I have a pretty good jewelry organizing set-up in my closet, but I’m often too lazy at the end of the night to put my jewelry back where it belongs. Instead, it ends up in a pile on my nightstand or bathroom counter until I finally put it away a few days later. It gets tangled, the kids start playing with it, and I worry something will get lost or broken.
Then I painted the edges and back of the tray using gold paint that I had left over from the desk and chair makeover that I did for the Denver Home Show last month. Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents Gold Mine is seriously my new favorite gold paint because it is so super shiny and really looks like gold!
After they created their abstract black drawings, I gave them each a gold Sharpie paint marker to add a little bling to their works of art.
I measured the size of each tray opening, and cut the boys’ drawings to fit two of the spaces. I then printed one of my favorite photos of the boys in black and white and cut it to fit another opening.
Lastly, I used a piece of left over snake-skin textured glossy black scrapbook paper for the final section of the tray. I used Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive, sprayed on to the back of each piece of paper, to affix them in the openings of the tray.
…and gave the elephant a very glossy, fresh new look.
I can’t think of any mom or grandma who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a jewelry display like this for Mother’s Day. It’s so easy to personalize with paint, photos, art, or scrapbook paper of your choosing.