Tutorial: Knob Necklace Holder with Chevrons
This was a project that my old Craft Mondays group did, but I couldn’t go that week for whatever reason, so I had to do it on my own. It took me forever, but I finally did it.
(Based on this necklace holder.)
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- Piece of wood
- Paint in at least 2 colors
- Paint brushes for as many colors as you have
- Painters’ tape
- Tea cup hooks
- Cabinet Knobs
- Picture hanging kit
1. First, I painted the top flat part white, and then made a zig-zag like across the wood using painters’ tape. I wasn’t too worried about making a perfect zig-zag, I just made sure to line the top points up.
2. For some of the points, I was able to use the cut edge of the painters tape, and for others, I needed to cut the tape at an angle. Tip – The points made with the flat cut edge look better.
3. Once I had the tape going across the wood, I painted the line white. I read that this would make the zig-zag lines more sharp, so I used this project to test it out. Once the white paint was dry, I painted over that with black paint.
4. Once the black paint was dry, I took off the painters’ tape to reveal the zig-zag. Unfortunately, I guess I didn’t wait until the base white paint was completely dry before I started making the zig-zag out of tape, so some of the base white paint came off. Whoops. Nothing that can’t be touched up though!
6. I’m not really sure how to describe this next step other than “Make evenly spaced lines, using flat cut pieces of tape.” Hopefully that’s enough. I just eyeballed it, so… I don’t really have any tips. Just pull up the tape if it doesn’t look even when you lay it down?
7. This set of pictures happened way after the first set, so I completely forgot about painting the line white first. We can think of this as a control to see if it really makes a difference.
9. I’ll tell you now – painting the line with your base color makes a difference. The lines are much more crisp!
10. See the difference? The middle line wasn’t painted white first, and the others were. Blotchy middle!
11. Once your lines are done, paint your edges. Painting them now will save you from having to touch them up, which you would probably have to do if you painted them first.
12. When the edges are dry, if you’re going to put the tea cup hooks on the bottom like I did, then mark where you’re going to drill the holes. I used chalk to mark mine because I could easily wipe it away.
I didn’t take pictures of the rest of the process because it was pretty self-explanatory. I marked where I wanted the holes for the tea cup hooks and knobs, and my husband drilled them. Make sure you start the drill on the front of the painted board – we did it from the back and some of the wood chipped. It ended up not being a big deal because the necklaces hide it, but still; something to note. I nailed the picture hanging things from the kit to the back of the board so I could hang it on the wall. Then, I screwed in the hooks & knobs. Hang it on the wall and you’re done!
Hope you like the tutorial, and if you make one, I’d love for you to share the link!