DIY Jewelry Shelf

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I will admit I’m not the craftiest or most creative person in the world.  My mom’s an amazing artist and can make just about anything, but those creative “genes” seemed to bypass me and went straight to my brothers.  Needless to say, I found myself in a bit of a pickle when my best friend decided we should give each other DIY Christmas gifts this year.  Of course, I went right to Pinterest to find some inspiration.  I found this amazing idea to make a DIY Jewelry Shelf out of an Ikea cutlery rack from The DIY Mommy and thought it would be the perfect gift for my jewelry loving BFF. You can follow her instructions at the link above or check out mine here – I made a couple of little changes when I made mine!

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What you will need: 

  • Cutlery tray (I used the Rationell tray from Ikea)
  • Spray paint
  • Contact paper (found at dollar store)
  • Decorative knobs (found at Target)
  • Picture hanging kit (found at dollar store)

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Directions:

1.  Start off by spray painting the tray and hooks you will be using with your choice of colour.  I used a couple of coats to make sure the colour was perfectly applied and even.  Leave to dry.

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2. Measure and cut sheets of contact paper to fit in each of the compartments.  Contact paper is so easy to work with – peel of the backing and stick it right on to the wood – and you can find many pretty styles to suit the look you’re going for!

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3.  Time to add the “hangers.”  I used pretty knobs in the slimmer compartments to loop necklaces around, attaching them with a glue gun.  I then screwed the eye hooks into the square compartment for earrings, and attached the other hooks along the bottom so that longer necklaces could hang off when the shelf is on the wall.

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There you have it – an easy, inexpensive DIY jewelry shelf.  You can play around with the colours you use to make it your own and create the perfect fit for your decor.

How do you store and display your jewelry?

About 

Dee Thomson is a Canadian beauty blogger with a passion for sparkly things and making the world a little prettier with her corner of the internet.

Dee Thomson is a Canadian beauty blogger with a passion for sparkly things and making the world a little prettier with her corner of the internet.

18 Comments

  1. Jenn erin

    January 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Such a neat idea! It’s different from the typical DIY shelves I’ve seen before. I really like this one as it’s neat and simple!

  2. Melinda Jana

    February 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    this is such a cool DIY project. Looks like I know what I am possibly doing this winter… if I get around to it =)

  3. Judy Cowan

    February 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    What a great DIY project. May have to pin this to make some for Christmas next year.

  4. annet

    February 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I love this so much! I’m going to do this soon with my eldest grand daughter!

    thanks

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  5. Victoria Ess

    February 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    This is gorgeous! I did something sort of similar with a corkboard, but yours is nicer!

  6. MaryB

    February 11, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Great DIY project. Thanks for the idea.

  7. Amy Livesay Hart

    February 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Wow, what a great idea! I love it. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. Megan Russell

    February 13, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    This is an awesome idea! My current jewelry box is full and hanging necklaces are difficult in it to begin with.

  9. Mary Buchenthal Brandis

    February 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

    What a great idea. My necklaces are always getting tangled. This would work out.

  10. Jens Ken Lundstrom

    February 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    So beautiful !I like this shell!
    Have a nice week!

  11. Iulia Zwicker

    February 21, 2014 at 2:19 am

    That’s pretty awesome….my jewelry is in one of those ugly hanger things in my closet lol…I really need to change that. I found something on Pinterest that I want hubby to make for me haha….birthday present maybe?

  12. MrDisco3

    February 26, 2014 at 3:50 am

    that’s a really neat presentation box

  13. Holly

    March 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

    This is a really cute idea! Right now I just have my stuff in a jewelry box, but I hate leaving necklaces in there, as they get tangled easily. Something like this would definitely solve that issue.

  14. Wanda Tracey

    March 21, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love what you did to this presentation box.The hooks are perfectly cute too and really accentuate the box.I think it’s charming and presents the jewelry in a beautiful way.

  15. Linda Klages

    April 29, 2014 at 10:56 am

    great idea

  16. Yuen Ch

    June 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love this DIY idea!

  17. Karen H

    June 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    This is a fabulous and meaningful gift as it came from the heart

  18. Amy Lovell

    July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    what a fantastic idea! Def gonna whip one up!

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