The Proper Pinwheel
Custom jewelry busts can be hard to find or super expensive! Not anymore! With a little cardboard, paperclay, and gold spray paint, you can create your own bust to display those statement necklaces year-round!
cardboard cut into shape of a shield as well as two pieces of paper cut into same shape
wooden pedestal and candlestick holder
fine grit sanding block
gold spray paint
Start by taping the two shield-shaped pieces of paper to the cardboard. Tape all the way up to the top leaving a small opening.
Roll up the paper scraps and stuff them into the taped cardboard to create the shape of the bust. After all of your paper is stuffed into the bust shape, seal the top with masking tape.
Making sure your hands are wet, manipulate the paper clay and add it to the front of the bust. Spread it around until you cover all of the edges. Let the paperclay dry for 24 hours.
Once the clay is dry, sand down any bumps using the fine grit sanding block. It’s okay if it isn’t perfect. It’s supposed to look like a sculpture!
Wrap the bottom half of the bust in masking tape.
Spray paint the bust, wooden pedestal, and wooden candlestick with the gold spray paint and let dry to the touch. Once the paint is dry, remove the masking tape from the bust.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the bust to the candlestick at a tilted angle. Glue the candlestick to the pedestal and voilà! You now have a beautiful jewelry bust to hang all of your gorgeous necklaces on!