DIY Jewellery Tray
Displaying jewellery adds a pretty focal point to a dressing table with the added bonus of inspiring you to accessorize each day. Create a DIY jewellery organizer with recycled materials, and when you're done, create a handmade piece of jewellery to display in it.
Recycled box, about 5 centimetres (2-inches) deep*
*Tip: Use a shallow box or tin like a pencil box, gift tin, candy box, basket or milk carton.
**Tip: Save cardboard tubes from bath tissue or paper towel rolls for this project.
Tip: For a different look, cover the cardboard tubes with fabric, wallpaper scraps or an old T-shirt.
- If desired, paint the box to match the fabric you are using, and allow to dry
- Cover the inside of box with felt, gluing to secure. Trim excess
- Glue felt around the cardboard tubes, then attach them to the inside of the box with glue
- Display jewellery by nestling the piece between the covered tubes
Upscale Jewellery Organizer: Find a velvet garment at a thrift store and use the material to cover the organizer instead of felt. A skirt or dress with a large amount of flat fabric is ideal.
Shabby Chic Jewellery Organizer: This romantic jewellery organizer is a perfect home for handmade flower accessories. Use a shallow rectangular basket for the base of the organizer and spray paint it white. When dry, lightly sand it to distress the paint finish. Use satin fabric in a muted colour, or a floral wallpaper sample to cover the cardboard tubes. Add lace trim to the top of each cardboard tube and around the basket edge, then embellish with lace or faux roses.