If I go too long without doing a DIY related to jewelry organization, send help- something is wrong with me. Good thing today’s post confirms nothing is wrong since I’ve got yet another jewelry tray DIY to share with you guys, and it is SO. EASY. and terribly exciting for how pretty it is.
Two major discoveries here. 1) Crate & Barrel has these hexagon plates that are begging for repurposing and 2) adhesive gold mylar. The latter is a game changer, guys. You know I love my gold details, but this is the first time I’m entering into mirror-y gold chrome territory, all thanks to a lovely chick that works at my favorite craft store- gotta give a shout out to Artist & Craftsman Supply. No question it is the best craft store in the LA area because they have everything. And, you know how places like Michaels or Joann constantly feel understaffed and you walk around wondering if anyone works there? Not at A&C- super attentive people who will patiently listen to me describe vague wishes for made-up supplies that I’m not even sure exist and they’ll be like oh yea we have that right over here. So good.
All I did was trace half of the plate onto the back of the adhesive mylar sheet with a pencil.
After cutting out the tracing and putting it into the plate, I determined it was a little too large, so I free-handedly cut off a bit more around the edge.
I peeled off the backing then stuck it onto the plate, which is a little tricky to place perfectly while making sure no air bubbles are created because this stuff sticks on really well. I lined up one edge of the piece to the corresponding edge of the plate, then stuck that down as the “anchor” before smoothing over and sticking down the rest of the mylar.
It’s best done in one shot. An air bubble got into mine, so I peeled back that section of the mylar and smoothed it back on to be air-bubble free, but it messed with the chrome finish of the mylar just a bit. In the photo above, you can see a little cloudiness in the gold where I had peeled back the adhesive, which is hardly anything to get bent up over, but I’m just saying- it’s better not to peel and re-stick!
I love it. A lot. This is everything that I mean by simple ideas with big impact. And how the heck am I going to resist sticking this gold stuff onto everything? I’ve done a lot with gold spray paint, but it doesn’t come near to achieving the shiny finish of this mylar. What should I do with it next??