I have always loved the feeling of making something with my own two hands. Do-it-yourself projects are the perfect way to get a little dirty, express your creativity, and make something totally original – all within a reasonable budget. About a couple months ago, I decided that my current wire jewelry organizer just wasn’t working for me (functionally or ascetically). I searched retail websites and planned to make a purchase, but nothing available at the time really struck me as “the jewelry organizer for me.” Silly as that may sound, I do like a good purchase that inspires – especially when it comes to organizational and home decor pieces. (Am I right?!)
Having no luck shopping around, I started perusing Pinterest for DIY jewelry organizer ideas. I found zillions of unique options, ideas, how-to’s and more. Starting to feel more inspired, I decided to embark on my first “serious” DIY project. Yes, I have painted, used tools, and done similar crafty projects before. But, I wanted this piece to be especially great as it would display a lot of my jewelry in an organized and ascetically pleasing fashion if done well. (Thankfully, it all worked out as planned.)
After a bit of planning, I got right down to it. I headed to my local Goodwill and found the perfect wood piece to begin my DIY project. The former mail/keys/calendar organizer I purchased was complete with cork board and hooks for a tiny price tag of about $3 USD. Score! Next, I purchased a grey-ish wood stain, paintbrushes, fabric and glue from Michael’s craft store. After I arrived home with all my parts and pieces, I put a lot of thought and planning into what would work where, what to do first, and how to complete the piece.
After a few days of work – two evenings spent painting, another spent gluing in fabric and foam, and the final evening spent, well, finalizing the piece – my DIY jewelry organizer was complete! I am proud of my creation, partly because I created it, but also because it’s functional and works beautifully for what I needed in a jewelry organizer. This was a fun project to work on, and the end result was absolutely worth the small amount of time and money put into this piece.
I definitely recommend taking on a DIY project if you never have before, as this was an enjoyable, stress-free experience. The most rewarding aspect is that I now have a beautiful, functional jewelry organizer that is totally unique and was relatively inexpensive, too.
Let me know what you think or if you’ve completed a similar DIY project in the comments below!
It’s time to get crafty y’all.