I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough jewelry displays and organizers in my room. I hate digging through drawers for an accessory and find it tangled and twisted under a spaghetti mess of other pieces. Can you relate or am I crazy? Anyhow, many of you have been requesting for room organization that you can make with stuff from home. Today, I will show you how to make these great displays using a candlestick as a base. This is such an easy yet functional DIY that will help clean out your jewelry drawer. Let’s get started, shall we?
First off, you are going to need a candleholder. I have a wooden one and a glass one. The wooden one was purchased from the local thrift shop for $2.00. The glass ones were from the local dollar store. You are looking for a candleholder that is tall enough to hold the jewelry you are going to hang.
Next, you are going to need either a wooden dowel or a paper towel roll. The dowel is most ideal because of this strength. Most craft stores and hardware stores sell these for under $5.00. The one that I got is 3/4″ in diameter. If you can’t get a wooden dowel, you can use a paper towel roll and insert a rolled up magazine for heft and strength. Now that’s crafting on a budget!
You also will need a hot glue gun or E6000 and paint and primer. A hot glue gun is great for a quick application, but for overall strength, you can’t beat E-6000. It takes some time for the E-6000 to dry, but when it does it’s quite a bit stronger and more durable then hot glue. For primer, if you plan on painting your display a bright color, pick a white primer. It will help your colors pop. If you are going to paint it a dark color, use a black primer to make the and color richer.
You also will need some vinyl fabric. I picked up this fabric from Joannes, but you can get the same kind at most fabric shops.
Let’s start with the wooden dowels method – making this is super easy. All you have to do is find the center of the dowel with a ruler and pen for to mark marking the center. Apply permanent glue to the center of the candle base. Use the center point you made on the dowel to help guide you on where to place the dowel onto the base. Let the glue set for 30 minutes to 1 hr. Once the paint cures, go over it with primer and paint.
Decorate with embellishments to add your own personal touch!
If you are making your display with a paper towel roll, I suggest you roll a magazine and insert it inside first. This will provide more durability and sturdiness to hold heavy jewlery. Now with the vinyl – measure out how much material you will need in to wrap around. Use your ruler for accurate lines and measurement. Cut out a rectangle and with a glue gun, glue the wrong side onto the paper roll. Wrap the the vinyl fully around the roll and glue the end seam.
Next, take the end of the roll you just wrapped and trace it onto the vinyl. Cut a set of end caps and then glue each one to each end. Lastly glue the vinyl roll onto the candlestick base.
I am so happy with how my jewelry stands turned out. I like both of them equally.