Friday, 5 April 2013

DIY West Coast Jewelry Hanger

Hey there all you lovely people
So I promised to make this post a while ago, and it's taken me a while to get to... sorry! But here is it!
Better late then never, right?
So last month one of my very best friends, Mo, came to visit me from Montreal

Vancouver was starting to see its very first sunny days, so we headed to the beach, collected tons of neat stuff, and decided to make a craft out of it :)
I was thinking about the new place my friends and I are going to get (my first apartment!), and considering possible themes for my room... and with all the gorgeous nature surrounding us here in BC, I thought what better theme than the West Coast? With the forests, mountains, and chilly Pacific Ocean, it's gonna look fresh!
I was also in desperate need for a jewelry hanger, seeing as all my pretty accessories were sitting in a box, impossibly tangled... so that's why I made myself a West Coast Jewelry Hanger
We got tons of sea glass, some cool looking shells, and HEAPS of drift wood
I absolutely love drift wood. It comes in so many interesting unique shapes and sizes, and is nice and bleached from the salty water and sun
We also collected a hammer, some small linoleum nails, wood glue, superglue, tape, a drill, and a sanding stick from my dad's garage
With all our materials gathered, I picked out some interesting pieces of wood
I used mostly twisty pieces so that my jewelry would stay on the hanger better
I then sanded out a little notch in the little piece of wood so that it would be easier to adhere to the stand
I then picked out a longer, straighter piece of beach wood (which will be the stand part of the hanger), and taped down the smaller piece that I just sanded in a t shape
Once it was taped down, I used a hammer to stick a small linoleum nail (left over from my String Art project) through both the smaller stick and the longer stand
Just to make it extra secure, I took some Lepage Carpenter's Glue, put it on a small twig, and shoved some glue in between both pieces of wood
Keep picking little pieces of wood and nailing them to the longer... you can see mine in the background of the picture above

After finishing the nailing portion of the project, I then realized that I wouldn't have any place to put my earrings, so I found this very cool looking flatter piece of wood, and used a drill to make a hole in it.
I then slid this piece of wood onto the bottom of the stand part of the hanger
I picked out some pretty seashells that could hold the earrings, and super glued their bases
And I stuck them onto the flat piece of wood
It was lookin' pretty good!
While I was making my hanger, Mo was working on a very... interesting frame :p
Well done Mo
I spiced it up by super gluing on some pieces of sea glass... I think it was the perfect touch!
And there you go! A West Coast Jewelry Hanger

If you see any jewelry you like, leave me a comment and I'll let you know where I got it from
If you want to make some of your own  jewelry, may I suggest checking out some of my tutorials, such as:

Alrighty, TGIF people!!
I just had my last day of classes
Yeaaaaaah!
Have a great weekend guys, see you Monday

♥ Olivia

ps. You guys may have realized by now that my deck is being renovated right now so the back yard is a complete mess (which you can see in most of my pictures) :p Just thought I would mention it in case you guys think I live in a construction site

58 comments:

  1. ok, let me say you're such an artist! when i first saw it, i thought you had bought it! it's amazing you made it.. love the result!

    Mónica <3
    lookatmonica.blogspot.com

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    1. Aweee! That is the sweetest thing I have ever head!
      Thank you so much :) It was a lot of fun to make
      xo

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  2. AMAZING

    of course I want to follow you! Hope you follow back.

    Http://statementhunters.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the jewelry hanger, so nice! Thanks for your comment and following my blog. follow you now on GFC girl!

    www.wear2day.com

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  4. if I follow you

    beautiful photos, and you've been great. kisses ♥ ♥ ♥

    http://losviajesysibaritismosdeauroraboreal.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you! I feel like photo's are the hardest part of making these posts :(
      xo

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  5. Hello, would you follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Wait for your response :)

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  6. hello!

    I’m following your blog, on GCF.

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and BLOGLOVIN?

    I hope you’ll visit my blog too.
    http://lebeatrici.blogspot.it/


    xoxo
    Bea

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    1. Thank you for your follow Bea! And of course I'll check out your blog ASAP!
      xo

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  7. Amazing DIY!
    Thank you for stopping by! And sure I would like to follow each other, I am your new follower! Waiting you on my blog! :)

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  8. Great post! Beautiful idea!

    Thank you for your comments on my blog!
    I follow you . hope you follow back.

    Good weekend,
    http://vgolove1.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Thank you!
      It was a lot of fun to do!
      And I'll check out your blog as soon as possible xo

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  9. Hello gorgeous!!!! thanks for ur coment on my blog! urs is so cute! would u like to follow eachtoher? i'm following you :)

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  10. Great idea to DIY! I really like it!

    Would you like to follow each others?
    Greetings from Poland!
    Renews xxx

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    1. Thank you!
      And say hi to Poland for me :) I miss it!
      xo

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  11. Hello dear, amazing idea here! I really like your blog, it’s very interesting! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and facebook …just let me know If you follow me, I follow you back.
    Kisses, have a nice day!

    Le Blog de Michelle
    Facebook

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments!
      I'll check out your blog as soon as I can!

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  12. omg I absolutely love this, what a creative idea! Definitely going to try :)
    Followed, really looking forward to your future posts <3 Hope you can visit ~

    XOXO
    Cherry Jade
    thebrightjade.blogspot.com

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    1. If you end up trying it let me know how it turns out!
      And thank you so much :* You're too kind :p!
      xo

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  13. Hello from germany! would you follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? Wait for you response or follow me and i'll follow you back ♥

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  14. Thank you for your comment love! You did a great job with the DIY jewelry hanger! I am following you now and look forward to your follow back! <3
    myunbuttonedblazer.com

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make :)
      xo

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  15. Wow I love it. Really admiring that you have made this all by your self.
    The out come is so good :-)

    Btw thanks for your comment, you asked if we could follow each other?
    Of course I'm following you now <3 Can't wait to hear from you!

    http://katrinelionett.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I had some help from my friend Mo :)
      xo

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  16. love this diy :)
    btw thank you for your visit, I'm following you now and hope you'll follow me back

    <3

    http://elzanapjevic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you :)!
      I'm glad you like it

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  17. you are so creative! and the gif image cracks me up!

    thanks for the sweet comments..

    xx

    selvia

    am2pmchic.com

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    1. Such a good GIF
      That kid has movesss :*
      xo

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  18. So beautiful creation! I love woods that I collect from the beach, 'cause the sea has changed their shape! :)

    http://dresstoexpressyou.blogspot.gr/

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    1. I know, right?
      They are all so unique and beautiful
      Thanks for you lovely comment :*

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  19. Woooow, awesome design.<3

    Viola
    http://wunderbarkleider.blogspot.de/

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    1. This comment actually made my day!
      Thank you :')

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  21. Lovely idea!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for share!

    New post:
    http://www.ciadoesmalte.com/2013/04/lapogee-na-hair-brasil.html


    xx
    Ana

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  22. Oh wow, redicilously creative! I love this DIY!
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    1. Awe, thank you so much :*!
      You're so sweet

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  23. Loved the post! Such a great idea! <3
    Xoxo

    http://stylebythree.blogspot.pt

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I'm very glad you liked it :*

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  24. That's a super duper, creative, awesome piece of art than to call it a simple DIY! Totally love it! :)
    Ofcourse we can follow each other!
    Do follow me on G+, Bloglovin, GFC and also Twitter, FB, Pinterest etc.
    Let me know with a comment and I'll follow back in all as well! :)
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    1. Thank you so so much! It really was very simple, it's literally just nailing down some pieces of wood to another piece of wood :p
      xo

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  25. omg so beautiful. you are so creative!

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'll visit it ASAP :*

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  26. Nice ideas, You had done a superb job I really take these ideas for my palm beach jewelry handling.

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    1. Awe thank you so much!
      Let me know if you make one, I'd love to know how it turns out
      xo

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  27. Fantastic idea - its looks great :)


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Heather!
      That's so sweet of you to say! :*

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