If you've been looking for a quick, cheap and easy jewelry display project you can put together with materials you might already have at home, this DIY is for you.
It will take you longer to add all of your jewelry to this display once you've finished it than it will take to make it. No kidding.
Check out the steps that I took to make this cute little table-top jewelry display.
Jewelry Display Materials:
- Foam board (I had some extra floral foam, but any kind of styrofoam will do, too.)
- Glue (I used Krazy Glue and E6000.)
- Cup hooks (I used two different sizes, 1 inch and .5 inch.)
- Fabric (Like to sew? Chances are you have scrap fabric)
- Lace ribbon
- Sharp knife
- Thumb tacks
1. Measure and Cut
The foam board I had was pretty big and I only had about 1 1/2 yards of lace ribbon, so I decided to cut the board small enough so I would have enough ribbon to use as a border. I also wanted the finished display to be big enough sit on a table without being "lost," so I cut my board to approximately 15 X 24 inches.
Once I measured the board to the size I needed, I scored where I wanted the cut to be with a sharp knife on both sides of the board. Then I was able to stand the board up and slice down following my score marks.
After the board was cut to size, I measured it again before I cut the fabric...just because. The board was 2 inches thick and I wanted to wrap the fabric all the way around. When I measured and cut the fabric, I was sure to add the extra 2 inches for the thickness plus another 1-2 inches for the glue.
2. Tuck and Glue
Once the fabric was cut to the correct size, I just had to glue it onto the board. I used a combination of E6000 and Krazy Glue. The E6000 didn't work as well on the foam as I had hoped, so good old Krazy Glue came to the rescue.
I glued all the sides and left the corners for last. I simply tucked in one side and then folded over the remaining side. I made sure to put glue in between all of the folds so they wouldn't come lose.
On the covered side of the board, I decided to make a trim with lace. I thought lace would serve well for holding hook earrings as well as stud earrings. I would just need to only attach the outer edge of the lace to the board. This way I could lift the inner edge of the lace to put earring backs onto studs.
Like I mentioned earlier, I had a limited amount of lace. I laid it out around the edge of the board and secured it with thumbtacks on the four corners.
For the corners, I just folded the lace back and then over to create a nice little diagonal. Then, I used Krazy Glue to adhere the lace to the fabric.
Finally, all the fabric and lace were secure. Of course I gave the glue a little time to dry...mainly because I needed to check email. Then, it was time to decorate. The fun part!
The little hooks I used were very easy to screw into place. I arranged them so that I would have enough room for necklaces, rings, bracelets and bangles.
The great part about this project is that you can make it to suit your own taste. Choose a bright background fabric or one with a fun design to match whatever room you choose to display it. Plus, you can arrange the hooks any way that you like to hold the kind of jewelry you wear most.
If you try out this design, let me know how it works for you!