As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style.
Here's How to Start Your Gallery Wall Today, Even if Your Art Collection Isn't Complete
I don't know about you, but I swoon over a good, curated art gallery wall. My Pinterest boards are filled with gallery walls created by designers and really talented stylists/bloggers, and these inspire me to display my own pieces. But what do you do when you only have one or two vintage pieces in your collection? Unless you're a designer or stylist who makes a living out of finding treasures, it can take a while to curate a collection of art...
I'm all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it's pretty. Win win!
Frames are expensive. Especially if you're buying a lot of them. But there are so many great alternative ways to display artwork and photographs. Here are ten of my favorite affordable ideas.
I made something similar to this during my photo school days, but it used foamcore and double stick tape and was not nearly as cool (or sturdy). That said, I LOVE this idea for a simple and creative way to display photos, prints, and art -- for cheap!
I love art, lovelovelove it. If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would. Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day. Why?? Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE. So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing. Their time has finally come!
We've featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand? Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required).
Make those expensive shoes pull double-duty by turning them into art with picture rail shoe racks. Carrie Bradshaw would adore this, no?? Martha gives us all the details, but a how-to
Holiday cards piling up? Here are some cute and clever ways to display them, tutorials included! First up is a bent wire Christmas tree idea from BHG.
And speaking of clothespins, I still love the tutorial I did several years back using clothespins and a wooden embroidery hoop. (Looks better than the picture...
Fun fact: I've got something of an obsession with branches. I don't know why, maybe it's their graphic quality, but I love them. (Love them enough to paint them all over one of my walls, even!) So, when I spotted this DIY branch shelf, let's just say I sorta lost it (in a good way).
As the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the covers are so pretty. For the amount of effort that goes into producing such things, it really is a shame to hide them on traditional book shelves. With the clear acrylic Slim bookcase, available at Yanko Design, we can now flaunt all those covers. Yes, it's a bookcase, but it displays titles in a way that transforms them into wall art.
Show of hands. Who uses their refrigerator to hold the latest pics? (I do.) This little project takes its cue from that handy catch-all, the fridge door, for a very stylish result. To make a magnetic picture frame of your very own, you'll need some stuff. Here's a list:
Vintage clipboards arranged on a shelf or even a beefy chair rail is a very clever way to display--and rotate--artwork and pictures. As AT says, it's 'a nice alternative to the typical frame.'
2modern spotted this charming bundt pan wall on flickr. It's a perfect example of typical 'folksy' items displayed in a fresh, new way. 2modern suggests making over old, less colorful bundt pans with spray paint. Great idea!
Another installment in the art/photo display gallery here at Curbly is this option from Wendy at Wisdom of the Moon.
Supplies she used:
a strip of flat metal with holes in it
Clear protective enamel
What she did:
You can probably figure out, just by the list of materials, what Wendy did. Although she opted to paint the washers and metal strip, leaving them ‘raw’ for an industrial look would be a great-looking...
Chris Burke states, "I needed a new whiteboard so I found some paint at Home Depot that allows you to paint a whiteboard anywhere you'd like. I figured why not put a layer of magnetic paint underneath it. The only thing left to do is paint my face underneath the arrow." It took Chris around five coats to get a smooth finish ready for markers.
I’m a paper freak. Primarily, I like to fold it and make greeting cards out of it. The problem is, when I complete a paper project, oftentimes it gets slipped into a drawer, only to be forgotten. When planning my new craft room workspace, I decided I wanted a way to display my recent folds and, more importantly, a place to keep my cards until they’re needed.
Inspired by Alltext’s photo wall, but on a much smaller scale, I had MWT rip a piece of...
AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.
I few years ago, I saw Martha Stewart fashion a greeting card wreath using a wooden embroidery hoop, miniature clothes pins, a glue gun and a bit of ribbon. I tried it, and although it looked lovely, as all of Martha’s creations generally do, it didn’t hold up well. The hoop was too big and the little clothes pins kept falling off as they lacked surface area for proper gluing. Plus, it was a little too genteel. So, taking my cue from Her...