If you know me, you know I love fashion and to narrow it down even more, I LOVE accessories. With that comes the constant struggle to keep accessories, like earrings, organized.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Frame - this is the fun part, get creative with your frame choice: use a frame you already have, go to goodwill and find one, or if you like the ones we used get them HERE, or HERE, or we also like THIS ONE.
- 1/4" or 1/2" Garden Wire Mesh
- Wire Cutters
- Staple Gun
- Black Spray Paint (or whatever color you want), this is optional. However, if you do decide to use spray paint choose one with primer in it. This is my favorite brand.
- Nails or Sawtooth Picture Hangers (optional)
- Hammer (optional)
First, disassemble your frame and discard the glass and frame backing.
If you plan to hang your earring holer this is a great time to add either nails or sawtooth picture hangers on the back of your frame if they are not already there. This is optional if you decide to not hang your earring holder.
Lay out the wire mesh add look at how much you will need to cover the back of the frame. Work slowly and carefully for the edges of the wire are sharp.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In this example, I cut the wire mesh to fit inside the inner edge of the frame (where the glass usually rests), if I were to do this over again I would cut it larger to attach it to the very back of the frame. This will one, be easier because you don't have to be so precise in your measurements, and two help avoid something else that happened to me (read on to see).
Use the wire cutters to cut out your piece of wire mesh. This part takes a little patience. You have to snip the wires one by one. Again, work carefully and slowly for the wire edges are sharp and can cut you.
At this point, spray paint your wire mesh if you want it a different color than silver. When I made the black frame earring holder I spray painted it black. This one I wanted to keep silver to match the frame.
Once you have finished cutting and spray painting your mesh, it's time to assemble! Attach wire mesh to frame with the staple gun.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Here, as I said before, I attached the wire to the inner edge of the frame... I would advise against this because the inner edge is too thin and it showed the staples on the front side. I was able to fix it but to avoid this, staple your wire mesh to the very back side of the frame where it is thicker.
FIX: If you do end up stapling it to the inside frame and the staples show through, turn the frame right-side up and simply tapped the staple points with a hammer to make them flush with the frame front.
There you go! You got yourself a stylish gorgeous earring holder that will hold loads of earrings! Here I have two different style ones, the black one I made for myself and the silver is for a friend! They make great gifts!
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