Although I follow a lot of people that are amazing at making stuff, I don’t DIY often myself.
Maybe I lack the confidence or the skills, but I think mostly I don’t have the patience to tackle anything that will take more than a couple of hours to finish.
But after experimenting with different systems and not being satisfied, I decided to find a simple DIY solution for my jewellery.
My DIY Criteria
- See what I have at a glance – so I use more.
- Wall mounted – no added clutter on flat surfaces.
- Versatile – can be easily changed depending on what I have.
- Minimum investment
- Easy to make
With that in mind, and a bit of research, I decided on a cork board jewellery organizer.
As a kid, my mom had covered the back on my bedroom door with cork and whatever I pinned could evolve with my tastes and whims of the moment. I loved it!
We have many cork bulletins in our home. I find them very convenient and useful for a whole array of purposes.
Also, if you move or change you mind, the bulletins can always be upcycled and reused somewhere else in your house.
Steps for my DIY
- Tape pattern (if you feel like it)
- Spray Paint (I used chalk paint for a matte finish)
- Lay your collection
- Pin (I used needles because they are easier for earrings and regular pins for heavier stuff)
- Hang (I used adhesive velcro strips – make sure there are enough to support the weight of your filled board)
- Rearrange as needed
The boards can be left bare or covered with your favourite fabric or painted to match your decor.
Once the boards where done and I decided what pieces went where, I hung the boards behind our bedroom door. I want to be able to see what I have, without having the whole collection out in the open all the time. That way, the whole collection is minimally hidden. The velcro strips I used are easily removable, so I might try a different set up , if I feel the boards are still too visible.
I keep some jewellery pieces in small plastic bags or the fabric envelope they came in. This is to protect the silver from tarnishing too fast.
By the way, if you have tarnished silver and don’t know how to make it shine again, check this trick.
Here is the result. I think it turned out pretty great.
Do you have a DIY you’re especially proud of? What did you make?