Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Jewelry Organizer

I've always hated when my jewelry was a tangled mess.
Fortunately, for me it has been pretty organized since my highly creative sister in law, Leigh, made this organizer for me for Christmas using corkboard, a picture frame, and pretty fabric.

It has pins for hanging dangle earrings and a ribbon to put studs in. Genius!

 I've totally loved being able to see all the earrings I have. That way I actually wear them.
The only problem I've had with it hanging in my closet has not been with it at all. It's been with me.
I'm clumsy and constantly  bumping it and spilling the earrings all over the floor. 

When I was in Marshall's the other day, I spotted this and knew I could steal borrow Leigh's idea to make it more Bethany proof.
 It's a shadowbox with a cork board background and glass door with magnets that keep it closed.

Then I went to JoAnn's and found this pretty discontinued fabric sample on clearance. 

 At 17"x17" it was the perfect size to cover the back of the shadow box.

Here it is all done and hung on the wall by my handy husband!
I added grosgrain ribbon around the edges because I didn't cut the fabric perfectly straight and couldn't get the cork back out to wrap the fabric around the edges. 

Now, I can still see all my earrings in one place while I'm picking out my outfit but they're more secure and won't fall on the floor if I accidentally bump into it. The magnets keep the door tightly closed too. Yay! :)

The house tour I promised is coming, but won't be until next week because Jason and I are headed to New Orleans for a long weekend. There is a family wedding on Saturday and we're spending an extra couple nights in the Quarter to celebrate our 2 year anniversary a week early. :)

I hope y'all have a great weekend!


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