February 22, 2010

Picture Frame Necklace Organizer

My costume jewelry collection was getting a bit out of control. They were toppling over in their boxes and it was time-consuming trying to figure out which necklace was where when it came time to go on my non-existent Match.com dates. (Can you sense the sarcasm?)

After reading in Redbook magazine a few months ago and after doing a web search, I found some ways to go about crafting my own Picture Frame Necklace Organizer. The following appealed to me.

I already had on hand an old picture frame, sand paper, spray paint and fabric previously purchased at JoAnns. The only thing I needed was cork.

I purchased a roll of cork and oh boy, what a mistake. I barely had it unrolled when I poked my finger through it. It quickly became apparent that the flimsy cork would not support my necklaces. So, on to Plan B. I headed to Michael's and purchased foam board for $1.50.

I began by spray painting the picture frame. Too much wood showed through so I then used some craft paint to paint over it.

After measuring the frame opening, I glued the cork to the foam board using spray adhesive. Then after measuring the fabric, I taped the fabric to the board making sure it was secure and all wrinkles were evened out.

I then used craft glue and taped the fabric board to the inside of the frame and let it dry for a day. The back is not pretty but what do you think about the front?

This represents about 50% of my necklaces but it is a start. I love it! It looks like art and I can see what I have which is the best part.

How do you organize your jewelry?

UPDATE: Some of you have asked what I used to hang my necklaces with. I purchased clear push pins from Target. They were about $1 and change. I didn't want to use colored push pins as they would distract from the beauty of the necklaces and we sure as heck don't want that happening :)

"Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles." - Sonja Henie

63 comments:

Kimbo West said...

THis is so Great! I love the way it turned out!

Barbara said...

That is cool!

Adrianna said...

I love it! Love your necklaces too!!

Really Rainey said...

It does look like ART! Fantastic idea!

~Really Rainey~

Kaysi said...

I was just thinking that I needed something to hold my necklaces (they are on a hanger) and this is so cute! thanks for the idea

Felissa Hadas said...

Honestly my Jewelry has taken over the dinning room table. It is all out in Jewelry trays and the earrings are all hanging from a Jewelry stand that I got during the Holiday sales at Marshall's.

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jenjen said...

Awesome! It looks really great!!!!

XOOX
Jen

Jenny S said...

I actually use old rake heads. The hard ones short ones. I have three hanging on my walls and necklaces and bracelets hanging off of them! Very fun!

Kimberly said...

This is so great! You did a wonderful job. And I may have inspiration for a future project now. :)

Dishesdone said...

Looks great! Cool idea! Love your necklaces, you have a lot!

Haven and Home said...

I defintiely need this since my jewelry is in a horrible state!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I need to make one of these--love it and I also adore those blue nd green necklaces.

Miki said...

Fabulous!!! I need to make one of these for sure - so tired of my necklaces getting tangled. Also, your Sophia Loren comment made my day!!! Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment ;-) Miki

Jen T said...

Good luck with the dating scene...I was thrown back in in my mid-30s and met my husband online. We're celebrating our 4 year anniversary next month! I love your necklaces and how you have them organized. Clever girl!

Lanie Ree said...

I love your color coordinated necklaces. It turned out great!

colorchic said...

Very nice and in color order no less! Usually when you least expect it love will come! Best to you!

Paula Grace Designs said...

This is perfect. I need to do something to organize my daughter's necklaces ~ here is my answer.

Thank you for joining Timeless Tuesday!

Paula Grace ~

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love it! Girl, you have an enviable necklace collection!

Marla said...

this looks great, I think I am going to use your idea! What did you use to hang the necklaces on at the top/ Marla

Laura said...

This is super cute. I use an old cork board that I covered with fabric. I too have tons of necklaces!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

Thanks for visiting Marla and for your kind comments! I used clear push pins from Target to hang my necklaces.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is a really neat idea, Carmie! I love how your jewelery has become like art!

Thanks for visiting my blog, too! Glad to hear you got an idea! : )

Meg said...

I can't figure out which one I'm more jealous of: your super cute jewelry holder or your incredible jewelry. I want it all!

Based on your stash, I can tell I'm totally jealous of you. I have a couple of friends like you who are just naturals when it comes to accessories. You can make the plainest of plain to die for with the perfect accessories, and I totally wish I had that talent!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love the look. Mine are on a stacked pants hanger in my closet. Very useful but not nearly as cute! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Bethany said...

Love it! Um if you ever get rid of your necklaces send them to me!!!! Wish I could do this but unfortunately my little cat would have fun with them so for now they hang in the closet :(

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for linking up--you know I love it!

Jerri said...

Great tutorial! This looks fabulous!

I'd like to invite you to my first Friday Favorites event. Each week I'll be featuring a few posts that are linked up. Would love to have you!

Adrienne said...

Great idea! I don't have THAT many, but I do need something so I can keep them organized!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project.

I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Wenderina said...

Great idea... I have most of my necklaces tucked away in a really ugly jewelry stand and mirror set I've been eyeing for a makeover...and maybe this will be the perfect way to get them out! Thanks for the inspiration.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You do have a great jewelry collection and it looks beautiful hung. Thanks for sharing this at the POPP.

concretenprimroses said...

Great idea, it looks very pretty as well as being practical.
I might have to make one for my daughter.
Kathy

Remodelaholic said...

I love this! I saw this idea a few years ago in a magazine and made one myself. It really is a pretty way to show off your "jewels". I love the way you hang yours, mine never looks quite as neat!

Thanks so much for linking up to the party!

Kim said...

Nice job! I like how you put the necklaces in color order, too.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

This is very cute! Nice work. I'm sorry, though, I have to delete your link because it's not furniture. You should link it to Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special!

Nicole said...

What a great idea! So decorative and functional at the same time.

Darcy said...

VERY cute! good job!

Victoria said...

That looks great! I love all your necklaces too:) I have an empty frame that I want to cover with gold burlap and turn into an earring holder.

Lori said...

What a great idea... i love this. I love your necklaces as well.

Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Lori

gina said...

i love how this simple project serves two functions- art and storage!



i got my daughter an ornament holder from the dollar store at Christmas time for her necklaces and it looks cool in her teen room.

Rachelle said...

Love it!

Thanks for linking up!
:)

Rachelle

Andy Porter said...

Thanks for joining Creative Cats this week! I like your organizer, such a great idea! You have such cute necklaces!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Hi Carmie,
Love this idea! Turned out beautifully!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Fantastic idea! Turned out great!
-Tiff

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Love this idea! It looks like you have quite a collection of jewelry! I want to do something similar to this on a wall in my closet. Right now all my jewelry is in a hanging shoe organizer and it's a MESS! Thanks so much for the idea and for linking up to Shop the House Sunday!

Nalamienea said...

I made one very similar to this on my blog, too! This is my first visit to your blog and I'm really enjoying. Count me as a new follower! :)

The Persimmon Perch said...

So organized! Love it. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Paula Grace Designs said...

Thanks for the update on the push pins and for joining Timeless Tuesday again.
Paula Grace ~

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great solution! Love your necklace collection. :) Visiting from Hope Studios. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Thanks for posting! It's a great idea to store all my jewelry!

Lori said...

I love this, and I totally love your jewerly!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Little Lovables said...

such a simple and effective idea, thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

I love this! I made something similar for my jewelry.
http://ttbowtique.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-jewelry-box-is-usually-tangled-mess.html

Madelynnnn said...

Wow! We sure did have the same idea! haha great minds think a like :)

Room to Inspire said...

This is such a great project and a great way to organize and display your jewelry! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Bromeliad said...

Nice work. I like how you hung your necklaces by color. It really is a piece of art.

Orange it Lovely said...

Love love love it!
Looks great!!!
~Tana

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Cute! I love how your necklaces are organized by color! It's like art! :)

Nikki said...

That is SO cute! I'm working on a jewelry organizer as we speak...stay tuned for the details :)
Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Mayje said...

It looks so very organized! I like your idea!

Lanie Ree said...

I need to make one of these so bad.

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