Does inspiration ever strike you at a time that’s seemingly random?
One of my favorite pastimes is window shopping trips at consignment and thrift stores. Even if I have no intentions of buying anything, I like to check out the merch and see if anything inspires me. It’s a great way to spark the creative process.
On this shopping trip, I bought a wicker basket to use for storage. However, the idea came to me to instead use it for organizing my jewelry. This DIY organizer also serves as decor if your jewelry adds to the essence of your room.
Continue reading to find out how you can also transform a basket into a jewelry organizer.
Creating this jewelry holder was very easy. After cleaning the basket with soap and water, I gave it a few coats of spraypaint (Rustoleum Heritage White) and then sprayed a few coats of sealer (Rustoleum Clear). Here is a “before” shot of the basket:
To hang the basket on the wall, I tied a piece of hemp rope near the top. If rope doesn’t quite fit into your decor, you could use ribbon, a metal chain, yarn, lace, etc. I then hung my earrings in an aesthetically pleasing way.
I also included a few other items to organize my jewelry collection. These metal hooks received a spraypaint makeover and were affixed to the wall with screws and wall anchors.
This wood mannequin was from my days as a freelance artist and provided a quirky resting place for a few bracelets and rings (another “random” idea too!). A glass dish was used for the earrings I couldn’t hang, like hoops and studs.
Normally, I like to stow away the items I don’t use everyday to keep a clutter-free room. But because I’m decorating my bedroom with a bohemian, beachy vibe, I chose to display my jewelry. Most of my jewelry is non-traditional and made from wood, aged silver, rocks, etc., so my collection works beautifully with my new decor.
One of the things I love about thrift store shopping is that you never know what you may find. If you’re interested in creating a jewelry holder from a basket, my advice is to use wicker baskets and not those that are woven. Caning inside a basket, like the bottom of mine, is a perfect surface for hanging earrings or other jewelry with S-hooks.
I’m still working on my bedroom makeover, so keep your eyes open for more details in the weeks to come!
Do you prefer to display your jewelry or keep it tucked away? Have you created and DIY jewelry storage you’d like to share? Do you have a basket repurposing project you’d like to share?