DIY Jewelry Storage Solutions | Earring Hanger


I'm really excited to share with you the first post in a series of DIY Jewelry Storage Solutions! Today's jewelry storage solution is an earring hanger made from a picture frame. The great thing about this earring hanger is that it also sort of doubles as a room decor piece, so you can personalize it to match your room color palette/theme.



Materials Needed:

Picture Frame
Paint (spray paint and/or acrylic paint)
Paint Brush
Cardboard box and/or Plastic Bag
Paper Towel
Metal Screening
Scissors
Staple Gun

Sorry, some of these materials are not pictured.

The first thing I did was find a picture frame large enough for my earring collection (which is quite small, actually). I found mine at a thrift store for a couple dollars. Then I removed the backing and glass so the frame was empty.



Next, I prepared to paint my frame by wiping it down with a wet paper towel, just to remove any dirt or dust, and placed it in a box so my spray paint wouldn't get everywhere. Then I sprayed my frame with gold spray paint and set it aside on a plastic bag to dry.

While the frame was drying, I took my metal screening, which I actually cut out of a window screen that I bought from a hardware store, and spray painted both sides so it would match the frame, then I let that dry as well.

I would recommend painting outside, in a garage, or a room that is well ventilated. I did this on my back porch with the windows and door open.



Once the frame was dry, I took it back inside and added some dark brown antiquing medium (but really, you could just use darker acrylic paint) to the corners, just on top of the ornate frame designs. I then took a wet paper towel again, wiped the excess paint away, and let it dry. This step just added dimension back to the frame and made it look a little more vintage, which is the look I was going for.

Next, I took my screening and cut it down to fit the back of the picture frame. I used the staple gun and stapled the screening to the back of the frame, adding three staples to each side.

My frame already had picture hanging hardware on the back, but if yours doesn't, feel free to add that, and your earring hanger is ready to go on the wall!

Here is what my finished product looks like:


And here is what my mom's earring hanger looks like (she has a much, much bigger earring collection than I do).

I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY project! Stay tuned for the next two DIY jewelry storage posts in the weeks to come. Now it's your turn. If you decide to make your own earring hanger, take a photo, post it on instagram or twitter and tag me! I want to see what your earring hangers look like!




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