Day 11 of the 12 Days of Last Minute Christmas Gifts is a true quickie. For all those trinkets you collect and the jewelry collection that seems to spread to infinity, losing pieces along the way, here is your quick fix.
DIY Jewelry Bucket
Crafting Time: 5 Minutes
Small tin bucket – try a thrift store or the Target dollar bins
Permanent Marker or pen
Hammer and small nail
Towels or scrap wood to hammer on
Washi tape, optional
Sand paper, optional
Lay out the punches you’re going to make around the top rim of the bucket. I found that about half an inch was comfortable between the pair of earrings and about 1 inch to the next. Do whatever you think looks nice and place them evenly around the top, marking them with a small dot in pen or permanent marker on the inside of the bucket rim.
Lay the bucket on its side on a few towels or something that can take the impact of hammering without damage. Line up the nail with the pen marks and lightly hammer until you pierce the side. Repeat with the remaining dots. Sand the outside edge down if you like to make it smoother.
If you’re feeling extra crafty, measure the outside rim of your bucket. Mine had the handle pieces on the outside so I measured from handle to handle. Cut a coordinating piece of washi tape and cover the holes with the tape, forming it to the curve as you press it down. Then just open the holes through the tape with your nail.
BAM. Jewelry bucket. Now shove it full with pretty things and hand her away as a gift for the organizationally challenged jewelry addict.