DIY – Necklace Holder

When I saw this on Pinterest I knew I had to have one for my bedroom.  BUT if you’ve read my blog at all you will know that I am cheap and the price tag on that adorable necklace holder was a little too steep and it looked easy enough to make…so I did!

Here’s what you need:

2×4 board – painted the color of your choice – length depends on how many knobs you want

5 knobs (that’s how many I chose but you could do more)

5 washers (equal to the number of knobs)

Drill with two size bits

Picture hanging brackets

Directions:

First I had my dad help me drill some holes in the board as they needed to be counter-synced (I had no clue what that meant but it’s easy).  First drill holes a little smaller than the bolts on the knobs.  Then on the back side use a larger bit (the size of the washers) and drill part way into the board…far enough so that the bolt comes through.  After the holes were all drilled I sanded the board down and spray painted it.  Make sure to do several even coats rather than try to get it all coated at once.

Here’s what the front of the board looks like.
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Here is the back of the board.  Notice the holes on the back are larger.

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Then I added the picture hanging brackets.  There are other kinds but I had these already so I used them.

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Then I just screwed in the knobs.  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby.  They have an amazing selection of these decorative knobs.  Finished product looks really good!

DSC_4659Good luck making your own!  Think of the colors you could use…

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3 thoughts on “DIY – Necklace Holder

  1. “Counter-sink” just means “sink something below the surface” by drilling out a hole large enough to let the protruding part fit. As you did.

    I had to smile at your defaulting to the electronic world’s “sync” (for “synchronize”). This term is older.

    Lovely job, great description. I was wondering what kind of hangers to use and those make a lot of sense–you don’t have to be so precise with the spacing of the hooks on the wall.

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