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DIY Jewelry Holder


I was looking for a solution to my mounds of jewelry laying around the bathroom counter. Sure, that’s what they make jewelry bags for, but my jewelry never seems to make it back into them – especially the pieces I wear the most. After an exhaustive search, I still hadn’t found my perfect solution, so I decided to make it.

I’m sure you’ve seen the tutorials on how to make your own cake stand out of a plate and a candle holder… but I thought I’d use the same concept on a smaller level… and stacked. I found these beautiful dessert plates at an antique store for about $1 each. I picked up the ones I could find with gold edges and details.

Not so much luck with finding suitable candle holders. I needed them to be skinny, but most of the time they ended up being votive holders that were too short. Somewhere along the way, I realized shot glasses turned upside-down would be the ideal solution.

Starting with the widest plate on bottom, glue the shot glass in the middle of the plate. Add a plate on top and so on. Let it dry overnight, and then start adding your jewelry on it.

I absolutely love it. It’s a life and time saver for me in the mornings. No more digging around to find my  pyramid studs or untangling my necklaces. I think if done with pretty plates, it would be a great gift idea too!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Brandi Theard

    So, I wish you would sell me this exact jewelry holder. I love and I know I will never have time to make it. Currently, my day to day jewelry is in a candy dish. Yep, a dish for candy.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Petite and Hungry

    it's so pretty!

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    April 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Ballz' Mom

    This is genius! So pretty and smart at the same time. 🙂

    April 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply Personalized Jewelry

    I found other jewelry organizers ideas too and the one that I have right now is exactly like that(not those pretty plates though. See my blog here, Persjewel

    March 29, 2015 at 11:56 am
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  • Reply Info site for Skagway Alaska Tours

    It is indeed so nice and such a unique idea. I do love to try to make one and put my stuffs on it. Thanks.

    February 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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