Thursday, March 15, 2012

{pinterest knock-off}

dfWell lookie here I actually have a crafty project to share today!

Let me add a disclaimer from the start though...I shamelessly stole this idea from Jamie of The Letter 4 blog.

I pinned it. I copied it. I'm not ashamed. :)


And yes, it is yet another jewelry holder. You might remember that I already created one here and here. And yes...I still had more jewelry to organize. Lots of necklaces and bracelets that were calling an old hat rack in our laundry room home.

That needed to change. So when I saw this cute and simple project...



I knew I had to make it. Because I had a hanger. And burlap. Can you say free jewelry organizer? Sweet!

I did make one little mistake in my design that you will see at the end...but I'm still really happy with how it turned out. Here's a quick play by play of the project...

I started out with my hanger, a piece of burlap that I measured to fit the width of the hanger and the length I wanted {16"x20"}, some fun green yarn, and a thick plastic needle...


Then I used my yarn to attach the burlap to the hanger...


And also to make two handy pockets at the bottom...


And voila!


But there was one teeny tiny problem.

I forgot that in Jamie's original version, she hung the burlap from the top of the hanger so the necklaces could be hung from the bottom part...

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When I realized this I kind of felt like I did when my recent newborn basket knitting project turned into nothing more than a hat for me...


Doh!

Buuuut I was determined to make lemons into lemonade so I hung it anyway. And it actually works great! It is a perfect sound barrier between my necklaces and the hard wood door {the clanging of them against the door isn't quite what you want at 7 am with a sleeping hubby still in bed}, and I found a cute hanger of the boys' to hang my necklaces on.


And I love the little pockets for my bracelets...


The ones that didn't fit went into the little cubby below. I know my jewelry is happy to be out of the laundry room, and I feel good about completing one of the bajillion Pinterest ideas I've been loving. Everybody wins!

And thanks so much Jamie for the inspiration!

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6 comments:

Amy Thayer said...

Great work! I love good organizational projects! Thank you for stopping over and linking up :)

Julianna, Jade, Janae, Jamie said...

love the stitching on yours!!!!! Of course I always love to see when someone actually made something I shared this totally made my day!!!!!! (and holy cow you have 2 other holders??? girl you got a ton of jewelry! Jealousy!!!)

DianeTaylor said...

That is SO CUTE and totally functional too. Even a non crafty girl like me could do that. Love that you used green, adds that Mandy touch.

Happy Jen at Anxious for Happiness said...

A cute hat, I might add.

(I love to knit!)

Denise said...

cute. i too like to see when someone actually makes something they have pinned. i need to make something to hang my jewelry from.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

So is so cute! I love the colored stitching. It adds such a fun pop of color! I think your work around turned out fabulous. :)

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