Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pinspiration Sunday: DIY Jewelry Organizer

Here's my Inspiration:

When I came across the above pin from The Charity Wedding, I thought...that could be fun to make. I have lots of burlap that I need to start using more of so this project is perfect…and while I’m at it, I’ll make a second one as a gift!

Here’s what I used:
Piece of wood (I got a 24X24in piece for under $10 from Lowe’s and my hubby sawed it in half)
Mod podge
Various drawer pulls hardware
Hot glue
Drill and bits
Sand paper/block
Iron and Ironing board
Eye hooks
Ribbon/lace or anything else you want to decorate with

First I just placed my hardware on the board to get an idea of where I wanted it. I used my ruler to make sure the sides were symmetrical (Well actually I did that more so on the one that will be a gift…mine I just sort of eyeballed it). I then marked the placement of my holes for the hardware.

Then I drilled the holes and sanded over them to get rid of any fragments of wood.( Special Note: My husband shared with me that the holes should actually be larger than the screws IF the hardware is threaded. I didn't know this...and I had to fix it. He says the screws should just glide through the wood but screw into the hardware.) You may want to wait to drill the holes AFTER the Mod Podge step...The Mod Podge filled the holes (duh! on my part) which made it more difficult to put the screws through. [I re-drilled my bigger holes after I mod podge and drill through the burlap and it DID NOT mess anything up] I also drilled holes along the top for the eyehooks (to hang it).

I placed the wood pieces on the burlap and cut an extra 1-2inches so that I could fold it over to the back.

Next, I mod podged the front side of the wood and firmly pressed the burlap down and allowed it to dry completely.
Then it was time to adhere the burlap around the sides to the back. I started by cutting diagonally across my corners so that the corners didn’t get too bulky.

I used the hot glue gun to adhere the burlap to the back starting in one corner and working my way around.

After that cooled, I started to attach the hardware. Unfortunately my nails were too long so I had to head back to Lowe's and get shorter nails.

Next I hot glued some lace to the top for decoration.

I used twine to hang it. Here's the organizer in action again:

Bracelets and earrings:



And this is what I made for my friend. HaPpY BiRtHdAy, AnGeLa!

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