DIY Bracelet DisplaySunday, March 30, 2014
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part II of my DIY Jewelry Displays. If you watched my DIY Jewelry Organizers video, this is the accompanying post to the bracelet display in that video.
DIY Jewelry Organizers
Let's get started!
I purchased this foam at Walmart, it comes in a pack of 4 for only $7. If you've ever shopped for upholstery foam you know how expensive it is, so this was an exciting find! They're 1" thick, which is perfect for this display and now I'll have plenty of foam for future DIY projects.
I took out a piece of foam and curled it over to determine what size I wanted to make the bracelet display.
I cut the amount of foam I needed. Regular scissors will do just fine.
See these pointy edges when you bend the foam?
Trim off those lower edges on both sides.
Now your foam should look something like this.
This is a piece of foam board, it was a leftover scrap from a previous project I did. You can buy a big sheet of foam board at Walmart for only $1.65 per sheet in their craft aisle.
Measure the size of foam board you'll need, it should fit your foam when curved like this.
Trim your foam board down to size.
Choose a fabric you love. I have a thing for silver, so I found this shiny silver lame fabric. Lay the fabric over the foam to get an idea of how much you'll need.
Make sure to cut a large enough piece to wrap generously around all sides of the display. You can always trim off any excess later on.
Grab your spray adhesive, I like 3M Super 77. I use this on all kinds of projects. Be sure to wear gloves or at least one glove, this stuff is really sticky.
Spray one side of the foam board.
Grab your foam, bend it into a crescent moon shape and press the edges onto your foam board.
Now spray the entire top of your foam.
I removed my glove before grabbing the fabric, it's easier to handle the fabric this way without getting it sticky.
Lay the fabric over your foam, gently pressing and smoothly out any wrinkles.
Now spray one end of the foam.
Pull the fabric taut over the foam and create pleats or gathers, whatever looks best to your eye.
Press the fabric gently onto the foam and bottom of the foam board.
Trim off any excess fabric.
Spray the bottom of the foam board.
Pull fabric taut and press onto foam board, smoothing out any wrinkles. If you want, you could trim off the excess fabric instead of covering the bottom, but I chose to cover the bottom as well.
Repeat for the other side. Apply spray adhesive.
Pull fabric taut.
Smooth out any wrinkles.
Trim off excess fabric.
Press and smooth end.
To give the display a more finished feel, I measured and cut out a piece of scrapbook paper, slightly smaller than the bottom of the display.
Spray one side of the scrap book paper with spray adhesive.
Place the piece of scrap book paper on the bottom of the display.
Now to really spice things up, I'm using these decorative nails or nailhead trim. I picked up this pack in silver for $1.99 at my fabric store.
Starting at one end, press the nails into the side of the foam board.
I just eyeballed their placement.
And we're done! I love the way this bracelet display turned out!
If you do this project, I would love to see! Post a link or tell me about it in the comments!