My Crafty Side: A Jewelry Board

14 Dec

Yeah, it (my crafty side) comes out every once in a blue moon. Like the time I thought I could actually make/complete a scrapbook of Lakyn’s first year in time for her first birthday party. It’s currently sitting downstairs with only about 15 pages done and I have a box full of photos just waiting for me to cut them up and glue them together to make something pretty. She’ll be two next month. Major ‘mom fail’. What happened to my motivation for that?!

Anyway, I actually found time to make something a few weeks ago. I enjoyed finding all the materials, coming up with a game plan, and making executive decisions about what worked and what didn’t. I think I did anyway. I just don’t know if I’m the crafty type. I did like the ease of the glue gun, although the fingerprint of my right ring finger will forever be altered. They call it hot glue for a reason, peeps.

I decided (a long long time ago) that my small 6×6 wood box wasn’t cut out for holding my jewelry. I did not look forward to searching for the piece of jewelry I needed, or untangling about 4 different things in order to get it free. So you know what ended up happening? I didn’t wear any. Ever. And sometimes an outfit just needs some flair, so sometimes I straight up looked a-fool!

It was time for a change and thanks to this tutorial, (I obviously didn’t follow it exactly) I was able to find something that worked for me and make it mine. I’m not a jewelry box person, so I love how everything is out in the open for me to see, AND I can add more hooks when needed! I really like the pop of color it adds to our bathroom (one of only two rooms we still haven’t touched since moving in 2 years ago), even though my designer husband insisted that I should have gone with a solid background. I told him to make his own jewelry board; he didn’t respond.

Bottom line, it was simple, it works for me, and I love it. And that’s all that matters, folks.



The only downside for me is that I now realize I need to go shopping for some more/cuter necklaces, bracelets and earrings!


3 Responses to “My Crafty Side: A Jewelry Board”

  1. Tylie M December 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    What a neat idea!!! It looks really really good! My box is getting to small…how much are you charging for your services…LOL! :)

  2. Jody December 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    I love it! I just might steal the idea and create one for myself, thanks for sharing!

  3. jodi December 14, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    You’re a crafty little devil! :) haha! I LOVE that DIY and if you don’t mind, I might be stealing your idea for my own tangled jewelry mess. I love the background…but you be sure to tell Brandon to post photos of his with the solid background so we can compare (haha!). P.S. tomorrow is Josh’s work Christmas party and I know it won’t be nearly as fun as last year’s because you guys won’t be there. :( boo!

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