I've tried multiple techniques for organizing earrings over the years, but dangling earrings tend to be more difficult to organize in an easy-to-manage way. Luckily, this simple DIY concrete earring tree does the trick and makes the perfect spot to hang several pairs of dangling earrings in a way that's easy to grab what I want and head out the door.
It happens every morning.
I pull on my shoes, search around for my keys, and realize I didn't put on my earrings yet. And as surely as I know that the bus is always running late, I know that I can't find the pair of earrings I want to wear.
Is it just me, or is jewelry one of the hardest things to keep organized??
Click through to see how I made this necklace and earring organizer!
Whenever I'm in need of new jewelry, I always turn to leather. It's one of those wonderful materials that's no mess, no fuss, AND the end result looks a million dollars. Now if that's not a crafter's dream, I don't know what is!
Since going back to work (after taking a year off for maternity leave), I felt like I could use some new necklaces to wear to the office, so I whipped up these pendants using leather scraps I found in my craft drawers. Want to make some of your own? Follow along below!
- Leather scraps in different patterns and colors
- Circle cookie cutters, one large and one small
- Leather punch
- Gold chain
- Gold lobster clasps
- Gold jump rings
- Jewelry pliers
Trace around a circle cookie cutter onto the back of your leather scraps. To make pendants like the ones pictured, you'll need:
- Two half circles in different colors
- One full circle with a smaller circle traced in the middle to create a donut shape
Cut out the shapes you traced in Step 1 with a pair of scissors.
Use your leather punch to make holes in each of the shapes as follows:
- The two half circles should have holes in each corner, plus one in the middle of the arch
- The donut should have a hole at the top and bottom
Use a pair of jump rings to fix the two half circles together.
Use your jewelry pliers to cut 3-4 short lengths of chain. Then attach them together with a jump ring to create a chain tassel. Repeat this step so you have 2 tassels.
Attach one tassel to your joined half circles, and attach the other to your donut shape.
Use jump rings to thread each pendant onto a length of gold chain.
Lastly, attach a jump ring to one end of your chain and a lobster clasp to the other end to finish your necklaces.
While we're talking leather, check out these DIY minimal earrings!
Raise your hand if you have trouble finding jewelry that you like! Modern and interesting jewelry at affordable prices can be such a unicorn, don't you think? Which is why jewelry is the perfect candidate for some good old DIY intervention!
I love rolling up my figurative sleeves to create unique, handmade accessories. My latest jewelry project is one you minimalists will love: DIY leather circle earrings.
I'll be the first to say that I adore those earring and necklace holders that are shaped like cacti or little porcelain animals. But they don't always hold a lot of jewelry, which means my vast collection of pendants ends up overflowing onto my dresser. So instead of using a whole bunch of little bowls that take up space, I thought I'd go down a different route and make myself a jewelry organizer that's hidden in plain sight. Best of all, I got a brand new piece of wall art to brighten up my walls in the process!
Want to know how to make your own piece of art that doubles as a jewelry organizer? Follow along below for the DIY.
- Wood shadow box frame
- Saw and sandpaper
- Primer and white paint
- Two small hinges
- A jewelry box clasp
- Patterned contact paper
- Hooks and/or small doorknobs
Remove the glass from your shadow box frame.
Give the frame and MDF a quick sand and a coat of primer, then paint both pieces white.
Attach the piece of MDF to the front of your shadow box frame with 2 small hinges so that it forms a door.
Add a jewelry box clasp on the opposite side to hold the door closed. Your cabinet is now complete!
Measure and cut out a piece of decorative contact paper that is the same size as the front of your cabinet, then stick it to the cabinet door.
Attach a few hooks and/or some decorative doorknobs to the inside of your cabinet so you have a spot to hang your jewelry. I chose to use three doorknobs, which I glued in place towards the top of the cabinet, but you can use small picture hooks instead if you prefer.
Once that's done, simply hang your pendants, close the door and no-one will be any the wiser that your new piece of art also doubles as your jewelry organizer!
On the hunt for a different type of jewelry organizer? Check out this mega roundup of over 40 great DIY ideas!
Every now and then we like to share a necklace tutorial over here at Curbly... and today is one of those days! This is no ordinary necklace tutorial though - this clay pendant tassel necklace is a bold, in-your-face statement piece that will surely garner compliments over and over again. And it's really quite easy to make! So let's get started.
When I was in high school, I was obsessed with stackable bracelets made out of leather, hemp and other cording materials. Since all things do make a comeback, I wanted to return to my roots and make a set of stackable knotted bracelets that weren't macrame. I didn't think it was possible, but I may actually be getting sick of macrame (I know, crazy!) but these simple infinity knotted bracelets were a welcome change! Make a set of simple knotted bracelets with any cording material and use a sliding knot to adjust it to your wrist size, and they're great for stacking on your wrist.
As you can probably guess, these infinity knots get their name because they look like an infinity symbol. They're simple to make in about 5 minutes, and if you want to dress them up more, you can easily add beads or use bright colored cording. For a more simple, nautical look, use a basic rope-like cording.
A square macrame knot holds both sides of the bracelet together and allows it to adjust in size so that you don't have to tie your bracelets on each time. I like this method because they're easy to secure yourself in case you don't have someone around to help you tie bracelets!
- Thick cording
- Clear glue (heavy duty)
Measure a piece of cording about the length of your arm, then double it and cut the piece in half so that you have two long pieces.
Double up the pieces, and starting in the middle, curve it in half and wrap the working side around like an infinity symbol. Then use the working end to pull through the loop to create an "infinity knot." Adjust as needed so that you have approximately equal amount of cording on either side of the knot.
Wrap around your wrist to determine size. Add some space (about 2 inches) and tie knots at either end of the bracelet.
To make a sliding knot, wrap the bracelet around itself as it would be if it were on your wrist. Cut one extra piece of string or cording about 5 inches long and thread it underneath all 4 pieces of cording in the bracelet.
Use a macrame square knot (2 knots) around all of the pieces to secure it in a bracelet form. The knot will allow it to easily slide.
Cut the excess cording from the macrame knot. Dab glue on the area to prevent the knot from unraveling. (The importance of this step varies based on the cording you use, but it's still recommended.)
Put on the bracelet again to check the sizing and adjust the knots if needed. Cut excess cording from the knots at either end of the bracelet.
To wear it, simply pull the sides of the bracelet until the knots catch. Slip it on your wrist. Pull the knots to tighten.
Make them with various colors and cording, and you can mix them, match them and stack them!
Stylish jewelry usually comes with a matching price tag, which can be disheartening if you’re shopping for a Christmas gift on a budget.
But that doesn't mean you need to forgo the thoughtful present that you had your heart set on! There are plenty of ways to DIY pretty accessories that’ll wow your friends, and I’ll share one with you today using one of my favorite materials - leather. Keep reading to see how I made these affordable DIY leather earrings.
There's no shortage of organizers for earrings on the internet - that is, if you only wear dangling earrings. Me? I'm more of a stud woman. And since stud earrings are so tiny, it's even more frustrating when they get disorganized! Oh, the hours I have lost trying to find the other half of a pair of earrings. There aren't a slew of attractive organization options out there for purchase, which is exactly why I set to work making this stud earring organizer myself - and you can too!
This time of year, I'm all about organization (along with most of the rest of the world). And my costume jewelry collection is probably the area that needs the most help. So I went digging for some fun DIY projects to get myself organized. Here's what I found.
I love when I see a wall of mirrors done right. It can be a pain to search for ones that don't look cheap. But that doesn't mean they don't have to BE cheap! These mirrors are the perfect wall accent and can be found at the most affordable store on the planet!
I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!
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I'm guessing my fellow Curbliers love colored pencils as much as I do. So why not show our love by wearing them? Granted, the original how-to was a back-to-school project challenge, but those beads are so cute, they really shouldn't be limited to the classroom. Also, what a great way to use up 'nubs?!' To see how to make each of these items
If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck! We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet. Enjoy!
I don't know if you've noticed, but it's a regular ol' animal invasion on the DIY front! Yes, 2011 is the year plastic animals finally got their due. From dinosaur planters to, um, jungle-themed 'derriere' magnets, we've rounded up a few of our favorite plastic animal projects. Enjoy!
A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.
The lamp/earring holder, whis is totally diyable:
It seems like every which way we turn this summer there's another great do-it-yourself jewelry project using polymer clay. This one is no different, learn how to make these colorful swirled bangle bracelets perfect for back-to-school, gifts, or decorating your own wrist.