Teach Me Tuesday

Teach Me Tuesday: Denim Jewelry Holder

teachmetuesdayToday’s tutorial is another one from a couple years back that was featured on my other blog, niecynotes. I made a cute jewelry holder inspired by Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters. Of course, I added my own spin to it, so let’s go! 😎

What You’ll Need:

  • corkboard (I got a pack of 4 from CVS)
  • old jeans or denim fabric
  • sharp scissors
  • iron/iron board or really flat surface (some use the floor…tomato, tomata)
  • any color ribbon (I chose 1-inch thick and doubled it for sturdiness)
  • stapler with plenty of staples
  • push pins
  • wall hangers of some sort – the metal kind are much sturdier

What to Do:

  1. Take jeans, lay them out flat and grab those scissors. Cut the jeans legs off horizontally (it could be mid-thigh).
  2. Plug in iron (in safe place). You’re going to need it soon.
  3. Grab one jean leg at a time and cut at the seam. Open into a big rectangle. Do this for other leg.
  4. Get the iron, lay one of the jean legs flat on the iron board and iron until all wrinkles are out. Do same for other leg and set aside.
  5. Don’t forget to turn that iron off!!
  6. Measure one piece of denim around one corkboard square. Fold around, making sure it is flat and form-fitting to the board.
  7. Grab the scissors again and cut about 12-15 inches of ribbon. Fold the ribbon to double it.
  8. Staple the ribbon inside of a fold of fabric on the back of the board. Continue stapling the fabric down on the back, keeping sure everything is flat.
  9. Hammer or stick on the wall hanger on a wall. Hang jewelry holder on to test.
  10. Once satisfied, tack on push pins and hang your jewelry!

Results:

denimholder1-niecynotes
Empty Jewelry Holder
denimholder2-niecynotes
Filled Jewelry Holder!

Wasn’t that cool? Come back every Teach Me Tuesday for another DIY project!

Denise 🙂

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