Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Earrings on Display!


Hello!  I finally found my camera's battery charger and I do have a few projects I've been working on.  For now, I'll start with this fun idea.  I have been wanting to make this little project for almost a year and kept putting it off.  My jumbled mess of earrings finally dictated that I take a few minutes (this was an under 10 minute project) and get it done.  It's going to be so nice to be able to quickly find that perfect pair to wear instead of digging through my jewelry box.  I've seen similar ideas made with chicken coop wire or screens but I didn't want to have to mess with measuring and cutting sheets of wire mesh (although I do think they are just as cute!)

Step 1:  Find a frame, any frame....as long as it is made out of wood!  I happened to find this lovely picture at a garage sale last summer for $1.00 and knew it would work for the space I had.  Mine was already painted but if you want it a different color then paint your frame now!



Step 2:  Gather your supplies.  You will need your frame, picture hanging wire, staple gun w/ staples and wire cutters.


Step 3:  Remove the glass and cardboard (and lovely 90's style picture if yours came with one like mine) and turn over.


Step 4:  Figure out how far apart you want your wires to be.  Start on one end and firmly staple in place.  I did two staples just to be extra sure the wire would stay in place.


Step 5:  String across the frame and staple on the other side.  Cut the wire.


Step 6:  Continue until all wires are in place.



Step 7:  Hang on the wall.


Step 8:  Hang your lovely earrings on the wires and enjoy!



Here are a few things to note if you want to take on this little project (nothing major, just a couple thoughts).  I used a heavy gauge wire and I don't think it's necessary.  In fact, I think it would be better to use a lighter gauge.  I would not stretch the wires quite as tight across so you have a little more give when grabbing your earrings.  Other then that I am in love with this under $5.00 masterpiece!
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2 comments:

  1. I LOVE this earring rack! I have one of another style and it doesn't work so well. This is perfect. Well done!!

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  2. Can the glass still be used to keep the earrings from dust?

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