DIY Wednesday: Make a foam core jewelry bust

Today’s DIY project is a knockoff of a knockoff. I love all things second hand, including ideas.

The project was originally inspired by this jewelry display idea from the now defunct Blueprint magazine. A real bust will run you $100 or more.
Kate Pruitt, an artist who blogs at Design*Sponge came up with the brilliant idea of making a two-dimensional DIY jewelry bust from wood. Hers cost about $10 and required the use of an actual jigsaw.I used Kate’s template, posted here on Design*Sponge, and made one out of foam core board. Total cost: $1.

The complete foam core how-to and an easy template for making an easel are posted here.
Now I have a place to display my five-pound bib necklace.

Make a foam core jewelry bust