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.

DIY Dollar Store Jewelry Display
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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