Here is my first DIY project for you. Re-purposing a wooden thread holder into a costume jewelry rack. Did you say “wow, just what I need”? Terrific! READ ON…
I hope you haven’t seen this before. I haven’t but hey, there are plenty of great ideas flying around the blog-o-sphere. I made one for myself about a year ago & now I am making one for my daughter and you!
My 12 year old LOVES to accessorize & has many tangled necklaces. This project will keep the strands untangled and visible. If you can see all your pieces you’ll wear a bigger variety of your collection. Before I made this rack I had to poke through my jewelry boxes to find a particular piece. This took time, so often I just forwent the accessorizing. No more with my handy dandy rack! Now everyday I can layer it on like Coco in a flash!
I daresay, this probably isn’t a true DIY as there is so little “do” required. You purchase a thread holder at Joanne’s or any craft/sewing shop.
Spray paint it your desired color. Or not, if you want to au natural wood look. I sprayed mine white.
After you’ve spray painted the thread holder front & back let it dry completely.
Then simply attach to the wall by drilling in some sturdy screws through the vertical wooden frame. You could even just set the rack upon two nails hammered in at an angle, but the rack would not be as sturdily affixed. The rack also has legs like a frame so can sit on a dresser. This option is good for short pieces like bracelets & rings.
I have mounted my rack inside my closet. My closet isn’t all that big. I’d call it a “step in” rather than a walk in closet ( you can step in but not walk around in it), but the thread holder is narrow so there is no problem with door clearance. Every time I open my closet door I can see my jewelry and grab the outfit defining piece instantly.
Hanging on my bauble rack are several pieces from my all time favorite costume jewelry designer & dearest of friends, Jill Fagin. Her company is Jillery. Isn’t she a clever girl? These lovely earrings although large feel like feathers in your ears. This is because Jill’s designs, which also include an extensive housewares collection, are all made from recycled aluminum. This metal is lightweight & never tarnishes.
Her creations are sold worldwide yet each piece is handmade in her studio/shop in Greenwich Village NYC. Here is my current favorite piece of Jillery. Can you find this necklace hanging on my rack?
I hope you found this simple project useful. Do let me know if you make one of these and how it turns out. What something do you use for something else?
** Kelly **