Transform Thrifted Plates Into Smart Jewelry Storage

Tired of the daily jewelry untangling battle? Keep earrings, necklaces and bracelets neatly stored and easily accessible for just a few bucks.

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Materials and Tools

  • matching melamine dish set (bowl, saucer, dinner plate)
  • 2 aluminum cans
  • spray paint
  • funnel
  • craft sand
  • silicone adhesive
  • drill + 1/8" drill bit
  • rotary saw
Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 2

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 2

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Instructions

1: Spray-paint both aluminum cans in a color that coordinates with your dish set. Let dry.

2: Using a funnel, pour sand into each can to weigh them down a bit.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 4

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 4

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

3: Place the saucer on top of the bowl, and hold in place. Using a drill and 1/8" bit, drill small holes, approximately 1/2" apart, halfway around the saucer.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 7a

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 7a

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

4: Using a rotary cutting tool, make thin notches, approximately 1" apart, around the remaining half of the saucer.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 8

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 8

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

5: Place the dinner plate flat on the table. Add silicone adhesive to the bottom of a can, then place in the center of the plate.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 9

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 9

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

6: Add silicone adhesive to the top of the same can, then attach the saucer in the center.

7: Attach the second can to the saucer, in the center, with adhesive.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 12

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 12

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

8: Finally, add the bowl to the top of the can with adhesive. Allow all levels to dry for 24 hours before adding jewelry.

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 14

Thrift Store Jewelry Storage, Step 14

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

9: Once your jewelry tower is dry, you're ready to start adding gems. Use the bottom plate to hold bracelets and watches; use the saucer/middle plate to hang earrings (in the holes) and necklaces (in the notches); and use the top bowl to store bulky bracelets and/or necklaces.

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