Sunday, March 20, 2011

How’s yours hangin'? DIY necklace hangers






After numerous failed attempts to keep my large pendants neat and untangled in jewelry boxes, I knew I needed to do something different. I saw many blogger DIY projects utilizing hooks inside picture frames. They looked cute in the same way Ikea store displays do, organized and neat if you only have a few items to store. But since I exceed at excess, I needed another solution that would solve my storage problem. I decided to utilize the existing picture molding over my vanity dresser, but needed necklace hangers to do so. I had bought heavy duty hangers to hang a shadow box display shelf on the opposite wall, but they were too large and too expensive if I wanted to buy a lot of them. So I made my own necklace hangers with jumbo paper clips, and now I can see all my necklaces and they stay untangled and ready to rock! All you need are jumbo paper clips and two needle nose pliers. Bend the paperclip open and flat, then straighten the larger end straight out, then use both pliers to create a 90 degree hook that will catch on the picture molding. Hang 'em high and admire your easy and practical DIY project!!

23 comments:

  1. Brilliant! You've transformed your jewellery into art. What a great idea, my necklaces are in rapid danger of taking over the bedroom.
    Love the bedspread, I'm sure I have a dress to match. xxx

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  2. That looks fantastic, and so simple. Wish I had a picture rail so I could do the same. Mine are all slung over the corners of mirrors and tangle and crash to the ground frequently! Your dressing table is gorgeous, I have a bit of a thing for them, shame I can only really justify owning one...

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  3. Genius idea, they look fab too! x

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  4. Oh, I definately need that! You have a great blog here, cool cat (wink):)~Meredith

    http://thecompassionfashionproject.blogspot.com/

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  5. brilliant!!!!- I'm totally going to take that paperclip idea and run :)

    thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. vintage vixen!! Thanks, I'm so glad you appreciate the art of the display, I hated the necklaces hidden out of view! I'd love to see your dress twin to my bedspread!!

    Lakota!! Thanks for your visit and taking time to comment! I'd have an entire dressing room if space permitted, but unfortunately our 100 year old house is tiny!

    Smashingbird!! Thanks, your opinion is highly regarded!!

    Dusk!! I'm so glad you like it!! I can picture a few of your custom chains in the mix!!

    Meredith!! So glad you like what you see, and thanks for following!

    made-to-travel!! Thanks, please run with it, I'm glad you can use this idea too!!

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  7. Fantastic use of paper clips it looks like one of those very expensive crystal chandeliers!
    Very cool!!!!!

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  8. ofelia! Thanks, now I'm thinking of a way to use paperclips in a light fixture, maybe to hang crystals!!

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  9. Simple and effective. I must try.
    It really looks like a piece of arte.wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Genius idea. Love it. In fact, there is soooo much to love about your blog, that gorgeous owl purse from a previous post for a start. Wanty badly!

    We haven't got a picture rail in our bedroom otherwise I would shamelessly steal your idea!

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  11. Sacramento!! Please try this, I'm sure you have many beautiful items to display proudly!!

    Loo!! Thanks for loving my stuff, the owl purse is an all time favorite of mine!! I was thinking to suggest that one could purchase a wood trim remnant cheaply, there are probably 3' pieces left over from remodeling projects going to waste! I hope you can steal the idea, no shame in that!!

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  12. HFS,where DID you come from?!
    WOWZA!!!

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  13. Great idea - and very effective! Even I could do something with a paper clip!

    Ali x

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  14. Helga!! I'm a newbie blogger, I'm glad you found me and followed, I really like your style.

    Alison Cross!! Thanks, I looked into buying the manufactured clips, and I would have spent too much money! I need that money for more junk shop treasures!! I hope you can use the clips too!

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  15. Living in a Shoe!! Thanks, I'm happy to share something cheap that works!

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  16. i so need to do this. right now, my necklaces are laying in a tangled mass on the bottom of my closet! great idea!

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  17. two birds!! I'm so glad you can use this, I had a tangled mess too!!

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  18. brilliant!!!!- I'm totally going to take that paperclip idea and run :)

    thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Oh, I definately need that! You have a great blog here, cool cat (wink):)~Meredith

    http://thecompassionfashionproject.blogspot.com/

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  20. wonderful idea, thanks! ps,I used paperclips the same way when i ran out of hangers for christmas tree ornaments....

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