Upcycle projects are always some of my favorites. Finding ways to use inexpensive items from thrift stores is both fun and challenging. This upcycled thread rack into an earring holder was an easy project for the craft room destash challenge this month!
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How to Make an Earring Holder from a Thread Rack
- Thread Rack
- White Chalk Paint
- Peach Paint
- Decorative Tape
- Spray Protective Finish
I found this thread rack at my local Goodwill last year. Since I don’t sew, I don’t have spools of thread for it, but I thought it might work to hold loose ribbon. It didn’t work well for that, so I put it away and didn’t give it any more thought until recently as I was sorting through my craft stash. My husband happened to be in the room with me when I pulled it out. I mentioned that I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. His reply: “Looks like it would hold jewelry.” Ah! Of course it does! So, the credit for this upcycle goes to Dave! I paid $1.99 for it and I’ve seen these at JoAnn Fabric and Craft for $9.99, so it was a good buy at Goodwill.
It didn’t appear as though the rack had ever been used. I wiped it off with a cloth just to make sure any dust was gone. I gave it two coats of Waverly Chalk Paint in Ivory, allowing it to dry between each coat. I already had this paint in my craft stash. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with MinWax Polycrylic Finish.
I looked through my assortment of decorative tape and found this copper colored tape with a diamond pattern. I added two strips to each rung of the rack and also along the outer wood pieces. I painted the tips of each post with Apple Barrel Sunkissed Peach Acrylic Paint.
Since I’m using this on my Peach Painted Vanity, the copper tape and the peach painted tips work with the vanity color.
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I have a lot of earrings and my rotating earring stand is full. Adding another earring holder lets me keep them in an easy to access spot. Finding a practical use for this Goodwill find and clearing out a spot in my craft stash was great!
It’s great to find ways to use items in my craft stash. For this project, I didn’t purchase anything new, so that’s always a bonus!
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