Disclosure: I was chosen to be a Michaels Maker for Michaels Stores. All opinions are 100% my own.
I have a confession. I’ve been in desperate need of an organization system for my jewelry for along time. Ok, like forever. In our old home all my jewelry sat on top of my dresser in a big pile. Now it sits on the floor of our closet. Yes, I just admitted that. There are still a lot of places in our home that have a long ways to go. Which is why organization is my biggest priority this year. Sometimes I still feel like we are moving in.
For our Michael’s Makers Challenge this month, it’s all about personalization. So I made a DIY Jewelry Organizer that is not only functional but totally matches my style. Michael’s has a brand new collection of surfaces, letters, frames that come in more modern, eclectic or rustic styles. I honestly could have bought a million pieces for future projects, there are so many cool things to work with.
It’s funny how our styles change over the years. I used to be a huge jewelry person and I had a lot of it. A million pairs of dangly earrings and tons of bracelets. Now I find myself wearing really simple pieces like a pretty chain necklace, stud earrings and my gold bangles.
To fit my personal needs, I wanted a few hooks for my necklaces, places for my bracelets and then a little place for all my stud earrings and a few dangly ones. I wanted the piece to not only be organizational but also decorative. White, metal and some awesome leather accents.
The leather hooks are my favorite. The have a clean rustic modern look to them and I had so much fun hand stamping them. This was a new craft for me and I loved it.
If you want to make your own, here is a quick tutorial.
1/2″ Drill Bit
Start by painting the trim of the Memo Board and the wood block white. Then I drilled holes into the board. I cut one wood dowel in half and then secured it into the wood using wood glue.
After the two coats of white paint were dry, I glued the wood block directly onto the memo board using Elmer’s Pro Bond. I LOVE this glue.
I wanted to add a few leather accents, so I made leather hooks and stamped them.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to have this project checked off. And I can finally see all of my jewelry in one place!
If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!