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DIY two tiered jewelry tray – Int’l Bloggers Club

Welcome to the Christmas edition of our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again… that makes me sooo happy. And not to mention this months theme “Thankful for friends gift swap“! Even happier! It’s all about gifts and we gave it a really fun twist. I’ll be showing you my DIY two tiered jewelry tray and I can’t wait to see the other ladies’ gifts!


We decided to give each other a gift this month! But our gift swap is not the usual kind. Due to the fact that we live quite far away from each other, on three different continents, we did not want to mail any items. It is very costly and not even sure if the items will be delivered on time. So this is what we came up with:

Between the five of us, we each shared three photos of items we had at home already, but needed a makeover or repurpose. Everyone voted for one of the three and the one with the most votes gets to be a Christmas gift to ourselves from our little tribe here. So much fun, right?? I love it! 

Here are the three items to be repurposed that I shared with my ladies here: [sorry for the yellowish photo…it was kinda late at night and not the greatest light…]

DIY two tiered jewelry tray kreativk.net

And the winner was the lamp base! I had that lamp base lying around, well, stored away, but I still liked it, it just wasn’t working anymore. Well, ladies, Thank you so much for your lovely gift, I really treated myself with this and made a fun and cute two tiered jewelry tray out of it! And here’s how:


I also had these two baking tins, not to be used for baking though… You might remember the sign I made out of the bigger one around Valentine’s Day… well, now it was time to re-use it for this! 

I painted the baking tins both with white chalky finish paint and let it dry. diy-two-tired-jewelry-tray-kreativk.net

I poked a hole through the middle of the bigger one. Don’t ask how… I tried a lot of things…at the end I used a bigger screwdriver and just hammered it into the tin, it’s not that hard and it opened up quite easily.

Turned around I added washi tape stripes to cover the not so pretty hole sides and also to give it a bit of a design… I love all white but I think this needed something else..


Then I took apart the lamp base. I first cut off the cord and took it out and then took off the base. I needed to get the round tin onto the longer part of the base. 


And when I did it looked like this:


I then added the rest back on and the little tin on top. That one was easy because it had the hole in the middle already and I only had to sit it on the top of the base. I did secure both, the bottom and top tin, with clear silicone underneath just to be sure they won’t move and added that little hook to the top to fill the hole.




And this is how it looks now, with some jewelry and all of my most used items in it. 








I added the last three of my mini baking tins to it as well, to keep the smaller things organized. 


Well… what do you think of my DIY two tiered jewelry tray?? I think it was really a perfect gift to myself and I love the look and how I can keep all these little things I daily use very organized and handy! 

But now to the other ladies gifts, I seriously can’t wait to see them!! 

Happy Holidays and Happy Giving! Thank you for stopping by today!



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  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    20/11/2016 at 19:59

    Katrin, isn’t it nice to have the things you use most often in one space? Especially as pretty as this is. Those baking tins have certainly done double duty at your house, I need to find some and create some projects of my own. I really love the Int’l Bloggers Club, you ladies are the best at inspiring me to use the old pieces I have laying around to create something new and useful! Thanks.

    • Katrin
      21/11/2016 at 06:54

      Thanks so much Nikki, I love our club and this month was special and so much fun too. I love to be organized too, so this was only perfect for me!

  • Debra Needles
    20/11/2016 at 15:13

    That is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Funtastic Friday linky party!

  • Amber Harrop
    18/11/2016 at 01:47

    Katrin this is so clever and pretty, love the jewelry stand – thank you for stopping by I am Pinnable

    • Katrin
      19/11/2016 at 08:33

      Thanks so much Amber!

  • Angie ~ ambient wares
    16/11/2016 at 01:46

    This is another absolutely gorgeous project Katrin! I love the fact that you used a lamp base. I’ve got plenty of those and I appreciate seeing other creative uses for them. Pinned 🙂

    • Katrin
      17/11/2016 at 07:20

      Thank you Angie!! I’m quite happy with it in my bathroom 🙂

  • Leanna
    15/11/2016 at 00:51

    Hi Again: I enjoy how your creative mind works. This top dish is deep enough to hold bigger items securely. The top would be nice for paint brushes and the bottom for other paint containers. Its large enough to have a dozen different uses. Enjoy using it. Leanna

    • Katrin
      15/11/2016 at 11:28

      Oh you’re so right! If I’d have a larger crafting space I’d absolutely use it for supplies, I love that idea! Paint brushes in the top would look so cool too! Thank you Leanna!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    14/11/2016 at 19:25

    This came out so great! I can’t believe you used a lamp! So Clever! That top pan is perfect for your makeup too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on FB! Have a great week!

    • Katrin
      15/11/2016 at 11:26

      Thanks Kim! Yes, the top was meant to be the top for this, lol. Have a great week as well!

  • Keri
    14/11/2016 at 15:18

    Katrin, what a beautiful tiered tray!! Love the washi tape details! This is such a smart way to repurpose both the the lamp base and the baking tins!! Such a wonderful gift to yourself!!

    • Katrin
      15/11/2016 at 11:25

      Thanks so much Keri! I’m so happy with it and it’s great for my stuff…

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    14/11/2016 at 14:50

    I think your jewelry tray turned out really nice! Great gift to yourself! Using the lamp base is a great idea, quick and easy and everything comes out straight. I say this because I made one using spindles that I had to cut, and even though I used my miter saw somehow they came out a little off so now my three tier rack is not quite straight. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katrin
      15/11/2016 at 11:24

      Thanks so much Linda! Oh, yes, this lamp base is great for something like this… I bet your tier rack must have a lot of character though, even if it’s not straight…spindles sound lovely.

  • Michelle
    14/11/2016 at 13:11

    That’s so incredibly pretty Katrin. I love what you did with the tape to hide the hole edges and add that something special and you’re right the grey tape and the white work really well together. It looks super stylish. Lovely repurpose

    • Katrin
      15/11/2016 at 11:22

      Thank you Michelle! I’m very happy with it and it is in my guest bathroom downstairs right now, which comes in handy when I don’t feel like going all the way up…[I’m so lazy] and it can be seen better than in my bathroom, hehe 🙂