November 7, 2012

DIY Necklace Hanger

While I don't own very much jewelry, the stuff I do own was getting out of hand. I mean, storage wise. Not like, The Great Necklace Uprising of 2012 or anything. Because that would be weird.

Ahem. Nearly all my jewelry was either on this bottle, in this box, or hanging from this frame. (Which is also another handy DIY - take apart a picture frame and put in back together with fabric and a chunk of chicken wire. Sans glass, of course.)

While the frame is fantastic for earrings, it wasn't working well for the necklaces.

I decided to make a different hanger, and this was all I needed:
- A chunk of wood
- Small hooks
- Picture hangers
- A hammer
- Tape measure

This is my wood. (Sorry.)

It's a piece of barnwood leftover from a different project. 

I put 2 picture hangers on the back. (The first time around, I used 1 picture hanger, and that was no bueno. Use 2 hangers, 1 on each end, for stability.)

Then I measured the length of the board, and figured out even spacing for each hook. Mine were about 2 inches apart, all the way across.

I used a hammer to gently tap each hook into the wood a little, then just twisted it in the rest of the way. Notice I said 'tap' each hook - this is not the time to be Thor. If you're using a hardwood, you may want to drill holes first before putting in each hook. 

And that's that!

The total cost for this was less than $5.00, which makes me a happy camper.

See you in a few days!


  1. Great idea! I use an old hang-on-the-wall accordian style coat hanger...I type that, and it makes sense in my head, but do you know what I mean? It's wood. I got it at the thrift store and it works so well for my necklaces and my bracelets. Don't have to worry about evenly distributing the weight, either. ;)

    1. I know exactly what you're talking about! I use to have one of those accordion-thingies, but who knows where the heck that ended up.


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