Look what I brought home from work!?! We just had 42 boxes of our alumni magazine delivered a couple of weeks ago on this beauty of a pallet. I quickly called “dibs” on the pallet (no one else wanted it… can’t imagine why) after the delivery guy left and took it into my office, where it happily resided for a couple of weeks. I finally took it home last Friday, and was originally going to use it as nail gun practice. But, when I started to mess around with it, I changed my mind and quickly crafted a new plan.
I pulled out my jigsaw and started cutting off a few of the boards. I took them inside to sand them down a bit and decide exactly what I wanted to create.
Once my board was smooth, I cut it down the middle where the two screws held it to the middle support board of the pallet — right through the holes!
I sanded, sanded and sanded some more until my half boards were super smooth.
Next, I stained a piece of wood a light shade of gray before applying a coat of poly to the top. I let it dry overnight. Then, I screwed in three adorable glass knobs (four if you count the one I shattered by tightening the screw too much… oops) and attached a ribbon.
With that, I had a totally recycled jewelry holder — wood, knobs and all! I literally didn’t have to buy a single supply for this project — I had everything sitting around in my craft room, and, of course, my free pallet. Bahaha, that’s the best kind of craft! So excited.
I think I’ll have to make a few more of these for that Trash to Treasure fair, don’t you think?
Spoiler alert — I already made a second one, but the hangers are so much cooler. Check back later to see it!
One last thing… Here’s a fun fact, for all of you people who are on the lookout for pallets — they aren’t the nicest thing in creation. The wood is jagged and splintery, the screws are warped and they are often falling apart…. but man are they fun to work with if you get the chance! There are two sitting in our loading dock right now that I am oh so tempted to take, but I think I’ll finish tearing this one up first :p
6 thoughts on “Jewelry Holder: Glass knobs”
I’m a big fan of reclaiming old pallets, the problem finding good ones. Looks like you were able to find one that was in good shape.
A couple months ago I tried this project to make Adirondack Chairs:
Let’s just say it didn’t work so well with the ratty pallets I had “found.”
Yeah, I know what you mean. This pallet was in decent shape, but not great shape — certainly not in good enough condition to use as a whole pallet.
The Adirondack Chair is awesome! I wouldn’t even know where to start with that haha. And my pallet definitely was too splintery to be a chair! I was actually having a hard enough time removing the planks because of the nails they used — they must have collected a ton of pallets to get enough nice boards for a chair!