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How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware

A lady always needs a place to keep her jewelry and toiletries neatly organized. Why not create an organizer just for her using dinnerware? The dinnerware can be old or new, mixed or matched! This would be a fabulous gift for someone special!

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware

As a side note – I ended up adding a “stand” to the bottom of the organizer which is just a piece of wood with a hole drilled through the center. The bottom of the hole is also countersunk to allow for the nut to rest inside. I did not take a photo of this step…

Materials:

  • Plate, bowl, and cup
  • Threaded rod for lamps with nuts
  • 1/2″ (hole) washers
  • 1/2″ diamond drill bit & drill
  • Spray primer & paint
  • Drawer pull
  • 8-32 machine screw for the drawer pull

Start by marking the position of the holes to be drilled into the plate, bowl, and cup. I created a video on How to Drill a Hole in a Plate Using a Diamond Bit. Check it out before drilling the holes, it is really easy but there are a few “need-to-know” tips involved! (Forgive the horrible lighting in the video!)

Using the diamond bit, drill the holes then set the dinnerware aside. I added a vinyl decal I cut with my Silhouette Cameo to the plate.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1980

Determine the height of the organizer and cut a length of the rod. I used Rust-Oleum’s Rusty Metal Primer to prime the rod, nuts, and washers, then spray painted them silver.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1979

Thread a nut onto the rod leaving it as close to the bottom as possible. Add a washer, then the plate. Add another washer on top of the plate, then thread another nut on the rod to hold the plate in place.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1981

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1982

Thread a third nut onto the rod and add another washer. This will mark the position for the bowl. Adjust it until you are happy with the placement. Add the bowl, another washer, and a fourth nut to secure the bowl in place.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1983

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1984

Repeat the process for the cup. I kept adjusting the dinnerware on my organizer until everything was where I wanted it to be.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1985

Insert the machine screw in the bottom of the drawer pull. Make sure the head of the screw will fit through the opening in the rod. For the finishing touch, glue the drawer pull to the top of the rod inside the cup. I used Stik ‘n Seal by Loctite.

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1987

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1988

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1989

Gorgeous!!

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1986

How to Make a Jewelry & Makeup Holder with Dinnerware SANY1990

Got a project you’ve completed using my plans? Share photos with me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

Sharing with My Repurposed Life, My Romantic Home, French Country Cottage, Thrifty Handmade Days, Common Ground, Jennifer Rizzo, 504 Main, Funky Junk Interiors

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  • http://www.realcoake.com/ KC Coake

    What a neat idea!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link
    party! Hope to see you next week.

    KC

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much for hosting – I plan on being there!

  • http://twitter.com/akaleistar Akaleistar

    What a lovely idea!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you very much, I appreciate it! Stop by again soon!

  • http://twitter.com/repurposedlife Gail

    great job ! I love the glass knob on top.

    gail

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Gail! I love linking up on your site!

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  • Caryn Connors Acs

    do you need to put the wood stand? will the plate not sit level?

    • CherTexter

      Hi, Caryn! Yes, the wood stand is necessary because the plate will not sit level with the rod and nut on the bottom. A countersunk hole (basically a wider hole over a narrower hole) to house the nut will be drilled in the bottom of the wood. This will allow the entire assembly to sit flush on the surface. Does this make sense? Let me know if you have other questions – I’m glad you stopped by!

  • Kim

    Love it, Cher! You are super crafty!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much, Kim! It came out so cute and was really easy!

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  • Lacey Haskell

    I would LOVE to be able to clip this to my Teacup Upcycles board on Hometalk!… would you post the tutorial there for the Hometalk community? Once its up I can clip your project to the board that I am curating that will be featured on a Hometalk email blast! :) Fire me an email and lets connect and share this sweet upcycle! You can find me on Hometalk as Feathering My Nest!

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  • Blackbird

    Wouldn’t have found this if not for HomeTalk, so thanks for getting it over there.

    • CherTexter

      Thank you, Blackbird, I really appreciate it!

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