DIY Fabric & Cork Hanging Jewelry Display

10:30 AM

 I have a lot of necklaces. It's true. Since tucking them away in a jewelry box meant navigating through a snarly scary mess of a knot, I started pinning my necklaces up on a hideous plain cork board.  After waking up morning after morning and seeing what was lurking behind my precious baubles, I decided it was time for some DIY prettification. I wasn't up for anything complicated, and wanted to use things I only had on hand (aka not spend any more dinero on one-off crafting items).
 The steps are pretty simple. I grabbed the spray paint primer and Krylon metallic gold spray paint I already had. I sprayed the whole board with the primer (even the cork...I don't know why I bothered to do that). 20 minutes later when it was dry, I used tacks to fasten a brown paper bag to the cork to protect it from the metallic spray paint. I gave it a few coats of the metallic paint, and let that dry for about 2 hours. I then ironed my ivory linen fabric, dumped tacky craft glue all over the cork, spread it around as fast as I could, and laid the fabric on top. After smoothing out any wrinkles, I used my fingers to make a nice crease at the edge and pressed firmly to make sure the fabric stuck. Then comes the waiting game for the glue to dry. Once that is done, use an x-acto knife to carefully trim to excess fabric away. Use a tool to help pry the little bits of fabric you couldn't cut under the frame so you don't see any fraying edges.
 Voila! There you have it....a gilded linen jewelry display board. Granted I took this photo when I only had about 1/8 of my collection pinned up.
I need another necklace like I need a hole in my head. Yet, I can't resist. Hmm...I might need to make one more of these.

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4 comments

  1. I love this DIY! I will definitely be taking a trip to the store to pick up these materials.

    http://ramencouture.blogspot.com/

    xox,
    Sabrina

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  2. Amazing, I have one of the necklace lady things but they always get sooo tangled aha xxx

    http://kirstylauradale.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxKirstyxx

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  3. I love this DIY! I recently made a display for my earrings with ribbon and an empty picture frame, but I was pretty stuck on necklaces. I didn't want to waste vanity space on one of those trees, but I think I'll try this! Did you have to reinforce the pushpins at all to hold heavy necklaces?
    I also have to say, I love the photos on the wall. i have white apartment walls, and hadn't thought of just tacking up some pictures, definitely going to try that.

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  4. I have to many necklaces for this haha
    nice idea though

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