Scotch tape to hold this side.
Do the same procedures on the remaining side. Apply more glue, if necessary on both sides. The
outcome is shown in the picture below. Set
it aside first.
Covering the Foam Ball
8) Divide each roll of colored copper wires into
4 parts. You will need 12 pieces of
pre-cut copper wires. Wear a pair of
hand gloves before twisting the wires to prevent your hand from having a sore.
Put all the ends of the first 7 copper wires together to prepare for easy twisting. You will just add more copper wires as the
height increases. One needle nose plier
will control the copper wires together, while the other needle nose plier will
twist them. Twist them together till it
measures 2 inches from the end. Add 2
more copper wires and twist them altogether till it measures 4 inches from the
end. Add 2 more copper wires and twist
them altogether till it measures 6 inches from the end. Add the last copper wire and twist them
altogether till it measures 7 inches from the end. (Note: Don’t worry about not being not
having a perfect twist. If one of the wires breaks, you still can attach it by
twisting it again. If you like to add more wires along the line, you can do so.
) Separate 5 colored copper wire and
then bend them down. Don’t include them
anymore in twisting. Continue twisting
the remaining wires till it measures 2
inches from the first 5 separated wires.
Separate 4 colored copper wires and then bend them down also. Don’t include them also in twisting. Twist the remaining 4 wires a little bit from
the second 4 separated wires and then stop.
The outcome will look like this as shown in the picture below.
Making of Copper Wire Stand
9) Using a needle nose pliers, make a small coil
at one end of the copper wire for hanging the little accessories later. Do the same procedures for the rest of the
one strand of floral gold wire by twisting it around starting from the bottom
going up. If there is a need to add
additional floral gold wire after the first one, twist them together at the end
and then continue twisting around till you reach the first level. Stop twisting and wait for the whole first
level to be done first.
First Level - Get one strand of floral gold
wire and bend at the center. Insert it into the in-between space of the little
accessory carefully. (Note: The
instruction for attaching the little accessory will depend on what kind of
accessory you like to attach.) While holding the accessory, insert one end of
the wire into its hole going one direction and then insert the other end in to
the same hole going to the other direction. Carefully pull the floral gold wire
ends together to tighten them and twist them together lightly at the center
with a needle nose plier. Insert one end of the floral gold wire into the
coiled end going to one direction and then insert the other end into the same
space going to the other direction. Carefully
pull them together to tighten them and twist
them together with a needle nose plier. Let
the excess floral wire hang for a while and work on the next copper wire. The outcome is shown in the picture below. (Note:
Even if the floral gold wire has an excess length, do not cut it. You will continue only twisting it around the
copper wires (main body) once they have all the accessories attached.) Do the same procedures with the rest of the
wires for this level.
Attaching the Accessory
Gather all the ends of the floral wires and carefully twist three wires together where they are nearest to each other using a needle nose pliers. Carefully twist the remaining two wires together with the first wire that came from the bottom area. Carefully twist them altogether where they can be reached and continue twisting up to the second level. Stop twisting and wait for the whole second level to be done first before twisting additional gold floral wire.
Second Level – Do the same procedures
as the First Level. When all the accessories have been attached, gather all the excess floral wire ends. Carefully twist two wires first together and
then the next two wires including the wire that came from the bottom area. Carefully twist them altogether at the
center. Leave the excess wires standing
up at the top. Stop twisting and wait
for the whole third level to be done first before twisting them altogether.
Third Level - Do the
same procedures as the First Level. When
all the accessories have been attached, gather all the floral wire ends. Then
carefully twist them altogether to tighten around the floral gold wires done on
the Second Level. Leave the excess wires
standing up at the top. Attach the
remaining accessories on each long floral gold wire only. Don’t cut the remaining short floral gold wires. Arrange them in between the long floral
filled the container with small pebbles.
Put the covered foam ball on a hard surface like, wood or chopping
board. Apply Super glue around the lower
part of the copper wires up to the length where it should be poke into covered
foam ball. Carefully poke the end of the copper stand into the center of
covered foam ball deeply while holding it with your hand. Make the ends of the copper wires even when
standing by trimming them with a cutter. Put the covered foam ball on top of
the pebbles and carefully push the copper stand gently down till it reaches the
bottom of the container. Dry it well and
make it stand firm.
artificial flowers and leaves from the stems and prearrange them first around
the side. Get one artificial flower and
apply Elmer’s glue on its end. Insert it back deeply into the side of foam ball
where it was prearranged. Do the same
procedures with the rest of the flowers and leaves. (Note: The center should
not be filled up with artificial flowers anymore. It’s better that the color the flower you
choose matches the color of the covering of the foam ball to blindly show that
the center area is already filled with flowers already, even though in
closed-up view they are not. Too much flowers is a crowd.) The final outcome is shown in the picture
Arranging the Flowers
Stylish Jewelry Holder Tree Stand
After I finished this project, I tried on hanging my precious jewelries on each branch of the tree stand. Though I don't have much precious jewelries on hand, I still love to see them beautifully hanging on this stylish jewelry holder tree stand rather than keeping them on drawers.