Thursday, February 9, 2012

Displaying Jewelry with Burlap and a Frame

I am not usually the girl who takes forever to renovate or decorate.  When I get an idea in my head, I immediately develop tunnel vision for this idea.  For example, I had my house unpacked and decorated a mere one week after moving here.  The problem is that I stopped at our master bedroom.

It is a blank slate.  It's partly because I down-sized so much at our last house, that I ran out decorative stuff.  Also, there's no extra money right now to go buy things.  Oh, and I'm just tired and lazy.  :-/

Alas, this room is going to be my turtle project.  Slow and steady wins the race right?

Recently, I decided to drag my lazy turtle legs across the starting line due to the fact that I have been getting frustrated with not having all of my jewelry displayed for easy access. My necklaces have been getting tangled in my jewelry box, and my earrings seemed to be disappearing like socks.

Luckily, I have a huge supply of burlap left-over from Christmas.  And in my reject decorations box, I have multiple empty frames.  I whipped out my handy glue-gun, and BAM! a new jewelry holder/wall decoration was born.

I know what you're thinking..."She doesn't have very much jewelry."  It's true; I don't.  However, most of my necklaces are actually displayed on this other jewelry holder my wonderful mother-in-law gave me for Christmas.

I've seen similar jewelry holders on Pinterest, and some people added knobs to hold necklaces.  I did not have any knobs, but I had some decorative paper brads I poked through the burlap to hold  smaller necklaces.   

Since I still had so much burlap left-over, and still more space begging to be decorated, I played around with another empty frame and came up with this.

Basically, I wrapped burlap around an empty frame I had that was missing it's glass and back.  I then added an extra piece of scrapbook paper in the window.  

Now I have multiple jewelry holders displaying my extensive amount of jewelry.... (sarcasm here).

Pay no attention to my husband's jeans hanging over the bathroom door.  Does anyone else's husband do this?  He flings his towels, clothes, and any other article of clothing across the top of every door in our home.  I have long forgotten what it is like to simply shut a door.  At least he's the sweetest guy in the world. :-)

I thought I'd also show you the mini-holders I made for Christmas gifts this last Christmas.  These were the easiest and cutest little gift to make.  I spray-painted and distressed a few frames.  Then, I added burlap where the glass would be.  I didn't glue it on, but simply replaced the backs of the frames so they could stand.  I then found some cheap silk flowers at Hobby Lobby and hot-glued them on.  

I love the way they turned out.  The only problem with putting the backs on though is that you can only hang  hook earrings from them.  

Turtle Step 1: COMPLETE!

Moving on to step 2....hmm, maybe I can make a special gift for my husband.... like a laundry hamper that looks like a door.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this at Sharing Saturday. We will be starting a new one later tonight and I invite you to share this again so more people will have a chance to see your wonderful idea.