OK, folks, we are going to get into some woodworking crafting today! And what better reason than for Mother’s Day? Jewelry holders and organizers are always around, but this one is better than the rest because it has a mirror incorporated into the design. The cool thing about making your own version is you can alter the layout of the wood to fit your preference – if you have a lot of earrings, make the screened area larger and so forth. Let’s get started!
This is what inspired this project – we received a Rockwell BladeRunner and wanted to try it out. We don’t have a wood shop area and were worried we wouldn’t have space, but this piece of equipment is portable and fits easily under a work table. There is something empowering about using power tools, you know?
Supplies for this project, just as we made it in the picture:
5 pieces of wood, cut to these sizes:
– 2 at 2-1/2″x19″
– 2 at 2-1/2″x11-1/2″
– 1 at 2-1/2″x17″
Spray paint in three colors
Knobs and other desired findings
Hooks for hanging
Assemble the wood into the shape and layout you want. We did the 19″ pieces on the side, the 17″ on the top and the 11-1/2″ inside. Use the glue and nails to connect all the pieces of the frame. Let dry.
Now it’s time to paint! Use one color of spray paint (or you can mix it up however you want!), let dry. Then add the painter’s tape in assorted stripes and designs. Use a second coat of spray paint, this time in a different color. I went with metallic gold! Peel away the tape and let dry.
Now it’s time to add all the hardware so you can hang the jewelry! I used the Rockwell 3Rill, it works as a driver and a drill! Up until now I’ve been using a tiny handheld rotary tool for projects like this, but I think I’m ready to step it up! I also spray painted the knobs in a third color. Drill holes to add the screws and affix the knobs. I also added hooks at the top on both sides. And then the screen for hanging earrings. You could also string wire, or add the screen from the top for easier hanging.
And then the mirror! Set the frame front side down and set the mirror face down over the hole. There shouldn’t be any gaps. If there is, just go ahead and fill all the edges with the silicone. Smooth it out with your finger. Let it dry over night.
Thank you so much to Rockwell Tools for letting us test drive these DIY toys! Make sure to visit them and say Crafty Chica sent you!
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About the Rockwell BladeRunner: It blends performance characteristics of a jigsaw and benchtop scroll saw. This variable-speed saw with 5-amp motor, uses standard T-shanked blades to cut a variety of materials. Perform cross-cuts, angled and rip cuts all day. Includes T-slot and a miter gauge/rip fence combination. The BladeRunner includes 5 blades: metal, aluminum, ceramics, scroll and wood.