Display Your Favorite Jewels in DIY Style

We're getting crafty with copper.

We've all heard the classic adage that women are obsessed with shoes. And while I love a good pair of kicks, my personal fashion-related weakness has got to be jewelry. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I went out for a session of retail therapy and didn't come home with a new necklace or fantastic pair of studs. The way I see it, you can constantly buy new clothes to spice up your wardrobe, or you can add an eye-catching statement necklace to the mix for under $20. The choice is simple, really.

But despite the fact that jewelry takes up considerably less space than clothing, it adds up. So I’ve come up with several solutions in an attempt to keep things organized. I have my necklaces on a wall-mounted coat rack, my earrings on an upcycled typeset drawer and my bracelets on a simple, metal jewelry stand. But I still needed some place to store my most-used items — the ones I go to time and time again and want to keep from getting lost in a tornado of trinkets. That’s where this fabulous copper jewelry stand comes into play.

Copper Jewelry Organizer 01:06

Hang your favorite baubles on this handy DIY copper jewelry organizer.

So easy, right? This was my first attempt working with copper pipe (cheaper than I thought) and definitely my first time using a copper tube cutter (maybe a little too addictive?). Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this project came together and how perfectly it works for displaying my favorite baubles. 

Materials Needed

  • 1/2-inch copper pipe
  • tape measure
  • chalk marker
  • copper tube cutter
  • (5) copper tee connectors
  • (7) copper end caps
  • permanent craft glue

Measure + Cut

Measure and cut five 5.5-inch pieces, two 7-inch pieces and four 1.75-inch pieces. As you measure each piece, use a chalk marker to mark where you will cut. It will easily wipe away when you no longer need the reference line. Follow the instructions on your pipe cutter. It will likely take several turns and tightens to cut all the way through your copper pipe.


You’ll want to assemble your base and feet separately and allow each segment to dry completely in order to keep all portions straight. Be sure to use a strong, permanent craft glue. Once each segment is dry, attach the feet and let dry overnight.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Simple Watercolor Gift Box

Up your gifting game with gorgeous DIY packaging. Even if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since kindergarten, you will feel like a master artist with this photo-worthy project.

How to Make a Clean, Classic Pegboard

Staying organized is essential, but not always easy. Put the “fun” in functional with a DIY peg board that will organize your room, your home — and your life!

How to Make a Ballet Barre for Home Workouts

By using your own bodyweight as resistance, the controlled movements of these ballet-borrowed exercises help tone and firm your muscles while improving flexibility. Sounds great, but we don’t always have the time (or the money) to make it to every class. The solution? Make your own ballet barre to DIY your workouts at home. 

How to Make an Enchanting Floating Garden

Bring the outdoors in with this stylish DIY display.

How to Make a Colorful Geo Suncatcher

This project is just as beautiful as stained glass, but we promise it's a whole lot easier. 

How to Make a Modern Nature Loom

This unique woven flower loom is the kind of modern wreath you make once and leave up all year long. If you’ve been dying to try a loom-making project, this will combine the therapeutic joy of weaving with plants. 

How to Make a Confetti Disco Ball

There is always a reason to celebrate, but it’s not a real party until someone breaks out a piñata. This shimmering confetti disco ball piñata is perfect for theme parties, birthdays or receptions but, let’s be honest, it screams NYE! 

How to Make a Modern Grid Wall Organizer

It's time to clean up the clutter with this chic DIY grid wall organizer.

How to Design a Copper Heart Pendant

Create an antique-style necklace from copper and wire with these simple instructions.

Copper Wire Willow Tree

Matt Sipes wraps four cables of copper wire to form a tree trunk and then twists the wire to form branches for his willow tree.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts