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Picture Frame and Plastic Canvas Earring Holder

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A jewelry box is a nice place to put your earrings, but what if you have some favorite pairs that you wear all the time. I got tired of digging through my earrings to find the pairs, so I made picture frame that could hold my earrings in a decorative manner. A friend of mine loved the idea so much that she asked me to make this one for her daughter.

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Ingredients:

  • wooden picture frame (no glass)
  • plastic canvas
  • ribbon
  • buttons
  • decorative crown (pre-painted)
  • sanding pad
  • acrylic paint: pink
  • paintbrush
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue

Directions:

1. Sand down the wood frame so that it is smooth. Wipe it with a slightly damp rag to get all the dust off of it.

2. Using the pink paint, paint the entire picture frame, front and back.

3. Let the paint dry overnight.

4. Cut a piece of plastic canvas to the size of the picture opening and place it where the picture would go. If there are prongs to hold it, you do not need to glue it in. Otherwise, use your hot glue to hold the canvas in.

5. Cut four pieces of ribbon. Two cut to go down the vertical sides of the frame, and two to the size of the horizontal.

6. Hot glue the ribbon to the frame. With hot glue it can stain the ribbon, so only glue the ends. Just be sure you pull tight so your ribbon does not ripple.

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7. Using the buttons, glue three to each corner.

8. Taking the crown, glue it to the top of the picture frame.

9. Hang your earrings on the plastic canvas.


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June 27, 20191 found this helpful

I did a similar project. I used two 8" by 10" wood frames the glass had broken from. I cut two wood strips 3/4" wide by 1/2" thick by 16" long, which is 1 1/2" shorter than the width of the two frames- one over the top of the other (horizontally). I painted the strips to match my bedroom wall. I cut and glued plastic canvas into the back of the frames, then drilled eight small holes(two on each end of each frame) and screwed them into the painted wood strips mounted on the wall next to my dresser. That gives me 16" by 10" to hang all my favorite dangle-type earrings right on the wall.

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Just below the two frames, I mounted a *wood strip 1 1/2" wide by 1/2" thick by 10" long, also painted to match, with cup hooks screwed in that gives me a great place to hang necklaces. I've had this arrangement for four years now and it looks and works great. No more searching for that piece of jewelry I'm looking for....they're visible and organized right in front of me. *If the wood frames had been a bit wider, I would have put the cup hooks into the side of the bottom frame, but the frame was narrow enough I was worried the frame might split with putting the hooks in it...even with drilled pilot holes. Oh well, the project works as is.

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