Finding the right piece for that one bare wall in the room is always hard to find. It could be that you can't find anything in the right style, or the right color. Instead of just sitting there waiting for the perfect piece to come along why not just make one yourself?!
This wall storage piece was made for under $40 dollars with crafting items left over for further use.
*Glue gun and paint brush not included in estimated price*
The things you will need:
- 1 Wooden Box.
- 1 Bottle of acrylic paint.
- 1 Back panel cover.
- 1 Small vase
- 3 Door knobs
- 1 Pack of ribbon
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
The Steps to Your Hand made Wall Storage...
- Paint: The to make this particular piece the Box was bought already made from Hobby Lobby, mostly because it already had holes in the top that wouldn't need to be drilled. The box included ties that were on each end were removed before painting. (Crafting Hint: The piece already came with the ties and so were included in the price, but now you have more material for another craft. Look for extras that you don't need now but can use later) Have fun with the color.The paint band used is Americana. Color: Deep Burgundy.The color can make the piece a visual center, or fit into the overall look of a space. After you paint leave the box over night so the paint can set.
- The Bottom/Back Panel: The back panel can simply be painted to matched if that's the look you're going for. In the end the project is your own and you can do whatever you like. Here a burlap place mat was cut to size. But a picture or fabric could be used as well. Cut the piece to size and simply glue it to the bottom of the box. The sides of the burlap mat were cut and glue in as well to add interest and a small gap was covered with a paper flower from an earlier craft.
- The Vase & The Knobs: Choosing spots that work best for the overall look you are going for glue knobs to the bottom/back of the box. But don't forget your vase! the knobs have to be glued while the piece is on its back so that they don't fall off but leave room for the vase to be glued on when the box can be set on its side/the bottom. Try to find knobs were the screw piece comes off. You want a flat bottom to work with so you don't have to drill holes into the back of the piece. If you find a knob you really like were the screw section doesn't just screw off, and have to tools to cut it off go for it. Your project should look exactly how you want it too. From the knobs you can hang hair bands or necklaces and on the vase you can store all your bracelets. If you only need the storage for bracelets add another vase and remove the knobs.
- The Hanging Aspect: The piece can be hung in different ways. You can do what is done here and take a bit of ribbon, slide it through the top pre drilled holes and with two simple knots and a nail you're ready to hang. Other options include picture hooks and command strips as longs as the piece isn't too heavy.
And there you go. That's how you make your very own wall storage piece for jewelry.