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DIY: framed jewelry displays

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i’m sure you will all be surprised to hear that i have a lot of jewelry… i know, shocking! so when you have as much as i do, it’s hard to organize it! but these ideas that i scrounged from the web are great DIY jewelry organization options all using one of my favorite things: picture frames! – also, check out my own DIY Jewelry Tree here!

Framed Lace Jewelry Display

What You Need:

  • empty frame
  • lace ribbon
  • strong glue (like e6000), and/or staple gun
  • ornament hooks – to hang necklaces, bracelets etc. – silver ones here
  • hammer and nail

Do It:

  1. cut lengths of your lace ribbon to stretch along the back of your frame – making sure they reach the flat wood on either sides of the back of the frame.
  2. glue or staple your lace pieces to the back of the frame – making sure they’re nice and taught so the weight of your jewelry doesn’t sag it too much.
  3. hang it on your wall using a hammer and nail and use the ornament hooks to hang your necklaces and bracelets!

Frame Wine Cork Jewelry Display

Obviously we love DIYs with wine corks here at Mr. Kate! – check out more here.

What You Need:

  • empty frame with backing – no glass. you can get a cheap frame and use it without the glass or just cut a piece of cardboard to fit as the back for your frame.
  • a bunch of wine corks
  • glue gun or e6000 glue
  • small screw hooks (20 for $1.95 here)
  • hammer and nail

Do It:

  1. glue your corks within your frame to the backing of your frame. glue them lengthwise and sticking out (like the photo above) –  the protruding corks can be for your necklaces.
  2. screw your screw hooks into various corks for necklaces, rings and bracelets – note: the earrings with post backs don’t need hooks because they can just be pushed into the cork itself!
  3. hammer your nail and hang

Framed Picture Wire Jewelry Display

What You Need:

  • empty frame
  • roll of braided picture wire
  • small nails (you can also use a staple gun instead – if you have one)
  • larger nail for hanging
  • hammer
  • wire cutter
  • ornament hooks – to hang necklaces, bracelets etc. – silver ones here

Do It:

  1. decide where you want your wires strung and hammer a small nail into the back of the frame on either side where you want your wire to stretch across. *important: make sure you don’t hammer your little nails all the way down – you need room to twist your wire around under the flat head of the nail.
  2. wrap a piece of wire securely around a nail and then stretch it across the back of the frame to the nail on the other side. wrap the wire around that nail and trim the excess wire.
  3. you may want to hammer the tiny nails down a bit more once you’ve wrapped your wire around to secure and make hanging easier.
  4. hammer your large nail in the wall and hang! – use your ornament hooks to hang your necklaces, bracelets and rings – post earrings can be stuck through the braided wire and fastened in the back

Framed Burlap or Chicken Wire

What You Need:

  • empty frame
  • piece of mesh or chicken wire (hardware store) or burlap to fit the size of your frame
  • staple gun
  • ornament hooks – to hang necklaces, bracelets etc. – silver ones here
  • hammer and nail
  • wire cutters (if you’re using chicken wire) or scissors for burlap

Do It:

  1. cut your piece of fabric or wire to fit the size of your frame, reaching from back edge to back edge – you can always trim later so be generous.
  2. secure your fabric or mesh to the back of your frame with your staple gun – staple every inch or so.
  3. trim the excess with your scissors or wire cutters.
  4. hammer nail and hang! use your ornament hooks for your necklaces, bracelets and rings.

photos via: chinamommy, kevinandamanda.com, unknown, sarvego.splinder.com

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