A Pair & A Spare DIY Porcelain Jewelry Stand

I’ve been following Geneva Vanderzeil & her blog A Pair and A Spare for some years now and I am continuously impressed by the amazing life she leads since her blog and career has taken off. From sitting front row at Fashion Weeks all over the world to working hand in hand with Tony Bianco, the jealousy is never ending and she is very deserving of it all. If you have been living under a rock for the past few years, Geneva is the DIY Queen of all the DIY land and her blog provides tutorial after tutorial for readers to attempt themselves at home. I’ve wanted to try one of her projects for awhile but since I wouldn’t even know how to turn a sewing machine on I opted for a very simple one! I am a sucker for jewelry stands so I thought I would give her DIY Porcelain Jewelry Stand a go.


What you need:
Three different sized porcelain plates. I didn’t want the stand to be too big so I used two small plates that were nearly the same size for the bottom and middle level and a saucer for the top.
Two porcelain egg cups
Cotton bud
Geneva used gorgeous matching blue and white porcelain but I wanted to give mine a vintage twist so I used pastel colours and mismatching plates.

How to:
1. Start by putting some superglue on the cotton bud and generously paint the top edge of the egg cup with the glue.
2. Turn the egg cup upside down so the glued side is facing down and carefully press it onto the middle of the biggest plate.
3. Putting more glue on the cotton bud, paint the edges of egg cup base, which is now facing you.
4. Press the next biggest plate onto the egg cup.
5. Repeat the earlier steps of spreading glue onto the top edge of the egg cup and press it onto the middle of the second biggest plate.

6. Add glue to the top of the egg cup like you did before and place the saucer on top, completing the porcelain stack.
7. Leave it to dry overnight before filling it up with your pretty jewels.
What do I use my jewelry stand for? My Michael Kors watch, Pandora charm bracellet and some of my most loved rings. It really is a simple but gorgeous little project so give it a go!

Little Paper Hearts xx


Monday nights.

First blog post.. I feel like I’m welcoming a friend of a friend into my home and I’m doing the awkward shuffle, not knowing whether to shake hands or hug. Do you be all formal ’cause it’s your first meeting and you’re technically strangers or hug it out like old pals cause you feel like you already know them. I’m feeling friendly so I’m going to go with the good old bear hug today & get right into it.

My name is Caitlin and I’m a 22 year old recent graduate with a degree in Public Relations majoring in Communications Studies. I live on the sometimes sunny Sunshine Coast with my man friend (that doesn’t sound as cute as it did in my head) and two roommates. I wish I could of said chocolate Labrador puppy instead of roommates but we can’t be too picky, can we? I love living by the ocean, chai lattes, New Girl, reading travel blogs & discovering new tea’s. I am currently working in hospitality & realised I can’t just sit back and wait for the ‘perfect’ job to land in my lap. So I recently decided to put the real-life job search on hold, follow my dreams, go out on a whim and open my own online vintage store, Little Paper Hearts.

I plan on using this blog to provide readers & LPH followers with a more one-on-one approach. I am going to share behind the scenes shots of LPH photoshoots as well as post about all of my favourite things in the world; the interesting places I visit, things and people that inspire me, DIY tutorials and fashion trends. I want to have a place to talk about my passions and get all of the crazy out of my head. I mean, whaaaat? I mean, all of the cute rainbows out of my head? Honestly though, I really just want a way to better connect with you all. I’m from Gen Y, what do you expect.

On a serious note, I am really excited to start this journey and share it all with you. I really appreciate and encourage any feedback you wish to leave, which can be done through comments on this blog, an email to me at caitlin(at)littlepaperhearts.com or through the LPH Facebook page, which you can access here. Suggestions on new tea’s also encouraged and accepted.

Thank you for reading!

Lots of love,

Little Paper Hearts x