Friday, August 24, 2012

I love old frames!

So this is a belated post because I actually did this craft about a month ago!  I saw a few crafty/DIY ideas for jewelry holders that included stretching crocheted fabric or lace on embroidery hoops, or framed chicken wire as an earring holder.  So I combined some of these ideas and added a few of my own, and VOILA!  A lovely, well-organized jewelry display!  

I used black tulle because I had some sitting around, but I will eventually re-back this with lace which I think will be a little sturdier and also look better.  I draped necklaces that were too long to hang inside the frame over the corners.  I added an extra corner of fabric on the top left for easy access to stud earrings.  I also added a magnet to hold bobby pins and a place to hang hair ties.  The ring holders are actually those foamy things you put between your toes for after a pedicure, I just painted them black.  I was trying to find the kind that don't have flowers on the top because its easier to get the rings on and off, but I couldn't find any. 

The whole project cost less than $5 because I already had the tulle and the jewelry, I just had to buy the foamy toe things.  I found the frame at a thrift store for $2!  I love ornate, somewhat gaudy, gold frames!  BONUS: I also did a little kitty photo shoot with the frame before I started ;)