For Christmas I made a whole bunch of these for some of the gals in my family, I even made one for all jewelry for my etsy store, but I finally got around to making some just for me!
First pick out a frame. If your planning on distressing it (sanding the edges giving it a weather worn look) I would go with a natural wood frame, it just looks better. For mine I found a pair of frames that had some beautiful detailing on it but it was particle wood, which doesn’t look good distressed.
Paint. For most of my other ones I used spray paint because it’s a lot faster and does a much better job at coating evenly. But this time, since I wanted the detailing to be more noticable, I used a brush to lightly go over, but not completely cover, the scroll work.
If you are planning on distressing, distress.
Next you’ll need to measure out some chicken wire 1/2″ larger than the opening of your frame and cut to size using some wire cutters.
I used pliers to bend the wire to fit the frame, like in the picture below.
Use a staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the back. Make sure you staple the wire to the sides of the frame and not from the back to the front. I made this mistake on one of my other frames and since it was a thin frame, like many are, the staple went right through. It holds much better to the sides.
Cut off the excess wire.
For my other organizers I also stapled some fun fabric to the back so it would show through the wire like this one I have in my craft room/office. To do it just cut a piece of fabric 1/2 ” larger than the area you need to cover and staple it over your chicken wire.
For this one I wanted the color of my wall to be the back, so I took strips of fabric to cover the wire so it wouldn’t scratch up my wall.
I took a strip of scrap fabric the length of a side by 1 1/2 inch folded over and stapled it on top of the exposed wire edges.
Do the same thing all around the frame until all the edges are covered. Be sure to check that it doesn’t show through the front as you go (unless you want it to show or don’t care)
On the bottom edges of the frames I used screw hooks to hold necklaces. I thought about painting them but decided to go with the color they came in.
Now it’s time to put up all your favorite jewelry!!!!