Tuesday, March 8, 2011

DIY Jewelry Pinboard

My sister-in-law's birthday was earlier this week. We always have a hard time picking out gifts for the hubster's family because they all happen to live in Europe. Which means we need to pick something that 1. we won't get too upset if they don't actually make it there (like that time he mailed his favorite watch so his dad could take it to his favorite watch-fixer-man.. we sent it, and his dad never recieved the package.. the watch gone forever). 2. Something that is not large or heavy, unless we want to pay an ungodly amount for shipping. 3. Something we know they will like or use, because returning it isn't so much an option.

PB Jewelry Display Frames
Every girl loves some jewelry, (as long as every girl = me.. or my sister-in-law..) but we had given her jewelry in the past. So this time I thought a jewelry holder of some sort would be perfect. At first I was thinking of something like these PB Jewelry Display Frames. I love these. But I wasn't sure if she'd "get" it.. I had the image of her opening her package and seeing three empty white frames.. and being totally disappointed.

I was also loving this Modern Chic Burlap Post Board. I just love the vintage letter print on there. Isn't it gorgeous?

Modern Chic Burlap Post Board
And then I saw this PB Striped Pinboard. And my heart melted a little. And I just knew that these were my 3 inspiration pieces. I was ready to make a wired-jewelry-holding-burlap-pin-board with some sort of vintage print.

PB Striped Pinboard
First was finding a frame. No worries, I have a wall full. So I pulled down the green one, once framing the K. I originally picked this frame up at a thrift store a few months back.

I had some burlap, white burlap and muslin already. After much debate, I decided to go with the muslin fabric. I had exactly two cork board tiles left over from our Burlap Monograms. I did have to run to target to pick up some wire and hooks for the jewelry holder part. Besides that, I had everything else at home.

First part was cutting and gluing the cork board to be the size of the frame. Then with some spray adhesive I sprayed on the muslin. I also used the spray adhesive to glue scrapbook paper to the other side so the back of the frame would be pretty-ish.

Originally, I was just going to have the wire go straight across the board. But in target, I saw a French Twill Memo board with the crossed ribbon and decided to go this route.

Target French Twill Memo Board
I sprayed the wire with Krylon Metallic ORB (oil rubbed bronze) spray paint. But after laying them out on the board, I still wasn't crazy about it. Something was missing. At the time I had a piece of sandpaper next to the frame (pic above), the sandpiper was a deep purple and I realized how well that color complimented the green frame. And I just happened to have some deep maroon ribbon left over from our wedding. So I wrapped the ribbon around the wire and loved it! I wrapped the wire around hooks on the back of the frame, as well as using decorative nails (also left over from the Burlap Monogram) to keep them all in place.

I was still debating on whether or not to add some sort of vintage stamp print on the fabric, but decided against it. Then I hung her on the wall to take some pictures. And had to talk myself out of keeping her for myself. Because I love how she turned out! I just hope my dear sister-in-law feels the same way!

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Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


  1. that is a great idea, and so chic looking. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  2. Fantastic job....fresh and chic!

  3. Great looking board. Thanks for joining WUW.

  4. I love the way it turned out too. It's fabulous!
    I say keep it!

  5. Wow, fabulous! I love the way this looks.

  6. I really love this, the fabric and colors came together so nicely. It looks really classy!

  7. very cute project...i'm sure she'll love it!


    stuff and nonsense

  8. What a great project! I also have the yellow ceiling medallions page saved in my ideas book. :)

    I am late, but I am your newest follower from Tag Back Tuesday.

    Anna from Lawrence Girls

  9. LOVE this idea!

    Here returning your follow from FMBT!

  10. Thanks for the great little tutorial! Your jewelry frame turned out great! :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled36

  12. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



  13. Very cute! Great colors!

    And nice to meet you! I just became your latest follower!
    Stop by sometime and say hi!

  14. I am sure that your SIL will love it--it is beautiful!

    Glad to have found you through Serenity Now's link party :)


  15. Thats really pretty! I bet my daughter would like that.

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  16. Lovely. I really like how you added the colored ribbon--a very nice touch. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) If you could add a link back to me as well, that would be great. Thank you. :)

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