Jewelry organizers are not only practical for keeping your precious trinkets safe and tidy, but they can also serve as beautiful decorative pieces. If you are a fan of vintage style and love the idea of repurposing everyday items, this DIY jewelry organizer is perfect for you. Inspired by a vintage sewing basket, this craft project will transform an old can into a charming jewelry holder that is both functional and stylish.
Read on to discover the exact steps for building your own DIY jewelry organizer: gathering your materials, getting prepared, decorating the can, adding burlap details, and embellishing with vintage jewelry.
1. Gather your materials
- Mod Podge
- Dollar Tree tissue paper
- An old can (such as a coffee can or large soup can)
- Vintage jewelry pieces
- E6000 or a hot glue gun
2. Get prepared
Before you begin, make sure the old can is clean and dry, removing any labels and residue. Gather all your materials and set up your work area on a flat surface that is easy to clean, such as a craft table or kitchen counter.
3. Decorate the can
Start by measuring and cutting the tissue paper to fit your can. Wrap the tissue paper around the can for an accurate measurement, then cut it to size. Next, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the can, and carefully wrap the tissue paper around it, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles as you go. Once the tissue paper is in place, seal it with another thin layer of Mod Podge, making sure to cover the entire surface. Allow the can to dry completely.
4. Add burlap details
To add a rustic touch, measure and cut a strip of burlap to wrap around the can. Decide on the width of the burlap strip and measure the circumference of the can before cutting. Apply Mod Podge to the backside of the burlap strip, then wrap it around the can, pressing firmly to ensure it sticks. Allow the burlap to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
5. Embellish with vintage jewelry
Now it’s time to add some vintage flair with jewelry pieces. Choose pieces that complement the design of your organizer and ensure they are clean and in good condition. Using a strong adhesive, such as E6000 or a hot glue gun, apply a small amount to the back of each jewelry piece. Press the jewelry onto the can and hold it in place until secure. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before handling your new organizer.
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