Monday, January 24, 2011

Jewelry Display

Happy Monday to you all!  I was going to show a different project today, but my weekend plans got all shot to pieces  before the weekend even started, which was a bummer.  However, all those "to do" items from the weekend are being carried over to this week and I am determined to get them done!  We had a weekend of stomach ailments, so not much work got done.  However, I did manage to finish one project that I started last week, this is my first project of 2011!  Sad I know, January is almost over and I am just completing my first project.  Ah well.

The inspiration for this project came from Sassy Sites where Operation Organization is in full swing!  She showed a whole range of projects from various bloggers who came up with unique solutions for their jewelry organization.  This particular one was my inspiration.
photo from Songbird
This girly jewelry board was created by Marianne at Songbird. I think she did a beautiful job, you can see more here.

I wanted something girly, but a little bit tailored as well.  Here is what I started with.

This is a framed cork board I picked up at Goodwill for .95 cents last summer.  When I bought it, Hubby looked at it with raised eyebrows as if to say you need this why?  I just smiled and bought it, not really knowing what I would use it for, I just stashed it away and knew it would find a purpose.  I had to do a bit of repair, the frame was loose, and it had one crack, there was no way to nail it back together, so I snagged Hubby's Gorilla Glue and went to work.
here is where it was loose, I glued it, then added a little putty and we were good to go
 An hour later it was set and ready to be painted.  I pulled out the paint I originally chose for our bedroom, if you'll recall Hubby and I each had a green we liked, while I was away he mixed the two together and painted our room. (and I love it!) There is still half a gallon of the avocado green I liked, so I used that one the frame.

I felt like it needed a little something, the cork wasn't in the best shape, so I pulled out some left over burlap and hot glued it in place and then cut along the edges afterward.  I still felt it needed something, so I added some black ribbon, and then the monogram. At that point I showed it to Hubby and he loved it, he then mentioned he had some push pins I could have.  I smiled and said thanks, all the while thinking that I really wanted some fancy, pretty push pins.  I looked online, and they were kinda expensive.  So I pulled out my glue gun and went to work.  I pulled out an old shirt, and started cutting.  Then searched through my scrap book supplies for some green jewels and glued it all together.  Here is what I came up with.

What do you think?  I love the flowers!  I showed Hubby the finished product and his eyebrows flew to his hairline, he grinned and said wow, that looks really good.  (I was almost offended at the surprise in his voice, but then decided I was too excited about how it turned out and I would just be happy I could still surprise him!)  He kept looking at it, then he finally said, I thought you were going to use push pins, how are you going to attach your jewelry, then I showed him that the flowers were the pins he had given me.  He just laughed and shook his head and said I should have known, you and your flowers.  (smiles)

So here is my finished (mostly, still needs some hangers on the back) product.

Want to make one yourself?  Go for it, it was so easy!  It really only took a couple of hours!
Parties I'm linking to:
Newbie Blog Partie @ Debbiedoos 
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites
 Any Thing Related @ All Things Related
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Craft Catwalk @ Embellishing Life
Sugar & Spice Party @ 733
Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions
Under $100 party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Favorite Things Friday@ A Few of My Favorite Things
Fantastic Friday @ Iron Violet Designs 
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors

 The DIY Show Off


  1. I LOVE this! I think you did a fabulous job! Those black flowers are yummy!! :)

  2. That is really cute Mel! I love it. Glad you finally got a project finished. I'm working really hard this week to finish two projects and hopefully post about them before the month is over...probably not gonna happen though. Super duper cute!

  3. I Like! You did a good job with using things you already had and reusing something that was bound for the trash. Did you just glue your flowers to the push pins? Looks great!
    Aunt Maggie

  4. Looks great...I still need to get my act together and make one of those.

  5. You did a great job. So simple, yet very creative.

  6. Wow, that looks fantastic, I love the black flowers!

  7. Glad to see that someone else is a sucker for flowers like me! I love the way that this turned out. I would love to have you come and link up to this weeks Fantastic Friday at


  8. Gah! Its adorable! I am going to goodwill right now and see if I can find one of those boards too :)

  9. Very cute!!~ I like this idea a lot. I am happy you joined in the party...I do not see anywhere though that you indicate that. Please add my button or just my link is fine too. Have fun!!~

  10. Stopped by from Debbiedoo's link party-followed ya. I LOVE this idea! I just might make one for my 17 year old. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Well done - what a cute way to display and organize your jewelry. It certainly beats a pile on your dresser which is the method I'm presently using. The flowers are adorable.

  12. Great job! Hi, I'm a newbie your blog and look forward to following you!

  13. Love the look! Featuring this today!

  14. I need to make two for my daughters. They will love this! I am linking over from Debbiedoos, and I am a new follower.

  15. *giggles* I am your 100th follower...where are the balloons??????

  16. Love this jewelry display!! Following from the newbie party!

  17. That is darling! I love it! I'm here following from Debbie's newbie party!

  18. Very cute!
    Found your site from Debbiedoo's link up party
    hope you have a great week

  19. So cute!! Looking forward to following your blog. I found you from the "newbie party."

  20. Wow... what a cute and thrifty idea! I may have to attempt this myself.

    I hip-hopped here via Debbiedoos' newbie party.

  21. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea, I love how your jewelry looks like the flower stems!

    Well done on completing your first project, looks like it was worth the wait!

    I've come over from Debbiedoos

  22. Thank you for linking this up, I am actually starting to work on one right now! I hope it turns out as cute as yours!

    I would love to have you come and join us again tomorrow at

  23. AND . . . I will be featuring your lovely display tomorrow as well, so drop by and grab your button!

  24. Wow, that turned out really cool! I just love how clever everyone seems to be with their inexpensive purchases from GW. I'm a new follower, nice to meet you.

  25. Melissa, I LOVE this! How did you make the flowers? Are they all one piece or several pieces? I must make some!!!