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{DIY Jewelry Organizer}

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.
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.
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.
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
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