When we redesigned our packaging, one of our goals was to make something more beautiful, but also more functional. There is nothing sadder than thinking of all the product packaging that is manufactured and sold, only to end up in a landfill or (sadder still) the ocean. So, we were determined to make useful, reusable packaging. And we're very proud of what we accomplished! Here's just one example of how to reuse the inner tray that comes in the Artterro box. We hope you're inspired to look at packaging a different way! Tutorial by Spark blog contributor Anna Lee Steinbuck
DIY Eco Jewelry Holder
-Artterro inner tray
-leftover Artterro handmade paper
-Wooden skewers or rods (I used the rods from our Bubble Wands kit)
-Decorative items ( I used a felt flower and sequins)
Step 1: ***This step is for an adult to do!*** -Use heavy scissors to poke evenly spaced holes into both sides of the inner tray. I put three holes on each side so I could hang more earrings, but if you have longer dangly earrings you may only want to put two rows in.
Step 2: Cut out paper to fit into the background and inner sides of your tray. I laid the paper over the back of the tray and traced the outline to get a perfect cut of paper. Glue your cut out paper to the inside of the tray. Decorate the tray with any decorative embellishments you have.
Step 3: Poke your rods through the holes you cut out. You may need to use the scissors again to widen the holes if the rods don’t slide in easily.
Step 4: ***Optional*** If you don’t want your rods sticking out, cut them down to your desired length. Depending on the thickness of your rods, you can either cut with scissors, a serrated knife, or a dremel cutting attachment.
Step 5: Hang your jewelry from the skewers. Then use the perforated tab on the top of the tray to hang your jewelry display on your wall!
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