Keep your jewellery organised

UPCYCLE A MIRROR TO CREATE EXTRA STORAGE

How to organise your jewellery

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Just how necklaces manage to become knotted together whilst lying in a drawer, on a surface or even in a jewellery box is one of life’s biggest mysteries. Twenty frustrating minutes of untangling later... and you don’t even want to wear it anymore. Fear not, we have the answer. By upcycling an old mirror, and with the help of Sugru Mouldable Glue, you can create a personalised storage space for your jewellery - perfect for you, your creative teenager or anyone who fancies getting stuck into some DIY. 

items needed

Step 1 - Prepare

Gather the mirror that you'd like to upcycle, some funky drawer pulls, door handles or ornaments (which will be the hooks) and some Sugru. 

sugru divided into four parts

Step 2 - Prepare the Sugru

Open your pack of Sugru (we used one single-use pack and divided it into four segments, which was enough for our 3 handles and a mini shelf). Roll the segments into balls ready to stick and shape onto the handles. A little Sugru goes a long way, but, remember to base how much you use on how weighty the handles are.  

ornament added to mirror using Sugru

Step 3 - Stick & Shape

Stick one small ball of Sugru onto the bottom of one of the handles and mould it into a cone shape which you can then press down onto the sides of the mirror. When you press down, the Sugru will spread out at the edges, which is easy to tidy up with your fingers. If you want to make it really neat, our top tip is to wet your finger with some soapy water. 

Now repeat with all your handles! 

mirror with shelf and hooks

Step 4 - It turns into rubber

Once you've finished, lay it on a flat surface and if you need to, secure the handles with a bit of tape. Leave to set for 12-24 hours and your Sugru will turn into a strong and durable rubber.  

mirror hanging on wall

Step 5 - Create more storage

If your mirror is already hanging on the wall, it’s a good precaution to secure the handles with a bit of tape to ensure that they stay in place whilst your Sugru sets. In 12-24 hours your creation will be a fully fledged jewellery and make-up organiser. No more tangled necklaces! 

Feeling inspired? We hope so! Whether you’re a hoarder, an organiser or an amateur handy-person, there’s a whole world of storage solutions out there waiting to be created with upcycled homeware. We love to hear all about the wonderful things that our community has created with Sugru, so be sure to share your organisation hacks with us! 

Want more? Visit our Projects and Inspiration page for lots more hacks and ideas.