Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand For Less Than $10

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Ikea Hack: How to Make a Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand for Under $10

I was at Ikea the other day looking for a clothing rack (random, I know) and I had some extra time to kill, so I did the full loop and picked up random stuff along the way.

When I saw these cork coasters, I picked up a few sets (only $1.49-1.99 for a set of two) and came up with two DIYs. The first of which is up today, for a two tiered ring dish / jewelry stand. And I’ll share the other project next week.

What I love about DIYs like this one is that they’re super affordable, practical, and don’t take long to make. Start to finish, this project took me about 20 minutes (and that’s including the cuts and drilling I had to do). So easy!

Ikea Hack: How to Make a Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand in 20 Minutes

Ikea Hack: How to Make a Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand for Under $10

Here’s how to make your own DIY jewelry stand in 20 minutes or less (for under $10)…

Materials and Tools:

  • Ikea cork coasters (1 set of the larger size and 1 set of small)
  • dowel rod (3/4 inch in diameter)
  • saw (hand saw or compact circular saw is fine)
  • drill and 3/4 inch spade bit
  • sandpaper (optional)
  • scrap wood (optional)

Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand

Instructions:

Start by cutting the dowel rod down to size with a saw. I found somewhere between 6 and 8 inches long is a great length. Use sandpaper to smooth the cut edge if necessary.

Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand

Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand

Next, drill a 3/4 inch spade bit through the center of each of the two coasters (one large and one small). I’d recommend putting a board underneath the cork coaster, so that when the drill goes through it doesn’t damage your table.

Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand

Push the cut dowel rod carefully through the smaller coaster first, continuing to push it down, so the longer end is underneath the small coaster. I found that going through the top and pulling it through that way helps a lot to not damage the cork surrounding the hole.

Ikea Hack: Two Tier DIY Jewelry Stand

Then poke the bottom of the dowel rod through the hole in the larger base coaster and make sure the dowel rod is secure. You can add a bead of hot glue at this time if desired, though I didn’t find it to be necessary.

Add jewelry and you’re done!

Ikea Hack: DIY Two Tier Jewelry Stand for Under $10

Ikea Hack: DIY Two Tier Jewelry Stand

Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this DIY a try? What other DIY ideas could you use those little Ikea coasters for?

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Love this DIY idea. I have much of my jewelry scattered on my dresser, so this would help to organize things a bit. I think it would also be fun to paint the dowel to add a pop of color.
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Kimberly | April 1st, 2016 at 9:07 am

Thanks Kimberly. Yes – a pop of color on the dowel rod would be fun too.

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 10:16 am

This idea is precious. I’ll try it with a little color on the cork and distress the dowel for my office paper clips, etc. Thanks for the tutorial! Also, I just have to take a moment and compliment the graphics & appearance of your site! A pleasure to scan theough!

Dawn Moore | April 1st, 2016 at 11:26 am

Aw, thanks Dawn. What a kind thing to say. Much appreciated. 🙂

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 11:27 am

This is brilliant and looks super easy (which is always a must for this clumsy girl!) I definitely want to give this a go…great post! XO -Kim
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Kim | April 1st, 2016 at 11:45 am

Thanks Kim. It really couldn’t be any easier! Definitely give this one a try, if you have time. You can also use an Xacto knife to cut the holes, if you don’t have a spade bit for your drill, just FYI. 🙂

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 12:10 pm

This is very cute! I also agree with the above comment about adding some paint color – it’s very customizable! I’m also guessing the cork would be a good surface for jewelry… less likely to scratch it, etc.
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Dani @ Danielle and Co. | April 1st, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Exactly Dani. The softness of the cork will make it less likely to scratch. But it’s also sturdy enough to hold a decent amount of jewelry.

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Wow you’d never know these were coasters!! Wow!
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Melanie@Toots + Dill | April 1st, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Glad to hear that Melanie. 🙂 Thank you.

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 12:41 pm

This is so funny because I picked up the exact same items to do a DIY with them, I just didn’t know what up until now. This idea is so cool!
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Michelle | April 1st, 2016 at 1:09 pm

How perfect Michelle. Love that!

Brittni | April 1st, 2016 at 1:28 pm

This is such a quirky idea, I love ikea you can find so much in there so need to take a visit soon!

Meme xx

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Meme | April 2nd, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Great idea! Thank you for sharing such amazing idea through this we can keep our jewelry organized. I will surely make this stand so that I can keep my jewelry at one place.

Jenifer | April 5th, 2016 at 8:39 am

Wahh I love this! I deliberated over these coasters last week as they’re just such a pleasing shape, but we never use coasters and I couldn’t think if a different use quickly enough!

Love it! x
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Eleanor Nickerson-Smith | April 5th, 2016 at 9:38 am

I really like this idea, however, I’m just not a fan of cork. I wonder if there’s something else I can use instead…

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