Thursday, July 19, 2012

Framed Necklace Holder


I saw this post from joyfulabode.com and I instantly wanted to make something similar to it. I have a lot of necklaces and this was a great idea for extra storage.



What you need:
  • Frame
  • Cork Board
  • Fabric
  • Iron
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • {Plus pins, which aren't pictured... yet ;)}


First take the backing of the frame and measure out the size of cork you need. You may have to piece it together. Then make sure it fits in your frame. You may want to make it a bit small because you will be wrapping the fabric around it.



Next iron the wrinkles out of your fabric.



Place your cork board on the wrong side of your fabric. Wrap the cork board in the fabric like a gift. Use staples to secure the fabric.



Since the background of my fabric was white, I used two layers of fabric so the cork would not show through. The first one plain white, then my fabric I wanted to display.

For the corners I folded them inward.



Then I folded the whole side with two corners on top of the cork board and secured with staples. Once again I did this as I would wrapping a gift.



I placed it in my frame, to make sure it fit... And it did!



Now put the backing on your frame and flip it over. You should have a nice piece of framed fabric.

Next you want to put pins in the fabric to hold your necklaces. I think the pins I used are called boutonniere pins but you can use whatever you wish.



My pins were too long. I cut them with a wire cutter so they were 1 inch long. { I'm sure you could just buy what size you need, but I was looking at the size of the pearl not the length of the needle :). }



Once you have pins the length you want, push them into the fabric and cork. I started with my first pin 1/2 inch away from the frame, then spaced each pin 1 inch apart. (It wasn't quite 1/2 from the other side of the frame, but only I could tell.) You can space your pins how you like to fit your necklaces.



You are now done! Hang your necklaces and you are good to go. I love mine!



I think what I love the most about this is that is serves dual purpose. It functions as a necklace holder and wall decor!




And pretty wall decor at that! Also, so far none of my necklaces have fallen off, so I'd say it's pretty sturdy!




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11 comments:

  1. What a cute project, Stephanie. I love it and love the choice of fabric- xo Diana

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  2. Ok, so I totally need this! :) We moved last year and my necklaces are still a mess... ugh! Great ideas! So helpful! We would love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We know our readers will love your ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

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  3. That's pretty nifty :) I just did something very similar last weekend. Only instead of using the picture frame for necklaces, I put screening in it and used it to hang my earrings. I'm like you I have a ton of accessories, so finding a great way to organize it is always a challenge. You did great though.

    If you have a few moments, swing by my blog and check it out. Maybe we can compare notes?

    The Importance of Being Rees Jewelry Organizer

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  4. What a clever idea!

    PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/07/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-24.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  5. This. Is. So. Simple! I've been searching for something to do with my long necklaces. I have a table top necklace holder but a lot of mine are too long and drag on the vanity and get tangled. This could go on the wall and they'd have all the space they needed to hang! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday - http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-15/

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  6. Super cute! I need to do this with all of my new Stella & Dot stuff that came! It was like Christmas!

    LB
    www.accordingtol.com

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  7. This is really cute - and a lot easier than I thought it would be! Thanks for sharing ~ I'd love if you stop by and visit me at www.eatloveinspire.blogspot.com
    Cheers!

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  8. This turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing at Passion Parade!

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  9. I like this so much I'm going to feature it this week! :) Thanks for linking up!

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