I have become quite the necklace and jewelry detangling aficionado over the years as my jewelry is constantly getting knotted together. The worst part? I have destroyed and lost a number of my most delicate necklaces from trying to do so. So, I went to Pinterest to find some inspiration on how to fix my jewelry dilemma. I wanted something stylish, yet inexpensive. I stumbled upon this amazing DIY arrow jewelry holder and this woman’s wonderful blog! I am going to show you how I recreated this chic jewelry holder to solve my dire jewelry-holding needs!
What You Need:
- 7/8″ wood dowel (mine was 7/8″ by 36″ from Joann Fabrics)
- 1/32″ thick birch plywood (thin enough to cut through with scissors)
- Gold metallic rub/paint (I used this)
- Paint brush
- Hack saw or razor saw
- Self-leveling hangers
- Brass cup hooks (look like this & available at any hardware/craft store)
- Wood glue (you may not need this but I did at the end)
What to Do:
- Trace and cut an arrow and arrow end shape on your plywood. I used scissors to cut these out once I got my desired shapes/sizes.
- I’m going to be honest here: I used a razor saw for this step, but seriously, use a hack saw if you have one or can readily find one. With your hack saw or razor saw start sawing grooves into each end of your wooden dowel. I couldn’t get the right thickness with the razor saw, so it took a bit longer for me and after some cursing and hair pulling, I got the results I wanted (my razor saw was only $10, so it was worth it in that sense). *Note: Make sure that you have both grooves going the same direction!
- Now onto the cup hooks – you will need to space out the placement and mark them! I placed mine about 3 inches apart, as Sasha from Lemonade Makin’ Mama did.
- Before putting your cup hooks in, you want to turn your dowel on the other side and place your self-leveling hangers. I did not heed Sasha’s warning about this and did mine after I painted and everything. UGH! Such a pain in my…. backside! (You may want to paint where your self-leveling hangers are going so as not to leave that paint-less).
- I thought I wouldn’t need to drill holes, but I used a tiny drill bit (with my handy husband helper) and started the holes and then twisted the hooks in.
- Paint! Get out that paint and get it going all over! *Tip: Try and keep the brush strokes in the same direction for uniformity.
- After you let your paint dry, it is time to fit in the arrow head and arrow end. I needed some wood glue for this step so that they stayed in firmly.
- Place your nails in the wall where you’d like this to go and you’re ready to hang!
I hope this gives some of you inspiration to step up your jewelry game like it did for me! I had a lot of fun cursing at my handy-lady skills and detangling my necklaces (not). Whoever thought it was a good idea to give a major clutz a razor saw and have-at-it must have had one too many. But, this was a pretty simple project and I love the way mine turned out! If you try this out, let me know; I would love to see how everyone’s turn out! Happy creating! 😉