Earrings hung together in pairs and easy to find especially when you are in a rush. Apologies for the photos, I had to resort to my iPhone for this post!
My habit with earrings is to take them out of my ears at night, toss them on the counter and then the next day, put them into a jewellery box. Next time I need them I have to go digging around to find the pairs! So….. I had seen a similar idea to this one I ended up making somewhere and decided to post it here so others could try it.
Dollar store materials are so inexpensive anyone can afford to use them and make crafts from them. I love Dollar stores! So I went looking and within 15 minutes I had picked up all of the supplies needed to make this project.
If you think this is something you would like to try here are the instructions:
You will need: One 9 by 11 inch wooden frame. Inside measurements are 7 1/2 by 9 1/2. (This is important for the fitting of the plastic canvas.)
I picked up one sheet of #7 mesh 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass.
Four 1/4 inch round dowels, glue and a package of pushpins. The dowels were 12 inches in length and required cutting to fit in the back of the frame.
Wood photo frame – this was covered in a silver paint.
glass, matting and contents removed to leave only the frame.
10 1/2 inch by 13 1/2 inch piece of plastic canvass #7 mesh.
I used the matt frame as a guide on the plastic canvass to get the correct size to fit inside the frame.
Here is the plastic canvass cut to fit the back of my frame.
Run a bead of glue all around the inside of the frame because this is where your canvass is going to be attached to the frame.
Here is a close up of one corner so you can see the indentation where the plastic canvass will sit once glued.
Place the cut piece of canvass inside the back of the frame and press down to be sure glue is in contact with it.
Here are the dowels in place just to hide the edges of the canvass and to keep it in place. I just used a small hack saw to cut them to the right size.
I used one of the sawtooth type hangers as they are self levelling if you make a mistake. Measure across the outside top of the frame, using a pencil, put a line where the middle is.
Line up the round dot in the middle of the saw tooth hanger with the mark you made on the frame, then gently hammer the nails in to the end of the sawtooth hanger to hold it in place.
In this photo, I used the tape to measure the distance between each pushpin. Gently hammer them in to the bottom of the frame and you can hang rings, bracelets or necklace chains on them.
In this photo, I hung both bracelet and necklace chains on the pushpins, however, I didn’t like how low they hung where I wanted the frame to go so I ended up just putting rings on the pushpins and it worked better for me. You can hang whatever you wish to and use your own imagination to make this product.
When you are making something for yourself, the sky is the limit. You could add some artificial flowers to a corner, or some pearls or bead work. Whatever you like is just fine. I urge you to give it a try. The whole project cost me under $10. I did it in an evening as well.