So, I spend a lot of time treading the crafty waters of Pinterest. For those of you unfamiliar with this site, it is basically a place for people to post pictures of things they like. From crafts to photographs to art to wedding and party ideas to decoration — and much more. There are some great ideas on Pinterest for ways to reuse old things by turning them into something new.
Recently, I bought a lot of jewelry but had nowhere to store it. Enter Pinterest. I found so many unique ways to store my jewelry by using things you would never expect to hold jewelry. I actually came up with my own idea when perusing a nearby flea market, inspired by these non-conventional jewelry holders. The following are the best and most creative ideas for an upcycled jewelry holder:
1. Old rake as a necklace holder.
2. Reclaimed wood and decorative doorknobs.
3. Old picture frames and wire mesh/screen.
While I liked the previous three ideas, I just didn’t have the space for these crafts. What I was looking for was something a little smaller, and something that would hold both earrings and necklaces. So, I came up with this:
4. Old cheese grater.
I found two identical cheese graters at the flea market for $1.00 each, painted them with some paint I had leftover from painting my bedroom, and hung them with a couple of hooks I had laying around. I like how small they are, but they still hold a lot of jewelry. I also like how cheap and easy they are, plus being able to upcycle something that would not have been very useful in its original state (the cheese graters were very rusty) is great.
If you are in the market for a jewelry holder, consider one of these ideas, or come up with a way of your own to reuse and recycle something you already have or can get from a thrift store. And another great perk — these usually end up having more personality than a store bought jewelry holder!