Friday, June 28, 2013

How to make a jewelry organizer from a picture frame

How is it that my 4 year old daughter has more jewelry than me?? Granted most of hers came from birthday party goodie bags and mine has come from my too-good-to-me husband, but the girl's jewelry box is seriously overflowing.  That's why I am so happy I have finally gotten around to making her the jewelry organizer that I've been planning.

This DIY jewelry organizer is super easy - and if you add a ribbon to one of the wood dowels - it doubles as a hair accessories organizer so it's like the ultimate.  The part I love best is just how simple it was to make.  All you need is a picture frame and some dowels (or one long dowel cut into a few sections).

For months I knew I would be making some kind of jewelry organizer out of his old silver frame.

 I wasn't sure what I would use for the actual jewelry to hang on, but when I was tasked by Hometalk to create a portfolio of dowel projects...a lightbulb went off.
I picked up a .79 dowel at the craft store and spray painted it and the frame.  

Then I just measured the distance of the inside of the frame and cut the dowel slightly longer.  The dowel is actually narrow enough you can break it or use scissors to cut it.  I wanted it to be a tight fit so it would basically squeeze inside the frame without me having to really secure it.  I ended up having to sand the bottom down slightly, but they are still very snug.  I also added a dab of hot glue to ensure the dowels don't fall.

That's all there is to it.  You can decorate the frame if you want...but it's not necessary.  I left all the embellishments off as there's enough clutter and whatnot going on in my daughter's room without any more bling.   I did distress the frame a little to let the silver show through the white in some spots.

I love how it came out so much I'm thinking of stealing it and hanging it over my jewelry armorer -- maybe hang some earrings on it since I'm filling up mine jewelry box too.

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Posted by: Melissa


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