Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Easy Necklace Holder Tutorial

This is one of those projects I started months ago and last weekend I finally opted to take five minutes and finish it. I'm not sure why I procrastinated for so long! At any rate, this is an easy and inexpensive way to store and display your necklaces.
Prior to this, I was hanging my sturdier necklaces from some candleholders in the master bedroom. Functional but not exactly the look I'm going for in there!
I bought this picture frame (no glass in the frame windows) at JoAnn's for around $5 in their unfinished wood section. You can find the cuphooks and sawtooth picture hangers at a hardware store or at Target.
I used some craft paint from my stash and one of my children's paintbrushes and slapped some paint on the frame. My paintjob isn't perfect, but it looks fine. This step took me all of about five minutes standing at the kitchen counter.
After the paint was dry, I used the drill and made some small holes where I wanted my cuphooks to go. You could even tap in some small holes using a hammer and little nail. Then I screwed in my cuphooks.
Next you nail in your sawtooth picture hangers. Put two on the back--one at each of the top two corners...NOT just one in the middle...which I may or may not have done initially and which may or may not have caused the whole thing to tilt at a crazy angle when I may or may not have put my first necklace on the holder. You know, just in case you were thinking that might work...
Add in some pictures of your gorgeous little girl (or boy or husband or dog or whatever) and hang your holder on your wall and add your necklaces! Mine is on the wall in the master closet (thus the bad picture--no natural light in there!) and it makes me smile to see my beautiful little girl. I cannot believe how much she has changed over the years!!


Andrea Megan said...

I did a "Bling Board" on my blog during the snow storm. Check it out! Very similar!

jenjen said...

Cute Sarah! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a great job! I have two tutorials on my blog for necklace organizers.

Emily said...

This is a neat idea! I like the candle-holders though...;-)

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Packerfan2.0 said...

I like the photo/jewelry holder..but I also like the candle/jewelry holder too. Re-purpose!