D.I.Y. Jewelry Organizer
Every once in a while I like a good Do It Yourself project, and after a friends birthday party left me with an empty wine bottle my creative wheels got turning. As a jewelry designer I am always thinking of cute ways to store & organize the endless amounts of jewelry found all over my place. So, in my undying quest of creativity I thought of a quick, easy, D.I.Y. project that will help you store & organize your excess jewelry & also serve as cool decoration.
First, here are 4 reasons why I love this project:
1. Eco friendly. I won’t lie, this bottle was originally going into the trash so I’m sure Mother Earth thanks me for finding a good use for it.
2. Quick and Easy. 3 easy steps and you’re done!
3. Customizable. This can match any room in your house because you choose the colors. You can choose colors to match your current color scheme or use a bright, bold color to liven up a particular room.
4. A cute way to store your jewelry. I have about every type of jewelry organizer known to man- jewelry boxes, stands and trees, but my every day pieces often end up on the nightstand or any other random table. This is the perfect way to store the few pieces you wear daily so they are easy to get put away and easy to get to.
So, here are the steps to create you own jewelry organizer:
1. Start off with an empty glass bottle and acrylic paint. Choose as many different colors as you like. As a former painter I had these colors laying around but if you don't, acrylic paint can be purchased at any arts & crafts store.
2. Start by pouring in each paint color at the opening of the glass & let it fall down the side of the bottle. If the bottle is curved in any way, you may need to tilt the bottle to make sure the paint goes against the interior of the glass. Take turns doing this with each color, filling up all clear space with paint. ( Be sure not to pour too much paint or there will be a puddle of paint at the bottom that will take days to dry).
3. Once you have achieved your desired look it will take 8-24 hours for the paint to dry depending on how much paint you use & VOILA! You have just created your new jewelry organizer. I would love to see your version of this project. Once yours is finished email me a picture and it may be chosen to be shown on the blog.