Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day. Today I have a junky project for you–an earring holder that would make a lovely gift, either for yourself or someone you love. It would also make a nice display at a craft fair, which was my purpose, originally, in making it. You could even save the idea for next year’s Mother’s Day and add a pair of beautiful earrings to go along with it–just a thought(!).
You’ll never guess the source of the chickenwire-like find I used to make this super simple project. You’ve seen the jewelry holders other bloggers have made using chicken wire, right? Well, I wanted something with smaller openings to hold a number of pairs of earrings in a smaller space.
I find vintage gutter guard by the roll-full at sales, along with vintage frames, and scissors, too. (I made mini-cloches out of the gutter guard a couple of years ago.)
The frame received one coat of DecoArt’s “charcoal” chalky paint.
Followed by a little distressing with sandpaper and a coat of wax.
The 6″ wide, vintage gutter guard, which I don’t think they make anymore, has to be cut to size to fit in your frame, but it cuts easily with scissors. Next, you glue it into place with a hot glue gun. Once it dries…
you’re done! This 5″ x 7″ frame can hold upwards of 7-9 pairs of earrings, more if you like less dangle-y earrings. (I like dangle-y myself.)
I decided to make two while I was at it. You can hang them on a wall or set them on an easel–your choice. I like the vintage look and think they’ll make great displays for next year’s Christmas craft fair. What do you think?
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