This super simple 4 step project is designed for even those of you out there who think you may be "craft challenged". A perfect way to organize your earrings, this is an inexpensive project that will also work as a nice decoration for your wall.
- Picture Frame Any size, shape, finish and back will work just fine
- Screen or Plastic Canvas This is going to be in the center of the frame to hold your earrings. Screen works well but so does plastic canvas. You can pick up plastic canvas at pretty much any art & craft store. I know Hobby Lobby has it for just $.59 for a good sized sheet in a wide variety of colors.
- Ribbon Just make sure it is strong enough and thick enough to hold the earring holder
- Permanent Marker
- Towel or a designated work space
- Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Mini Screw Driver
To start, know what size picture frame you are using. I decided on an 8" x 10" I found in my storage room. Once you know what size picture the frame holds, you can measure out the screen and mark it where you are going to cut. The picture below shows where I measured then marked the screen in preparation to cut it out. Also note I am working over an old towel, so I don't end up marking my white kitchen table with navy permanent marker.
Once you have the screen or plastic canvas cut out, it's time to glue it to the back of the frame. All frames tend to be a little bit different, but all of them have some sort of edge where the picture and glass would typically sit. That is where you want to adhere the screen to the frame. I used a mini glue gun because it is easy and fast, drying in less than 5 minutes.
After screen is in place, the next step is to adhere the ribbon to the frame so it can hang. I had a picture frame that had little metal flaps that you can easily unscrew. I took out the screws, discarded the little metal pieces, poked a hole in the ribbon and put the screw through the hole in the ribbon then screwed everything into the back of the frame.
Now, this step is going to be different for everyone depending on what type of picture frame you chose. Some frames may have hooks for hanging it on the wall while others may have nothing. If your frame has hooks, you can tie the ribbon around the hooks. If your frame has nothing, it might be a good idea to add a few nails to the back. In that case, you will also need to add nails and a hammer to your supply list.
I attached the ribbon to either side of the frame. To make things a little fancier, I added two addional pieces of white ribbon. I also made a bow and glued it on the ribbon the frame hangs from.
And here it is, the finished project already complete with one pair of my earrings on display!