Mod DIY is a new weekly feature that will give you step by step instructions on creating unique pieces with vintage items.
For my first installment of Mod DIY, I really wanted to make a jewelry organizer! As a girl with too many pieces to keep track of, I needed a storage unit that I could keep out in the open to make it easier to select the perfect piece to match any outfit. I decided I had to create something that would be both functional and appealing enough for me to want to display it in my room. With a little trial and error, I created this jewelry frame display:
It’s great for holding your necklaces, bracelets and pins. Keep reading for pictures and instructions on how to make your own jewelry frame!
What you’ll need:
A frame with a back, paint, fabric, pearl pins, Duct Tape or a Staple Gun and staples, 1/2″-thick foam
I picked up this frame at a thrift store for $1. The fabric used for the silver frame is vintage, and the fabric used for the purple frame is a bedsheet!
1. Remove the art, glass and backing from the frame. Discard the glass and save the piece that fits in the frame.
2. Paint the frame. Here I used purple acrylic paint and then added a gloss finish after the paint had dried.
3. Take the cardboard (or wood) piece that you saved and lay it over the fabric you’re going to use. Cut out the fabric leaving a couple inches of a border outside the cardboard piece.
4. Using that same cardboard piece as a guide, lay it over the foam and trace the outline onto the foam. Cut out the piece of foam that matches the cardboard piece.
5. Lay the fabric down first, then the foam on top of it, then lastly the cardboard piece. Take the sides of the fabric and bring them to the back, securing them with either strong duct tape or use a staple gun.
6. Place the fabric covered foam piece back in the frame and secure it in place. (The frames I used have metal hinges to secure art, but you could also use duct tape again or a staple gun).
And here’s the finished frame. If you have any questions or comments please let me know. And if you make a frame, I’d love to see a picture of it! Email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org !