Part of moving house means uncovering long forgotten projects that I was meaning to do. The things that had become buried under piles of other projects just waiting to be finished (or started). One of those projects was to make a bangle holder.
About 4 years ago I made a jewelry organizer out of an old typset tray, but the compartments weren’t big enough to hold my chunky bangles. I tend to wear things if I can see them, so I’m not a store shoes in a box, or jewelry in little drawers kind of person because I will forget what I have and it will never be worn.
So I made this DIY bangle holder from a child’s toy.
If you have children you may be familiar with the Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker toy. We had one for the twins when they were little. We also have a dog. The dog may have considered it his toy too and chewed all of the wooden pieces, and removed a couple of the wood dowels, so most of the pieces were thrown away. But I held onto what was left because I knew that (one day) I could make a bangle holder out of it.
I already had the base and one wood dowel left, so a quick trip to Home Depot later I had a long dowel rod the same width for under $1.50. I also had a can of Krylon Metallic Aluminum spray paint on hand so decided to finally whip up this quick project this past weekend.
Here is what you need to do.
I began by sanding the base, and then used an X-ACTO knife to cut the wood dowel into three 10.5″ lengths. Elmer’s ProBond Advanced was used to attach the wood dowel rods into the base.
Two coats of Krylon Metallic Aluminum paint later and a couple of hours drying (and airing out) in the shade outside and it was ready to be used.