I picked up a set of cork boards that are advertised for dorm rooms, a few frame holders, and a box of clear tacks. The idea is to set the cork boards on the frame holders, place tacks on the board randomly, and hang jewelry from the tacks. When I came home, I realized that the cork boards were a bit messy. They flake very easily leaving cork dust everywhere. I had some Modge Podge and foam brushes at home, and I used the Modge Podge as a seal for the edges. The cork boards I picked up were 12" by 12." Find wide frame holders with a tall back. This way, they won't tip over when you set all your jewelry on top. Since I was really feeling the creative streak, I repurposed beer bomber bottles into bangle holders. This project costs about $20.00 for all the items. However, it may be a bit more expensive if you need to find yourself some beer bombers. But then you have the best craft night ever. (craft + beer = duh).
Jewelry Cork Boards
Yield: 2 boards, or as many as you like
2 cork boards
2 frame holders
50 clear tacks
a foam brush
1. Lay out some old paper on a table. The cork boards tend to shed everywhere, so I like to brush off the edges and seal them with Modge Podge to keep them from shedding on my dresser.
2. Next set each board on the frame holder. Dip a foam brush in some Modge Podge and place a layer along the edges of the cork board. This will seal the edges and prevent the board from crumbling excessively. Leave the cork boards on the frames to dry. I did 3 sides, let them dry for a day, then finished the last side. They dry easily when they are mounted on the frame holders.
3. Once dry, lay the cork boards flat and arrange the tacks all around the board. Place the cork boards on the frame, and start displaying your favorite jewelry.