Tree Branch Jewelry Stand

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My mom hates plastic.  I have her words of wisdom forever engraved in my brain.  “It’s PLASTIC…stay away from that crap, Julie.  Buy American made products, and don’t buy PLASTIC.”

Well, Mom…you are right.  I don’t like PLASTIC either, and I always try to buy American made products.

I don’t think I can get any more non-plastic than this DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Stand.  Oh, and it’s definitely American made.  More like Julie from redheadcandecorate.com made in her Michigan back yard made.

 

 

DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Stand

 

I’ve accumulated a lot of jewelry in my 26, I mean 46 years.  I detest clothes shopping, but LOVE jewelry shopping.  Ironically enough, I don’t wear a ton jewelry anymore.  I tend to stick to the same thing every day which are just basic thin big hoops, my diamond rings, my diamond necklace, and my happy day bracelets.  Yes, I have bracelets that I only wear on happy days.  I tell my girls that if you see these bracelets on Mama, that means I’m happy.

If you look closely at the necklaces above, you may notice my new camera necklace I bought on vacation.  I painted it with clear nail polish because you never know how long it’s “silver” appearance will last.  So, there’s my tip of the day.

Here’s a close up…

 

Rustic Jewelry Stand

I absolutely can not take credit for that base.  First, I must give credit to Mother Nature.  Second, I must give credit to my husband.  We searched our log pile and we finally found one with some nice bark.  I think this is from an Oak tree.  My husband cut me a slice of pie with his big saw.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s really light too.  I know it looks heavy, but it’s not.

The only thing I had to do to it, was sand it a little, and then I brushed on several coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane in clear gloss only on the flat sides, not on the bark (I left the bark alone).  I found it to be thicker than regular polyurethane.  In fact, that is what I am going to use on my next “Stump Table” (see below for all of my wood projects).

I also brushed a little urethane on the branches to make them look shiny.

 

 

Rustic Jewelry Stand (for almost free)

Now, you may be wondering how the heck I got that branch to stick into the slice of wood.

It was quite simple.  We drilled a hole with a bit that was as thick as the branch (1/4 in.).  Then, I stuck it in while twisting with some strong glue and let it dry a couple days.  That’s it.

 

How to make a DIY jewelry stand out of a branch!

It’s a perfect catch all for our dresser…

and it’s definitely NOT PLASTIC.

 

DIY Jewelry Stand

 

 

You may also enjoy my other wood creations here:

Stump Planter

Log Candle

Stump End Table

What to do with logs and stumps from your yard.

 

DIY Framed Poster

final frame

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