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.
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!