Spool Your Jewels- Necklace Rack

Spool Your Jewels- Necklace Rack

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a jewelry hoarder; Accessories have always been my “thing”. Funky necklaces, flowing scarves, and quirky handbags have always trumped any outfit I’ve worn- as is the fate of many short, round gals.

So jewelry storage- or in my case, display- is always a challenge. And by challenge, I mean “Project Opportunity”, obviously! And today’s post is no exception- creating a jewelry display using two of my favorite items: salvaged wood and vintage wooden spools wound with rich, glossy thread.

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now, how can I combine these into crafty harmony? Hmmm…

This is really a very simple, straight-forward project…and is so impossibly cute and functional! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First, wipe down your piece of salvaged wood (both sides) and attach picture frame hangers to the back (one at each end). Trust me- it’s much easier to do this at the beginning than after the spools are attached.

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Getting this part out of the way early…

Then, line up your selected spools along your wood plank and mark the wood in the center of each spool- marking where your nails will go.

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looks finished, but we’re just getting started!

Time to hammer in the nails. I prefer finishing or trim nails, with small heads so that the spool can slide on easily. I used two different sizes (lengths) to accommodate different spools. Hammer the nails in far enough to be sturdy and so they don’t stick out past the spool.

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

These nails will do…

Now to affix the spools to the wood! The nails, while perhaps not critical to the project, act as a fail-safe if your adhesive gives out. Nobody wants to deal with a beloved necklace falling behind a large, ornery dresser that is hard to move! I’m a big fan of Gorilla-brand epoxy for this project.

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

My go-to epoxy!

Blend your epoxy until its uniform, and use a coffee stirrer or other disposable implement to “shmear” your adhesive on one end of the spool. Then just slide your spool through the nail!

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to attach the spools!

With any epoxy, it’s best to let it sit overnight, weighed down by something- and I’m a fan of raiding my pantry for this. Canned goods weigh a lot more than a wooden spool!

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

An odd, but effective use of pantry items!

Let it sit overnight and there you go! Cute, right?

DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Done!

I’ve actually sold several of these before- and as you can tell from the picture at the top of this post, I have one hanging in our master bedroom. I just love it…and it’s not just cute- it’s actually functional!

Craft on!

S


PIN ME!DIY Necklace Rack with repurposed salvaged barn wood and vintage wooden thread spools for jewelry organization by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. This is really a cute idea. I’d love to make one myself.

  2. Love this idea!

  3. Love how you used canned goods to help hold the spools in place…something I would totally do 🙂 Thanks for sharing you craft on Merry Monday.

  4. Hi Sadie, It looks beautiful and is a great way to store jewelry.

  5. How cute….and useful!

  6. Great idea! I love the spools used to hold jewelry. Pinning.

  7. I love this idea so much! Well done.

  8. totally awesome repurpose/upcycle! and versatile too! Had to pin three places, couldn’t decide where it went best lol! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      LOL! Thank you!! It’s definitely one of my fave projects. Some people decorate their bedrooms with art, and then others decorate it with necklaces. 😉

  9. Sarah, hi! Such a clever idea! I seriously need to ditch my boring metal jewellery storage rack… Thanks for sharing the tutorial 🙂

  10. Maxine Williams says:

    I can not see your photos. Is there a special way to open your posts.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Hi, Maxine. I’m so very sorry to hear that you can’t see any of the photos. I don’t have any issues on my end and have tried two different browsers. I’ll try and see if there is any issue on the page hosting end. Hopefully you’ll see them soon!

  11. My SIL’s grandmother just gave me vintage spools that would be perfect for this project.
    Thanks so much for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

  12. What an adorable idea, this would be cute in a sewing room too!

  13. Oh my gosh I LOVE this! What a fun upcycled project! Thanks for sharing at The Makers! Pinned 🙂

  14. So creative! What a great way to recycle. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  15. Not just cute, super cute! This is a great way to get those vintage spools out into the open.
    Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party!

  16. distresseddonna says:

    I put some vintage molding in my truck to take to the booth. I am now going to take it our to make one of these. So creative. Thank you sharing this idea at Make It Monday.

  17. Beautiful. Love this – looks great

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith
    http://www.edea-smith.co.uk

  18. Fabulous!

  19. That is adorable!! I make jewelry so I have tons of necklaces and not enough storage!

  20. Hi I found you on Great Ideas Thusrday and love this jewelry rack. I do like recycling and rustic and this is both so thank you.

  21. Maria jose says:

    Adorei seu trabalho! Parabéns!

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