Monday, March 23, 2009

DIY Earring Holder

Bonjour, friends! It's Monday yet again... can you believe it? My weekend was a flurry of activities, one of which involved a fun DIY project that was SO incredibly easy that i had to share. Back when i first moved into my apartment, i bought some vintage frames from an antique flea market here in Austin. I planned to make a collage of empty frames on a wall in my bedroom, but it never really worked the way i intended. So instead, they've been collecting dust in my closet. I decided to make good use of them by adding some wire mesh and turning them into chic earring holders! (Forgive the poor quality of the pics.. my cam sucks and i'm a bad photographer - more on this later.) Et voila my finished product!

SO EASY. All you need are empty frames, a roll of wire mesh (used for window screens and found at Home Depot. btw is it just me or are the salespeople @ Home Depot ridiculously helpful?? love them.), a hot glue gun and scissors. I just cut a piece of wire mesh to fit the frame (doesn't have to be perfect), hot glued it to the back of the frame and trimmed the excess mesh. I must confess i didn't do a great job as the back of my frames are not pretty (couldn't sell these babies on Etsy or anything), but who cares? They look fantastic hanging, n'est ce pas?

P.S. Only watched Twilight ONCE this weekend (i know.. impressive) but fully intend on future viewings throughout the week. Rob Pattinson (as Edward) looks mighty FINE on bluray!!

P.P.S. Could someone please explain to me why this leather cuff is $225??


Melita said...

the frames look great, like art work! very crafty and excellent idea!!

i was really tired of my jewelry getting into a tangled mess in my jewelry boxes so i decided to do something about it. i did something similar to what you did. i bought a plain cork board and tacks and hung things up that way. i was just telling my boyfriend this weekend that i was going to pimp it out a bit and make it pretty by putting some wrapping paper on the inside and painting the trim. i'll post a pic whenever i get around to doing that.

Kirsten said...

Super cute. I need to do something like that, right now, my necklaces and bracelets are hanging in my closet just from a nail. And my earrings are in a drawer or plastic bag. Embarrassing.

And the leather cuff? I have no idea. I love Tory Burch. I think her shoes are great (I have two pairs). But, I do think that she can be a tad overpriced. With that said, I love the cuff.

Beth said...

Those look great! I am going to have to try that myself when I run out of room on the earring holder that I do have!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

wow, what a great idea! it's so pretty...and doubles as art for the walls!

and u can easily diy that cuff. for a fraction of the cost. ;)

Bonjour Madame said...

Love it. I may have to try this. My jewelry is stuck in a big box that I have to dig through.

Anonymous said...

Cool frames! I have to remember your idea:)

Stacey Sargent said...

This idea is amazing...its a must try! And who knows about that cuff! Crazy