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Some of my favorite home decor pieces come from repurposed items. I love giving things new uses or making them into something you otherwise never would have thought to do. For instance, who would have thought you could turn a stick into a jewelry holder? Oh you knew? You saw it on Pinterest. Well so did I! When I saw a pin of a jewelry holder using wooden sticks, I knew I had to recreate it and so the DIY jewelry holder for under $10 was crafted.
My mom has these bushes around her house that have the perfect branches for crafts. One day when they were doing yard work, I scooped up a few. I’ve made some other home decor DIYs with them that you can see here and here.
As for the price, you can get macrame cord for about $5, sandpaper even cheaper, the hooks for $3, and the sticks for free! I already had all of the materials except the hooks so this cost me only about $3 to make at the time. I always have extra sandpaper and some type of rope or cord laying around, which are things you should have on hand if you’re a crafter!
So, this DIY is pretty simple. Let’s jump into it.
How To Make A Jewelry Holder
Sand the sticks until they are nice and smooth. This is optional but I feel like they look a whole lot better sanded. It also gives a nice driftwood look is you want a beachy feel.
Screw in the hooks directly to the sticks. Make sure the hooks you use won’t get through the wood completely. My sticks were on the smaller size and the 7/8” hooks were just big enough. If I had the hooks bigger then it probably would have split the wood, which is not what you want.
Tie the rope or string onto the ends of the sticks. I used macrame rope that you can get at pretty much anywhere craft supplies are sold. You want to use string that is sturdy enough so that your jewelry doesn’t come crashing down in the middle of the night and scare the crap out of you.
I wrapped the rope around each end twice and then knotted it off and cut the excess rope off. For sizing, it’s going to depend on what your personal preference is and what type of jewelry you’re hanging.
Now to put your push pins or nails in the wall. I held my sticks up to see how I wanted them to hang together and then put the push pins in.
Optional step: Spray your sticks with scotchguard to waterproof them if you’re going to keep them in an area like a bathroom.
How To Organize Jewelry
When it comes to organizing your jewelry, you can do it a few different ways. You can organize by type, which is what I like to do. You can organize by color. You could even organize by brand or your favorites.
What I did was put all of my bracelets together, more dainty necklaces together, and then longer necklaces together. There are so many other ways you can organize jewelry but I think the best way is however you will find what you’re looking for faster and easier. As for earrings, that’s a whole other story. I plan to make an earring organizer very, very soon!
You should organize your jewelry every few months. Get rid of pieces you haven’t worn in 6 months to a year and clean your jewelry every so often. Organizing and cleaning jewelry can be overlooked but it’s important to do!
I love this DIY jewelry holder because it looks so cool and organized. A lot of jewelry holders only hold a few items or start to look cluttered quick. You can choose how many hooks you need depending on how much jewelry you have and you can even double up jewelry on hooks. If you find that you run out of space, just add more hooks or make a new stick! The best part about this jewelry holder though is the fact that you can make it for under $10 or less. That’s a win in my book.