I’m not a big jewelry person, but I do love necklaces and I have a ton of them! I’ve wanted something unique to hang my necklaces on for quite some time and could never find the right thing in the store, but I did find many ideas on Pinterest! So for my April craft project, I made a jewelry hanger! I decided to make a few as gifts (I haven’t made my own yet) and I love the way they turned out! An alternative use for these is to get mini clothespins from the craft store and hang photos on them, instead of jewelry!
I started with these solid wood frames, which have 10×10 openings from the craft store. $12.99
I used gray primer since I was planning to paint them dark colors. $5.49 at the local hardware store.
After priming, I added color and consequently, fell in love with spray painting! Each color costs roughly $5-6. I also added a clear coat protectant, so that was another $5-6.
After the paint was dry (about 24-48 hours after the final coat depending upon the paint), I stapled strands of 20 lb picture hanging wire, which is about $2 per 9 foot roll at the craft store or your local hardware store.
Finally, I embellished the frames with ribbon, leather cord, buttons, and rhinestone stickers. I used a combination of staples and Modge Podge (puzzle glue) to keep the ribbon in place. I threaded the leather cording through the buttons and where necessary, used hot glue to hold the buttons down. Each frame cost about $10 to embellish. So there you have it, a Do It Yourself (DIY) jewelry or picture hanger for about $30 each, depending on the materials you choose to use. To save money, you could easily pick the frames and embellishments up at a second hand shop for less.
The embellishments can be fun or classy! I like the black one that I made for a friend, but I know my sister is going to love the last one, which I made for her!
Now, what’s in it for you? Spread the word to your friends and get a chance to win your own jewelry or picture hanger! I will let the winner choose the color and provide input for the embellishments!
To be entered to win:
1. Like my Facebook Page – Photographs By Mary Jane.
2. Comment on this blog post telling me what you would do with the jewelry/picture hanger if you win. Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13!
3. Share this give-a-way opportunity with your friends.
One winner will be chosen randomly from the entries on Saturday, May 5 at 11:59 PM Eastern.
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