Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We Interrupt This Program....

I know.  I am taking forever and a day to finish writing about our trip, but it's coming.

I just thought I would share this little DIY project that I did tonight.  I already have a post written that is entitled "My Very First DIY Project", however, that is on hold as I am still searching for fabric that I need to finish it.  So, this will have to be the placeholder.

One of my very favourite blogs to read is Young House Love.  Earlier this summer, I read about the Pinterest Challenge: Summer Edition on YHL, that was initiated by Katie at Bower Power Blog.  Basically, it was a challenge for people to (actually!) make something that they had pinned on Pinterest - instead of just thinking, wishing, hoping to get around to it one day.

So, this was my inspiration...

Because this is my reality.

I am not much of an accessory person, so this was never really an issue.  Lately though, I seem to have acquired more and more, especially longer necklaces.  I was getting really annoyed with them hanging on the knobs of the bathroom drawers and cupboards, because I have to go into them every day for something and the necklaces are always getting in the way.  I'd had enough! 

I must say, this wasn't the only necklace holder I saw on Pinterest.  There are tons of ideas on there and because I wanted something quick and easy, I chose the one above.

These are the materials I worked with:

  • Wallpaper (leftover from a bathroom project)
  • Hooks (Lowes)
  • 1 pkg of two 12x12 Cork Tiles (Dollarama) <--picture shows two packages, but I only used one
  • Stapler
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
Here is what I did...

 Lay the two cork tiles side by side.

Put hot glue all over one of the tiles.

Line up edges and stick the tiles together.

Place tile on wallpaper and cut out a piece, making sure that you have a couple inches on all sides of your tile.  Once you have your piece of wallpaper cut, put glue all over one side of the tile, centre, and stick to the wallpaper.  I forgot to take a picture of that step - oops!

Glue along the side of the tile.

Pull paper tight and hold for a few seconds until glue is dry.

Staple the wallpaper to secure it to the cork tile.  Then, do the opposite side the exact same way.

Next, fold the sides in as if you were wrapping a present.

This part was tricky to get photos of because I was trying to act fast, but basically I just glued where I thought it needed it (along edges, mostly).  I made sure to pull it really tight, so that the edges would look square from the front.  Add some staples as well, so that everything is secure.

Once all the sides are done, you should have something that looks like this.

The back of mine looked like this.  Oops!  It's not nice, but I figured since I was going to hang it, I didn't need to cover it.  If you are really picky, just cut another piece of wallpaper to fit over the back.

Figure out where you want to place your hooks.

Screw the hooks in.

It's coming together....

I decided to hang it in my closet, so I marked where I wanted it to go.

I used nine squares of 3M Heavy Duty Mounting Tape to hang this up.  It says to use four squares for each pound you are going to hang, not to exceed two pounds.  I wasn't really sure how much weight I'd even be hanging on it, so I just sort of slapped a bunch on.

I stuck it to the wall....and....


This was easy AND cheap.  All in all, it cost me about $7 to make.  I already had the stapler, glue gun/glue and the wallpaper.  So it was really just the cost of the cork tiles, hooks and the 3M mounting tape.  I even have a ton of extra hooks.  Maybe they will come in handy for another project.

Have you made anything you've pinned on Pinterest yet?  Let's see it!


  1. This is so awesome Ang!!! I love the wallpaper you picked out and your very detailed tutorial. :)

    I haven't made anything I've seen on Pinterest yet. I can never seem to make anything look like it does in the photos. Lol.

  2. It looks great Anger!!! I think I might have to steal this idea too! It has so many uses...belts, scarves, necklaces!!

  3. Hey Ange!!

    I love what you made! Especially love the wallpaper.... I made something that I found on pinterest last week to store my necklaces as well. I blogged about it here: http://homegrownsewn.blogspot.com/2011/08/easy-peasy-diy-jewellery-storage.html. The earring storage I just winged but there was nothing overly ingenious about putting them in a tart pan!


  4. yea!!! good job girl!! :) Looks awesome!