Friday, November 22, 2013

DIY Marble Jewelry Hanger

Ooooohh!! A marble jewelry holder? Must be super fancy and expensive right? Well... not necessarily. If you have the right left over parts it can actually be pretty cheap. 

I had this old soccer trophy my mom made me take home with me when they were cleaning stuff out of their house. One of those- "take this old high school junk out of your room or I'm throwing it away!" moments. (Yes I was in high school in 1998- please don't do to much math here ok?)

I already disassembled the trophy months ago to make this and had the leftover marble which I have been holding on to.

Carrara marble!!! I can't throw that away. That stuff is super expensive- even if it is a tiny chunk. Today most trophies are made of cheap plastic.

I finally figured out what to make out the gorgeous marble pieces. 

Jewelry holder anyone? Um- yes!! Using the same technique I used on my door knob hanger I bought some glass drawer knobs 1/2 off from Hobby Lobby and ended up with this:

Here is a shot of the back so you can see how the knobs and hooks are attached:

Once the resin had dried I simply screwed the knobs in from the front and then screwed the hooks on from the back. Easy! 

I also made one with brass knobs I had leftover from another project:

Here it is being put to good use! Cute right??

I'm pretty excited about this little project. You know I hate throwing things away but I can't really keep a bunch of old soccer trophies around the house- so this was a good compromise. The jewelry hangers are for sale in my shop! Yay for recycling!


Feral Turtle said...

What an awesome recycle project. Looks fantastic Rachelle!

the cape on the corner said...

say whaaaaa?? great idea.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

That is so cool! What a great idea!

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