Do You DIY?

Do It Yourself crafts are a great way to relax and create something useful and enjoyable.   A little glue, glitter or fabric paint can jazz up just about anything!  Sometimes the goal is just about assembling something that makes you smile.  You feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when you finish a craft and display it somewhere around your home.

This cork jewelry holder is the perfect organizer for necklaces and bracelets.  It keeps them from getting all tangled up and keeps them easy to see.  The best part is that all the objects you need to make it are things you already have around the house.  It adds a personal decorative touch to your room or dressing area.  Although there are many different products on the market to organize your jewelry, making it yourself will display your personality and make it one of a kind.

Materials Needed

Card board
4 Corks
Pipe Cleaner
Stickers (optional)

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle.  We made ours 2"x 8".

Step 2:  Either paint the front of the cardboard or use permanent marker in the color of your choice.  Let dry.

Step 3:  Then attach the pipe cleaner with tape to the back of the cardboard so the hanger will be in place.

Step 4:  Put a fair amount of clear drying glue on one end of each cork. Place the corks at an equal distance apart from one another.  Make sure the glue dries for at least 24 hours before hanging any jewelry/keys from the corks.

Step 5:  Decorate the painted side with stickers or any way you would like.  Hang your creation on the wall and enjoy!

You can find more ideas and tons of books in the Craft section (non-fiction 745.5) of your local branch library. Make sure to take a look at the library program calendar for upcoming crafts for adults, teens and kids!  Fun for all ages!  So what are you waiting for? Get crafty!

- Cindy and Kaneeze, Hightstown Branch


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