Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DIY Jewelry Board

Every last one of us has those - we'll just call them quirks - within our personalities that we're not exactly screaming from the rooftops about having.  Are ya with me on that one? 

You know the ones.  Those less than positive traits that your friends/family/significant other probably cringe over.  Or maybe even outright harass you about.  Like habitually running late, unintentionally talking with your mouth full, or interrupting others when they're talking.  (I'm guilty of that last one.) 

One of those - ahem...quirks that I'm in a constant battle with is the P word. 


It's bad.  I will always, always, always put off tasks until tomorrow.  Or later.  Or some other time.  It's a wee bit of a problem.

Which is why I'm so happy to finally be able to share this project.  Because talk about procrastinating.  We're talking years!  This project has been on my DIY/crafting radar for about 4 years.  Maybe more.  And it wasn't even a difficult task!  Who knows why it took me so long.  Procrastination at its peak.

So I'm thrilled that I finally finished it!  Some of you I'm sure have seen them before, and some of you have even made your own - it's a DIY jewelry board.  I love how it turned out!

Supplies for this project were mostly what I already had & re-purposed:  a cork board, fabric, craft paint, and hooks. I started with this:

The pinhooks were a great find. - They're basically thumb tacks with a hook on the end.  They were just what I was looking for.

I painted the bulletin board frame with white craft paint, and cut out the amount of cloth I would need for the space on the board.  Truth be told, I hadn't done any sewing in a while, so the final seams on the fabric turned out to be a bit of a shit show.  Crooked, uneven, you name it.  But, it was done!

After the painting and sewing, I used a little bit of basting spray to secure the fabric to the cork board, and sort of shoved the edges under the frame border.  Came out okay.  Not perfect, and most definitely an amateur job, but I still love it:

Of course, I ran out of pinhooks and couldn't fit the rest of my rings, so I'll need to order another box of hooks.  Perhaps some would say I don't need more hooks, but less jewelry.  Nonsense.  Variety is the spice of life, right? 

I love that I can see everything all at one time now. - And I'm wearing pieces that have been hidden & stuffed in the back of a jewelry box for years.  Earrings and necklaces I forgot I even had.

Procrastination be damned, I'm calling this project a win.  Crooked seams and all. 

Ta-ta for now.

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