A Pinterest Win! (Kind of)

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. I haven’t visited as often as I have in the past, but I still frequent the site quite a bit. I have a board dedicated to each of my books (which, I’ll admit, I suck at maintaining), one with all my books, crafts, quotes, fitness, and of course, organization, which I think everyone has. When people link from Pinterest to Facebook and I see something I like, I click “Save Link” on Facebook and fully intend on going back to view it. I never do.

Over the past few months, I’ve taken quite a liking to bracelets and necklaces, specifically super long necklaces. I recently discovered Paparazzi Accessories where all jewelry is only $5 plus tax. Wow! I threw a party and earned some items. Each necklace came with a pair of earrings. My holes have closed up, so I ended up giving those to my mom. I picked up a few items from Kohl’s as well on clearance. I went to put the items in my jewelry box only to find that the necklaces were too long to hang.


So, I did what anyone would do. I headed to Pinterest.

I pinned numerous DIY jewelry holders. Most looked pretty simple, really just a painted piece of wood with hooks on it. How easy would that be to make? I’m not crafty and I’m definitely not even close to good with home improvement work, but I can do this, right?

I thought about it and thought about it. I watched as others repinned my pins. And then I came to this conclusion:

3 Stages of Pinterest

Yep, that’s right. I decided, “Hell, no!” and hopped in my car and drove to Claire’s. I was there the other day and saw exactly what I needed. For a mere $14.50 I could have the item and be done with it, or I could take months and let the jewelry sit on my dresser driving my husband crazy only to buy it in October or November. I decided to just get it done. Here the link to what I bought: http://www.claires.com/us/products/antique-rectangle-hanging-jewelry-holder-16902.

So, I then realized I needed to hang it. I could ask my husband. That’s usually what I would do. But, this seemed easy enough. A hammer and nails. That’s all I needed.

I've got this.
I’ve got this.

I’ll admit, I didn’t measure. I held the holder up and tossed a few pen marks on. They were off. I knew that. I nailed one nail in and used my finger to trace where to go next. Yeah, I know, not the best way to go about things! But, I got all four nails in and got it done!

I did it!
I did it!

Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Or would you rather go to the store and buy something? Do you have any pics of your recent DIY? Tell me about it all in the comments! You can find me on Pinterest here if you’re so inclined: https://www.pinterest.com/tkrimms/.

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