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Décorganization: DIY jewelry corkboard

Posted by Melissa Massello  January 17, 2013 12:00 PM

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diy-jewelry-cork-boardNEW.jpg There's no such thing as too many closets. Living in an old city apartment, there's more often a distinct lack of them, just a small one in each of the bedrooms, in my case. Half of my 8-drawer dresser used to house random storage, from extra contacts to craft glue. My jewelry was shoved in one, as well. But going through a major redecorating, I decided to reclaim my dresser for clothes, and that meant the jewelry had to find a new home, out in the open.

How do you store stuff without hiding it? Make it a décor element! That's the key behind décorganization, open storage that's a visual part of the space. My DIY jewelry corkboard is chic and solves my storage issue, plus it's super simple to make.

This idea came about because I discovered Pinhooks, awesome push pins with hooks on the ends, perfect for a little corkboard décorganization!

I went with this gorgeous fabric by Jay McCarroll (yes, that Jay McCarroll) from JP Knit & Stitch.

What You'll Need:
• Cork tiles
• Fabric (about 3/4 yard for 4 12" x 12" tiles)
• Scissors
• Stapler
Pinhooks, push pins, or straight pins
• Adhesive strips

1. Fold your fabric in half.
2. Lay your tile on top of the fabric. Cut your pieces, leaving about an inch allowance on all sides. Repeat again for 4 tiles.
3. Flip 1 piece of fabric face side down and center your tile. Starting in the middle of each side, pull the fabric tight and secure with a staple. Repeat with the other 3 sides.
4. Continue to staple along the sides (I used 3 staples on each).
5. Fold down the corners, and staple to secure. Repeat with remaining tiles.
6. Affix your adhesive of choice to the back of the cork tile. Press onto your wall to secure. Repeat with remaining tiles.
7. Hang your jewelry using Pinhooks or other pins. Post-backed earrings can be pressed directly into the corkboard.

Do you practice any décorganization in your home? Tell us in the comments or tweet us at @DIYBoston!


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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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