Monday, June 14, 2010

Bulletin Board Jewelry Organizer

My jewelry box doesn't work very well for necklaces so today I decided to make my own jewelry organizer using a bulletin board from Dollar Tree!

Bulletin Board (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
Scrap piece of fabric large enough to cover the board
Mod Podge (or your adhesive of choice)
Foam Brushes

First, I sanded down the frame of the board. Make sure that you do a thorough job and sand through the glossy finish, otherwise your paint won't want to stick.

Next, I painted the frame with a black acrylic paint using a foam brush (you could also spray paint it). Once that was dry, I put on a coat of Mod Podge to protect the paint and give it a glossy finish.

I then cut my fabric to the size of the corkboard plus a 1/4 inch on every side. I put a coat of Mod Podge onto the cork, pressed my fabric onto it, and used a butter knife to push the excess fabric under the frame.

Finally, I used some straight pins to hang my necklaces and pendants on the board!

You can also customize this a variety of ways to fit your style including using solid colored fabric and decopaging the frame instead of painting it.

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Laura said...

This turned out so pretty! I love the pretty fabric you chose.

I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Amanda said...

Oh I love this! What a cute way to store your jewelry! Love the colors too -- nice job! :)

Diane said...

What a cute idea. Very handy as well.

Erin @ Lansdowne Life said...

I've seen these jewelry organizers before using frames, but I think using those small dollar store bulletin boards is a better idea! I think I might have to make some of these for Christmas gifts.

Xazmin said... first comment didn't work. boo.

What I said was I LOVE this idea! I have been looking for a good way to make one of these for my necklaces!

It turned out perfect...thanks for sharing!

Crafty Girl said...

This is such a great idea! I have been looking for an inexpensive way to hang my daughter's necklaces so they won't get tangled up. Thanks for sharing :)

Adam Winter Family said...

creative. adorable. organized.

Megan @ said...

Thank you all! :)

RedHead said...

Ha! I absolutely love this! Great minds really DO think alike! Isn't it amazing how two people can do something similar, but each turns out with a twist? Great job!

Courtney @ Red Heads Craft More Fun

Tracy said...

Great idea do you hang them on the wall? Great grandma gifts for Birthdays and Christmas.

Dawn said...

I love this! My daughter (age 12) and I have a horrible time with our necklaces. I think this may be the perfect solution.

I love your blog!