This how to comes from Marcela, a new Stencil1 team member!
Jewelry is an awesome way to accessorize, but all those necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings can get messy pretty fast. In fact, my jewelry can get so crazy I constantly forget about the awesome pair of earrings buried in the growing pile of tangled jewelry. In an effort to give all of my jewelry some love and accessorize like a pro, I decided to make a rocking jewelry stand that not only looks great, but also helps me organize my jewelry and have easy access to all of it.
Start with a wooden stand (you can make this by using metal hinges, found at any hardware store, to attach two pieces of plywood or any wood you can find), brass hooks, and tape.
I wanted to go with a colorful, geometric theme that was easy to paint and avoided a mess. I used tape to make a design that wrapped around the entire stand. You can make a pattern similar to mine or challenge yourself a little more by throwing in some curvy lines here and there.
Next, I began painting. You’ll need some paint and a couple brushes. A cup of water and a rag will help you keep your brushes clean. I used FolkArt paint and stuck to 6 colors.
Depending on what paint you use and what look you want your stand to have, you might have to do a few coats. When you’re done, let the stand sit for 10-15 minutes or until the paint dries. You can use a blow dryer to speed up the process! Once the paint dries, carefully peel off all the tape.
Lastly, decide where you want your hooks to go. You can use a grid system, make a pattern or place them randomly. I decided to place my hooks at the corners of the shapes I made my design with. Keep in mind your jewelry when placing the hooks, put some higher up for long necklaces and some further down for earrings or rings. Tip: Use a nail and hammer to make a small hole where you are placing the hook to make screwing the hook in a lot easier! Once you’re done, pick a home for your awesome, new jewelry stand and organize away!