|A perfect place for beautiful dangly earrings.|
I've been seeing tons of DIY earring holders lately, but I decided to do my own twist on the idea. I had everything on hand except the plastic canvas, so this whole project cost me a grand total of 68¢. Yup. You read that right. Sixty. Eight. Cents. Total.
- Photo frame
- Plastic canvas
- Hot glue gun & sticks
- Stencil (optional)
- Paint (optional)
- Paint brush (optional)
- Wire (optional)
I'm categorizing this as Super Simple even with the stenciling. The stenciling is optional, but I think it's a nice touch.
First off, remove the back and glass from your frame. I had a cheap, plastic frame on hand that seriously needed help. More on that later.
|Frame + Plastic Canvas = Earring Holder|
Use the insert paper from the frame to measure and mark your plastic canvas. Just make a pencil mark at the sides and the corner so you know where to cut.
|This is so much easier than measuring.|
Next I pulled out my fave stencil. Recognize it? I used it here last October. I used Glidden's Soft Sage paint (also getting a lot of use out of that one) and a sponge pouncer brush. Put a piece of paper or paper towel under your plastic canvas to preserve your work surface. Hold the stencil down firmly and using an up-and-down motion, dab on small amounts of paint. If you use too much, the image will bleed.
|This all looks familiar.|
Finished with the stenciling. Let it dry. It shouldn't take long.
While that was drying, I worked on the frame. If you have a pretty frame, feel free to skip this part. Mine was...in dire need of paint. I used antique gold acrylic paint and a small bristle brush. I wanted the brush strokes to be very prominent. I did two very light coats.
|Poor little plain frame.|
After everything dries, it's time to assemble the earring holder. My frame had little metal staples, so after putting the canvas in place I used a screwdriver to bend them down to hold down. I then used a ton of hot glue around the edges. Be generous with the glue.
|Tons of glue. Tons.|
My cheapie little frame didn't have a hanger. I thought I had one on hand. I didn't. I made two loops of wire and a lot more hot glue. If yours has a hanger, count yourself lucky.
|Not pretty, but effective.|
Aaaaaand....you're done. Hang it. Add your earrings. Enjoy.
|Pretty even while empty.|