Greetings! I came across these DIY Jewelry Trays on Gaby’s Instagram feed a few weeks ago and absolutely HAD to take (virtual) lessons from her and made a few of my own. Last weekend, with DIY materials in hand, my girlfriends and I had a mini DIY night-in and made an assortment of DIY jewelry trays from FIMO Clay. It was such a fun way to spend time with the besties while sipping on wine and catching up. The girls did a far better job then I did with their DIY jewelry trays, I had to borrow them to take photos.
I have been meaning to use FIMO clay for quite some time now, I can’t believe how easy and high quality the end products were coming right out of the oven.
What are some other DIY projects you think I should tackle?
Thanks Gaby for sharing your tutorial, these DIY jewelry trays make a great Christmas gift or favors at your next party! Keep reading for some minor variations I made.
Notes and Tips:
Working with FIMO: be sure to clean your counter before kneading the clay, otherwise you’re going find a whole assortment of dust and crumbs embedded within.
FIMO Types: I also much prefer the FIMO Profession and FIMO Soft rather then the FIMO Effects option. The Effects gives a pearly appearance, it turned out really good on the white jewelry tray but I’m generally just not a huge fan of iridescence. This is totally just personal preference.
Scallop Edging: Gaby was able to source an assortment of cookie cutters with scalloped edging, however, I was only able to find really tiny ones which wouldn’t have worked for the trays. Therefore, I decided to improvise and purchased a couple of pairs of scrapbooking scissors that had decorative patterns to them. They cost me about $2.99 each pair and I can think of a million reasons why I need a few pairs regardless.
I hope this inspires you host a DIY Girls Night-In! Oh and if you haven’t done so, only a few days left … be sure to enter “MY FAVES” giveaway … open to Canada and US!
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