Last week I was standing in my kitchen thinking more about my daughter’s room (I am going to reveal it soon – I promise!) when I thought about a project I made a long time ago – When my husband entered the kitchen I said “I need you to help me make something!” (He is really used to those words by now) “what?” “I need you to help me make one of those trees that we made a long time ago that I hung bracelets on…” He just looked at me and said “You mean like that one in the garage?” “WHAT? We have one in the garage!?” and he went outside and brought me this…
sweet! I love when I save something and find out it is the perfect fit for a project! Since it was already made I’ll give you a simple little run down of how we made it.
First: You will need a base. I found mind with the fancy little edge at Home Depot or Lowe’s (it’s been a while…) and a piece of 2x2. You will also need some dowels. Mine are 3/8”.
Second: Cut the 2x2 to the height you want. Mine is 18” tall.
Third: Drill your holes for the dowels. Measuring from the bottom, mine are every 4 inches – leaving 2 inches on top.
Fourth: Screw your 2x2 into the base. I used three screws – one on the middle and two on kiddie corners so the 2x2 won’t spin.
Fifth: Insert your dowels – mine are 12” long – so there are 5” on each side. Glue them in place with a dab of wood glue.
Sixth: Stain or paint your accessory organizer. As you can see in the above photos, I had it stained at first but since it is for my daughter’s room I decided to go with “Cameo Pink” by Valspar.
Voila! And your done!
Now load this baby up with all kinds of fun things – like bracelets…
… and rings…
… and of course – headbands!
It is the perfect way to organize your accessories and save a lot of space and money!
And who doesn’t love that -
Plus, it is super cute!
You can make it bigger, wider, shorter or smaller depending on your needs and there are so many fun colors too! I even thought about adding some cute vinyl to the front. There are just lots of fun possibilities so have fun with it!