Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tutorial :: DIY Jewelry and Hair Bow Display

Ahoy me hearties! I've been super busy making jewelry and hair bows to sell at the new salon suite I'll be working at. I needed some display boards to show off my handy work, so I decided to do a little DIY and make some. You're also in for a treat since I made a tutorial on how to make them yourself.

These would be great to have in your room to display your own goodies, or make them to use at craft shows (or where ever you sell your goods). I got most of the supplies to make these at the dollar store, so they're super cheap to make.

You'll need:

2 Dry Erase Boards
2 Pieces of Felt
Hot Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
Roll of Large Printed Ribbon
Medium Sized Grosgrain Ribbon
Duct Tape

First, you'll need to rip the rubber strip off of each of the boards.

Next, you'll need to glue the two boards together using your hot glue gun.

Now lay the two pieces of felt over top of the board. Carefully lift the felt and glue the felt to the board.

Once you're done gluing the felt to the board, flip the board over and trim the excess felt from around the edges of the board.

Measure out pieces of ribbon to glue over top of the felt. I left about one inch on each side so that I could fold the ribbon behind the board. Once you've measured out all your pieces, start gluing the pieces to the board.

Now, flip the board over so that you are looking at the back of the board. Carefully fold the excess ribbon over the edges of the board and glue. Continue gluing the excess ribbon down until finished.

The back of your board should look like this when you're done gluing the excess ribbon down.

Measure out the pieces of ribbon for your jewelry and hair bows. I used a medium width grosgrain ribbon for mine. Once you have your pieces laid out, fold the excess ribbon to the back of the board and glue.

Next, you'll need to add a piece of ribbon for a hanger.

Lastly, use duct tape to finish the edges of the back of the board. This makes it look a bit cleaner, and helps hold the edges of the ribbon taught.

You can also make these with just one board if you'd like a smaller display board. I used fabric to cover this one.

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