Being a sucker for a gold frame I impulsively bought a framed cork-board from Ballard Design. What I failed to do was read the measurements before clicking the purchase button. What I thought was going to be a small corkboard for over my desk ended up being a gigantic hanging half the size of me. In an attempt to see the glass half full, I decided to turn this gold framed corkboard into a jewlry organizer. Here’s how.
- Fabric: Anything will do. In an effort to save money, I used some old pillowcases.
- Wired material to hang earrings on. I decided to use The Circo Sink Mat from the Conatiner Store, but any sort of wired fencing material will do.
- Hooks & Tacks: I bought a variety of hooks with screw backs, tacks, push pins, and small coat hooks from Home Depot.
1. Measure and cut your fabric to the size you need. Be sure to iron the fabric with starch so it’s crisp, wrinkle-free, and easy to pin down.
2. Tack down the fabric evenly around the edges of your board. I used white thumbtacks, but pushpins or staples also work well.
3. Add your earring holder wherever it works best for you.
4. Screw in and scatter the hooks to your liking. I recommend putting a few up top for any long pendant necklaces you might have.
Somehow my accidental online purchase tuned into a practical piece to display my jewelry.