Okay, first of all, don't be scared by the length of this post. If it wasn't for all the drying time of the Mod Podge, this really would be a super fast project. It is easy, but it takes a while because of drying. But don't be alarmed and don't be scared! I just took lots of pictures of each step to make it really easy for you to know what I am talking about.
Alright so first you need to gather your materials. You will need:
- Thin wooden board, about 12x7" (I got a big board from Lowe's and they cut it down for me)
- Matte Mod Podge
- 14x9" rectangle of fabric
- 5 cup hooks (I got these at Lowe's)
- 2 sawtooth picture hangers (again, at Lowe's)
- Brush for your Mod Podge
You will notice that the fabric is two inches wider all the way around than the board. That is because you want the fabric to go up over the edges and onto the back a tiny bit. That way, when your board is hanging up, you won't see any bare wood.
The first actual step is to Mod Podge the fabric onto the top of the board. The easiest way to do this is to place your fabric FACE-SIDE DOWN, brush your top with Mod Podge, and then center your board upside down onto the board. Flip it over and push hard. Then put another layer of Mod Podge on top, making sure you get out all the bubbles under the fabric.
Let your Mod Podge dry completely before moving onto the next step.
Next, you want to Mod Podge your two shorter sides down to the board, doing both a coat of Mod Podge directly on the board and a coat on top of the fabric. Don't worry about the corners right now, we will get to that later.
Once your sides are dry, get your five hooks ready. You will want to mark on your board where they need to go first. If you have a 12" board and you are doing 5 hooks, you will want to place the hooks every 2 inches. So get a ruler (trust me) and mark every two inches.
Next, start the holes on the bottom of the board. You just need to screw in the center of the board directly underneath the marks you made. You don't need to go in very far, just enough so that it will be easy to get started once you actually screw them in.
Now obviously you are going to cover those holes with fabric, so you now need to poke holes in the fabric so you know where they are once you Mod-Podge the fabric down on the bottom. To do this, lay your fabric down over the side and then poke the holes with your hooks where the holes in the board are. You may need to lift the fabric up a little to see where the holes are. Once you have a good hole, take the hooks back out.
Now, Mod Podge the bottom side down, again putting Mod Podge on the board and on top of the fabric. Then, while the Mod Podge is still wet, carefully the hooks into the holes all the way. Make sure you make them all face the front. Then let the side dry.
Once your bottom is dry, Mod Podge the top side down like the others.
Okay, so now you have these funky little corners popping out at your edges, right? Don't worry, we will take care of them.
Okay so you are going to want to make one cut along the edge of each little corner. Confused? Look at the picture below.
Okay so in the picture on the left, you have just made a snip so that instead of having a funky little bubble, one edge of the fabric just keeps going. Then, you will want to trim it down so it is not quite as long (second picture.
Next, you want to Mod Podge the corners down, just like the rest of the sides.
Once all of your corners are dry, flip the board so the back is facing up. Now you need to Mod Podge the rest of your fabric down onto the back of the board. The easiest way to do this is to do your two shorter sides, and then do the top and bottom. When you do the corners, you will want to just fold them in like a present. This is probably the hardest part to explain, so if you need a bigger picture just click below.
So now you are finally done with your Mod Podging and are almost done with your entire jewelry hanger! Woo! The only thing left to do is nail down your sawtooth hangers so that you can actually hang up your board. Since my board was 12" long, I centered the hangers over the 3" and 9". It doesn't really matter how far down you put them, as long as they are close to the top. Mark where the holes are, making sure they are straight across, and then nail down your hangers.
So guess what. You are done!!!! Here are what the back and front should look like.
Congratulations on just finishing your easy jewelry hanger! Now go hang it up and use it for your necklaces and bracelets!!!
Also, if you really like this one, you can buy it in my Etsy shop here.