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Make a Jewelry Hanger from Driftwood

Use a gorgeous driftwood piece to create a unique jewelry hanger. It looks great on the wall whether you have jewelry on it or not, and it’s easy to make!

Use a gorgeous driftwood piece to create a unique jewelry hanger. It looks great on the wall whether you have jewelry on it or not, and it's easy to make!

Hey guys – It’s Aki again from Minted Strawberry. It’s already spring – and with it comes organizing and purging! I’ve been looking for an effective way to display the necklaces I wear the most so they don’t tangle with each other, and I’ve concluded that I needed a jewelry hanger.

My mother-in-law brought me this gorgeous driftwood piece that’s been sitting in the storage for months, so I thought that would be the perfect base for my jewelry hanger.

I believe around this time of year is the perfect time to acquire driftwood pieces! There would be lots strewn about on the beach and it won’t be picked over by people yet.

Once you grab a piece of wood off of the beach, you’ll be ready to make your own jewelry holder. Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Jewelry Hanger

Supplies

Step 1. First off, you want to pick out your driftwood base. Clean it up with a slightly damp cloth and let it dry. I really like the character of this driftwood piece that my mother-in-law gave me.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-9Step 2. Mark your drill where you want your knobs to go. I determined I needed about 3 knobs on my hanger, so I eyeballed mine. They ended up roughly spaced at 6 1/2″ apart.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-8Step 3. Pick out your knobs or hangers – you can use hooks, normal knobs or even antique looking ones. I wanted to create something unique so I decided to use crystal knobs on mine.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-7Step 4. Slowly drill a pilot on hole on the marked holes. You want to do this step so that you don’t crack your driftwood piece as it is somewhat fragile. Once all your pilot holes are drilled, change the drill bit to a size that would accommodate the screw from your knob and drill to widen the holes.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-6Step 5. If you find that your driftwood piece is somewhat on the thick side, you will want to shave some off of the back or do something to make the screw of the knob stick out on the other side.

You can do this a number of ways. You can change the screw if the knob – if it can be changed – to a longer or shorter screw. You can also shave it off with a jig saw or a rotary tool.

You can also skip all these and just opt to secure the knobs by gluing them in.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-5Step 6. I went and shaved mine with my Dremel rotary tool and several rough-grit sandpapers. If you don’t have one yet – I suggest you get one. It’s one of those tools that is very versatile for crafting and some house repairs!

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-4Step 7. To secure the knobs, use hex screws to tighten them to place.

driftwood-jewelry-hanger-minted-strawberry-diy-candy-3Step 8. To hang, I used two screws and drilled it to the top-most stable surface of the driftwood piece. I used 3/4″ screws to give it a good hold. If it allows, you can use 1 or 1 1 /2″ screws for it to be more stable.

Again, drill slowly to reduce causing cracks in the wood. Cut up a section of jute string and tie an end to one screw and do the same for the other. Your jewelry hanger is done!

Use a gorgeous driftwood piece to create a unique jewelry hanger. It looks great on the wall whether you have jewelry on it or not, and it's easy to make!

Use a gorgeous driftwood piece to create a unique jewelry hanger. It looks great on the wall whether you have jewelry on it or not, and it's easy to make!I love this one-of-a-kind piece that gives off a beachy, relaxed vibe. It’s really perfect for the Spring/Summer months! I think it’s also a really great piece to give away to someone whose style is minimalist, boho chic or even someone who loves the beach!

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Emma Liston

Friday 1st of April 2016

Love this idea. Such a cute way to store your jewelry :)