diy necklace boards.

Last weekend, I was in the mood for a DIY (do it yourself) project. My necklaces tend to be a big tangled mess or hidden in jewelry boxes and therefore they rarely get worn. So I decided to turn a couple frames into functional, shabby decor (luckily my husband doesn’t mind a super girly bedroom). It was a fun & easy weekend project that resulted in new wall art above my dresser plus an organized & easily accessible necklace collection.

…supplies…
corkboard and/or frame + cork*
fabric, scrapbook or wrapping paper
buttons
pushpins and/or tacks
pliers
hot glue gun + glue
*Tip: Hate that piece of art you once thought was cool? Get rid of the print and paint the frame. Or, check garage sales & antique stores for cheap, old artwork in cool frames. Check craft stores like Michaels for empty wooden frames. Usually on-sale and lots of styles to choose from. And cork is cheap!
…the steps…
step one.
paint corkboard or frame desired color.

step two. 
if just a frame, cut & staple cork (can be bought at any craft store) into frame.

step three. 
cover cork with fabric, scrapbook or wrapping paper of your choosing.

step four. 
remove backs of buttons with pliers.
(refer to this diy post for tips on finding inexpensive buttons)
step five.
use a hot glue gun to attach buttons to tacs and pins

step six. 
dangle necklaces from the new button pins & hang your corkboard on the wall.

If you’re more of an earring girl, consider chicken wire in an open frame for an earring organizer.
Lots of options… get creative and have fun with it. Nothing has to be matchy-matchy. 

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