This DIY burlap message board created from a 99-cent thrift store bulletin board can be used in a bathroom or bedroom as a burlap jewelry organizer, and makes a great gift! Find more ideas on the handmade gifts page.
I thought I’d share with you how I’m actually using the .99 bulletin board that I made into a DIY Ballard Designs Monogram Burlap Message Board–I decided to change the ribbon and then hung it in my bathroom as a burlap jewelry organizer.
I felt the black ribbon was a bit too stark for our yellow-cream-white-and-green bathroom, although I think the monogram looks fine. A simple switch to a cream grosgrain and all is well in my color-coordinated world. I know – blech – but I can’t help it.
I had actually been thinking for years of how to tastefully organize my jewelry so the pieces would be easier to find as well as not be all tangled together like the typical jewelry box. And as pretty as some organizers are, it just seemed a bit cluttery to me in our bedroom to have a bunch of hangers or frames full of jewelry on the wall.
But when I finished this message board and realized I didn’t have a place (or a need) for a message board, I started looking all around our house to see where I could use it – or else it was going to be a gift.
For someone else whose name starts with a “J.” A-hem.
Total light-bulb moment when I walked into our master bath and the empty wall space above our toiletries cabinet jumped out at me. It was the perfect size for this wall and was a place where not many people would see it.
With the addition of a few long pearl-topped stick pins to hold necklaces and bracelets the board was able to hold all the jewelry I wanted to access – and there’s even space left over for more I might add in the future. The weave of the burlap makes it easy to add hanging earrings anywhere.
I’ve seen burlap jewelry boards a lot of places on the internet and many use knobs and pulls to hold the jewelry, but this is simple and uses what I had and, well, works for me.
Hopefully I’ll actually wear this jewelry now that I can easily find it!
How do you organize your jewelry?
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