September 10, 2011

Jewelry Organizer

Hi, Friends. :) Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on the past two posts. It truly means so much to me to hear from you and even though I don't always feel like a strong woman, your words definitely give me strength and I am thankful for that.And, I'll be sure to post the unfried green tomatoes recipe soon! :)

So, this is my first crafy attempt that I am sharing on the blog. Let me preface by saying that I feel I've always wanted to be more crafty than I actually am. Elementary school teacher and all. So, I'm not sure if this counts, but I'm trying to get in touch with my inner Martha Stewart these days.

Have you ever found yourself searching for the perfect accessory and were unable to find it? Or, you find yourself knee-deep in a closet re-organization {another post in itself} and you feel like you've won the lottery when you find that top or necklace you haven't seen or worn in a couple of years? Sad to admit, but it's the first step to acceptance. :) I might be a hoarder. Ok, that's taking it a little far. I am not a hoarder, though I felt like one this summer as  I re-discovered all of my jewelry that had been stashed away in various places due to not having a decent system in place for organizing all of it. That leads me to today's craft.

I made an attempt at this last summer, but it turned out to be too small and not as sturdy as it needed to be. I started fresh this summer and am happy to say that so far, we're holding strong!

What you'll need:
A large, sturdy cork board {the thicker, the better!}
fabric, pattern of your choice
hot glue gun
pretty push pins {large and small}

Cut the fabric to fit your board. Hot glue corners, sides and middle. I didn't plan on doing the bows but I had some extra fabric and ended up loving them. Go Martha Margot, Go!
Here is the before:

And, here's the after:

{Please excuse the poor lighting in the closet!}

I promise this craft is easy peasy and will stop you from pulling your hair out trying to find that right piece to go with your outfit in the morning.

Now, this system works great for dangly earrings and necklaces, but I still have issues with studs and bracelets. I'm working on that right now, but would love any suggestions you have for organizing yours! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Have a happy Saturday, loves.


Sarah | Coffee and Cabernet said...

Still thinking about bracelets, but for the studs, you could pin a pretty piece of cardstock or sturdy paper to the board, into which you could pin your studs. ;-)

Sarah | Coffee and Cabernet said...

Better, yet, attach some pretty grosgrain ribbon (in whatever way you'd like) and stick your studs into that. :-)

Anonymous said...

With bracelts, this can easily be hung too:) i have a similar storage to this, coarkboard with fabric, works fine still with bracelets, as for studs, it goes through the fabric and coarkboard anyway! :)

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