Today’s DIY project was inspired by blog reader Denise, who wanted a fun DIY project for earrings. Hope this helps, Denise!
Keeping in the theme of jewelry displays that are actually pleasing to the eye, I decided to make use of some vintage lace I had from my Grandma. For this project I’ve made two versions of an earring holder. One version has hinges and involves a little more work, but it lets you open up the frame so you can put backs on post earrings — the other is very simple and great for fish hook earrings.
Fish Hook Earring Frame
What you’ll need…
- Picture frame
- Duct tape
1. Take apart the frame, and remove the glass from the frame and discard it.
2. Take the backing of the frame and trace the outline of the backing onto the paper you would like to have show through the lace. Cut out the paper — it should be the same size as the backing.
3. Paint the lace if desired. Painting the lace will make it stiffer and better for holding earrings. If you paint only one side of the lace, the other side will have an interesting, almost tie dye effect.
4. Take the backing of the frame and place it on the lace. Cut the lace so that there is a inch or so of border outside the backing.
5. Place the lace face down on the floor, followed by the paper you want to show through behind it (also face down) and finally the backing of the frame. Take the sides of the lace and bring them to the back, securing them with duct tape.
6. Place the lace-covered piece back in the frame and secure it in place. The frame I used had metal hinges to secure art, but you could also use duct tape to secure it. And you’re done!
Hinge Frame Jewelry Organizer
What you’ll need…
- 2 frames of the same size
- Mirror that fits in one of the frames if desired
- Hot glue gun
- Small hinge set
- Screw driver
1. After painting the lace, cut the lace so that it is about 1/2 inch wider and longer than the frame opening.
2. Take the glue gun and glue one side of the lace into the back of the frame. Wait for the glue to dry, then pull the lace taut and glue the opposite side of lace to the other side of the frame. Wait for the glue to dry and repeat the same steps with the two remaining unglued sides of lace.
3. Decide what you want to do with the back frame. Here I wanted to have a mirror, so I could look at it when putting on earrings. You can also make another simple earring holder for fish hook earrings, or make a smaller version of the jewelry frame from the last DIY post!
4. Attach the two frames with the hinge set. Measure and mark where you want the hinges to go before you pick up the screwdriver! And you’re done. Display it on your dresser or hang it on your wall!
Here are some blog readers’ projects inspired from the last DIY post:
Emily used one of her grandmother’s favorite scarves to create this jewelry frame. Not only do we love the colors and pattern of the scarf she used, we’re also quite envious of Emily’s jewelry collection— those brooches are such great finds! Meanwhile, Hannah used silk scarves to create some wonderful patterns on her jewelry frames. And she’s taking them with her to Denmark this coming semester — we’re so jealous!