DIY Necklace Hanger from Driftwood or a Giant Cane Root

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My family just loves the beach and we always pick up some sort of natural treasure when we go. I am always drawn to driftwood, but usually don’t know how to use it. But when I found one particularly large giant cane root washed up on the beach, I knew that it would become a DIY necklace hanger.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

This is what a giant cane root looks like when it pokes out of the sand:

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

If you can’t find those on the beaches near you, you can just use regular driftwood for this project.

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So, have you found a big piece of driftwood that you’d like to turn into a DIY necklace hanger? Well, let’s get started!

Materials:

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

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Make a DIY necklace hanger:

  1. Wash the driftwood and let it dry completely.

2. Hold the root up to the wall and make two or three marks on the back of it where it touches the wall. This is where we’ll hang it from.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

3. Tie a knot in the twine with a little loop. This is how we’ll hang it.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

4. Position the knot at one of the marks made on the back of the wood, at the top back of the root.

5. Wrap the short end of the twine around the root, and then wrap the long end in the other direction so as to cover the short end.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

6. Cut the twine, leaving a longish tail. Thread the tail into the tapestry needle.

7. Pull the tapestry needle under the twine on the back of the driftwood. Trim off the excess tail.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

8. Repeat steps 3-7 at the other markings for hanging the root.

9. Continue wrapping with other colors in different parts of the wood, but without the loop. Do this until you’ve filled in the spaces as much as you like.

Hang the DIY necklace hanger:

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

10. Place the hanger against the wall where you intend to hang it. Make a small mark on the wall in the middle of each hanging loop with a pencil.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

11. Stick a square of invisible tape on the wall where the marks are, then hammer a nail into each mark. This trick prevents the paint or plaster from crumbling off the wall when nailing into it.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

Now hang up your decorated driftwood and fill it up with your necklaces! If the back of the root is not perfectly flat, there will be parts that stick out from the wall. Don’t worry; those are perfect for hanging things on!

Also hang necklaces on the little knobby protrusions. It’s harder to hang from the middle of the root, so I open the necklaces up and slip one end behind before closing the clasp again. This way I get a lot of things on there!

What a relief to take my necklaces out from the tangled mess in my jewelry box and hang them in a more orderly fashion! Before I couldn’t see all of them at once, so I ended up just wearing the same ones over and over, while I now wear much more varied neck decorations!

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehanger

It’s also nice to be able to more easily admire my own necklace creations. On the left you can see my sleeve necklace, Buddhist prayer bead necklace, melon seed necklace, and braided chain necklace.

On the right you can see a shortened necklace chain, a knitted beaded necklace, a t-shirt necklace, a knitting mill necklace, a Ball and Chain necklace and a crochet chain necklace.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehangerSo, next time you’re on the beach (slathered with sunblock, as I am here! 😄) and you find an awesome piece of driftwood, you’ll know what to do with it!

If you like unique ways to organize your jewelry, read my tutorial to make a DIY earring display from an old picture frame and a burlap bag!

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Make a DIY Necklace Hanger from Driftwood

Make a DIY Necklace Hanger from Driftwood

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A simple and easy project to organize your necklaces and jewelry with beautiful driftwood!

Materials

  • a large cane root or piece of driftwood with lots of little knobs coming off
  • colored jute twine
  • tapestry needle (a hand sewing needle with a blunt point and large eye)
  • invisible tape, nails and a hammer (for hanging)

Instructions

  1. Wash the driftwood and let it dry completely.
  2. Hold the root up to the wall and make two or three marks on the back of it where it touches the wall.
  3. Tie a knot in the twine with a little loop. This is how we'll hang it.
  4. Position the knot at one of the marks made on the back of the wood, at the top back of the root.
  5. Wrap the short end of the twine around the root, and then wrap the long end in the other direction so as to cover the short end.
  6. Cut the twine, leaving a longish tail. Thread the tail into the tapestry needle.
  7. Pull the tapestry needle under the twine on the back of the driftwood. Trim off the excess tail.
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 at the other markings for hanging the root.
  9. Continue wrapping with other colors in different parts of the wood, but without the loop. Do this until you've filled in the spaces as much as you like.
  10. Place the hanger against the wall where you intend to hang it.
  11. Make a small mark on the wall in the middle of each hanging loop with a pencil. Stick a square of invisible tape on the wall where the marks are, then hammer a nail into each mark.

Hang up your decorated driftwood and fill it up with your necklaces!

Notes

This project will work best with a piece of driftwood that is relatively flat on the back.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. molto bella.. io purtroppo con due bimbe ancora piccole non mi attento ancora a esporre le collane, rischierei di vedere cadere tutto nel giro di un paio di minuti!! Quindi sono tutte nascoste nell’armadio.. e infatti ne metto sempre poche e sempre le stesse!

    • Wow, sei coraggiosa, Federica, perché non portavo proprio collane ed orecchini per anni quando i miei bambini erano piccoli! Ho appeso il porta collane in alto, dove non possono proprio arrivare, solo io!

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