As of late, I have been accumulating quite a few necklaces. I have never been that into fashion accessories. I’ve always been more of a fine jewellery kind of girl, wearing gold chains with cute little charms on them (one of which was a gold ballet slipper on a gold chain, given to me when I was 4, I swore I was going to be a ballerina when I grew up!).
However, I have recently found some beautiful pieces from places like Lovisa, ASOS and of course beautiful designers such as Sheila Man from Man. I have slowly began to accumulate quite a few necklaces in the last few months, and found them strewn across my bookcase and looking very untidy, to say the least! I was browsing the internet and found this blog post, where Sonja had this brilliant idea .. Using a cork board to organise your jewellery, but in a chic way.. obviously. Her blog is really excellent if you want to check it out, Hello Beauty!
I’ve gone into a little bit more detail than Sonja has in her blog, so please read on if you’d like to know step by step how to make your own jewellery organiser!
What you’ll need:
1. Fabric. I picked this one up from Spotlight, they currently have 30% off all fabric at the moment.
2. Furniture tacks. Again I got these from Spotlight for $4.99. They come in silver, gold, and a few different finishings.
3. Good Scissors
4. A new or old cork board. Mine is over 6 years old.. And it is holding up fine! Use one with a wooden frame.
5. Staple Gun. You may have one, but I went and borrowed my dads
6. Sawtooth Picture Hanger fixture. Pick these up from bunnings, or ask your Dad!
1. Lay cork board flat on fabric. I recommend you iron the fabric first, just to get any creases and folds out. Cut about 5 centimeters from the frame.
2. Pulling the fabric very very tightly, secure a staple in the middle of each length of the cork board. This enables you to have a super tight finish on the fabric. So you’ll finish with this:
3. Now onto the corners. This is a little bit tricky…You may have your own way of doing it, but this is the easiest way, without cutting the fabric.
a. Secure a stable close to the edge of the frame’s corner like so:
b. Pull over half of the remaining fabric very tightly. Watch the edge of the frame and ensure there are no wrinkles or creases. Pull firmly and staple.
c. Then pull over the other flappy bit that’s left, covering the bit you just stapled, and secure with another staple.
4. I then chose to add a few additional staples along each length of the frame, pulling the fabric tightly as best I could.
5. Nail in the sawtooth picture hanger, ensure the nails aren’t longer than the width of the frame! My dad helped me with this.
6. Evenly space the furniture tacks along the top row. I lined mine up with the “nose” of the skulls. I eyeballed it this way, I couldn’t be bothered to get the ruler out and evenly space them out. I then did another row, in the spaces of the top row.