DIY Jewelry Holder

I know that I am not the only one that gets lost in time when they start perusing Pinterest.    I was looking for ideas on ways to organize my jewelry, came across some great ones and then I decided a better idea was to just make my own!  And when I say “I”, I mean my husband…haha!!

Here is the inspiration piece that got my creative juices really flowing.

1 inspiration piece[2]

Look at that hand knob.  I mean just look at it!  I absolutely love, and when I say love I mean LOVE the hand knob but couldn’t find that anywhere.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

This is how I used to store my necklaces and bracelets.

It was kind of a hodgepodge mess.  You know and I know it.  But that’s okay because soon it will be really awesome.

We started planning the layout to see what size boards we would need.

6 planning it out1[2]

Trying to figure out the spacing was a little tough.  If we ever did a project like this again I would definitely space the knobs intended to hold the bracelets a little differently to give them more room.

We purchased some 1/4″ 2’x4′ MDF project panel board from Home Depot for around $15 including tax.  The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby for around $50 for 43 knobs.  There are definitely less expensive knobs out there so if you aren’t trying to complete this project right away you’d have more time to look and you might come up with some great options.

After purchasing the board Marvin did a test run and put a knob on the board to see if our ideas would work.

It worked!  Yea!!  The screw on the knob was too long so he had to cut down the backs but I was getting excited!

He then used some leftover bedroom paint and painted the boards.

11 painting the boards[2]

We gathered all the knobs and started installing them on the boards.  We put it together and hung it up in our closet.  It looked close to what I had envisioned but it wasn’t quite there.

Something just felt like it was missing.

17 it needs something[2]

I mean it looked okay but really very plain.

Marvin suggested putting a frame around it to finish it out.  He bought three pieces of molding for around $3.70 each and cut them to fit the boards.  We then gave them to my dad to finish out the framing.  Dad also used some scrap wood to fashion a hanging device for the back.

He made two pieces that would interlock with each other.  One goes on the back of the board and was angled down and the piece on the wall angled up.

And here is the finished product!

21 finished piece[2]

Marvin did such an amazing job.

The total cost, not including the hanging device my dad made, was about $76 or $38 for each one.  It sounds like a lot but the knobs were the biggest expense, and I bought cheap ones.  I thought that overall the cost wasn’t too bad for a custom jewelry hanger.

We’ve since added a wrought iron hook thing (I think it was for keys or something) above the left board to hold some additional bracelets.  Ironically, I am going to be downsizing my jewelry collection soon so y’all need to stay tuned and see what stays and what goes!  🙂

I hope you enjoyed this!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

 

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