Tuesday, February 21, 2012

//graphic branch earring holder TUTORIAL//

introducing the brand new tutorial by me....
oh yeah. that's right. i finally got around to making you lovely people a tutorial. :) It's my vintage inspired graphic branch/twig earring holder! It's very useful and pretty if i do say so myself!

anyways... no more blabbing... on to the tutorial~

supplies:
  • a dead branch/twigs {make sure they're small enough your earrings fit on them.}
  • acrylic paints in desired colors {you want about 3-5 colors}
  • a paintbrush
  • small yarn/thread. embroidery floss would work.
start with your twig. {i only have my largest one in this picture... i used three but any amount can be used.}

mix your paints and start painting it in bands of differing size. leave spaces between some bands and overlap others.

it's up to you... but i think that leaving some branch showing here and there looks better than completely covering it in paint.

paint all your twigs

 take your string and tie it to the branches keeping them level. remember to leave enough space between them for your earrings to hang.
hang on your wall and put your earrings on it!



{most of these photos are SOOC because i didn't have time to edit them...}







{edited. that's the real color of my wall... haha}


inherited from my mom...

{middle} my FAVORITES from forever 21. i think they were only like $1.50. I wear them ALL THE TIME :)

Let me know what you think!

xoxo,
Alyssa

5 comments:

aleisha said...

i love this project! so cute...and inexpensive!

Sarah said...

That is so cool! Love the colors you painted it too. :)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

How creative--and I love all the colors (and your jewelry!)

Anonymous said...

saw it on pinterest of course. :) love ya! :) feel better :)

me.

Meghan said...

whoa! I'm really going to try that!\\ btw: i did send you an email so i don't know if you got it yet (sent it yesterday) but thank you for being willing (more details in email... if you didn't receive it please drop a comment by :)