DIY: Long Necklaces, Managed.

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I had a cute necklace holder a few years ago that broke, and a new one has been on my shopping list ever since. I have looked at several in different stores but never found one that I like or that would accommodate my looong necklaces. Those are the ones that have been tangled up in my drawer and really need to be managed in the first place, so that’s the priority. Last week, Chris ended up detangling a knot of necklaces while I finished getting ready to leave the house, and I decided that I would just take matters into my own hands and make one for myself.

I made it a priority to get to the thrift store on the day that the artwork was 50% off, and walked home with this cool frame for about $5.

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I removed the glass, picture and matting and pulled out some old foam board that I had never used. I cut the foam board, wrapped it in some heavy burlap (of course) and hot glued the edges around the back.

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I picked up some padded hooks from Walmart for about $1. They started off white, which was just a little too stark for the frame, so I spray painted them beige and then rubbed on a little wood stain. This was a better color but left them tacky and messy, so I put a coat of matte Mod Podge and they sealed up nicely.

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I wanted the hooks to be exactly 2 inches apart, so I got out the measuring tape and marked the back of the foam board in pen before I twisted the hooks through. I put 2 smaller hooks at the end of the row for shorter necklaces, and 2 at the bottom for bracelets.

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I love it! Of all of the things that I have made, this was certainly the easiest. A perfect combination of cheap, fast, functional and pretty. A+

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27 thoughts on “DIY: Long Necklaces, Managed.

  1. LOVE it! You never cease to amaze me, Erin! So stinkin' clever! That is the cutest necklace holder I have ever seen! Fabulous idea!

    p.s. i posted my blocks that were totally and completely inspired by YOU! i let everyone know where my inspiration came from! i love blogs. so glad you have one.

  2. LOVE it! You never cease to amaze me, Erin! So stinkin' clever! That is the cutest necklace holder I have ever seen! Fabulous idea!

    p.s. i posted my blocks that were totally and completely inspired by YOU! i let everyone know where my inspiration came from! i love blogs. so glad you have one.

  3. Hi Erin, This is a very creative idea. I love the burlap and all the pretty necklaces hanging from it. I don't need a necklace holder, I have a jewerly chest. But I do need a key holder by your back door. We have things stashed on a peg board that I am wanting to get rid of. So I will use this idea to make a very pretty key holder. Thanks, you have inspired me and solved a problem all at the same time!
    Yvonne

  4. Simple and sweet and purposeful…I like this – I've been looking at all the jewlery holders out there and think I need to make some.

  5. LOVE this! My sister made me something similar for mother's day last year and I use it daily! What a great idea!
    If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!

  6. Perfect necklace holder! I have a ton of necklaces. I'll have to give this a go!

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