Recycled Frame Jewelry Holder

Rather than replacing the glass, I used it to make a jewelry holder.  

crop jewelry holder
You savvy bloggers have seen these before I am sure, put together with an old frame and some screen or chicken wire.  I have seen them in boutiques for jewelry display, and also happened to notice the one below at the Antique Fair last month.  I was inspired to make one of my own, but I wanted it to be backed by pretty fabric. 
frame turned jewelry holder 
How to Make a Recycled Frame Jewelry Holder:
  1. Recycled picture frame
  2. Fabric of choice
  3. Spray paint
  4. Screen, chicken wire, or ‘hardware fabric’ from your local home improvement store
  5. Wire cutters
  6. Box cutters or craft knife
  7. Foam board
  8. Hot glue gun
  9. Staple gun
  10. Hooks (optional) for screwing into wood frame
Step One:  Trim your wire mesh with wire cutters to fit inside your recycled frame.
cut wire
Step Two:  Trim your foam to the exact internal measurements of your frame.  You can use the cardboard that often comes with a frame, but since I didn’t have any, I used foam board, available at any craft store.
cut foam
Step Three:  If you don’t like the color of your frame, then spray paint your frame in the color of your choice.  I chose a Rosewood tint by Rustoleum.  You can also spray paint your wire mesh for a cohesive look, if you don’t like the rustic quality of the metal.   I also spray painted the little hooks I used to screw into my frame for additional jewelry display so it would all be the same color. 
spray paint rose
spray paint wire mesh
Step Four:  While your spray paint dries, staple your fabric to your foam. 
staple to foam board 
Step Five:  Once your paint is dry, use your hot glue to secure your wire mesh to the inside of your frame.  Then use more hot glue to secure your fabric covered foam to the backside of your picture frame. 
hot glue wire mesh
hot glue fabric board
Step Six (optional):  If you’re using a wooden frame, you can screw your hooks into the frame for added display.
screw in hooks
hooks on side
Display your jewelry holder anywhere you please.  I made this particular one for my daughter’s room to hold all of her blingity bling. 
jewelry holder final
Sidenote:  Please don’t be fooled by the chandeliers hanging from my five year old’s jewelry frame.  I am really not a pageant mom – I am just demonstrating how great this project works for grown up baubles.  And I better take them down quick before she gets any ideas… 
Doesn’t it look so lovely in her room ?
in her room
But now that I stand back and look at this creation, I am quite tempted to put it in to use for my own jewelry collection. 
So now I’ll be hunting for yet another “broken” picture frame to transform . . .

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