Monday, August 11, 2014

57 DIY Bracelet Display

With all of the work we have been doing on the garage lately, I have been itching to do something small.  You know, those quick and easy craft projects that give you a sense of immediate excitement and satisfaction?  The kind of project that doesn't take a ton of thought or a major hit to the pocketbook?  Well, I am celebrating and feeling that sense of organizational excitement I was seeking, because I recently whipped up the sweetest little $2 project.


Until now, my bracelets have been living in little dishes here and there.  And while it kept the clutter under control, I wasn't a fan of not knowing where my favorite bracelets were buried at any given time.  So I got crafty.


Because I was able to use many items I already had at home, I only had to spend $2 at our local craft store.  $.99 for a 7/16" dowel and $.99 for an unfinished 3"x5" round wood plaque.  Additionally I used a piece of scrap fabric, a paper towel roll, Mod Podge, wood glue, stain, a drill and saw.

I started by staining the plaque and dowel with some dark walnut stain leftover from previous projects.  Once it was dry, we drilled a hole in the center of the plaque slightly smaller than the size of the dowel.


Next, I used the Mod Podge to affix the fabric I that wrapped around the paper towel roll.  I simply tucked the excess fabric inside on each end.


Using wood glue, I placed the dowel into the base of the plaque. 


Once the glue dried, I very lightly sanded everything down and used a small craft brush to touch up stain.  {Looking back, I should have sanded the plaque prior to staining}.

Using an x-acto knife, I created a small slit into the bottom of the fabric wrapped roll to create a hole.


I then placed a dab of hot glue on the top of the dowel and attached the fabric wrapped roll onto the base.  I added a few more tiny drops of hot glue where the roll and dowel met for added stability.


All done!


And here is is all loaded up!


So for a total of $2 and a little bit of happy crafting time, I was able to create a fun new addition to my dresser! 


I am pleasantly surprised with how stable this little gem is.  Each side can hold my bracelets with no tipping or wobbling issues.


Of course, now you can expect to see me sporting wrist bangles much more frequently since I can simply see what I have each morning.  And I say cheers to upcycling paper towel rolls!

Do you love jewelry displays as much as I do?  Are you smiling big because you upcycled an everyday item for organizing or crafted up some happy storage recently?


57 comments:

  1. Very cute! You make crafting look so easy!

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    1. So easy that even I would be able to do this :)
      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. This is a lovely DIY project Jen! Thanks again for all these lovely inspirations :)

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  3. Super cute. I saw this on Pinterest, but wasn't sure how it would hold up to the weight of the bangles. I ended up purchasing the three tier one Megan has.

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    1. I'm still happy with my purchased one, but this is just awesome Jen! Great idea and so cute!

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  4. You have the best ideas, Jen! Looks great.

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  5. Super cute and simple idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Its perfect!!! Can you give some info on the jewelry organizer that's in the background of the pic?

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    1. Hi Hannah!

      It is a corkboard and pushpins to hold my necklaces. You can see it in more detail here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-little-love-for-coral-and-closet.html

      xoxo!

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  7. I love this! Such a creative way to display and organize your bracelets! Just beautiful.

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  8. I did something similar with a glass candle holder as the base recently that I'm planning on sharing on my blog! Great minds think alike right?

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  9. Wow! Brilliant! And super pretty!

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  10. I've never purchased/made one of these because I think it'd drive me nuts to have to remove some of the outer bracelets to get at the inner ones!

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  11. What a clever and cute idea! Love it!

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  12. I love this. Recently I used old toilet paper tubes to create a pencil caddy. http://bit.ly/1swcf7w
    I love when you can reuse stuff! I will be making this as soon as I finish a role of paper towels!

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  13. That is so cute and a great way to organize bracelets. They are one of the hardest things to store in a jewelry box too.

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  14. Jen, I love your projects and your Blog has become MY happy place. This is a great little bracelet display. I also love how you wrote "I covered the roll" and "I stained the base" but "We drilled the hole" LOL! :)

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    1. Haha, I suppose the drilling was all him! :) I swear I will learn how to use power tools one day but until then, team effort all the way!

      xoxo!

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  15. This is beyond genius and adorable!!! I'm making one this weekend!

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  16. It looks lovely, but is it a bit of hassle to get at a bracelet that's in the middle? I imagine you'd have to take everything else off and then put it back on, which I know would definitely make me less inclined to use it.

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    1. I find that it is worth it because now I can actually see what I own and make use of the pieces. Another way to avoid the issue may be to put all of the bracelets with a clasp towards the center and the non-clasping versions on the ends.

      xoxo!

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  17. Such a great idea! It turned out fabulous!!

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  18. this is fabulous! i need to make this :)

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    1. Totally agree! With my wife and my two daughters I need to make this, now!

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  19. This is wonderful!! And so cheap!! I love jewelry organization and I might have to try this one!!

    xo, Taylor

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  20. This is such a great project!! I would have never guessed that it was made with a paper towel roll!

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  21. So cute and useful. you really do make craft look easy but i'm sure it took a lot of work. great job with the outcome. loved it.
    Rita x

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  22. Fantastic idea... if only i wore bracelets id be out collecting items right away. Well done (PS. i love your bracelet collection)

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  23. This looks lovely and so easy to make!

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  24. This is definitely a "you'll never guess what this is made of" project. Awesome.

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  25. Wow it is a very good idea and I will do it by myself.
    xoxo
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  26. Love it! No one would ever know it is a paper towel roll. I love DIY projects that don't look DIY. This looks like something you would have purchased. I love the stripes!

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  27. I like the necklaces in the background. If you don't mind me askig, where do you shop for your necklaces?

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    1. Thank you Kay!

      I really try to mix up where I purchase jewelry to give myself a good variety. I would say my tops are Fossil, Etsy, J Crew Factory, H&M and the Towne & Reese.

      xoxo!

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  28. Super cute! Here's a DIY jewelry I case I made a while back that cost nothing at all :) http://inkalypse.blogspot.com/2014/03/diy-jewelry-case.html

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  29. this is what i've been looking for since my bracelets are a bit messy and just lying around my drawer. haha thank you! xx

    http://nerdoftheboulevard.blogspot.com

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  30. I love this! So easy and you can choose any fabric you want.

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  31. Oh girl! I love this! It is so pretty! I have always loved jewelry displays and yours just take the cake!

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  32. I have plenty of paper towel rolls in the cabinet. I will definitely be doing this.

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  33. Absolutely love this, Jen!!! Gonna have to make one myself!

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  34. Great idea! Love your tassel bracelets Jen, where did you get them?

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    1. Hi Cathy! They are from Wrist Soiree. It doesn't appear her website is up, but you can follow her on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WristSoiree

      xoxo!

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  35. oh wow! what cool idea! I love it!

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  36. Just wondering if the drilled hole was slightly "bigger" or "smaller" than the dowel? you say smaller in the directions but then how would the dowel fit in the hole? thanks for the directions and great photos.

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    1. It was a smidge smaller {like almost the same size}, just enough to make the fit super tight and sturdy. The dowel was twisted in with a small amount of force.

      xoxo!

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  37. OK, totally doing this. Perfect timing because we just finished our closet reno and I need something to display my jewelry!
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  38. I wonder if you stuffed the paper towel roll with something (like newspaper maybe) if it would be a little sturdier?

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  39. such a creative idea! I have a hard time finding my bracelets too! this is such an inspiration! thanks!

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  40. Hi. I absolutely love this & want to make this. What is the height of the dowel you cut it down to?

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