Tuesday, February 24, 2015

[Crafty Lady] $5 DIY Jewelry Display


I shared last week some inspiration for a jewelry display for my closet.  I wanted to do this as cheaply as possibly, so I tried to upcycle or use as many items as I had on hand.  


The Ikea Flang is a piece I've had since college. I used it back then to hang my necklaces from, and continued to do so, until we moved into this house and I put it in Ashlynn's room for her headbands.  I thought about painting it, but instead used some of the left over gift wrap I had from the girls' Ikea Latt Table makeover.   I unscrewed the knobs and used spray adhesive to adhere the gift wrap.  I popped the screws through the paper and put the knobs back on.  I have considered painting the knobs gold or even black, but might just leave them.  


Especially since they match the silver jewelry tree, I picked up from Target for $5.98 on clearance.  They had a handful of them on an end cap and they were originally $19.99, and had been marked down 30%.  Since there was so many, I assumed they'd be marked down again, a few weeks later were, 70%.  Target stalking pays!

Oh, and yes, that's a ten+ year old bottle of my husband's Curve cologne.  It's a bit sentimental, the scent, not the bottle, so while it's not used, I like the memories it creates.  

Moving on, the display frame!  I originally thought I would get a shadowbox frame, but when the prices were close to $30 or more, I decided to pass.  I had also thought about creating my own peg board and customizing it to fit my needs, like this, but I really didn't want something giant on the wall.  It's just my space to get ready, not a showroom. So I grabbed a wooden tray, from the wood crafts section by Artminds (can't find it on the website) for just under $5.  It's extremely lightweight, and a bit cheap (obviously), but completely serves it purpose.  


I painted the handles and sides black, and then used spray adhesive for the Rifle Paper Co gift wrap.  I did a top coat of Mod Podge because I thought about giving it to the girls to use with their table as a serving tray.  Yeah, greedy mommy, I'm keeping it for myself.  I hot glued two picture hooks to the back, since all the screws I had were too long for it. I just used some clear push pins to hang the necklaces.   And the handles hanging vertically allow my to place my wide bangles for display too.


I'm sure I'll keep moving things around, or find new homes for some of the items in my jewelry box, so I stop forgetting I own certain pieces.   Nothing like a pretty and CHEAP DIY!










15 comments:

  1. I love this so much, it's so pretty! I've been contemplating doing something similar in my closet where I keep all of my jewelry.

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  2. so so crafty. and so so incredibly cute! i love it all. such a fun way to store jewels. i'm loving that paper!!

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  3. Thanks! It's totally unnecessary, but organization makes me happy, not to mention it just looks pretty. Definitely gets me looking at my jewelry a bit more since I usually skip it when it's boxed up and hidden.

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  4. Seriously, took under an hour, and that was with watching/feeding children!

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  5. cute! i love the rifle paper and co wrapping paper! i have a similar jewelry tree that i use but it's pretty full! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. I love it! Great job re purposing what you already have. The addition of the paper is really fun! I found the deep shadow box type frame I used to make my earring display at Home Goods - did you check a place like that for one?

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  7. So pretty, it's so nice to have an attractive and nicely organized space. Looks great, and awesome find on the jewelry tree!! :)

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  8. So pretty. I love the rifle paper print and how you're using throughout the house!! Maybe I should get some spray adhesive because my first go with just modge podge was embarrassing- at least it was just on Ellie's tray on her easel!!

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  9. I hadn't looked at Home Goods, but I was looking there at their corkboard/memory boards/chalkboards and most were just too big for the space.

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  10. Yeah, the only problem with the tree is that it's really not that tall. Most of my necklaces drop the full length unless on the highest. So I only put a few simpler ones up and left the chunkier ones for knobs and statement for the display tray.

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  11. yeah, it's definitely not the easiest to work with... i feel like I need to google a youtube tutorial, but I definitely found a few techniques to make it a bit better. The problem is for something like your easel, you'd still need the protective coating on the paper, although they do make spray acryllic sealer, which I used on the chairs too.

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  12. I LOVE this! I can't believe that you did it so cheaply and it looks amazing! I need to do something like this. While I don't have a walk in closet to do it in, I might be able to do something like it in the bathroom. Currently I have my necklaces hanging on nails in the wall and it just isn't cutting it.

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  13. Yeah. I think that is where I messed up. I was probably in too much of a hurry to get it done and i rushed it.

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  14. Oh my gosh, I love it!! So simple, so cheap but SO CUTE?! Sign me up for little DIY's like this!

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  15. Thanks Courtney! I love when paint and paper can make a huge difference with something. Best DIYs!

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