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Make A Jewelry Hanger In 3 Easy Steps | Simple DIY
Homemade Jewelry Holder
If you've ever reached for a piece of jewelry only to discover that it's tangled up with all the rest of your stuff, then a jewelry hanger might be the perfect item you need to organize your things! They sell in the stores, but why buy one when it is just as easy to make your own? It's cheaper than buying one in stores and the best part is that you can customize it anyway you want. Jewelry hangers are perfect for displaying and organizing your beautiful jewelry. They also fit easily away in your closet. You can make a jewelry hanger for as little as 3 dollars. I made mine for about 2 dollars and change, and it's the best way I've found to hold my necklaces and earrings. Hanging Jewelry Organizers
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How to Make a Jewelry Hanger
Step One: Get the Items You Will Need - You will need only 3 items for this project!
1) 1 hanger: preferably one with several tiers or rows, look for the ones that are made for hanging pants, they tend to have flatter pieces that are best for hanging hooks. I found mine at the dollar store, it has black felt on it, which makes it look more attractive, and it also displays the jewelry quite well. Several rows are great because you can hang more jewelry that way. But if you can't find ones with several tiers, or simply want to use a simple one tier hanger those work just as well.
2) Approximately 10 Metal S Hooks: You can find these at any hardware store. The ones I have here are 1 inch long; they are perfect for the size of hanger I used. Depending on the hanger you chose, you might need to use smaller of bigger hooks, to easily fit onto your hanger.
3) 1 Pair of pliers: You will need these to tighten the hooks.
Step Two: Position Your Hooks
Decide where you want to place your S hooks and then tighten them onto your hanger. I chose to have them into two separate V shapes. There are many ways to arrange your hooks. When you are making it, keep in mind what kind of jewelry you have and how much space you will need.
Tightening the hooks might take some time, depending on the thickness of the metal. I found that bending the hooks slightly while they are off the hanger is the easiest. Then once the hooks were bent, I would slide them into place on the hanger. If you notice that it's still loose you can then go ahead and tighten it some more.
Positioning your Hooks
This is where you are going to need some hand strength! First, position your S hooks. Grab the pliers and squeeze the S hook firmly in place on your hanger. Do this for all of the hooks. If you find you have trouble clamping them down while they are on the hanger, you can try tightening the hooks first, before you place them on the hanger. Once it's tight, try maneuvering it into position. Do what you find it easiest. Just make sure that the hooks are firmly in place or they won't hold your jewelry properly.
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Step Three: Hang Your Jewelry
This is the easiest step and it's also the most fun! Organize your jewelry anyway you want. You can hang them by color or style. Anything goes.
Try decorating your hanger anyway you want. You can tie some ribbon on to it, or paint it. There are many possibilities.