I finally had time to get back to it after the "my spray adhesive bottle doesn't have a spray nozzle on it" debacle.
The top of my dresser had been really messy for a while -- like REALLY messy -- like so messy I was too embarrassed to take a before picture of it messy. I FINALLY got all of my jewelry organized which was most of the mess and got rid of TONS of receipts too (why do I hold on to this stuff ??-- grocery store receipts-- not even big purchase receipts-- I'm like a receipt hoarder).
LOTS of jewelry that I don't wear or haven't worn in a long time went straight to Goodwill. I was able to consolidate most of the rest into 1 jewelry box (that I'd like to make over someday soon) BUT I still had a bunch of big, chunky necklaces that didn't really work in a "dainty" jewelry box.
I knew exactly what I wanted to make to hold these, but I couldn't find all the right materials until a few weeks ago. So I finally made myself a place to store my necklaces and get them off the top of my dresser!
First I gathered all my materials--
- a small cork board (this was the hardest piece to find-- big ones a plenty-- small ones not so much)
- a fabric remnant
- coordinating ribbon
- matte white spray paint
- spray adhesive
- hot glue/hot glue gun (not pictured)
- embellishments (as desired)
I would've preferred real wood, but... this will do.
Make sure before you do the spray adhesive step that you cover the newly painted frame part-- otherwise you will forever have a sticky frame.
Then I just added a length of ribbon to the back with hot glue and a couple of fabric flower embellishments that I made and... there you have it!
|ugh-- that corner... that's where I had the most trouble with the hot glue getting all gloppy on me.|