Problem: I have too many jewelery pieces to fit in five jewelery boxes.
History: I like my pieces and refuse to throw any away. Real Simple magazine did an article organizing a woman's dresser top by using a nice board that cost at least a hundred dollars and corsage pins to display her jewelery.
Treatment: I made my own jewelery display to store my pieces that cost about $5. (actually, I made two). Here are the instructions on how to make one.
1.5 ft X 2.0 ft Upholstery fabric
2 Ceiling tiles (I got them at Menard's, apparently Lowe's does not carry them)
Corsage pins (50 cents per pack at a craft store in the wedding section-- Hobby Lobby--for midwesterners)
2 self leveling frame display things
Eval: Awesome! I wear my stuff more now that I can find it so easily.
Step 1: Glue the Celing Tiles Together and Cut Fabric
Glue two ceiling tiles together with wood glue. Glue the rough white sides together. Be generous with the glue. Clamp to hold orientation. Place the books in between the clamps and ceiling tiles so as not to damage the tiles. Cut your fabric while the glue is drying.
Step 2: Measure Your Pin Board
Measure your pin board after the glue has dried (30 min as per directions). Use marker to mark lines on both sides of the board. I designed my boards to be 1.5 ft by 1.0 ft because fit my wall best. You can always change the dimensions.
Step 3: Cut Your Pin Board to Size
Cut your pin board with the box cutter along the lines you drew. You might only be able to cut through one layer of tile at a time. That is why you measured on both sides. Don't stress if the sides are a couple of millimeters off.
Step 4: Staple the Fabric to the Board
Staple your fabric to the pin board: Center your board on your fabric. This step is easier to look at the pictures to understand. Start at the top edge and staple in the middle of the excess fabric. Pull the fabric and staple in the middle of the bottom end. Staple on alternate sides (about 3 staples per side) while keeping the fabric taught. Fold the corners down as shown. Staple on the side of the peg board to hold the fabric flush. Cut away any excess fabric. Pull the fabric from the sides to the back of the pin board and staple. Do this for all four corners. Staple the opposing sides in the same fashion the top and bottom.
Step 5: Get Ready to Hang This Baby!
Hammer in the self leveling frame mounts. Place one on each side of the top. I didn't do anything scientific about the placement. I just used my camera to measure that they were in about the same place.
Step 6: Hang That Baby and Fill'er Up!
Hang your board somewhere you would like it. Place your pins and display your jewelery.