I just recently started collecting a lot of
junk costume jewelry. My jewelry box can hold all of my dainty stuff but I could never find anything large enough to hold all that clunky stuff that I throw around my neck every day.
One day after finishing one of those large carton of eggs, instead of throwing the empty carton away an idea hit me. What if...
I took an empty egg carton
and then trim some tooth picks to fit nicely across the ridges
Glue them down with some Elmer's, and let dry.
Use thumb tacks to reinforce the tooth picks (I used some fabric glue to reinforce the tacks). If you want something prettier, you can use buttons, ribbons, etc. Let dry.
And then take some straight pins with the balls and stick them in at an angle. Note, it's important to make sure you use the straight pins with the ball at the end, this will keep your jewelry from slipping off.
The pin at the top is not angled and can be used to hold your rings. The angled pins should just barely stick into the bottom of the egg holder below.
Turn the carton over and apply hot glue to the back side of the pins, this reinforces the pins and keep them from moving around or falling out.
I then took a wire hangar, clipped it at the ends and hot glued it to the back of the carton. If you want something a little more dainty you can use ribbon, lace, etc.
I had two half empty cans of spray paint to use. One was ivory and the other jade. I sprayed the ivory first and when that ran out I used jade on the outer edges (difficult to see from photos). Afterwards I wrapped raffia around the hanger and then hot glued pieces of silk flowers onto it.
Hmmm, so far so good.
This is what it looks like when it's finished, but if you have some decorative trim or something you can always glue it around the edges.
Every morning I sit in front of my Armour to apply my makeup, which is where I keep my makeup & vanity mirror, so I felt the best place to hang this was inside my Armour on the door.
Then came the exciting part...hanging my accessories on it. I dug through my jewelry bag and box and discovered my toe rings I had forgotten I had.
I played around with my pearls & watches...
It was a perfect fit for my nail polish also...maybe I shouldn't call it a Jewelry Organizer; perhaps an Accessorizer instead.
It was like discovering new jewelry...all the stuff I forgot about or never took time to look for
I did lots & lots of rearranging, I even hung my shades on here (sorry no picture) but later took them down. I then took my big clunky clip-on earrings, I never wore, and clipped them on the top of my Jewelry Organizer for a decorative touch. I figured, if I never wear them at least I'll see them every day.
I still have lots of jewelry to organize, so I'm now thinking perhaps I'll make two or three of these, one strictly for nail polish and the other for earrings, or perhaps just necklaces. I'm a shade freak, maybe make one to hang my shades on...Oh, The Possibilities!
Who would have thought a simple egg carton like this...
Let's see, egg carton, toothpicks, thumb tacks, wire hangar and glue. That's all you're going to need if you want to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!