Organizing my jewelry in a functional yet beautiful way has been a challenge of mine for years. Felt boxes are a nice way to keep them organized in a drawer but I find I don’t wear accessories as often if they are not easily accessible and out for me to look at. Luckily I was able to create my own Thrifted DIY Jewelry Holder!
A large clump of necklaces out in the open might encourage me to wear them more, but they aren’t pretty to look at. Eventually I hung some inside my closet on clear push pins but I wanted a more stylish solution. My aunt and I love to thrift shop and we will text each other pictures of projects we like or something we found and need ideas of what to make with it. One night she sent me a picture of a vintage spoon rack used as a jewelry holder and I began my hunt. I actually wanted to do this for my March wood project for our #12monthsofdiy challenge, but couldn’t find any in the stores. Eventually I found the perfect sized spoon holder at Value Village.
Using a thrifted item, some fusion paint (left over from my paint dipped picture frame), and some vinyl I was able to transform this outdated decor item into a fun and bold thrifted DIY jewelry holder.
I am so happy to have found something that not only was less expensive to recycle than to make myself, I am also thrilled that something else isn’t going into the landfill.
Did you know that North Americans throw away more than 81 pounds of clothing and textiles per person in a year? Since Earth Day is in April we were inspired to make this month’s DIY challenge consist of thrifted finds from Value Village.
Value Village is one of the largest recyclers of used clothing in the world – keeping more than 650 million pounds (that’s comparable to 3,000 blue whales’ worth!) of clothing and housewares from landfills by selling reusable items in-store and responsibly recycling items unsuitable for resale. Making something new out of the clothing and housewares at Value Village also helps us make a difference for the environment.
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY fabric project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are:
- Upcycling Wood Bowls from Fresh Crush
- Paint Dipped Brass Candle Holders from Life is a Party
- Upcycling a thrift store leather coat into a DIY handbag from Sustain My Craft Habit
- Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl Bookends from Woman in Real Life
- Thrifted DIY Jewelry Holder from Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Upcycled Thrifted Mirror from New House New Home
- Gold Wooden Treasure Box from Mommyzoid
- DIY Roll-N-Go Travel Bag from Vin’yet Etc.
- Scarf Throw Pillows from PMQ for Two
- DIY Industrial Pendant Light from Love Create Celebrate
- A Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Lamp Makeover from The DIY Mommy
- Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea
As usual, be sure to check it out on instagram, share your projects to be featured by all of us!
** Update** If you would like to see all 12 projects for this #12monthsofdiy series you can see each month here!
Comments & Reviews
You are so fortunate to have an aunt who has the same passion as you for thrift store shopping. Your idea for upcycling a spoon holder into a jewelry holder is brilliant. I love how you decorated it. Very classy and understated but perfect. Off to share!
Joann MacDonald says
This is a great idea! I’m like you, I need my jewelry out in the open or I won’t wear it. I really like how you put the diamond images on it. 🙂
How fun! The geometric shapes and stones on the jewels racks re tons of fun 🙂
This was the perfect thing to chose! There is probably one of these in every value village store! Love what you did!
Dannyelle @ Life is a Party says
What a great project. Brings back memories of my Mom’s spoon rack in the 80’s. Love the geometric pattern too. Great project.
Jen @ Fresh Crush says
Love the pattern! So clever!
Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit says
This is a really clever idea…such a stylish and neat way to display your jewelry! I have an old spoon cabinet in my basement that this idea would be perfect for (I’d just need to get myself more necklaces to hang – ahh, too bad!).
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. says
So clever and perfect pattern and colour! I’m seeing these spoon holders in a whole new light now.
Christina @ The DIY Mommy says
This is fabulous! What an awesome way to reuse a spoon holder, and I love the way you refinished it.