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DIY: Upcycled Jewelry Dish

DIY: Upcycled Jewelry Dish

Feb 06, 2016

I was out shopping last night with my friend Anna, and while out we saw a bunch of beautifully patterned jewelry dishes on sale at Urban Outfitters.They were pretty small (maybe 3x3 in.), and I think they were between $1.99- $4.99 depending on the pattern.  Not too bad, but I kinda wanted to work up my own design and make one for myself instead. So I did!

DIY: Upcycled Jewelry Dish ||


You'll need the following:

A small dish

A picture/painting/design for your dish

E-6000 super glue

Mod Podge

And possibly an X-Acto knife and cutting mat if you need to cut intricately around your design

An old paint brush to apply glue

Water, and some q-tips or paper towels to wipe away excess glue


I bought this jewelry dish at a thrift shop in Boulder, for $1 (score).


I knew I wanted an Octopus, so I started to sketch one out and then finished it off with sparkly water colors.  You can do the same, or use a pattern from scrapbook paper, or for an even easier & quicker project, just print something out!



After the water colors dried, I used the X-acto knife to cut all the white segments out around my Octopus.


And then very carefully pulled up on the white sections to remove them


Wild & Free!


Apply E-6000 (or hot glue) to the back off your design


And press carefully onto your dish


Smooth out wrinkles as best as you can, and leave it to dry for an hour


Once it's dry(ish), cover the whole thing in Mod Podge!


Spread it around with a paintbrush (don't worry, it WILL dry clear), and let sit for a few hours. This top coat of Mod Podge provides a barrier between your paper design and whatever you decide to throw in your dish, giving the design a longer shelf life.


And you're done! 



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