Friday, September 30, 2011

Vintage Earring Holder

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The other day I was trying to sort through all of my earrings.  When I finished finding the different pairs and deciding which ones I'd actually like to keep, I had nowhere to put them other than in a ziplock bag.  I decided right then and there that I was going to make something to organize my earrings.  I've had plenty of jewelry boxes in my day, but my earrings still didn't seem that organized in them.  I had seen some framed jewelry holders floating around the internet.  This one was my inspiration.  I loved the look of the lace. 

I kept my eye out for an oval frame....but I couldn't find any that were a very good price.  I headed to DI and found a long and skinny frame that I thought would work and it was only $3 (I actually ended up liking better than the oval frame look).  I had purchased some lace at Hobby Lobby.  The lace was 50% off so the two rolls cost me a total of $2.50.  I have lots of lace left over and look forward to using it for some other projects.  I just love lace!  Next I got some Ivory spray paint at Walmart for $3.50.  So that brings my total cost to $9, but I have plenty of lace and spray paint left over that I'll be able to use for other projects.

This is what the frame looked like to begin with.
 I spray painted the frame and then antiqued it a bit.
 Then I simply attached my lace.  I used hot glue because that's what I had, but if you have a staple gun, I'm sure that would be more secure.  The hot glue seems to be holding up just fine so far though.
 I hung it up on the wall and hung my earrings and it was done.  Such an easy, quick craft!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love it. And I actually like yours better than the oval one too! Good job!

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  2. This is just sooo cute. Great idea to use lace. I like that new twist.

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  3. I love the off white and using the lace is a brilliant idea. Love these you need to post them to upcycled Awesome this week! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled67

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  4. i like this, it is easy, sassy and in expensive with a great look

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  5. why not add some cup hooks along the sides and bottom to hang necklaces and bracelets..

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  6. Thank you for sharing this awesome and crafty idea. You made my day I have some frames I was going to discard now I have a home them as well as my earrings and necklaces. Happy holidays.
    Cb.

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  7. I have tons of hand-made earrings and this idea was perfect for me. I found an $8 frame and inexpensive ribbon at Michaels and used a staple gun to staple the ribbon to the frame. I love the way it turned out! Thanks so much for the idea. Now I need to make one for my many, many hand-made necklaces. :-)

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  8. I love this idea, a new project soon. X

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  9. you could also use fine chain

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  10. Awesome. I have a major problem displaying my earrings. This is just a fantastic idea. Going to make one right away

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