As the new year begins, there is a sudden urge to organize and de-clutter our lives. I usually try to pick one area of my house that really needs it and try to focus on that. Sometimes it’s something really simple and easy as the towel closet or the kids art drawer. This time I decided I needed to tackle my necklace and my daughters (ever growing) necklaces. I came up with this stunning wood necklace holder.
I actually don’t wear very many necklaces, but my 2 1/2 year old LOVES wearing them. She will walk around the house wearing all of the ones she ones. But, they usually end up in a tangle in her drawer and are a pain to detangle. So I decided that we both needed a solution for our necklaces that we could share. I wanted something that she could reach herself. So I came up with this wood one that we both share in my room. She loves that she can hang them up and take them off when she wants to.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY necklace holder:
- 2 – 3/8″ Dowel
- Wood Beads (optional)
- White Paint
- Metallic Paint – I used rose gold
- 1.25″ Wood Cube
- Piece of Plywood
- Wood Glue
- Wood Stain
- Multi – Purpose Sealer
First you want to drill a hole inside the center of each cube. It needs to be the size of the dowel that your going to put inside it.
If you want to add the balls at the end, then while your drilling the cubes, using the same drill bit and drill in just a little into the balls. Then paint your balls. If you want to, paint your cube white or color of choice.
And paint the sides an accent color. I chose to do rose copper metallic. As for the dowels, I chose to stain them a dark walnut color. If you stain them, make sure to seal them with a sealer. Now for the wood plywood. Cut to desired length and width – I chose 16″ by 3″. I also stained it and then assembled all the pieces. Sorry I forgot to take pictures at this part. But I basically glued the cubes with wood glue on the spot I wanted them. I then used clamps to hold them in place. Through the back of the plywood, I doubled secured the cubes onto the plywood with screws.
Then I simply placed the stained dowels into the holes of the cube. I then glued the balls onto the end using a little wood glue. To place it securely on the wall, I found a stud and screwed into the wall under the top cube and above the bottom cube.
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.