Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

As a short & round woman, I am destined to love accessories since my clothing options are limited. Which means that jewelry organization and jewelry storage are always something I need more of. So, after collecting some barn wood (and other salvaged wood) and wood spools, I knew a necklace rack or wall jewelry organizer was in my DIY future…

Wood spools and barn wood to be upcycled together into a necklace rack by Sadie Seasongoods

Not only do I love vintage sewing notions (including wooden thread spools), but of course I love salvaged wood! 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.

Building a Necklace Rack from Barn Wood and Wood Spools

First, I wiped down my piece of salvaged wood (both sides) and attached sawtooth hangers to the back (one at each end). Trust me- it’s much easier to do this at the beginning of the project than after the spools are attached.

Nailing a sawtooth hanger on back of barn wood that will become a wall jewelry organizer by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, I lined up the wood spools / wooden thread spools along my piece of barn wood, spacing them as evenly as possible. Using a pencil, I did my best to mark a dot on the barn wood directly underneath the holes in each wood spool.

Marking location of wood spools on barn wood to become a necklace rack by Sadie Seasongoods

Now it was time to hammer in the nails. I used molding or finishing nails, because the spools can slide on easily. Two different sizes (lengths) were used to accommodate different wood spools.

Using molding nails to hold wood spools on barn wood for wall jewelry organizer by Sadie Seasongoods

I hammered the nails in far enough to be sturdy and so that they didn’t stick out past the wooden thread spools.

Hammering in molding nails to barn wood to hold wooden thread spools by Sadie Seasongoods

Then it was time to permanently attach the wood spools to the barn wood!

The nails, while perhaps not critical to the project, act as a fail-safe if the adhesive gives out. Nobody wants to deal with a beloved necklace falling behind a large, ornery dresser that is hard to move!

So, for this reason, I used Gorilla-brand epoxy to securely glue the wooden thread spools in place.

Epoxy to use on wood spools to adhere them to barn wood for necklace rack by Sadie Seasongoods

After blending the epoxy until it was uniform in color, I used a coffee stirrer to “shmear” the epoxy to one side to the wood spools. I always selected the uglier / planer / naked side of the spools so that I would still see the labels or graphics.

With the epoxy on the wood spools, I carefully slid each one over their corresponding nails.

Wood spools being glued to barn wood with Gorilla brand epoxy by Sadie Seasongoods

With any epoxy, it’s best to let it sit overnight, weighed down by something- so, I raided my pantry! Canned goods came in awfully handy, and I let the whole thing sit like this overnight so that the epoxy could cure.

How to weigh something down when using epoxy by Sadie Seasongoods

Wall Jewelry Organizer using Wood Spools and Salvaged Wood

And that was it! Once the epoxy cured, I had a darling necklace rack / wall jewelry organizer that was sturdy and ready for my myriad of necklaces.

Wall jewelry organizer made with barn wood and wood spools or wooden thread spools by Sadie Seasongoods

And you know what? I actually sold the one I made in the previous photos, so I made a different one just for myself. It hangs just like this in our bedroom to this day.

Wood spools and barn wood that have been upcycled into a wall jewelry organizer or necklace rack by Sadie Seasongoods

This necklace rack / wall jewelry organizer is just a part of my collection of jewelry holders, and they all hang out together in perfect upcycling harmony.

Jewelry organization projects upcycled by Sadie Seasongoods including bracelet holder and necklace holder / www.sadieseasongoods.com

If you enjoyed my wall jewelry organizer project, then you may also be interested in this ring holder I made by upcycling a cigar box, as well!

Ring holder made by upcycling a cigar box or vintage cigar box into a jewelry chest or wooden jewelry box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Craft on!

S

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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!!

  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.

    • 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!

  22. Is the twine holder (?) that has pins attached in a separate post? What is it made out of? Everything is so cute.

Trackbacks

  1. […] if my memory is correct, I’ve made a Bracelet Holder…a Necklace Rack…and a Brooch/Pin Holder so far. Obviously I needed to work on something for my rings, so here we […]

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  3. […] Super easy, surprisingly functional, and the perfect indoor craft on a cold rainy day. And if you like repurposed jewelry organization/storage projects, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve upcycled silver candelabras and divided silverware/flatware holders as general jewelry organizers…as well as specific holders, such as a cigar box ring holder, industrial textile spool bracelet display, a found-object brooch holder, and a salvaged wood necklace display. […]

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  6. […] if my memory is correct, I’ve made a Bracelet Holder…a Necklace Rack…and a Brooch/Pin Holder so far. Obviously I needed to work on something for my rings, so here we […]

  7. […] Super easy, surprisingly functional, and the perfect indoor craft on a cold rainy day. And if you like repurposed jewelry organization/storage projects, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve upcycled silver candelabras and divided silverware/flatware holders as general jewelry organizers…as well as specific holders, such as a cigar box ring holder, industrial textile spool bracelet display, a found-object brooch holder, and a salvaged wood necklace display. […]

  8. […] jewelry holders over the years…but they’ve all been a little quirky- in a fun way! From spools, to cigar boxes, to coffee mug trees and balls of twine…they’ve been colorful and […]

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