Make a wine crate jewelry cabinet with wine crates, wooden spools, and cabinet knobs. You can get wine crates from wine shops and they’re usually free!
Tools and Materials
2 wooden wine crates (ours are 12″ x 12¾” x 4¼”)
2 Hardwood Accents 2½” x 10½” Birch Acanthus Trim Pieces (home improvement store)
5 large wooden spools (about 1½” tall)
4 medium wooden spools (about 1¼” tall)
8 cabinet knobs with bolts (if bolts are too long for thickness of crate, get shorter bolts)
7 white cup hooks (7/8″)
9 Darice Craftwood Ball Finials (from the craft supply store)
8 oz. Plaid Folk Art Acrylic Paint, Wicker White #987
1/8 yd. white lace
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint, White #51508
4 D-ring hangers with screws
electric drill and bit (for knobs)
1″-2″ paint brush (for crate)
craft paint brush (for spools)
Paint Crates, Finials, Spools, & Trim
1. Paint the crates white with the acrylic paint and the large paintbrush.
2. Paint the finials, spools, and trim pieces white with the same paint and the smaller brush. Let dry. Recoat as necessary.
3. Spray paint the cabinet knobs white.
4. Using the chalk and ruler, measure and mark the locations for the knobs, spacing 4 knobs evenly across the top of each crate. Pre-drill the holes for each knob. Feed the knob bolts in from the back and screw the knobs on from the front.
Attach Cup Hooks
5. Measure 4″ below the knobs in one of the crates and screw in 4 cup hooks, each aligned with the knob above it. In the other crate, screw a cup hook between each knob about 2″ below.
Tip: Wine crates vary, so be careful that your cup hooks don’t poke through the back.
Make Ring Stands
6. To make each ring stand, use the wood glue to attach a finial to the top of a spool.
7. Cut a piece of lace to fit around the spool and decoupage it on, painting craft glue all the way around.
Glue Ring Stands Into Crate
8. Arrange the spools on the lower ledge of the crate that has the 4 knobs and 4 cup hooks. Evenly-space 5 large spools across the back and 4 medium spools in front of the large ones, staggering them into the spaces in between. Glue them into place with the wood glue.
Sand & Decorate Crate
9. Lightly sand the front edges of the crates and the trim pieces. Using the wood glue attach the trim pieces to the top front edges of each crate and let dry.
Screw Hangers To Back
10. Screw a D-ring hanger into the back top corner of each crate. Choose a thick part of the wood or be careful not to poke through to the front. Hang the crates side by side or arrange on a wall so one is slightly higher than the other.