DIY Jewelry Stand

When I was designing jewelry, I loved coming up with fun and unique ways to display it. I always felt like it was more interesting to look at when it wasn't all lined up in a box. I feel the same way about my own jewelry. I have a beautiful jewelry box where I keep good pieces of jewelry that need special care but I like to keep my fun costume jewelry on hand so I can grab what I want to wear quickly. Years ago I made my own displays using large wooden frames and wire mesh. I have simplified those displays to create a smaller version to put on my dresser. It's so simple and inexpensive to make, I thought I’d share how I did it.

You can pick up what you need at your local craft store. I don't think I spent more than $15 on this project.


  • wooden frame ~ I bought small wooden frames at Michael's for a dollar.
  • spray paint ~ I used a can of Krylon Short Cuts paint. It's a small can for only $3.29.
  • wire mesh or screen ~ I had extra screen left over from a window screen repair. You can buy either at a home improvement store.
  •  black wooden picture easel ~ $4.99
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • decorative gems ( optional ) ~ I found crystal buttons in my jewelry box so I used them as embellishments.

Cover your work area (in a well ventilated room) with newspaper. I painted in my garage.

Spray your frame with paint according to the directions on the can and let it dry. 

Once the paint is dry you can begin to assemble the jewelry stand.

Carefully cut the wire mesh to fit the inside of the frame. You will want the mesh to be a little larger than the inside of the frame but not so large it sticks out past the edge. You will be attaching the mesh to the back of the frame.

Carefully staple the mesh along the inside edge on the backside of the frame, keeping the staples about an inch apart.

When you flip the frame over, it should look like this.

If you want to decorate your frame, use hot glue or tacky glue to adhere gems to the frame.

I hot glued crystal buttons to the sides of my frame.

Place the frame on the easel and fill it with jewelry. I put a plain silver ring (used to make earrings) through the mesh so I could also hang my hoop earrings.

Try personalizing your jewelry stand by using different sized frames, painting them different colors or using different easels. A jewelry stand with a pair of earrings attached makes a great gift!

Have fun!

Leslie xo