The arrow jewelry holder DIY.
First, I want to thank you for the HUGE encouragement you all were to me on my previous post!! Thank you guys for your kindness. Your words sink into my heart and my bones and carry me through rough weekends with meltdowns and feelings of failure. God uses you constantly to lift me up and I can never thank you enough for that.
1) I want to say that for a year I have been searching for a jewelry holder/system that wasn't ugly or cluttered looking and even with the aid of Pinterest, I found nothing that truly spoke to me about who I was, how I decorated and wanted to display my own jewelery on a shoestring budget.
2) I need to say that this project feels very personal for me too, because I have been trying to make an effort with my appearance this new year. I don't want to just throw on yoga pants and settle for what's comfortable and not all together cute because it's easy. I'm not ready to give up, even if I am not coloring my hair any longer. Ya know? (Ha! True story.) (And this admission could become an entire post on it's own which is why I am reigning myself in because I'm here to show you how to make this, not go on and on about how not letting myself "go" before I even hit 40 is a personal mission right now.) My goal is to put on at least one piece of jewelry every day, let myself feel feminine, and know that as I age and change, I can still put my best foot forward. You get this, I know you do.
3) When I said shoestring budget I meant it. This project ended up costing me under $10.00!
4) I had this blank, empty space in my master bathroom, and with a small bookcase that had been moved from another area of the house for towels and tissue storage, I suddenly had an open area for my necklaces. (I had begun collecting inexpensive milk glass last year and using it for my earrings and bracelets. I've found the pieces range from $3-4 typically which is an awesome price in my opinion. My man bought me my first jewelry box from Target, for Christmas this year too.)
I drew a simple triangle for one end of my arrow hanger and then just did an end piece that wasn't too complicated. That's the best way that I can really describe it for you. The first time, the wood split when I cut it but I had plenty of extra wood and finally got both a front and end piece for my arrow.
I can't tell you how much more I am grabbing a little sparkle for my wrist or around my neck, now that I have everything within reach. I love being able to see these items and it's helping me take just a bit better care of myself. So... how do you organize your jewelry?
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