Friday, September 17, 2010

Earring Stand

Welcome to my blog! I wanted a place where I could show off, or ehem... display my crafting projects and hopefully help other people make wonderful things.

For today's project, I needed someplace to put my earrings that would keep them organized. The drawer in my jewelry box just wasn't cutting it. I got tired of pulling out tangled twisted earrings covered in other odds, ends, and bits of smaller earrings, so here's my solution.
It was so simple to make that you really don't need a step-by-step tutorial. All it takes is a cheap-o frame (this one was $3.00 at Walmart) and a piece of tulle. The frame already came with a mat, but make sure to buy one if yours didn't come with one. Just remove the glass and the cardboard back of the frame. In this case I had to cut the backing off of the frame because it was attached on one side. Then pop out the mat and lay a piece of tulle on it with about an inch of extra fabric all around the mat. Tightly tape down the tulle on the back side, as you can see in this picture, to hold it in place while you prepare to glue. Run a bead of hot glue along the inside edge of your picture frame and then set your tulle covered mat into the frame.
Easy peasy and you're done! Add all of your prettiest earrings and display. I put mine on my dresser leaning against my mirror, but you could also buy a stand so it will sit anywhere. Alternatively, you can use a piece of window screen in place of the tulle and mat for a sturdier earring holder, or you could cover the mat in decorative paper and modge podge for some color.

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