DIY Winter-Inspired Organizer

Posted by Katie King
Learn how to create a small organizer that is perfect for keys or necklaces using winter-inspired wood veneers.

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One of my favorite crafting supplies or products, has always been wooden veneers! For those of you who are not familiar with wooden veneers, their basically wooden cut-outs or wooden shapes. Now wooden veneers can come in a variety of patterns and can be used to embellish almost anything! Here on the blog, we have used wooden veneers in a bunch of different projects. For example, we've created magnets, turn them into stamps, and even used them to decorate shadow boxes!

Most of time (at least in my opinion) wooden veneers look really pretty on their own. Recently, I discovered Ruby Rock-It's Handi Scandi Wood Veneer Shapes. When I first saw them, I fell in love with the Scandinavia look and the intricate detail of each wooden veneer. After seeing them, it got me thinking about creating a winter inspired project.

So today folks, I will being showing you how to create a super easy winter inspired project which not only uses wooden veneers, but is also an organizer!

Now this organizer is a bit on the smaller side and is designed to hold small items. For example, keys, necklaces or even rings. However, you could adjust the size of this project to create a larger organizer to fit your particular needs. Along those same lines, you can also change the type of nail that is featured in this project. Personally, I used small basic nails, but you could use small hooks so your organizer could hold more stuff!

To find out how to create your own winter inspired organizer, just check out the full tutorial below!


  • Wooden Rectangle Plaque
  • Wood Veneer Shapes
  • Martha Stewart Satin Paint (I used Surf, Sea Lavender and Mint)
  • Foam Brush
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge (I used the gloss finish)
  • E6000
  • Clear Acrylic Spray
  • Small Nails
  • Hammer
  • Sawtooth Picture Hook

Paint your wooden rectangle plaque and set it to the side to dry.

Apply some Mod Podge to the edges of your rectangle plaque and sprinkle on your glitter. Once your edges are completely covered, set it to the side to dry.

When your rectangle plaque is dry, take it outside and spray a thin coat of clear acrylic spay onto its edges. This will help seal in all the glitter and provide a protected top coat to the edges.

Grab you wooden veneers and arrange them on your rectangle plaque. Once you're happy with the placement, either glue them on (with some E6000) or press them on (if they have a sticky back).

As a side note, make sure you leave enough space at the bottom of your rectangle plaque, to add your nails. You don't want to spread out your wooden veneers too far down because you still need a place to hammer in your nails.

Using your hammer, add your nails to the bottom of your plaque.

Flip your plaque over and glue on a sawtooth picture hook, using some E6000. Then set your plaque aside to dry.

When your plaque is completely dry, you're ready to hang up your new organizer!

I love how this organizer turned out! It's small enough not to take up too much space, but still can hold a good amount of things. I also love the natural look of the wooden veneers against the light blue background!

So are you a fan of wooden veneers?