I'm collecting costume jewelry for a Christmas tree I plan on donating to next year's Hospice auction. I recently purchased quite a bit from The Iguana Productions and needed to find a way to better organize my cache.
A few years ago, I scavenged some doors from a cabinet shop. Evidently they were ordered incorrectly so they were destined for the wood chipper. My plan was to make signs or chalkboards out of them. (Cabinet doors are very handy for these projects as they are, essentially, already framed.) I still had a few in storage waiting for inspiration to strike. When I told Mark I wanted to make a (cute) peg rack to hang the jewelry from, he suggested the cabinet doors.
I'm big on re-purposing items so this sounded great to me. These long, skinny doors were the perfect size to hang on the wall behind my office door.
We measured and marked out where I wanted the 'pegs', then added the screws. I hot glued chunks of turquoise to the screw heads to keep the jewelry from slipping off the pegs. (My original idea was vintage buttons, but I didn't have enough on hand.)
The racks work really well and by using items I already had, cost practically nothing to make!