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. goo.gl/gxYeZ5

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!

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  1. love this diy! great job!!

    here is mine today : http://helloscarlettblog.com/2013/11/04/photography-backdrop-stand-diy/.

    see you around. 🙂

    ~e~

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  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 […]

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  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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