Friday, August 16, 2013

Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display

Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display for craft shows


Last year, just before Valentine's Day, I posted this How to Draw a Heart Without a Template Tutorial.  I had all but forgotten all about it when I saw a comment pop up from a reader who had followed the instructions to make a jewelry display for an upcoming craft show!

"Brilliant!" I thought. What a great idea! I asked if she would email me some photos so I could see them and share. And she did!

Thank you, Faye, for sending in these photos and allowing me to share your awesome idea. Wishing you every success at your very first craft show :)

If you'd like to make a jewelry display like this, start by drawing your heart shape on a piece of foam posterboard. If you don't want to freehand it, my tutorial shows you how to draw a perfectly symmetrical heart very easily!

Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display for craft shows

Cut around the heart shape carefully with a craft knife.

Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display for craft shows

Choose your fabric - felt, velvet, or anything you like! and make sure you have plenty of excess fabric overlapping all the edges - at least 5 inches. Attach the fabric to the heart using hot glue, stretching it tight as you go around the edges.

You can always trim off extra after the glue is set firmly. If you'd like to cover the back completely, you can cut another piece of fabric using the heart as a template, and just glue that on top of the folded over fabric.


Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display for craft shows

You can cut and attach a triangular shaped piece of foamboard to the back as a stand, but something sturdier like a wooden or metal bracket might be better, especially for an outdoor show where wind might be a concern.

Easy DIY Heart Shaped Jewelry Display for craft shows

Thanks again, Faye, for sharing your process and your beautiful jewelry! I love these necklaces and I think they look great on this display :)


2 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I've been trying to come up with some clever ways to display my new jewelry line at craft shows! Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! The cool thing is that you can come up with other shapes too, of course, and use any kind of fabric - so the possibilities are endless!

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