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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?