In today’s Weekend Workshop we’ll be making a jewelry hanger.
I (L.) used to keep all my jewelry in a drawer or jewelry box, but I found that I would cycle between a few pieces that would live on my dresser and I’d never get to the other things that were stashed away. I decided to combat “out of sight, out of mind” by making this jewelry organizer that would allow my jewelry to hang in plain sight. I took the idea of those ribbon bulletin boards that were popular a few years ago (I definitely don’t pretend to have thought this up myself!) and put some leftover fabric and ribbon to use. True to my assumption I have been wearing a much wider range of necklaces ever since!
- Bulletin Board
- Stapler or Staple gun
I made this in about 30 minutes and the first one I made I didn’t even use a staple gun because a regular stapler was doing the job just fine.
Cut the fabric so that there is a 2-in or 3-in overhang so that the material wraps around to the back of the board. Position the fabric and use pushpins to anchor. You might also want to cut out the corners to make smoother folds.
Step 2: Staple fabric into place on back of board. Make sure to pull the fabric tight.
Step 3: Cut various lengths of ribbon and position on the board. Anchor with pushpins and secure to back with staples.
Steps 4 and 5: Weave in ribbons in other direction. Pin in place. Staple in back.
Step 6: Place pushpins (or cup-hooks) in 3-in intervals to make a diamond pattern.
Step 7: Admire your handiwork! Hang necklaces on pushpins and you can also stick brooches along the top edge.