Today I want to share a tutorial on how to make jewelry organizer with things around the house.
First let me show you why I needed an organizer. Promise me you won’t judge me after I show you.
My daughter bought me this really cool jewelry box/picture frame. I really love it, but as you can see it’s a total unorganized mess. I have a garbage can sitting right under it and I’m continually picking things out of the garbage. Really the problem is I have way to much jewelry! But I’d rather come up with a solution to organize it than get rid of any of it. 🙂 The bottom right hand picture is how I’ve lived for the last 2 months. I got sick of digging through it all and sat it on my floor and sorted the earring into pairs and left it there until I came up with a solution. The time has now come.
Let me show you what I did. I was out in our barn and saw a huge stack of window grids and I thought that that might be the perfect thing if I had my husband cut it apart and use one side. I have this place in my closet that is tall and skinny and thought it would fit there nicely. Now I had to come up with a plan on how I could get my handy hubby to cut one for me. He’s not real keen on disassembling perfect good things like I am. While searching through the pile of grids I found one with 12 panes and saw that it was broke on one side and would provide me with 4 spaces. Score! He was fine with cutting up a broken one.
Ok, I had my place to hang it. I had the base of the organizer and now I just needed to come up with what I’d put in each grid. I thought about screening to put earrings on but didn’t have any screen lying around. I remember the hardware cloth I had used on my Vertical Succulent Garden I made and knew I had some left over. That would be perfect. I knew I had some peg board and I thought that would work well for holding bracelets. I also had some cork squares. I could use those in the last two grids. I spent some time thinking about how I could hang necklaces. I had seen how some people used corsage pins but those were too big and felt too flimsy. I thought about thumbtacks but those were way to plain for me. So I kicked my mind in gear and and wondered about embellishing push pins. I went to Michael’s and bought some stickered jewels and some felt flowers. I got my glue gun out and started gluing the stickers and felt flowers.
I had all my supplies around. I stapled on the wire. I used liquid nails to glue on the cork and the peg board. I then spray painted the whole things white and started adding my embellishments. I used my Silhouette and cut out blue vinyl swirls.
P.S. I did give some of my jewelry away to my good friends daughter. 🙂