Friday, June 3, 2011

Earring Frame

My dangle-y earring collection has gradually grown. Sometimes it's difficult to keep them matched up and untangled when they're piled in my regular jewelry box. This earring frame project has been floating around in my head for quite a while. 

I was so inspired by this vintage frame and wire holding necklaces, by Disney at Ruffles and Stuff. She is one talented lady with a crazy knack for turning thrift finds into beautiful things.

I had this lame-o "Celebrate the Harvest" frame-o, sitting in my basement, just waiting to be turned into something else. It was free - don't worry, I wouldn't bring something of this awful style into my home without an alterior motive. Commence villainous laughter....muh ah ha ha...

I took it apart and it had a good particle board backing that I could re-use. 

The frame needed a paint refresher and we happened to have some black spray paint in the garage. Perfect-o.

While the paint was drying, I found 2 sheets of scrapbook paper to cover the backing board. 

 A plain old glue stick was all it took to put it on. 

Then I found some already cut brown ribbon from a past project that would serve as the earring holders. Could this project be any easier? All the components were literally lying around my house. 

As well as some brown upholstery tacks that I didn't even know we had. Bingo. I lined up the ribbons and started hammering the tacks in. But the tacks were too long, so they poked through the back of the board. My husband came to the rescue with some pliers and snapped them off the back. So, you will need some pliers or a handy husband if you run into the same dilemma. 

Then I turned the board over and taped down the excess ribbon ends, also covering any sharp edges from the tacks, with masking tape. 

Time to reassemble the frame! Looks cute already! I would have liked to use brown spray paint, but it doesn't really matter, because it will be hanging inside my closet near our black framed mirror. 

Now to display all of my dangle-y earrings in their new stylishly organized home. I love it! 

Now I can see my earrings and keep them from getting tangled or separated. By the looks of it, I may need to make another one if I acquire any more! This project was fairly simple, didn't take much time and was pretty much free!

Picture frame (glass removed)
Sturdy backing
Scrapbook paper or fabric
Glue stick 
Small ribbon
Upholstery tacks
(Spray paint if needed)


  1. That came out so cute!!! I may have to give it a try, as all my jewelry is tucked away in drawers in individual "crack" bags (lol), so this seems like a much better storage solution!!


  2. Its so hard to organise earrings isnt it. This is so good nice job :)


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