Keep your jewelry organized and create a beautiful piece of art for your wall at the same time with this DIY Jewelry Organizer!
My baby….(Yes…baby…she will always be my baby!)…left for college last Thursday! I thought I was going to be a blubbering mess as I left her standing in her new home but honestly, I’m just so excited to see her begin this new chapter in her life. I never went away to college so sometimes I feel like I missed out on some things. I’m so happy that she has the opportunity to do things I didn’t get a chance to experience.
College dorm rooms aren’t usually grand in scale so organization is a must! Girls typically have a lot of
crap necessities! I know when I’ve gone on vacation somewhere I’ve been known to overpack a bit. You never know what the weather will be like or what you’ll be in the “mood” to wear so I like to keep my bases covered and have an assortment of outfits to choose from. So now imagine your going away for several months!
Like mother like daughter!
I was a little nervous when all of the boxes (loaded with her necessities) were dumped into the middle of her tiny dorm room but I have to admit our organization strategy worked out perfectly and in the end she had extra space for more stuff!
The DIY Jewelry Organizer that I made for her will keep her necklaces from getting tangled, large dangly earrings can be hooked on the chicken wire for easy storage and it makes a beautiful piece of art work for her dorm room wall!
So how does one make one of these DIY Jewelry Organizers?
I know I’ve mentioned a few times before that my Mom likes to collect things. If she finds a good deal at a thrift store or a yard sale she usually just can’t pass it up. So whenever I need somethings she’s the first one I go to.
We dug into her collection of frames and found the perfect one to use on my project! It was originally gold but I wanted to give it a bit of a shabby chic/rustic kind of feel so I bought some chalk paint and just painted right over the original finish. I didn’t want it looking too perfect so I just used one coat and brushed it right on allowing some of the original finish to show through. My daughter even grabbed a brush to help. It only took about 10 minutes! Easy!
I let the paint dry over night. Then I inserted the cup hooks.
You just hold them level and straight and apply pressure as you turn them and they should screw right into the wood. If it starts looking like it’s going in crooked just back it out and straighten it out.
Next I cut my chicken wire to fit over the back side of the frame and used a staple gun to hold it in place.
I picked up some fabric to match her comforter and room decor and cut it to fit over the chicken wire. I applied wood glue over the outer edge of the chicken wire and carefully place the fabric over it. Then I allowed it to dry overnight.
At this point you could attach a bracket for hanging the frame. I knew I would be using command strips so I didn’t attach one.
Then just have fun hanging all your beautiful necklaces and earrings!
Voila! Organization and artwork all wrapped up in one!
This DIY Jewelry Organizer was a quick and easy project to make. It would be more cost affective to make more than one since you’ll have extra paint and chicken wire. So make extra and you’ll have some beautiful handmade gifts ready to go when the holidays roll around!
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