Via the request of @Aquafloriana today I’m going to show you how to make a really cute jewelry holder that is not only easy to make and customize to your needs, but also VERY affordable!
- Thicker Molding Of Your Choice
- About 1″ Thick Molding Of Your Choice
- You could also use an old frame instead of the two above, but that’s what I had on hand.
- Craft Netting (or Chicken Wire)
- Drawer Knobs (how many ever depending on the size of your needs)
- Cup Hooks
- Staple Gun
- Spray Paint
- Hanging Method
Creating a Frame:
If you are buying or have an old frame you’re going to use, you can skip this section. You can probably find some good deals at a thrift store if you don’t have molding or an old large frame on hand.
- If you are creating a frame instead of using an old one, first place the thicker molding in the table saw so that the edge is lined up with the groove and the angle is set to 45° on the right side of the saw.
- Make your cut.
- Measure how long you are making the frame and make a mark for the next cut.
- Move the 45° to your left and make that cut, placing the mark you made right beneath the blade.
- Make the smaller side in the same way and then nail together.
- Continue doing this all the way around.
- Now you can see the front of the jewelry holder.
- Just that frame by itself is too flat to hang the earrings without scraping the wall, so we’re going to add a 1″ molding all the way around as well to add depth. First mark where you need to cut.
- Cut this molding in the same way, except instead of laying flat, stand up on it’s side with the front of the molding facing you.
- After you’ve cut your first piece, make sure it’s the right length and nail it.
- Continue cutting the rest of the pieces and attaching in the same way.
- Now you have your frame done!
- Next roll out the netting over the frame and cut to the general length of the frame. Set this aside for now.
- Measure the length of the frame and make marks evenly for the knobs. The lengths will vary depending on the size of your frame and how many knobs you’re using.
- Pre-drill the holes for the knobs.
- Attach all of your knobs.
- Get out your cup hooks! These are going to be for bracelets and rings.
- Measure out in the same way as the knobs and pre-drill these as well (you don’t have to though, you can just screw these in by hand if you prefer).
- Attach all of these in the right locations on the top of the frame.
- Get out your stapler and start stapling the netting to the back of the frame. Be sure to stretch it as tightly as you can so the earrings will be easy to hang.
- Staple in the corners, around the outside, and around the inside close to the opening.
- Staple like crazy all the way around until it’s completely attached. Don’t worry about the color of anything for now, it’ll all be painted the same color.
- Cut off the excess netting.
- Spray paint the entire jewelry holder the color of your choice. You may need more than one coat, and don’t forget to get into the creases of the knobs and moldings.
- Hang it up and go shopping cause you’ll have lots of extra room now! I’ll be showing you how to do this particular hanging method with ribbon and a drawer knob turned into a hook in a tutorial coming up really soon!
- The top hooks can be used for bracelets and rings. I don’t have a lot right now because I’ve never had a place to store them properly! But now I do.
- The center part is for your earrings. Make this as large as you need it to be. I actually wanted to make mine bigger for room to grow, but I didn’t have enough molding on hand.
- Finally, the bottom knobs are for your necklaces to hang down!
After this you’ll have so much room on your dresser because it’s all up on the wall and acts as an art piece as well! Your color choices, sizes, and everything can be completely customized to fit your needs and your jewelry collection.
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