This beautiful frame doubles as decorative and functional, with several places to hang earrings and necklaces or bracelets. Perfect for girls or women who have lots of accessories!
1 Frame (I purchased this 8x10" from Michaels for $6.00)
Contact paper (This one is at Target for $5.99)
Thin ribbon in a solid color, preferably one that complements the lace
String of beads (Package in photo is at Michaels for $3.99)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Small screw hooks
Step 1: Contact Paper
Take out the glass in the frame and discard or save for another project. You will not be needing it for this.
Measure out some contact paper, enough to cover the back of the frame and leave about a 1" border to fold over the back. (Anything less will not stick as well).
Start by folding over the contact paper on one side and smoothing it across the surface before folding down the other edges. You want to make sure there are no bubbles or wrinkles in the contact paper.
Step 2: Lace It Up!
Measure the thick lace and place it how you would like on your frame. You should have about 1" extra on each side to wrap around the back. I chose to place two strips horizontally across, one on top and one on the bottom. You could also place them vertically if you like.
Using the hot glue gun, Glue one side down on the back of the frame and wrap it around the front. Do not use any glue on the front of your frame. Just glue both edges to the back of the frame.
Step 3: Secure With Ribbon
Measure your thin ribbon to go along the outer edges of your thicker lace. Once you have it placed where you want, use the hot glue gun to secure it. This will hold it in place while also hiding the glue.
Note: If you want a small pocket for rings, then do not glue the ribbon along the top.
Step 4: Step 5: Bead It Up
I bought a package of pear-like beads that were already strung on fishing line from Michael's crafts for $3.99.
Glue one end of the string on the back of the frame, just under the black ribbon on the bottom of your lace strip. Make sure you leave some room on the string without the beads, because the frame will be pressed along the edge of the back. You don't want the beads to get in the way.
Hold up the beads to see how you would like them to fall and glue the other end to the opposite side, around the back. I prefer to do two strings of beads, but you can do as many or as little as you like. Again, make sure to leave some room for the frame along the edge. Cut off the extra bead string and save for another project.
Step 5: Screws
Place the frame back onto the back.
Use a ruler to measure out the spacing you would like for your screw hangers. You can screw them to the bottom wood of the frame or through contact paper to the back of the frame. I chose to do it directly on the frame backing rather than the wood.
If you have trouble screwing them by hand, try nailing a small nail into each place and pulling it out. This will make it easier for you to screw the hooks in. If you mess up, don't worry! The lace along the bottom is great for disguising mistakes. ;)
Step 6: And You're Done!
Now you've done it! You can hang earrings in the lace and on the string of beads. Necklaces and bracelets can be hung from the hooks. This frame is both stylish and an efficient way to organize your jewelry!