Wednesday, November 11, 2009

String Them Along

***wow, I just realized how boring this post is- sorry.

For a few years I have hung my necklaces and bracelets from thumbtacks on bulletin boards covered with white fabric. In my apartments I hung the 2 boards in my bathroom. But the bathroom in our current house is smaller than any of the closest in my old apartments, so they hang on the inside of a closet door.

I never found a great way to organize my earrings and if I don't see something, then I don't wear it. Over the years I've tried a few different methods, from putting each pair on a little piece of grosgrain ribbon to varying jewelry boxes, but nothing really kept things neat and visible. So, when I saw a post last spring (that I can't find now) on Young House Love, about organizing earrings I was hopeful they would have a creative solution. And once again they did not disappoint.

It is a store bought bulletin board covered, just to the edge of the framing, with a double layer of cheap white cotton fabric. I used double sided tape to attach the horizontal ribbon to the frame, and then used more tape to stick black ribbon around the frame. I could have glued it all, but I hate the bumps left by the glue and this way I can easily change the ribbon if I want. There are also a few pins stuck in the horizontal ribbon. I learned the hard way, earrings crashing to the floor in the middle of the night, that pins were necessary. It hangs, from a ribbon attached on the back, from the side of my dresser using one of those Command hooks.

I guess I could have used a smaller board...oh well a good excuse to buy new earrings.


Anonymous said...

I use a small bulletin board thing that I got in Hawaii years ago and hang up my long necklaces with pretty push pins. Yours is much more crafty!!

P.S. Only one more full week before Thanksgiving break!

Leigh said...

I'm so looking forward to that break. We've been doing Stanford 10 testing for days. I'm so sick of testing! ;P