My feature sponsor this month is Paige from Oh,Nostalgia! She is here today with a tutorial for a simple and stylish way to store and display your jewelry. She is also offering a $40 credit to her shop which is chock full of vintage inspired handmade goodness. Take it away Paige...
Even before I started making jewelry for a living, I had a lot of it. And since it's my job now, my hoard has only gotten worse. I've outgrown traditional jewelry boxes two years in a row, so I decided to take a different approach and avoid the knotted blob of necklaces altogether.
Here's how you can make an easy jewelry storage frame, too.
--an empty picture frame
--foam board (mine is from the Dollar Store)
--tape measure or ruler
--heavy duty packing tape
--pins or thumbtacks
First, measure the inside of the frame. Use the craft knife to cut the foam board down to size. Be sure to leave a smidge of room for the fabric, which will be wrapped around the sides later.
Depending on how long your pins or thumbtacks are, you might want to double up your foam board inside the frame. I knew I would be using mine for necklaces, so I only doubled the foam near the top of the piece, where the pins would be.
Lay the board on top of your burlap and use the scissors to cut it so there's an inch or two of fabric on all sides. Doing one side at a time, wrap the fabric tightly around the board and tape it down with heavy duty packing tape. Burlap doesn't work that well with glue because of its larger weave, so tape will be a much faster option.
Stick the fabric-wrapped board back into the frame. It should be a snug fit, but if it's a little wiggly, you can use small pieces of tape across each corner for extra stability.
As for the hanging devices, I used regular old straight pins from my sewing kit.
Having the extra layer of foam provided a lot of support, and even my heavier necklaces only needed one pin.
Once you've added the jewelry, you're done!
I made a few of these, and I really like being able to see all of my jewels at once. They've only been up for a few days, but I'm already finding that I rotate the pieces more. Plus, they're like instant artwork! Score!
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