Before I made these jewelry holders, all of my jewelry was kept in a bathroom drawer. There was no organization whatsoever and my necklaces were constantly getting tangled. I didn’t think much of it and really didn’t care until one of my handmade necklaces broke into a ton of little pieces because it was too tangled to be set free. That is when I decided it was time to do something about this dark whole in my drawer. I came up with this idea when I had left over wood from another project (pst…teepee coming soon!)
- Wood (cut to 18″)
- Grey stain
- White paint
- Paper towel
- Command Strips
The wood I used is 1″ x 2″ x 18″. I started by sanding down the wood.
Next, I applied the stain. I used my favorite, Minwax Classic Gray stain. I put three coats on these pieces of wood. Let it dry at least 1 hour in between coats. To apply just use a sponge or paper towel.
I wanted to give my wood a bit of a lighter look so I added some white paint to it. I just used cheap acrylic paint that I had on hand to do this. Using a paint brush just stroke the paint on randomly until you have the coverage you want.
Then get the paint brush wet and go over the paint to blend it into the wood.
Finally, wipe off excess water and paint. You can sand it a bit if you put too much white paint on.
The finished look is distressed and nautical. It looks like driftwood to me and I absolutely love it. If this whole process seems familiar to you, that is because I used some of these same techniques to do my dining table.
To turn these pieces of wood into jewelry holders, all you need to do is add hooks! The spacing of the hooks is entirely up to you. I went off of how much jewelry I had and how I wanted it to hang. I put 12 hooks in the piece I wanted to hang long necklaces. For bracelets, I spaced the hooks out farther so that the bracelets wouldn’t overlap. I used 3 packs of these hooks in total. I originally wanted to do four pieces of wood but a fourth wouldn’t fit in my wall space to where I could reach and I didn’t want my jewelry near the bathroom floor. If needed, more pieces of wood can be added. That’s what I love about this DIY!
Have you ever made your own jewelry holder?