Some time ago, I received a necklace from a now deceased relative. The necklace is very dear to me, but as it is too fragile to wear, it ended up in a drawer. Here is how a made a display for it, and for some other jewelry.
For this project I used:
- Picture frames
- Bulletin board and pins
- Hair pins
- Acrylic paint
Step 1: Some Frames and Some Hooks
I started by getting some old picture frames from a second hand store. I got two small frames, one slightly larger, and one large bulletin board.
The bulletin board was by far the easiest to work with, as it was made of cork. All I did was paint it and stick some pins in it. Done.
The picture frames where slightly more involved. I removed and discarded the glass and cut some cardboard the same size as the glass, then I painted the cardboard, and the frames.
I could not find any hooks that were small enough so I took some hair pins and bent them to my will. I cut some thin slits in the cardboard and pushed the hooks through and taped them to the back of the cardboard, as seen in the pictures.
Step 2: Earring Holder
To hold earrings I cut up an old ring notebook. The front and the back were made out of card stock, solid enough to carry some weight without being to thick. I cut it to size and used binder clips and pins to hold it to the cardboard back of the frame.
Step 3: The Results
Finally, I hung the frames on the walls next to my main mirror so that I can easily see them. I am quite happy with the results, though in retrospect I wish I had been more careful when painting the cardboard. Or maybe I should have bought some nice scrap booking paper to line it with.
This was a very cheap project, as I mostly used material I already had at home, the only thing I bought specifically for this were the frames and the bulletin board.
Thank you for reading and I hope this inspires you!