Monday, June 7, 2010

DIY - Picture Frame Earring Holder

Hello! So I really wanted a fun way to display some of my covered button earrings at the farmer's market while bringing more color onto my table. I have seen a lot of these around and thought, I think I could make that! 

Here is one that came up on google from Cut Out + Keep

It was super easy and only cost around 10 bucks. $3 frame, $1.50 worth of mesh wire, a $4 sample of paint, and I already had the spray paint primer from this project.

What you'll need:
staple gun
mesh wire, chicken wire, etc
wire cutters
primer (if your frame is dark)
paint brush

*i forgot to get  a before shot of the frame. it was bronze-y & brown. forgive me? :) *

step 1: pop out the glass & any inserts in the frame

step 2: prime the frame

step 3: get your paint and paint your first coat. go grab some coffee while it dries.

step 4: paint coat number 2, if needed. 

step 5: get an exacto knife and cut off the cardboard back if it is attached. ( i thought i would use it and then realized...nope! )

step 6: get your wire mesh & cut the size you need. i had to trim mine several times to get it to fit. be careful, that stuff is pokey!

step 7: get your staple gun and even out the wire. staple a few times on each side to secure the wire mesh.

step 8: touch up the paint if it gets scratched during the previous step.

step 9: put some earrings in it, stand back, and enjoy your work!

i love the way it looks with some fabric behind it, but for posted earrings, it wouldn't be very functional. 

look how cute it looks next to my framed logo! :)

have fun! 

i also made this one with chicken wire ((to hang headbands on!)) and used some gray spray paint.  chicken wire was a little difficult to work with, but it turned out well :)

(i made those fabric covered clothespins too! super easy but really cute & fun!)



  1. I looove your color choice!

    I have an idea for your fabric. You could cut out a piece a little bigger all the way around and add velcro to it and the back of the frame. That way you could remove it easily when you need to change out or take off a pair of earrings. You could even just add the velcro to the top so you could just flip the fabric up and remove the earring. Maybe too much work. Just a thought. =)


  2. I love this! What a great idea! And I LOVE the shade of blue. It's so cheery!

  3. I love this! I am not a DIY girl at ALL, but I have been thinking about creating something like this. Thanks for doing the project so I can try making my own.

  4. This is awesomely beautiful. :)
    Thanks for sharing.


  5. lots of fun! I have one to hang my earrings as well, it's the ONLY way to display them, in my book! Nice job

  6. I love it! I have been looking for a way to hang my earrings and this is perfect! I will be sure to make this project that I try soon!

  7. I love your covered button earrings!! And I love their pretty display.

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

  8. I found your blog from google, I love this concept of using a picture frame for an earring holder, I had seen one in a store done using antique lace to stick the earrings through. I was wanting to make one until i realized, i wear mostly posts and how would i display my frame and be able to access my earrings. I love your stuff, I definitely think I will be following it.

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  10. wow very creative, the one for headbands is so cute too :) and really like the colours too ;)
    please also check out my small diy earring holder:

  11. So cute!! I love the color you painted the frame!

    I made something very similar to yours, if you're free to check it out I'd appreciate it! :)

  12. That’s a pretty good idea! I read another blog where the person was looking for a convenient way to store and display her stud earrings, without having to fiddle around with the back of her frame everytime. I think I’ll send her your link. Also, I think it would be easier to use the stand backing as a template to cut the mesh – less chance of poking holes in your fingers LOL

  13. What a fun accessory for your daughter's room. I love the colors. Thank you!

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