November 4, 2013

DIY- Jewelry Tray

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Over the years I have accumulated quite the collection of costume jewelry, and I have always struggled with how to organize it. Usually, if it is not right in front of me, I will forget what pieces I have, and things tend to get pushed to the back. Since I wear a lot of black, I rely on accessories to jazz up my outfits.

I don’t have any before pictures from this project as I completed it a few weeks ago, but I started with a plain wooden tray that I bought on sale from Target’s Threshold collection. They don’t have the same one any more, but there are some similar ones on the website.

Studs and grommets are seen everywhere on clothes and accessories, but I wanted to find new ways to incorporate them into designs. You can buy packages in bulk on Amazon.

I mixed white and yellow ochre acrylic paint to get a nice creamy color, and gave the tray three coats of paint until none of the wood was showing through. I used a hot glue gun to secure the grommets in half inch spaces all the way around the perimeter of the tray.

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To hold my stud earrings, I use Anthropologie’s ceramic egg crates. Now that my earrings are organized, I am on the hunt for a way to keep my necklaces both organized and visible. Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!


Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. love this diy! great job!!

    here is mine today :

    see you around. πŸ™‚


  2. […] posts, I have recently managed to get my jewelry organized, after years of tangled necklaces and lost earrings. Now, I am moving on to my large baskets and plastic bins full of crafting supplies. One great way […]

  3. […] leftover grommets from my jewelry tray, I hot glued the studs onto the back of a transparent cell phone case that my mother found in a […]


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