Monday, January 26, 2009

quick DIY necklace board

My smaller necklaces were all jumbled in a pile and I needed a better way to store them, but I don't have room for a big jewelry box. I was in Michaels over the weekend and all their cork boards were on sale, so I picked up these smaller 6x6" cork tiles and decided to make my own little board to hang my necklaces.

All I used was cork board, a swatch of fabric, ribbon, and a stapler.

1. Cut a square of fabric a little larger than the cork tile.
2. Staple the fabric around the tile on the backside, creating a neatly covered square.
3. Place ribbon pieces across the square in the desired position and then staple them to the back as well.
4. Cut two other pieces of ribbon, staple them to the back, at the top of the tile and tie together in a bow.
5. Hang on the wall (or wherever you please).

Voila! A super easy, super fast solution to my necklace storage problem. It took me all of about ten minutes to make. I just stuck some basic push pins on the cork board to hang my smaller, more delicate necklaces. It's certainly not the fanciest, but it works for the time being. Plus, it always feels good to see what you make be put to good use.


Leysa said...

Ooh thanks for updating, I have just discovered your blog and am astonished at how much this could totally be my own blog. Most of your interests are exactly the same as mine. I work in design too, and am very thankful to you for getting the ol' inspiration/motivational thing happening again for me! Love the easy jewellery board, I want to try! I have some damask fabric like that sitting around actually. Question - how easy would it be to put up something about how to crochet or knit? I have long wanted to learn. Have any good links I could try?
Oh, and lastly, thanks for introducing me to J Crew. I saw that purple pea coat on their site even before I read how you longed for one too. Sadly, they are all out in my size grrrr!! Being an Aussie, I'd never heard of J Crew before.
Anyway, sorry for the super long post :)
Catchya later!

Betsy said...

Hi Leysa!
So glad you enjoy the blog-thanks for reading! Sorry it took me so long to respond. I posted today about my knitting/crochet resources and hopefully that helps get you started. I am in no way a pro, but I'm happy to share what I do know!

From one J.Crew fan to another... :)