DIY jewelry holder tutorial {from my blessed life}

by @according2kelly on September 22, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the very extremely lovely myra, of my blessed life. myra writes…

Hi fabulous ATK readers! I’m Myra from My Blessed Life and I’m super excited to be here with y’all today! I love making handmade gifts, so the Holiday Craft Along is the perfect challenge I need to get my Christmas-prep started. Today I’m sharing an easy gift idea that is sure to please all the women in your life – a Handmade Framed Jewelry Holder!

The great thing about this jewelry holder is that it doubles as chic wall art. Cool stuff!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Picture Frame {I snagged this one for 0.25 at a yard sale!}
  • 1″ Chicken Wire {$6 for a roll at my local hardware store}
  • 1/2 yard Burlap {This measurement completely depends on the size of your frame}
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters
  • Small Cup Hooks
  • Staple Gun & Staples
  • Picture Hanger

Measure your frame to determine what size to cut the chicken wire. From there, roll out the chicken wire and hold in place with heavy books while you cut out the size you need. Let’s just say that I was surprised that chicken wire is dirty before it even gets around it’s first chicken. Ha! You can wipe it down with a damp cloth.

Cut burlap strips. Since my frame was large, I cut my strips 2.5″-3″ wide.

Wrap the frame in burlap by securing the end with hot glue. Wrap each side and then wrap the corners. I like how the burlap looks wrapped on the diagonal, but just do whatever suits your fancy! :)

Once the frame is entirely wrapped in burlap and glued down, use a staple gun to secure the chicken wire to the back of the frame.

My local hardware store didn’t have silver cup hooks, so I picked up these. I used a bit of nickel spray paint to make them the color I needed.

Nail a picture hanger to the center-back of the frame, so it can be hung on the wall.

I screwed two hooks in on each side of the frame so it would be balanced and not hang crooked when necklaces were added to the hooks. You can customize this idea for exactly what you want – more hooks or no hooks at all! :)

To give my jewelry holder a bit of extra pizazz, I attached a few embellishments. I love the added color and texture!

And there you have it, folks – an easy, handmade framed jewelry holder…for under $10 {depending on what you have on hand}! I have so much chicken wire left over that I think I’ll be making several of these gifts for family and friends!

I would love for you to come by and visit me at My Blessed Life where I recently shared two other fantastic handmade gift ideasHis & Hers Lap Trays and DIY Button Monogram!

for more great ideas be sure to visit myra at her blog my blessed life, & follow her every move on twitter, facebook, stumbleupon & pinterest

about myra: Myra is wife to her childhood sweetheart and mommy to a rambunctious two year old named Ridley. She enjoys blogging at My Blessed Life about thrifty home decor, diy projects, crafts, recipes and more to inspire you to creatively thrive in your home. Connect with Myra…Twitter | Facebook | Stumbleupon | Pinterest

 

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20 comments
Taunya Lovelace
Taunya Lovelace

This is a fabulous idea. I have been looking for something like this that I can make. Instead of burlap could you use fabric instead?

marlena
marlena

i think that you should sell them i love them great idea, I been looking for one of these to buy:)

Amy
Amy

I love this, its such a great idea for jewlery and a wonderful space saver if you dont have alot of dresser space in you bedroom. If you crochet, you can actually crochet the center instead of using wire mesh. This gives you an option of matching room colors in the center of your peice as well as giving you delicate designs options.! I will be making this for me and my daughter. :)

Iris
Iris

I a very new to the crafting world. Could I use a different type of fabric other tha burlap? I love this, my daughters would go nuts for this as a gift but they might like prettier designs. Thanks for sharif this great idea!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

you could definitely use any type of fabric. A fun pop of color would be very pretty!

musou
musou

These handmade jewelry holder look very beautiful.I very like it.I can't wait to do it!Nice post,blogger.

Angie
Angie

I pinned this on pinterest the other day- such a smart idea!

Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom
Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom

Wow-great idea!! I've been on the lookout for simple yet chic handmade gifts and these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!! I'll be making these soon!!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

this sounds like the perfect handmade gift for you! have fun making 'em!

Lisa J
Lisa J

I absolutely LOVE this , thanks for sharing!

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