A year ago I made myself a jewelry holder that I can hang on the wall, that is because I hate my jewelry getting lost in boxes. My good friends were very fond of this holder and asked me to make them one to. My original holder was very complicated and I didn’t want to make another one (I was lazy ok?!) but I made an earring holder instead, a very simple one they can use. The advantage in this design is that you don’t have to take it of the wall to put on earrings without hooks.
I know that there are many guides for earring holders in the internet, but I though this one was a little different and very cute :)
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Step 1: The Materials
1 wooden frame
A fly net
You will also need:
a cutting knife
Something so punch little holes with
Step 2: Find a Wooden Picture Frame You Like
For my project I used a canvas frame, but any frame will do just fine, decide on the design and size you like, you can choose any type, you can take a round frame too, whatever you like.
Step 3: Decide on the Design
Put your frame on a simple paper that can cover it completely.
Draw the boarders of the frame from the inside. Now draw the design you like inside the borders. One of the shapes have to be big!
*the shapes need to be at least 1cm far from the border of the frame, or it will not look well.
*the shapes need to be simple, easy to cut.
*Make sure the big shape is not to big (so there will be room for the grid around), and not to small (you need space for 2 frames and your net)
Cut the shapes out
Step 4: Creating the Shaped
copy the paper shaped on to a cardboard.
Make an inner boarder 1.5 away to the inside of the shape. it is 1.5cm because I need 1 cm for another shape that comes from the back, and another 0.5 because the back shape need to be smaller so you cannot see it.
Now create another frame smaller from the original big frame.
It need to be at least 0.5cm smaller from the inner boarder of the original because it will be hanged inside of it.
The shape need to be 1.5cm wide like the first one.
Cut the shapes out (nicely! Those shapes will be in the front, so make them look good).
Step 5: Creating the Back Part of the Shapes.
Put your new cut shapes on another cardboard and copy them.
Cut them out, make sure you cut them smaller from the original shapes! It is not important here to cut very precise because those shapes are at the back, but make sure you have at least 1 cm in the shape for the holes you are about to cut into them.
Now cut holes in the smaller shapes, and the pig main shape. (no need to cut holes into the middle shape, it won't have threads connected to it.)
The holes need to be big enough for the thread to pass through easily.
Make the holes 0.5 cm apart from each other. (Doesn’t have to be precise.)
Step 6: Cutting the Net
Get a hold on a mosquito/fly net, one that is easy to cut with a scissor.
Cut it a little smaller then the middle shape, if you want a net at the smaller shapes cut one for them to. (you don’t have to put a net there, it is pretty cool with a hole in the middle to, or you can put there a mirror or something.)
Step 7: Color!
Take the frame, the shapes that should be at the front and their nets and color them however you like to, let them dry, put varnish let it dry to.
Step 8: Gluing the Net
Glue the nets to the front little shapes, and in between the two middle shapes and let it dry while we connect the back shapes to the frames. (don’t glue any shape with holes in it to anything!)
Step 9: Connecting the Shapes to the Frame
Buy some tin tacks and a thread any color you like (I wanted white on mine).
Connect the tacks around the back of the frame so they wont move, but not all the way in. (we use tin tacks because we don’t want the frame to scratch the wall after we hang it)
Put them 3-4cm apart from each other.
Arrange the shapes with the holes however you want them to look.
Make sure that the big shape is leveled striate or else the middle shape won't be striate and move to the side.
Connect each shaped very firmly at 4 opposite pointes. (through the holes and around the tacks)
This step is very important because if you don’t connect them firmly, it will be very very very(!) difficult for you to kip all of the threads tight and the shapes where you want them to be.
If you use unsymmetrical shapes, make sure the shapes are in the right direction.
Now connect all the rest of the threads, make the grid as thick as you want it to be, make sure you have both lengthwise and crosswise.
Push all of the tacks inside and cut all of the threads Residues.
Glue the main shapes onto the back shapes.
Step 10: Connecting the Middle Shape
Make holes at the top of both the middle and big shape.
Connect the two shapes with a chain or thread, whatever you feel like. Make sure there is at least a 0.5cm gap between the shapes.
Step 11: Connect the Hangers
Connect some hangers to the frame (I used the tin tacks again)
Hang on the wall and enjoy your new earring hanger!
Because English is not my native language I assume I have a lot of grammar and typing errors.
If you do find an error and have the time I would really appreciate it if you will pm me so I can fix it.
Thanks you :)