Friday, April 13, 2012

Take Time for Mom: DIY Jewelry Hanger

Every day, as a mom, you are faced with choices. Fold the laundry or do the dishes? Relax or organize the linen closet? Clean up the disaster the kiddos made or catch up on House (insert your fav show here)? I feel like it's almost always a choice between taking care of my well-being or getting x,y, and z accomplished for the kids or the household.

I intentionally take time to work on projects, crafts, blogs, and photography because those are the things that keep me grounded. Yes, the dishes may be piling up and there's a good chance I'll trip over a matchbox car or princess shoes... but I'm ok with that. Well, I'm ok with it sometimes. Sometimes you just need to do something that you enjoy, and I find this especially true when you're a stay-at-home mama like myself.

So, a couple months ago I talked my hubby into making me this jewelry/scarf holder. He constructed the "bones" and I embellished it. I found all of my knobs and hooks at Hobby Lobby (during a 1/2 off sale, of course!)- aren't they fun? The total for this project was around $20.00 because we have a bunch of scrap wood in our garage that hubby used, and I used left over paint.


  1. Lol! I know what you mean, I'm so the same way. I need time for myself and putting the housework on hold for a beat is sometimes the best way to go! That is an awesome project btw! I love the idea of crafts but can't really get into doing them myself, I prefer to write :) I'm stopping by from the Blog Hop Till You Drop! Hope to see you at my blog as well!

  2. Love ideas like this! Thank you for sharing. I'm visiting from BHTD and following. Thank you for visiting Inspirations by D as well. I look forward to your other posts:-) Have a great weekend!

  3. I'm a new follower. Found your blog through another. Glad I came across yours! I like your scarf/jewelry holder. I need to make one! or at least find a hobby lobby near me in southern california!

  4. what great touches!! love this!