Hey dear friends 🙂 It’s 2nd Wednesday and you know what that means – it’s Monthly DIY Challenge time! In case you’re new, here’s the haps: on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, me and my incredibly talented bloggy gal pals and I create something based on a common theme and/or material. Here are some of our recent challenge project materials: plumbing pieces, air dry clay, leather, Mod Podge, Sharpies, reclaimed wood, felt, chalkboard paint, and white pillowcases! This month the item was wooden dowel rods, and let me tell you, this may be my most favorite project yet!
We are currently living with my husband’s parents as we search for a new house, so my craft supply stash is mostly in storage. Luckily I was able to pick up a couple of things to make a gorgeous modern bohemian wooden dowel teepee jewelry holder. Follow along with the tutorial below to see how I made it and then stick around to see all the other fantastic dowel projects!
Wooden Dowel Teepee Jewelry Holder Materials
- Wooden dowel rods
- Hot glue gun
- Leather cord
- Gold leafing pen
- Painter’s tape (not pictured)
Using some painter’s tape (or in my case, washi tape) tape off the bottom 4th of each dowel. Using a gold leafing paint pen (or regular paint or spray paint), fill in the area below the tape. I love using the gold leafing paint pen because it gives such a beautiful metallic glow and dries in a snap! Once it is all dry, peel off the paint to reveal lovely gold-dipped dowels like so:
Holding all of your dowels together, hot glue the end of your leather cord to one dowel and hold in place until dry. Pro tip: try not burn your fingers off 😉
Wrap the leather cord around your bundle of dowels several times – you can wrap it evenly or more haphazardly like I did. Glue the other end of the leather cord down and hold in place until dry.
Press down on the top of your bundle of dowels to spread them out. You can wiggle them around a bit until they spread into a fashion that you are satisfied with. Next, add a bit of hot glue to the middle of your dowel teepee and keep each rod in place.
And it’s finished!
Eep! It turned out even better than I imagined! The gold-dip legs and the leather are totally me, don’tcha think? 😉
Wooden dowels are the perfect width for holding rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Just drape each piece over each rod for a handy-dandy yet stylish jewelry holder!
I just adore this so much – I can keep it out on my nightstand or dresser with all of my most-worn jewelry so I never forget to put a piece on! And for those curious, that adorable little faux cactus was at Michaels for 50% – only 2.50! Whatta steal 🙂
Now that you’ve seen my wooden dowel teepee jewelry holder, be sure to head on over to all the other blogs and check out their awesome projects! So many creative ways to use wooden dowels 🙂 Just click one of the pictures below to see what they did!
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What’s your favorite way to store your jewelry?
This is SO clever, Erica!! I love the gold dipped legs and the leather, they’re the perfect touches! 🙂
Thanks so much, Amanda! You know I can’t resist my gold 😉
Hi, just wanted to say that I made this because I had all the components in my craft bin. It came out super cute and it’s just perfect for the top of my dresser. Thanks for the great idea!