Since I do have a lot of different jewelry pieces, sometimes it’s really hard to keep all of them organized. Especially with necklaces, they always get so tangled. So when I was scrolling through Pinterest (as always), I saw some cute jewelry holder ideas! Since I’ve tried a lot of things, I thought I would try to make them as well. I chose to make two different jewelry holders. One is more for different type of jewelry and the other one is only to keep your rings. Let’s get creative!
⟐ CACTUS JEWELRY HOLDER ⟐
What you’ll need || Self hardening clay, acrylic paint (whatever color you like, I used green and light blue), a paintbrush & glitter nail polish (inspired by this DIY).
How to || First the clay has to be kneaded so you are able to work with it. Of course you are going to start with a large piece of clay but for this DIY you only need one larger piece (for the ‘body’ of your cactus) and two smaller pieces (for the ‘arms’ of your cactus). The exact size of these pieces totally depends on how big you want your cactus jewelry holder to be. Roll these pieces out and knead them until you are happy with the size and shape.
Now you can attach the ‘arms’ to the ‘body’ of the cactus. I did this by creating a little dent on both sides of the cactus, getting the smaller pieces of clay and attach them to the ‘body’. Don’t forget to smooth the part where you’ve attached it, otherwise it won’t stick. Then you have to let the cactus air dry for a couple of hours (I let mine air dry overnight) before painting them. I made my own colors with just mixing them until I liked the color. Besides painting them, on one cactus I used glitter nail polish to make little strokes. Make sure to let the paint fully dry and then add any jewelry pieces you would like the cactus to hold!
⟐ RING CONES ⟐
What you’ll need || Self hardening clay, acrylic paint (whatever color you like, I used light grey and pink), paintbrushes & a little bit of glitter nail polish (inspired by this DIY).
How to || For the ring cones I obviously used the same clay as for the cactus jewelry holders. Take a big piece of the clay and start kneading this. I just started like this and took little pieces off if I thought it was too big. I do have to be honest, creating the shape of the cones was pretty difficult. That’s why I started rolling it on the table to get a straight point and work from there. Sometimes I used a couple of rings to see if the thickness was okay. In the end I made two cones, a tall and small one. Then let the clay air dry for a couple of hours.
After the ring cones being completely dry, it’s time to paint them. For these I chose two different colors, light grey and pink. I also decided to add dots to both of them. To the pink cone I also added some dots with the glitter nail polish. Let the paint dry very well before adding all of your rings!
I do have to give you one last tip when it comes to making these jewelry holders. Make sure the bottom of all of them are straight. If it isn’t, our jewelry holder will be wobbly and maybe even fall over. Of course you don’t want that to happen. Then the organization of your jewelry has to start over. How do you organize your jewelry? Which do you like better: the cactus jewelry holder or ring cones?