Last week I showed you the vintage sign I made from an old playpen. I took the bottom of the playpen and made a personalized vintage sign. But there was all those spindles left. I couldn’t throw those away, that is against every fiber in my being. So I repurposed them into cute little bracelet display stands. I showed this tutorial on my local lifestyle show, Indy Style last week below.
Check out the video…and yes I am getting heckled by Hal Sparks. GAH!
spray paint: I used Krylon Peekaboo Blue, Ocean Breeze and Coral Isle
scraps of wood cut into rectangles or squares
Drill press or electric drill with 1/2” paddle bit
Sander and sand paper
So here is where we began…with an old vintage playpen that I tore apart and got a bunch of spindle or wooden dowels.
1. Using a chop saw or miter box with saw I cut down some 1’’ x 4′s” to my desired size. I didn’t measure at all, I just cut varying sizes.
2. Then sand down the rough edges to make it smooth.
3. Cut your 1/2” dowel or spindle to your desired size. Sand edges smooth.
4. With a drill press or electric drill and a 1/2” paddle bit drill a hole in your wood block in the middle. Then stick your dowel rod in your drilled hole. I didn’t glue mine so they could separate from the base and be used for ribbon or other things.
5. Spray prime the entire piece.
6. Once dry spray your color of choice over the entire piece.
7. Once dry add a little bit of Gorilla Glue (very sparingly!) to your knob and attach to the top. Let it sit overnight.
Add your bracelet and display in a prominent place on your dresser or vanity.
Do you want to see some other creative ways to organize your jewelry?
Check out my Crib Side Turned Jewelry Organizer
DIY Pegboard Earring Holder
Paint Stick Jewelry Organizer