DIY Jewelry Tray

by Chris on January 28, 2013

Happy Monday! When I organized Little One’s closet, I alluded to all the work that went behind finding all the coordinating colors for everything. Basically, this is how the items started out. A bunch of hodge podge colors that would have looked pretty random in that space. Today, we’re gonna focus on the black tray. It was a little too “David Hasselhoff meets Don Draper” for her, so I attacked it with some spray paint.

Closet storage

After a couple of coats of paint (and some primer), I used some wrapping paper found at Marshall’s that would incorporate some of the blue in her room. I attached it with a thin coat of spray adhesive. El perfecto!

Jewelry tray

Here’s where I got lucky. I had a couple of acrylic trays from Target I was using in another shallow drawer, so I tried them in the tray. Like. a. glove! They fit really well, and they showed off the pretty paper underneath. Yeehaw! It had just enough compartments for all her little jewelry.

Acrylic jewelry tray

Now when she goes to find her Beauty and the Beast charm bracelet or her moose head mood ring (I mean, who doesn’t have one of those?), she can just pull out the tray and accessorize!

Make your own jewelry tray

It was about $13.00–with a whole lot of wrapping paper left over–for everything. Sometimes ya just have to get a little creative when your storage space calls for it. I really wanted to make a “think out of the (jewelry) box reference here, but I won’t. Just know that I wanted to.

Closet jewelry tray



Shannon January 28, 2013 at 8:10 am

Absolutely love how this turned out! I never would have thought to use wrapping paper as a liner! :)

Shannon Loves Design
Fabulously Vintage

Chris January 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thanks so much, Shannon! It’s so pretty, I want to use it everywhere now. :)

Judy January 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

I bought the same wrapping paper (except mine came from Home Goods) and used it in my daughter’s room as well. I love the jewelry tray. Great job.

Jan January 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I am loving this! Simple but impactful–each of my three daughters would love one of these. I’m going to have to keep a lookout for random wood trays now.

Lindsay @ Makely January 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Super cute, Chris! Smart thinking. Love it!

Chris January 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Well thank you M’dear!! I appreciate you stopping by!

Connie Lenden January 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Great job, Chris !

ValenzMom aka Helen January 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I still just love the color combination you’re using in your daughter’s room. The aqua and coral is just beautiful together! This jewelry tray makeover is just so pretty, too. I really love how the clear tray just fit in the outer tray and it doesn’t take away from the color scheme or the jewelry in it.
Now you can use that extra wrapping paper in the bottom of her drawers, the back of her bookcase or as a mat around framed prints in her room. The possibilities are endless!

Chris January 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I like the way you think, Helen! Always such great things to say. Thank you!

Joana January 28, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Hi there :) I’m new to your blog, and I love it! You have a lot of talent in DIYing and a great writing style!

I bought the same wrapping paper at Marshall’s (so pretty!), and I’ve used it to line some kitchen drawers :)

Elaine January 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

It came out beautiful, Chris. And might I add that you are spoiling us with one (wonderful) blog post after another. I don’t know where you are finding all this (dare I say) free time to post so often, but I’m loving it!:)


Leah January 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

I just LOVE reading your blog & finding myself in AWE of your creativity & general awesomeness! Makes me feel closer to you, yet miss you more at the same time. Of course I choose to focus on the awesomeness & feeling closer to you! :) (((HUGS)))

Courtney January 30, 2013 at 12:56 am

Do you know what kit or pieces that closetmaid sent you? I was looking to do a closet redo and this is pretty close to what I wanted. The drawers you have look a lot different than the drawers at Target (which are closetmaid). If you have the info it would be helpful. If not I’ll keep searching, thanks!

Natalie Cox January 31, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Love it!

Miss Charming February 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Loving the pink! Such a cute and creative jewelry tray.

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