{DIY Jewelry Organizer}

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So I’m a little embarrassed by this……. We moved into our new house last July and this is how I’ve been storing all of my necklaces- in this lovely plastic storage bin!  Yeah…not so great.
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As you can imagine…I had quite the mess of knotted-up necklaces.  It has been driving me CRAZY and so I finally decided to do something about it.
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I have A LOT of necklaces and so I was having a hard time figuring out how I was going to organize all of them (I had over 80 necklaces and decided I probably needed to get rid of some – like 30!)

So one day I came across a box of cup hooks that I had laying around and a little light bulb went off in my head.  It was the perfect solution!  Now this project is super-duper cheap (my kind of project)  I think the cup hooks cost between $1-$2.  Then I got a 1×4 from the hardware store, used some silver spray paint I already had, some wrapping paper I already had and some Mod Podge to apply it.  So it literally cost me less than $10 for this project.
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First I started by cutting my 1×4 to the size I wanted (which turned out to be 21 inches)  jewelry4
Then I gave it a coat of some nice shiny silver paint to match the silver chevron wrapping paper I used.  jewelry5
After it was dry I traced my board onto the back of the wrapping paper to cut out a piece to mod podge onto the front of it.jewelry6
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Apply your mod podgejewelry8
And adhere your wrapping paper to it.  Seriously, so easy.  Now you can use whatever kind of paper you want to but I chose wrapping paper because it comes in longer sheets and I liked the sheen it had.  And I chose this chevron pattern for a reason…jewelry9
It made it super easy to mark where I was going to put my cup hooks!jewelry10
To make this project a little easier on your fingers I would definitely pre-drill your holes before you twist your cup hooks into the wood.  I chose a drill bit that was just smaller than my cup hooks (sorry I’m not sure exactly what size).  Then you just twist your cup hooks in (warning: this will hurt your fingers so maybe wear some gloves for this part!)jewelry11
Here’s what it looked like once I had inserted all of my cup hooksjewelry12 jewelry13 jewelry14
I nailed a picture hanger to the back and hung it on my wall and… VOILA!  Now I have a place to store all my necklaces!  I hope this can be a helpful project for all you DIYer’s out there who need something like this too!jewelry15 jewelry17 jewelry16
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