Sunday, December 18, 2011

DIY Necklace Holder

Hi friends! Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend gearing up for Christmas and enjoying the holiday season. I want to share a simple project with you today that is quick (took us less than fifteen minutes!), inexpensive, and super practical. For a long time I've needed an effective way to display necklaces; especially since you only see above about 1/8 of the ones I own...the others are in a giant tangled wad. Even if you don't have a Moet chill box (we were given one as a gift and thought it was too pretty to throw out), any large cylinder shape should work for this. At one time I even contemplated using a fabric covered paper towel roll. The cork isn't necessary either, we just thought it added to the base.

We kind of made the rules as we went, and Zach amazed me with his craftiness, but I did my best to capture the simple steps for you. Went something like this:

We found a lamp base at Lowe's that was....wait for it....FREE! It's normally $5 but the packaging was opened a little and someone had written "no charge -Joe" on it in Sharpie. Gee thanks, Joe.
the capsule, waiting to be repurposed
Zach grabbed his drill and drilled a small hole all the way through the cork
We found a gold brass float rod in the plumbing section of Lowe's ($1.60) and using pliers, Zach twisted the rod all the way through the cork, with a little coming out the bottom
He pushed the rod through the hole in the lamp base...
and secured it on the bottom with a nut and washer
Then he measured the length of the capsule....
and drilled a hole, the same size as the one he put in the cork, in the center
 He twisted the rod into the capsule hole until it was nice and secure....
and viola! A masterpiece. Zach also took the cork wire and wrapped it around the top of the rod. Added the perfect touch. I'm a little biased, but I think it looks lovely and French-esque.

20 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous. A wonderful creation by the two of you. Mimi xx

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  2. So cute and expensive-looking! What a great way to repurpose!

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  3. i love this project! how creative!! :) p.s. ...thanks for following...i'm following you back! -- Hilary

    http://daydreambeliever-hilary.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow what a unique piece! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

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  5. This is awesome. I'm always looking for new and inventive ways to display my jewelry. Such a thrifty project and I like the way you used what you already had. Great tutorial too:-)

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  6. This is awesome guys, brilliant! I love that you re-purposed -- what a beautiful masterpiece!

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  7. Clever clever clever! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  8. You Two are quite a team..so creative. I am so glad that your husband shares your excitement in creating!! This is a darling necklace holder. Thanks for being a follower on my blog too. Can't wait to see what the two of you create next. Merry Christmas Hugs

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  9. Such a smart recycle! I'd love for you to stop by and share this over at Etcetorize. Linky party is open now: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2011/12/make-it-great-monday_18.html ~

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  10. what a great idea! that box is really snazzy..did not know that, and love how you were able to use it in this way.

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  11. wow, so cute! i love that! so creative!

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  12. Another thing you can use for base and rod is the spindle that comes with blank cds and dvds. Then for the horizontal part that holds the jewelery, you can cut a length of pvc pipe (or a heavyweight cardboard tube) and drill a hole for the spindle. I'm pretty sure you can spray paint it any color you like.

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  13. This is awesome! I have some jewelry organization ideas in mind too. My jewelry is jammed in a too small jewlery box.

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  14. What a fun way to store your necklaces!! I would love it if you shared this is my new party!
    http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-party-with-blonde-features.html

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  15. Brittany-

    That is a practical and amazing display! If you only saw my tangled hot mess that is my jewels...

    So, to spread the genius of this project...I will be featuring you next week.

    Thanks for sharing @ Creative Juice!

    Have a lovely holiday,
    Nicolette

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  16. Wow, that's a pretty crafty and beautiful idea you came up with for jewelry. Thanks for showing how to do it. Most of my jewerly are in a wad like yours. So I'll put this on my hubbies to do list. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best and happy holidays!

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  17. Love this, I want to make some for the craft shows. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time's weekly fri-monday linky. Happy New Year's Eve.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi, Brittany. You are so creative and your necklace holder is gorgeous! I have one of those champagne tins, but wish I had saved the bottle topper!! Thank you for the idea. I'll make one eventually.

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