Last month while at a holiday party (and snooping around the host’s adorable house making me wish I could burn every piece of furniture I own), I ran across the most genius idea EVER. It was an old picture frame re-purposed into a unique earring holder. Why hadn’t I thought of this first? My earrings currently reside in a cereal bowl sitting inconspicuously by my bathroom sink where I have to dig for 10 minutes to find a matching pair. I had to re-create this little gem of a find and I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of what I came up with, so much in fact, I’ve made several and started giving them as gifts to friends. Now whose the genius?
I’ve included step by step instructions below to make your own adorable earring holder that your friends will all be oh so envious of…
- Wooden frame
- Chicken wire
- Home decor fabric
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Wire snips
- Using safety goggles and work gloves (safety first) cut the chicken wire to the size needed to fit along the back of the frame.
- Using a glue gun, carefully glue the chicken wire to the back of the frame and let dry completely.
Step 2: Add ribbon
- After the chicken wire has been glued down and dried, hot glue a piece of ribbon of desired length to back of frame. Let dry completely.
- Measure fabric to back of frame allowing 1/2 inch overlay on all sides. Cut fabric with sharp scissors.
- With front of fabric facing the chicken wire, glue fabric down with hot glue to back of frame.
- Fold over the fabric to align with back of frame and hot glue a hem being careful not to burn every finger on your God forsaken hand. Just sayin’.
TA DA…your’re finished! Now hang your piece of work in a place where everyone will be sure to walk by and see inevitably asking “WHERE did you get that, I HAVE to have one!”
Because I can’t get enough “oohs and aahs”, here is another variation of an earring holder
using picture hanging wire stapled to the back of the frame instead of chicken wire.