Ya'll know that we're drowning in the girl stuff over here. Ruffles, glitter, headbands, bows - if it's girly, we've got it. And lots of it.
We also have a thing for accessories, so naturally, we need somewhere to store these accessories.
Our necklaces used to look like this, in a sad, lonely (and messy!) drawer in the bathroom.
It kind of makes me twitch to look at that. So I had to do something about it!
Here’s what you need to get started:
- wood (cut to size)
- paint brushes
- digital cutter (this design was cut with a Cricut)
- c hooks
You’ll need to cut your wood (or have someone cut it for you!) to the size that you want. Be sure to sand any rough edges if needed. Now mark where the hooks will go on the underside of the piece of wood. You can do as many or as few as you like!
Use the drill to drill the holes in the wood. This was my second time ever using a drill, and I’m not so proud to admit that I broke my husband’s drill bit and a piece is hanging out in the necklace holder even now!
Now all of the holes are ready to go!
Which means that it’s time to get painting. Three girls = three necklace holders = three different colors.
Once the paint is dry and you are happy with how many coats you’ve done, start screwing in the c hooks. Make sure they are in there good, and lined up evenly and facing the same direction. I ended up putting the hooks in every other hole.
Cut the vinyl in the pattern that you like, and to the size of the front face of your wood piece.
Make sure that the paint is totally dry before applying the vinyl, or else it will not stick. I let mine dry over night to make sure it was completely dry. You can use transfer tape if you like, but since my pieces were so small, I just slowly applied the vinyl from one end to the other, rolling back the piece of paper as I went.
Now go hang those babies up, and gawk at how many necklaces you actually have.
I had no idea that we had so many; it was hard to tell when they were all jumbled up in that drawer!
Now they are all perfect and ready to view once outfits are picked out for the day. So much easier!
After making these, I realized that we probably have plenty of necklaces for awhile, so I vowed not to make any for awhile. Like, maybe a month or something. You know how it goes….