I have a two-year-old boy. No one is surprised by this information right? Well if you have a two-year-old, you know nothing in your house is sacred, and anything within their reach is free game for them to do as they please with it. Jay loves playing with my jewelry... not in the cute dress up sense (although, he does love to wear my bangle bracelets), but mostly in the sense of find it, play with it, and then hide it somewhere around the apartment so that mom can't find it when she goes to look for it on Sunday. I've recently added a few pairs of earrings to my jewelry collection though, and the small pieces make me nervous around Jay, so I've been looking to make something that could just keep it out of his reach, and most importantly, so he doesn't get hurt.
I saw on Pinterest a couple years back that someone had made a jewelry holder out of a bulletin board, and thought that would be the perfect, easy, and inexpensive project that I could handle. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm not incredibly crafty, so when it happens, it's gotta be fool proof.
Yesterday I headed to Michael's with (4) 40% off coupons in hand and grabbed all the pieces I needed for this project for just under $12! Coupons, and crafting... my housewife self was enthralled by two amazing worlds at the same time. And no, I don't get out much.
Painters Tape- $4.99 ($3 after 40% off)
Gem Thumb Tacks- $1.99 ($1.19 after 40% off)
4 Pieces of Computer Paper
Scrap Paper to Protect Ground While Spray Painting
Tape your four pieces of computer paper together, making sure they fit inside the cork board, allowing a 1/2 gap between the paper and the cork board on all sides.
Tape along the perimeter of the white paper and the cork board, making sure there is no cork exposed
between the paper and the frame.
Go outside, and lay your scrap paper down (I used wrapping paper), and then lay your cork board in the center.
Spray paint the edges according to the directions on the spray paint can. And allow the spray paint to dry accordingly. Make sure to get all the edges of the frame, and not just the top!
Once dry, remove the tape and paper from the cork board, and then arrange your jewelry on it using the thumb tacks as you see fit.