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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. Of course, you can create this bracelet holder with simple tools in a neat way.

bracelet displays

1/2” dowel rods

Spray primer

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

Gorilla Glue

Old Knobs

Chop saw

Sander and sand paper

I found most of them from a local hardware store and wanted to create the middle of my dream walk-in closet with this organizer.

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. Based on dimensions you planned for your bracelet boxes, you can also explore partial holes.


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. You need hardwood dowel or wood round dowel to get this done.

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. This is a key element of your earring frame and you can progress with better decoration as well.


6.  Once dry spray your color of choice over the entire piece.

bracelet organizers

7.  Once dry add a little bit of Gorilla Glue (very sparingly!) to your knob and attach to the top.  Let it sit overnight.

bracelet holder stands

Add your bracelet and display in a prominent place on your dresser or vanity.

Some quick tips for you:

  • The starter hole is important. Take care of dimensions.
  • You can also explore with a CD holder for the base or use a paper towel tube as well. The choice is yours but the outcome can vary accordingly.
  • Get the cylinder right and ensure that the size of the screw is appropriate to give stability. Perhaps, it can enhance the stability associated with the center of the baseboard and allow you to focus more on the aesthetic look of edges of the baseboard.
bracelet rack holder

Ok, I should admit that you can also decorate it in various ways: using a towel roll or a piece of fabric or simply rolling around the duct tape. To give the end of your frame a better look, try to stick a piece of scrap fabric and decorate it with yarn or beads. It looks incredibly good.

I loved creating these bracelet trees and hanging dozens of bangles. This experiment uplifted the look of my display shelf.

How Do You Store Lots Of Bracelets

Increase the dimensions according to the number of bracelets. Jot dimensions with the pencil line and then use a regular screw drill bit to drill holes wherever needed.

If you’re aware of creating DIY bracelet holders in various sizes, you can start selling them on Etsy as well. Customize it in the form of a bathroom cabinet and repurpose an old candle holder into a jewelry cabinet.

Do you want to see some other creative ways to organize your jewelry?

Check out my Crib Side Turned Jewelry Organizer


You can use large gold hooks to hang lots of jewelry on the jewelry display stand. Just ensure that you’re aware of the purpose and you’ll be there.

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  1. That was a fun clip to watch. Cute bracelet holders. I have a question…what do you mean by submissions? People are submitting ideas to you that they have made…or ideas for you to make? Wondered if I missed something. 🙂

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