Jewelry is so fancy/beautiful/cute that it should really be displayed all the time (instead of in a pile as I was doing). This project will guide you through making your very own jewelry board to organize and display your awesome accessories.
I created this as one of my Earth Day projects, so it's made from discarded foam core from work plus some scraps I already had. In the end, this project cost me under $10. Hooray for up-cycling!
This project is super easy and only requires scissors and glue. No-sew, no-fuss, a great first project for the new DIY-er!
Step 1: Gather supplies
At work, we print signs on foam core that are used in the lobby for a month or less. After that, they get thrown away, so I decided to utilize 2 pieces of discarded foam core as the backing for my jewelry organizer. Other resources for finding mildly used foam core include art re-use places like SCRAP, and East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse.
I have a fabric remnant collection, so I searched for a piece that would be large enough to cover the foam core, and would stand up to being pierced by pins and other sharp things. Once you have your foam core, measure the length and width and take that with you to the fabric store. Search the remnants for upholstery or heavy drape fabric.
Besides wonderful dangly earrings, I also have a lot of post-back earrings and clip-ons, which I wanted to be able to organize on this board as well. I came up with the idea of using one of those metal note strips from IKEA. This cost me $5 and came with three magnets. Put the magnets on your fridge, you wont need them for this project. I found a small container with a clear lid and a magnetic back from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $1.50. I've also seen them at Cost Plus and other stores that sell housewares.
Here is an itemized tool and supply list for easy reference.
- 2 pieces of foam core (identical in size)
- fabric to cover foam core (large enough to cover front of foam core plus 2 inches extra all around)
- metal note strip from IKEA or similar
- 1 or more containers with clear top and magnetic back to hang on metal strip
- Quilting pins or boutonniere pins to hang jewelry on
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot glue