Do you have about five minutes and a mason jar? If so, get ready for the easiest craft ever.
I have too many earrings and other accessories that seem to pile up on my nightstand. Since my toddler is quite busy, I usually lose earring backs, hair ties, and bracelets. I discover them much later in his room or in the dog’s fur, but I know I need a better system for organizing the jewelry that I wear every day. I have a few necklace stands and a jewelry box, but they are in my office (which is also where my closet is). It is not very convenient! So, I’m setting up shop in the bathroom. I just whipped up this easy jewelry dish to remind me to store my rings and everyday earrings. Hopefully this keeps my accessories away from pets and curious children.
First, gather your supplies for this DIY jewelry tray.
- Metal mason jar lid with insert
- Assorted scrapbook paper
- Peel and stick cork or cork furniture discs
- Craft glue
- Paint (optional)
Seems easy enough, right? I actually had all of these items already in my craft supply drawer.
- Begin assembling your jewelry dish by applying a coat or two of paint to the lid if you wish for some extra color. I left the sample natural for a chrome look, but you could paint it to match your decor.
- Turn the lid over onto the scrapbook paper and trace it with a pencil. Cut out the circle of paper. It should not fit perfectly inside of the lid. If not, trim it to fit.
- Place some craft glue on the underside of the paper and lay it inside of the lid. Press the paper firmly so it is secured well and lying flat, as well as free from air bubbles.
- On the bottom of the lid peel and stick some cork to it. This will help the jewelry dish stay secure on your dresser as well as prevent scratching. You can also use the cork or felt furniture discs found at most retail stores.
- Once the glue is dry and cork is in place, the mason jar lid jewelry dish is now ready to be used.
This was possibly the easiest DIY I’ve ever done (and the cheapest). Though, it had a purpose. I just loved the final product. I am going to make one for my other bathroom and the kitchen sink too. It’s an easy way to remember to put my jewelry somewhere safe while I do the dishes or get ready for bed.
Where do you store your jewelry?
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