Make a small DIY jewelry holder you can display on your wall and easily grab-and-go in the morning. Personalize with any images you like!
Hi, it’s David from Cheltenham Road.
My friend Karla is a true TCM (Turner Classic Movies) addict. If it’s in black and white (and sometimes color) she is THERE!
One of the great benefits of having a home workshop is being able to do projects for friends! When my pal Karla asked me if I could make her a small jewelry holder that could hang on the wall for a quick grab-and-go in the morning, I was more than happy to help. Since she loves the glamour of old movies we thought we’d tie the two together.
This DIY jewelry holder turned out to be easy to make and pretty inexpensive – here is how we did it.
DIY Jewelry Holder
Gather These Supplies
- a wood plaque from Michaels
- 6 vintage glass knobs (ordered online from D Lawless Hardware)
- Hard Coat Mod Podge
- Matte Mod Podge (not pictured)
- Old movie poster print outs (we scanned a book Kara had)
- Foam brush
- Sand paper
- White paint
- Electric Drill with appropriate bit
- Craft Knife
Since just the edges of the plaque were going to show we gave them a light sanding, painted them white and set it aside to dry.
Circles are always tricky for me. I can never print on paper large enough, and it’s hard to get the perfect measurement. This time, after laying out the collage I just ran my finger along the edge of the plaque and cut out along the crease.
(no, my career as a hand model has not taken off like I’d hoped. Why do you ask?)
I cut the curve just a little bit bigger to give myself some wiggle room . . . because I can always trim away a little excess from my jewelry holder after the Mod Podge dries.
I used the Matte Mod Podge to assemble the collage and set it aside to dry thoroughly.
Figuring out where the knobs would go took some playing around. Karla, of course, wanted there to be room for jewelry to hang and be readily accessible but I wasn’t keen on putting a knob in Ingrid Bergman’s eye or something.
I used Hard Coat Mod Podge to give the collage a final seal – I wanted to make sure we had a nice sturdy surface – and let it dry.
- When you drill the holes for the knobs the drill bit will tear up some of the paper but no worries, the base of the knob will cover it up.
- We used scans of old movie posters but you could theme this to anything – comics, shoes, cameras – and of course any scrap paper would work too.
- We may find, down-the-line, that Karla needs some larger knobs (that sounds odd…..) for chunkier jewelry but that would be an easy swap.
- And finally, of course we used a round plaque but any shape that suited the room would be perfect.
- I run a busy Etsy shop full time but I’m always looking to make new tutorials and how-to projects so please visit my blog and check out some of the other ideas I’ve been puttering away on.