Make this beautiful, classy jewelry stand from something you can find at almost any thrift store… an old fashioned candle holder! I’ve yet to be in a thrift store where I didn’t come across several of these candle holders, usually for $1.00. With some dowels and a little paint you can turn them into a wonderful jewelry holder that even has a dish at the bottom for rings! (FYI: Get one with at least a 4″ base so that its sturdy!)
Jewelry Stand Supplies
- Old fashioned brass candle holder with larger base.
- 3/4″ dowel cut to 10″ (We made do with a 5/8″ and glued it in as it was loose.)
- 1/4″ dowel cut into two pieces, 7″ and 9″
- Hot Glue Gun
- E6000 or another clear solid glue.
- Silver Spray paint (Rust-Oleum has the best metallic look)
- Tiny birds
- Wood ball and wood plugs if desired.
- Drill and 1/4″ bit
You can almost always find these brass candle holders at second hand stores. You need one with a larger base to be sturdy.
Gather the supplies.
A 5/8″ dowel was used for the vertical, cut to 10″. (A 3/4″ would have fit snugger.) A 1/4″ dowels for the horizontal rods cut to 9″ and 7″.
Sand the ends of the dowels.
Mark where the holes will be drilled. 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ down from the top. It’s VERY important that the holes are lined up perfectly.
It’s also important that you drill the holes, using a 1/4″ bit, exactly straight through with not even a slight angle. Otherwise the rods will not be straight.
Sand a little if needed.
Slide the rods in. It should be a snug fit.
As the 5/8″ dowel is a little small it needs to be mounted in vertically. Use glue to hold it up in place. This, however, is not strong enough to hold it permanently.
Add a thin line of E6000 or other clear solid glue around the base. This will hold it firm.
You can add some small extras if desired such as these small wood plugs and a wood ball on the top.
Glue them on with E6000.
Use the E6000 glue to attach the tiny birds.
Hold them in place, then allow to dry.
Glue the wood ball on top the same way.
After everything has dried spray paint the entire stand.