March 10, 2015

Updated DIY: Cloche Jewelry Holder

Sorry, it's been a while since I've updated! I have so many ideas floating around in my head and not enough time to transfer those ideas into blog posts. I've pretty much have come to accept that I will never be consistent with blogging until I'm done with law school. Good thing I'm graduating in two months! Yay! Hopefully after I graduate and take the bar exam, I can really be active with my blog. For now, I'll try to post as much as I can. I actually have been doing a bunch of DIY and updates to my room so I hope to share them on here soon! 

Anyways, so about two years ago, I posted a tutorial on my DIY cloche jewelry display using recycled Bath & Body Works candle jars. I've since found another way to make a nicer, more professional looking version of the same cloche holder. This is currently how I display my watches.

You will need the follow materials: Candle Holder (Michaels), Hurricane Jar (Michaels) (fits perfectly over the candle holder), Gold Crystal Knob (Home Depot), E6000 Glue (Wal-Mart), Short Wooden Dowel (from a sponge brush) (Michaels, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot)

I prefer using the E6000 glue over super glue or a hot glue gun for this project because it's a lot easier to shift the item you're glueing around before the glue dries plus if you mess up, it's easier to clean up. This is particularly important because you will need to center the knob onto the jar as well as the dowel onto the candle holder.

First, I glued the knob onto the center of the bottom of the hurricane jar, which will now serve as the top of the cloche. If you made any mistakes with the glue, you can use nail polish remover with a cotton ball (or q-tip for precision) to wipe away excess glue before it dries. Let the glue dry for 24 hours. Do not try to pull it with the knob before it dries or it will come right off!

Next, I glued the dowel onto the center of the candle holder. Let it dry for at least 24 hours before placing any bracelets/watches on it.

After the glue fully dries, place the hurricane jar onto the candle holder, and voila! You got a professional looking cloche jewelry holder. Beats paying $30+ for the ones at the store, yeah?

For a fun touch, use a small decorative plate instead of the glass candle holder, but be sure the hurricane jar fits nicely over the plate. You can also use a different style knob, but again, keep in mind that it should be a knob where the screw goes into the knob instead of out of it. That way, the knob will have a flat edge for you to adhere onto the jar.

Right now, this thing is sitting in my walk-in closet along with my other jewelry. (Stay tuned for updates on my closet!) Please tag me @julespluscoffee or #julespluscoffee on instagram if you end up making this so I can check out your pictures.

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