About 6 or 7 years ago, I saw these whimsical jewelry holders at a craft show. They were pretty simple, so I didn't purchase one at the time, figuring that I'd make one for my daughter. I bought the stuff to make it, painted it, glued it together and then waited to get some holes drilled so I could get the cup hooks in.
Up until last week, it was still waiting. Furthermore, I now have TWO daughters and was in need of a second one. So I made another.
1 wooden ball (mine had a flat spot on it)
1 wooden candlestick
6-8 cup hooks
paint and paintbrush
- Paint the candlestick and the wooden ball.
- Glue the ball onto the cup for the candlestick. Allow the glue to dry well. I used a wood glue for this.
- Mark where you want the hooks to be. I recommend looking at it from the top and the sides to make sure you get them spaced evenly. I placed 4 on the ball and 2 on the candle cup in between two on the ball I would've done 4 on the candle cup, but ran out of hooks.
- Using the drill and a bit that is just smaller than the hooks, drill pilot holes at your marks. I recommend going in the full length of the screw portion of the hook because the wooden ball is really hard. I didn't make my holes big enough the first time and ended up breaking some of the hooks, they twisted right in half.
- Put one hook in each hole.
Now you're ready to hang necklaces and bracelets on it. I like hanging them up, so they're less likely to get knotted. I couldn't find another candlestick that was the same height as the first one so they're two different heights. Taller would be better so you can hang longer necklaces.