tutorial: book print necklace stand

Ready to see how to make the cutest under $10 necklace stand ever?

Totally cute, right?

Gather your supplies:

I assume most crafters will have these supplies on hand, except the necklace stand itself. I found this white one at Michael's. It was 7.99 but I used a 40% off coupon on it. I have seen black necklace stands at Joann's, so you could experiment with black if you wanted!

Start by painting on a LOT of Mod Podge:

The stand I got has sort of a velvety texture, so it sucks up the Podge like crazy. I think you smart cookies can figure out the gluing the paper part :) But then we come to the curvy "neck" part:

This is where you have to get messy and you might even get a little frustrated. But stick with it! You have to get the paper really wet with Mod Podge and then kind of mold it down around the curves and squish it on there. I have no picture of me doing this because my hands were covered  in glue so no way was I touching my camera! Just work with it. There is no set method. It is art. Go with it.

Here is my stand all glued up and squished down. I let it dry overnight and here it is layered with my jewelry and lookin' pretty:

Go! Make! Display!

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  1. Very cute! I love the look of it:) Stoppin by from Someday Craft's party and would love you to link this up over at mine as well!!
    Have a great WED!

  2. So cute! You gave that boring necklace stand a bit of zing!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

  3. Ashley - I linked to you!

    Thanks to both of you for looking!

  4. I found you through Someday Crafts and would love for you to come link up at my link party! Every month the featured links have a chance to win tons of prizes, just for linking!


  5. Wow, what a great idea. I might have to look for one of these and use it as the start of a mannequin I've been dreaming of.

  6. Thanks June! I think a decorative dress form covered in book print would be amazing!

  7. Dana, I linked up! Thanks for looking at my post. To all of you - I would love for you to follow me. I will have lots of jewelry tutorials to come, as well as posts about my craft room remodel!

  8. Book page projects are my obsession right now...I'm redoing my desk/office space with them! Love how this display stand came out, very cute and clever!

  9. Thanks Ann! Happy you stopped by to look!

  10. Pretty! And I actually HAVE that exact dictionary! (and matching thesaurus, etc!)

  11. What a unique way to show off jewelry! Love this.

  12. that's a great little project...not too late to link up to my 'fridays unfolded' with it http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-7.html


    stuff and nonsense

  13. I love this. My two favorite things, crafting and books. Oh, and accessories. So maybe that's three. Ah well. I must make it!

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  14. Thanks everyone for looking! Glad you liked it!

  15. Allsion, I love this!! What a great idea and wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! It totally made my day!! I will be featuring this!
    Have a great Monday!
    Ps~I am your newest follower!

  16. Oooooh, so pretty and such a neat idea! I think I'm going to have to try that. I have 6 Readers Digest books from Goodwill I got for $1, and I'm going to do lots of crafts with them. :)

    BTW, it's funny you live in StL! We just moved to a suburb of StL a few months ago!

  17. Tasha - thanks for featuring me! Glad you are a follower too!

    Shaylynn - I'm glad you like it! Welcome to St. Louis! It is an awesome city and there is so much great free stuff to do.

  18. *Gasp* This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!


  19. Thanks Jen! Glad you are following!

  20. That is REALLY cool--what a clever idea! I love it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  21. Very creative & I love all things covered in old book pages! This would look so great in a shop!

  22. This would look great in my {soon to be finished} closet. Love! Totally stealing this idea...

    If you have a moment tonight I'd love for you to share this with my readers: Creative Juice Thursday Party @ Momnivore's Dilemma. Party starts at 8 CST. Hope to see you there!

  23. Thanks so much for linking up! I really love your project. I plan to use this in my closet accessory wall, and when I do, I will link back to this post...


  24. This is Awesome.. You should send it Mod Podge Rocks!- Janet

  25. Allison-

    You will be featured this week at Creative Juice Thursday for this project!
    Stop by and grab a Freshly Featured button...

    Have a great week!

  26. that is extremely creative! i'm impressed. new follower from thirsty thurs. love your blog. can't wait to see more!

  27. LOVE this!!!! Need to get a cheapy form and try this out! Great idea :)

  28. What a great great ideal!! I will try it out. Gonna find a stand first ;)


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