I like wearing jewelry, but I rarely do, for one simple reason- my jewelry is a tangled mess! I usually throw it into a basket on my dresser. Then I never want to dig through the basket to find what I want. I am the Mayor of Lazytown! I needed to make something to keep my jewelry net and organized. I needed something that was easy to use, easily accessible, and looked nice. Tall order, right? I have plenty of wall space, and wanted to utilize that if I could. Here is what I came up with – a DIY jewelry organizer!
A shabby-chic frame organizer, to be exact. I have seen similar frames converted to jewelry holders- but they all required window screening, heavy duty staples guns, sweat and tears. And optional cursing.
You know I am too lazy for that!
I came up with an inexpensive, hot-glue-gun version using….(drumroll!) plastic canvas. Plastic canvas is perfect for hanging earrings!
Here are the supplies you will need to create your own DIY jewelry organizer:
- Plastic Canvas (10 mesh white 10.5in by13.5in)
- 5mm Screw Eyes (2 screws)
- .5in Cup Hooks (5 hooks)
- Triangular Hangers (if your frame does not have hangers)
- Silver Sparkle Tape
- Victoria Lynn Crystal Garland
- Wooden Photo Frame (I found a $5 11×14″ frame from a discount store)
- Sand-it Gadget (optional)
- White Spray Paint (optional)
Make sure when you select your photo frame, that it is solid wood. You can choose a smaller frame if you desire. The plastic canvas will accommodate an 11×14 frame, so that is what I chose! More real estate for my jewelry!
Remove the backing and glass from your frame.
Choose your frame orientation. I chose horizontal. If you have limited wall space, you could run your frame vertically.
These stubborn cup hooks (initially) would not go into the wood! I had to help them get started by tapping a finish nail where I wanted the hook to go. Then they went in super easily!
I could not find a pre-painted white frame! I chose this black one, and spray painted it white. When the paint was completely dry, I went over it with a Sand-it Gadget to reveal some of the black underneath.
I chose to add a glitter washi tape mat to my frame. This is optional!
Flip the frame over, and simply run some tape along the inside of the frame.
Now we are going to add the gorgeous crystal garland!
It is so pretty! And very shabby-chic.
Attach the garland to your frame by stringing it through the top two eye hooks you attached earlier. Trim if needed.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).