How to Make a Beautiful Classy Jewelry Stand


Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!blank630x20

Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store… an old fashioned candle holder!  I’ve yet to be in a thrift store where I didn’t come across several of these candle holders, usually for $1.00. With some dowels and a little paint you can turn them into a wonderful jewelry holder that even has a dish at the bottom for rings!  (FYI: Get one with at least a 4″ base so that its sturdy!)

Jewelry Stand Supplies

 

Instructions

You can almost always find these brass candle holders at second hand stores.  You need one with a larger base to be sturdy.

Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Gather the supplies.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

A 5/8″ dowel was used for the vertical, cut to 10″. (A 3/4″ would have fit snugger.)  A 1/4″ dowels for the horizontal rods cut to 9″ and 7″. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Sand the ends of the dowels.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Mark where the holes will be drilled. 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ down from the top.  It’s VERY important that the holes are lined up perfectly.Classy Jewelry Stand 10

It’s also important that you drill the holes, using a 1/4″ bit, exactly straight through with not even a slight angle. Otherwise the rods will not be straight. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Sand a little if needed.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Slide the rods in. It should be a snug fit. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

As the 5/8″ dowel is a little small it needs to be mounted in vertically. Use glue to hold it up in place.  This, however, is not strong enough to hold it permanently. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

  Add a thin line of E6000 or other clear solid glue around the base. This will hold it firm. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

You can add some small extras if desired such as these small wood plugs and a wood ball on the top.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Glue them on with E6000.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Use the E6000 glue to attach the tiny birds.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Hold them in place, then allow to dry. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

Glue the wood ball on top the same way.Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!

After everything has dried spray paint the entire stand. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!blank630x20

Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint! Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!blank630x20blank630x20

We have a tutorial for two of the items hanging on our jewelry stand!  Charming Soda Bottle Bracelets and our Easy DIY Necklace. Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store... an old fashioned candle holder! Just add dowels & paint!blank630x20 Classy Jewelry Stand SQblank630x20

 

 

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