So, I thought I would begin the 52 weeks by starting with a project I have been wanting to do... I posted some different ideas of how to display your jewelry in cute and creative ways here. It was my friend Jessica's birthday this weekend, and she has a ton of earrings so I thought I would try this out and give it to her.
Here's what you need:
I found this framed needlepoint piece at a local thrift store, I felt guilty at first about removing it from the frame, but I figured I have no place to hang it, and I'm putting it to a new use!
1. First, measure the dimensions of the most inward lip of the frame. This is important because you don't want the mesh to lay flat against the wall, or it would be difficult to insert earrings.
2. Then, using a ruler, draw the dimensions on paper and trace the lines onto the wire mesh. This will help you get the straightest lines.
3. Then cut along the lines, leaving small 1-2" tabs on each side. Place mesh inside of the of the frame and staple the tabs at an angle onto the frame.
4. Finish securing the mesh with small beads of hot glue on each corner.
And voila! your done! you can set the frame on your dresser or lean it against a wall. I secured two metal hangers on the back and tied some velvet ribbon so that it can be hung on the wall like this...
She loved it!