Quick Craft!: DIY Necklace Display

I did it again. I forgot to take pictures of the ‘BEFORE’ status. I always get too excited and then get started and realize it when all is said and done…

Now that my confession is out of the way, here is a really cute and quick craft! I think it’d make a great gift for a friend or tween, or for home organization like mine was! On our tall dresser in the bedroom, we had a TV and a Wii hooked up so we could watch Netflix. However, with our son sleeping on his mattress on the floor in our room, it’s too distracting for him to fall asleep with any shows on. Plus it’s not great for your health to have a TV in your bedroom to begin with, blah-de-blah… So I packed up with Wii and took the TV to the basement.

I have been wearing a necklace here and there lately (I am not big on jewelry at all, you’ll see my entire necklace collection in the picture!), so I did a quick search for ‘necklace storage’ on Pinterest and came across this picture. Super simple, right?

I headed out to the second hand store in town and picked up a wooden frame. I wanted something more ornate but now that it’s up, I’m glad it’s plain and simple. I also found a beautiful plate with a shiny, marbly finish and raised leaves. One of the leaves broke off when I got home but I just hot glued it on. Both of those items were 25 cents each.

I gathered my supplies. Here’s a list of what I used:

  • Acrylic paint in cream
  • Foam brush
  • Hot glue
  • Frame
  • Stick I found under a tree in the front yard, cut so that it will fit in behind the frame
  • Yarn to hang the frame

The frame was the only thing I purchased (for a whole $0.25). Everything else, I already had on hand. I needed 4 coats of paint to cover the frame to my liking, due to using a light colour on a darker frame. If you want to do that, I would suggest getting some kind of primer. I love that you can totally customize the colour and finish of this project to match decor and personality!

Once it was dry, I hot glued the stick to the back of the frame. I made sure it was straight and positioned it about an inch and a half from the top. Here is where you can customize further. In the original pin on Pinterest, there were 3 sticks used with a huge frame! My frame was only 5×7 (I think) and I only used one stick. But if you have a large collection of necklaces then you’ll likely need more space, yes?

I then (trying to be quiet and not wake my son) hot glued some yarn to the back of the frame to hang it on the wall. You could use actual picture frame hanging hardware here.

photo 1There it is! That is the extent of my jewelry collection. My son just tries to yank them off anyway.

frame 2And here’s the top of the dresser now! I moved that sweet picture (taken almost a year ago! Wow!) to the centre of the dresser and put my tiny jewelry box under it. The plate with the leaves on it is to the right and it is now the ‘junk plate’. The book is there to hide the papers that don’t have a home yet…

I love this project! I might keep it in my repertoire for gift giving. I think it looks much better than a clunky TV and it’ll be much easier to clean. Make sure to link any of your favourite quick crafts!



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