How to Make Your Own Jewelry Display

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Make an eye-catching jewelry stand from standard plumber's copper pipes and fittings to organize and neatly display favorite pieces of jewelry. You can create these stands to decorate a vanity, to give as a unique gift, or to help display pieces in a boutique setting or an upcoming event.

Make this jewelry display from copper pipes and fittings.
Make this jewelry display from copper pipes and fittings. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Things You'll Need

  • 3-by-6-inch copper pipe, ½-inch round
  • 2-by-3-inch copper pipe, ½-inch round
  • Pipe cutter
  • 2 copper T-fittings, ½-inch round
  • 3 copper end caps, ½-inch round
  • Copper fitting adapter (male), ½-inch round
  • Floor flange, ½-inch round
  • 4 wood screws, ¾-inch, #6
  • Oval wood plaque
  • Wood stain, color of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Spray paint
  • Clear craft adhesive glue

Assemble It

Standard copper pipes come in standard lengths of 2, 5 and 10 feet. Cut the pipe down to the listed material sizes using a round pipe cutter. Most hardware stores will cut the pipe to size free of charge if you purchase it in store.

  • Tip: Look for copper pipes and fittings at your local Restore, Craigslist or even FreeCycle to cut down on overall costs.
Assemble the materials.
Assemble the materials. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Stain the Wooden Plaque

Stain the wood plaque with your choice of wood stain.

This wood stain is called Early American.
This wood stain is called Early American. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Finish the Flange

For a more delicate feel to the finished piece, apply a metallic finish to the floor flange with thin, even coats of spray paint.

This is called metallic Champagne.
This is called metallic Champagne. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Securing the Flange

Screw the floor flange securely into the center of the plaque using the four wood screws, after the wooden plaque and floor flange have fully dried.

Use a wood craft plaque as a sturdy base for this display.
Use a wood craft plaque as a sturdy base for this display. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Secure the Adapter

Twist the fitting adapter into the floor flange until tightly secure.

The threading on the "male" adapter is on the outside.
The threading on the "male" adapter is on the outside. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Attaching the 6-inch Pipe

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the rim of the fitting adapter and press one of the 6-inch pipes into the adapter opening.

Begin building the base to the jewelry stand.
Begin building the base to the jewelry stand. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Applying Glue to T-Fittings

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the rim of one T-fitting and gently slide it onto the exposed side of the 6-inch pipe. Position the “T” in a vertical position, so a single arm is exposed to the side, with the other facing upward.

The exposed arm will later act as a bracelet holder.
The exposed arm will later act as a bracelet holder. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Attach More Pipe

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the upward-facing rim of the same T-fitting; then gently press another 6-inch pipe into the fitting opening.

Piece by piece, the jewelry stand quickly takes shape.
Piece by piece, the jewelry stand quickly takes shape. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Connect the Ts

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the rim of the remaining T-fitting and gently slide it onto the exposed side of the 6-inch pipe. Position this “T” in a horizontal position and perpendicular to the original T-fitting so both remaining arms extend sideways.

Position the T-fitting perpendicular to the original T, so the arms extend in different directions.
Position the T-fitting perpendicular to the original T, so the arms extend in different directions. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Join the 3-inch Pipes

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the rim of each exposed “T” arms and gently press the 3-inch pipes into each fitting opening.

These arms hold longer necklaces.
These arms hold longer necklaces. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

More Fittings

Apply a thin layer of glue inside the rim of the remaining “T” arm at the center of the stand and gently press the remaining 6-inch pipe into the fitting opening.

Press the pipe firmly into the exposed fitting.
Press the pipe firmly into the exposed fitting. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Ending It All

Finish the open pipe ends by applying a thin layer of glue inside the rim of three end caps and gently pressing them in place to cover the exposed pipes.

Close off the exposed ends to create a finished feel with end caps.
Close off the exposed ends to create a finished feel with end caps. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)

Hang It!

Arrange jewelry on the stand for easy access and an eye-catching display. Use the upper arms of the rack to hang necklaces and the center arm for holding bracelets and bangles.

Use the stand to decorate a vanity, or present it as a unique gift.
Use the stand to decorate a vanity, or present it as a unique gift. (Image: Image by Tim & Mary Vidra)
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