I had a lot of fun making my bridesmaids' jewelry, and I can't wait to see their reaction when I tell them that their necklaces are homemade! I'll be giving them to the girls at the rehearsal dinner along with the rest of their gifts, and I've been looking for inexpensive jewelry gift boxes to display the necklaces and a set of earrings in (and keep them from getting all tangled up!). I looked and looked, but couldn't find what I needed. You know how this story ends - I couldn't find anything that worked, so I went down the DIY path again! :)
Here's my step-by-step guide to making your own jewelry display cards...
- 12 x 12" colored cardstock (each sheet makes 2 cards)
- 12 x 12" decorative paper (each sheet makes 2 cards)
- Paper cutter with scoring blade (or scissors and a bone folder)
- Thumb tack
- Spray adhesive
- Tape runner
- Alphabet stickers (optional)
Start by measuring and cutting your colored cardstock and decorative paper in half, making two 12 x 6" pieces from each sheet. Glue the two sheets together using spray adhesive.
Measure 3.5" from each side of the card when holding it horizontally and create a crease using the scoring tool (you should now have what looks like a tri-fold brochure).
Cut a 1" slit in the front of the left flap, about .5" from the edge. Using a tape runner, tape around the outside of the card, covering the left flap and the back, but leave the right flap without tape.
Cut a 2' piece of ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the card, securing it in place over the glue and passing one end through the slit you cut in the left flap.
In the middle portion, cut a 1" slit at an inward angle .5" from each crease. Poke a hole on either side of the center using a thumb tack.
Slide your necklace or bracelet into the slits, and put earrings in the holes.
Close the flaps and tie the ribbon ends in a bow to secure the card closed.
You can personalize each one using alphabet stickers and extra decorative paper.