DIY Jewelry Hanger

January 12, 2016

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Ever since I was a young girl living at home I have had a bit of an obsession with rearranging things. Nothing ever stayed in the same place for too long and as soon as I received anything new it meant that I had to change everything else for it to “fit”. Because I am still a bit OCD about this I have a really hard time committing to putting things up on walls…I just find it so permanent. Recently I’ve been slowly trying to make decisions on our bedroom one tiny step at a time (see why new bedding changed my life) and in turn decided that our walls really needed some love. I began with a tiny section of our wall right above one of our dressers by adding a hat but I also wanted a stylish, modern hanger for a few pieces of my jewelry. I made this functional yet extremely chic white wood + marble holder to compliment the airy, white vibe of our bedroom and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Now all we need is this Peruvian star mirror and that wall will be perfect…for now!  See how I made this modern hanger below.
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What You Will Need:
1. 1 piece of wood, cut to your specifications (mine is 13″ x 5″)
2. 1″ Marble hexagon tiles (found at Home Depot)
3. Gold wall hooks
4. White acrylic paint + sponge paint brush
5. Glue gun + glue sticks
6. Measuring tape + pencil
7.* Sand paper, Wall hooks, canvas hooks for the back of the wood and a hammer (not pictured)
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Step 1: If your wood is not already sanded, lightly sand it down so that it is smooth to the touch. Paint your wood using the acrylic paint and sponge brush (you can use any colour of paint). Allow each coat to dry fully before painting another coat. I painted about 3 coats, but also liked how 2 coats gave a white washed look. 
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Step 2: Once the paint is completely dry, begin placing your marble tiles on the wood board. I played around with mine for a few minutes until I found a pattern that I liked. Again you can choose any sort of design you like here. I also stuck the hooks in between the tiles just to see how I liked the placement and marked where I wanted them to go with a pencil after everything was measured and even.

Step 3: When you are happy with the design of your hanger and you have measured appropriately, begin drilling the hooks. I pencil marked where I wanted each on to go, removed the tiles and then drilled in the hooks.

Step 4: Glue the tiles down with a glue gun. I found that my glue gun had to be very hot for the tiles to stick well, and I also put a few heavy books on top of the tiles afterward to make sure they stuck. 
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