Wednesday, January 8, 2014
DIY Jewelry Organizer Display
At first glance you might be thinking, wow, she needs more earrings, but on second glance you should be thinking, wow, I can totally make that, because you can. Creating a unique jewelry display for earrings and necklaces is as easy as grabbing some bits and hardware and repurposing an old picture frame.
With a little bit of ingenuity, you can use pretty much any picture frame you have for this project. Mine happens to measure 18x15 and is made from wood, so that’s what I’ll be showing here.
Aside from the frame, you will also need mesh screening (purchased from the hardware store), a way to to adhere the mesh to the frame (glue or staple gun), hooks or decorative drawer pulls, and a hanging kit if you want to hang your organizer. Optional, but if you have some duct tape, grab that, too.
If you want to paint your frame, do that first. After it dries, measure a length of mesh screening to cover the entire opening of the cutout, plus approximately 1-inch on all sides. Affix the screen to the back of the frame using glue or staple gun (or in my case, a not-very-fancy typical office stapler). Be sure to pull the screen as taut as possible. When you’ve adhered all sides, you may want to go around the edges of the screen with duct tape to cover any pesky sharp edges. (I forgot to photo that, but I’m sure you can picture it.)
You can stop here if you’re happy to use your frame as an earring holder. If you want to also hang necklaces or bracelets, add some knobs or hooks to the frame. If you’re happy with how it looks, use the holes in the mesh to slip your hanging earrings through and you’re done!
Louisville Locals: I will be hosting a picture frame jewelry display workshop at Good Garbage on January 26th at 4:30. The cost is $20 and we will provide a wooden 18x15 frame plus all of the materials you need to create your own jewelry organizer. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-frame-jewelry-display-tickets-9177898341. I hope you’ll join us!
Happy organizing, DIY’ers!