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[dropcap]G[/dropcap]reat design is both functional and fabulous — which is true of any kind of home decor. This DIY jewelry holder lets you organize and display your necklaces so they don't end up in a tangled mess, and it also doubles as a chic decor piece for your wall. I whipped this one up on a whim, and am loving it as a new add in my office.
I walked you guys through this one a little on my Insta stories, but you requested a full tutorial so I'm giving you the step-by-step. This DIY is so easy — even if you don't trust yourself to wield a hot glue gun, you can absolutely crush this one. Some wrist strength and paint is all you need. Well, and this stuff:
what you'll need:
Flip the canvas over to the back side where the wood frame is exposed. You can create this vertically like I did (necklaces on top of each other) or horizontally (necklaces side to side) depending on what fits best in your space.
Measure the top of the frame — on the inside — that your necklaces will hang from and evenly space out your hooks. I used 4 on the top and bottom frame about 4.5" apart. After you've measured, twist each hook in until its fairly tight and facing forward.
You want to be sure to center the screw part of the hook in the middle of the wood frame you're twisting into and screw it straight in slowly so that it doesn't split the wood or end up crooked.
You can paint this however you'd like — it's literally your canvas — but I decided to paint the wood with a metallic gold and then leave the white parts of the canvas clean. Use your painter's tape to tape off the canvas so only the wood is showing. I taped off my hooks too, just so I wouldn't accidentally paint over them.
I layered on two coats and let it dry between them.
Once it's all dry you can remove the tape carefully. If you get a little paint on the canvas on accident, just cover it up with white paint or gesso - sort of like white out.
Ta da! Hang your jewelry up and show it off.
I just leaned mine casually against the wall on a shelf with a little letterboard and flowers to compliment it, but you can also fully hang it on your wall.
If you want to hang it, just grab some picture hangers like these or these to attach to the back of your canvas and use a nail to hang. You can also get crafty with some string or 3M strips to work up your own way to hang it.