Saturday, January 10, 2015

Make a jewelry organizer: recycling an old photo frame

My first DIY project of the year! I have always wanted to make my own jewelry holder out of a picture frame, but I could never find the right size.

I went to my local thrift store around christmastime, and I found a large 14x20 frame. The glass was removed, and that's what I wanted.

I couldn't figure out what to put as the insert. I have seen metal screens and lace used, but I didn't want to buy something new. So I found an old knit shirt that I was saving. I have tried to unravel it to save the yarn, but because it was machine knit, there was no way.

So I cut the sleeves off, and it was a perfect fit for the frame.

 If I didn't have the backing, I would have stapled the knit onto the frame. But I used the backing and stretched the knit in between. I might staple it later on, but the backing has some metal findings that hold the pieces together.

I had finally made what I always wanted. It was perfect for all of my earrings. I was also thinking of adding metal hooks to hang my necklaces. I'll make an update when I complete it.

Until next time,

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