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DIY Project: Jewelry Holders


Both Ricks and I like to see all our options when getting dressed, so we looked for jewelry storage options that would store as well as display our jewelry. Ricks happened to have three wire cubes that she wasn’t using, and instead of letting them go to waste, she repurposed them to hold jewelry.

Wire racks repurposed into jewelry! And this totally works in my favor as well since my awesome roomie has a more diverse jewelry collection. Now I can see what I might want to borrow :)

Wire racks repurposed into jewelry storage…love! And this totally works in my favor as well since my awesome roomie has a more diverse jewelry collection. Now I can see what I might want to borrow 🙂

Trusty google led me to a post about how to make jewelry storage out of a quilting hoop. I loved the outcome, so I adapted the project to fit my needs.

Items I Used:

  • 14inch wood hoop ($1.99 at Michaels)
  • Spray paint ($3.87 at Home Depot. There is a lot left over, so we’ll use it for something else)
  • Fabric ($2.97  for 1/2 a yard at Wal-Mart)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Quilter’s T pins ($4.21 for 60 at Home Depot)
Photo Dec 04, 8 56 09 AM

Supplies used for the project

Steps toward awesomeness:

  1. Spray paint the wooden hoop and allow it to dry. (Note: the post I adapted this from used a quilting hoop. I decided against that because it cost 16.99 and I was going for cheap. I figured if it didn’t work, I’d try again with the other hoop)
  2. Loosen the outer ring and slip the fabric through. I doubled the fabric, because I wanted a stronger hold, but this is probably not absolutely necessary. (Note: In the original post, the DIY’er used needle point cloth)
  3. When you’ve pulled the fabric as tight as you’d like, cut the excess. I left enough fabric to hot glue to the back of the wood hoop
  4. I use T pins to hang my earrings from, but it also works if you simply want to stick them in the fabric.
  5. Step back and enjoy your creation!
Finished product!

Finished product!

Including the dry time for the spray paint, this project took less than two hours to complete and cost less than $10 to make. I had shadow boxes that I was going to give to goodwill, but I repurposed them to hold sunglasses, stud earrings, and bracelets.

If you try either of these, please send us pics and tell us how you modified it to suit your needs. Our email address is on the contact page.

Until next time,


Author: A. Reese

UMBC Assistant Professor. Black Feminist. Food justice advocate and researcher. Lover of color, ruffles, stripes, and pockets. Your kids' flyest professor.

3 thoughts on “DIY Project: Jewelry Holders

  1. Those are nice!!!!!


  2. Thank you!! I was looking for a way to turn a piece of canvas into jewelry storage but didn’t know what do to with earring storage. Tea Pins!! Perfect!!! And Lace for studs!


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