My jewelry stands were never great – I have a cute French-style pocket holder that I love but it just doesn’t keep my necklaces untangled. So I stopped using it and placed my pieces on plates. Worst idea ever. They became even more tangled and it was ridiculous to keep things in order. So when I ran across this jewelry holder several months ago, I fell in love. I knew I couldn’t bring myself to buy it when it looked like a simple DIY (granted, the West Elm one is made of metal). So I went out and bought silver spray paint, hunted for a branch in my parent’s backyard and I was set to go.
What you need:
- A medium-size tree branch that is not too small or too large with twigs that can sustain weight
- Small nails
- Silver spray paint (I used Krylon COLORMASTER Metallic)
1. Lay down the branch over newspaper.
2. Evenly spray the entire branch on both sides. Allow a few hours to dry.
3. Cut 3 3-4″ pieces of twine and knot both ends. (The exact size will depend on the thickness of your branch – too long and you’ll have excess twine to work with and too little and your twine won’t be long enough to loop around the branch)
4. Loop one piece of twine around the base of the branch and insert nail into both knots. Hammer into the wall. Repeat for middle and ends of the branch.
5. Voila – you’re done! Now hang your amazing jewelry pieces!