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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Super Faboulous Jewelry Organizer

Have I told you that we live in my parents basement? Well, we do ... just until Phil gets home and then we are off to Missouri!! Anyway, the closet in our bedroom was TINY, and the bedroom was HUGE!!! So, my dad put up a wall and made me a fabulous walk-in closet!! I will post some pictures this weekend once I am unpacked and everything is back in its proper place :)

Now that I have a big and beautiful closet I realized that I need a fabulous way to organize all my jewelry. I had some leftover material from the build so I came up with this, I really like it because it is Art too!!

I know that I'm not the first to use "poultry netting" to organize jewelry, so I'm not claiming this to be an original. Although, I've never seen it done this EXACT way. So ... the supplies are simple.

Poultry Netting ... I paid $8.00 at the Depot and it's the 1" size.

This is the wood that I used. It was leftover from the closet and they were already cut to the perfect size!!

Fabric. I used 4 different fabrics, and they are also all in my room somewhere. I cut the fabric about 2 inches wider and longer than the wood and hot glued it on. I started with the middle and then did the corners. I know that the raw edges aren't pretty, but I figured that it will be against the wall anyway so it doesn't really matter :)

I wrapped the corners by gluing the center down first and then folded and glued down the flaps.

Here they are all wrapped up and pretty.

Now, for the "poultry netting". This stuff isn't too bad to work with, but I would suggest wearing gloves to prevent your hands from being scratched and poked. Just like I did with the fabric, I cut the netting a few inches bigger than the board and used my electric staple gun and stapled it down to the back. After I did that I took my glue gun and put a dab of glue on all of the pokey ends, this way my wall wont get scratched or anything.

That's all there is to it!!!

I used picture hangers, like this but gold, to hang the jewelry on.

Closeup shot ...

I finally found a home for my cheese dome makeover, she looks good right? With my big closet, I was also able to put my dresser in there!! Sweet right? I KNOW!! The little wooden purse has my watches and bangles that wouldn't fit on a picture hanger.

One more shot of the whole thing, I just LOVE it so much!! The total cost was around $12, and I have TONS of picture hangers left over. You could also use "S" hooks, but I don't know if they will lay as flat against the boards as the picture hangers.

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  1. I Love your blog! You have so many fun things.

  2. Love this- so cute! I'm jealous that you live with your parents... I'd give anything to be close to mine!

  3. Jessica.. thanks so much for you visit and the invitation... I'm a new follower too!
    I also love how you organize your jewels!


  4. This is such a cool project!

    I would love it if you would link it up to the CSI Project's "Hardware store" challenge. I would love the people over there to see it!



  5. Such a fun project! I love that you used different colors -- it looks like they are all burlap. Love the burlap with the wire. Awesome!

    Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!



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