DIY Jewelry Holder

Roxie Srikoulabouth

DIY (do it yourself) projects are always fun, especially when you can replicate something that would cost $35 to $45 at the store. The jewelry holders that look like window panels are coming back in style now. They will add a simple charm to any room.

This DIY will only cost about $20 or less!

What you’ll need:

  • A window pane
    I got mine from Facebook because people sell window frames with panels on there for cheap (I got two for $5). If someone is replacing their window, most would be happy for you take them off their hands.  (It saves them time and money because they don’t have to dispose of them). There are so many places to get them; just keep an eye out.
  • A sanding block or sanding paper ($2)
    I used an electric sander for mine, but a sanding block/paper works fine.
  • A pack of hooks ($2)
    or you could opt for clothes pins ($1)
  • A foam paint brush ($1)
  • Chalk paint ($5)
    This varies depending on what store you go to as well as what brand.
  • Rubbing Alcohol ($2)
  • Optional: Paint ($5-$7)

The first thing you need to do is clean the window. (You can do this by spraying it with a hose)
After the window is clean, take your sanding block and sand the wood frame. Make sure to take your time and do a good job. This is important because it will chip off all the rough edges and will prevent splinters. It will also have any paint you may add go on smoothly.

Once the window is sanded and smooth, you can either add the coat of paint onto the wooden part of the window or you can keep the original paint (I did for the pane’s rustic look). Then go in and re-clean the window with some clorox wipes.
Next, take out the chalk paint. Use your foam paint brush to paint the glass. While it may seem like you should add more paint here, don’t do it. The main goal should be to achieve  a smooth finish. It will still be semi-transparent at this point.
After the coat of paint has dried completely, use the sandpaper to lightly sand the finish.

You’ll repeat this same process two to three more times until your chalk paint is matte.
Once your window is dry, all you have to do is screw on the hooks at the top of the panel.

Voila! Cute little jewelry holder with a touch of creativity

You can always do a whole chalkboard or no chalk board at all. This jewelry holder is the perfect addition all year round!