Weekend DIY: a cute way to display your earrings

This weekend’s DIY project comes courtesy of Audrey, aka HGK-handmade. Right now, Audrey’s shop is filled with gorgeous pieces of jewellery, which she loves to wear as well as make. Like many a jewellery lover, she found herself needing a practical yet pretty way to store and display her items. So like any good DIYer, she decided to make one for herself! Lucky for us, Audrey shares how it’s done in this simple, fun tutorial, which can also be found on her blog. So without further ado, we’ll pass it over to her to guide you through:

“I have been thinking for a while about a way to organise my earrings; I have a ton of these tiny studs that I wear a lot and they look something like this:

And today the solution just hit me! (While sorting out the mess that keeps accumulating in our bedroom, of all things.) Ofcourse I had to go and make it straight away :)

So here is what you will need:

  • a small picture frame
  • a piece of felt
  • some glue
  • optional: some embellishments like paint, glue, paper, fabric, ribbon, beads, buttons, anything really!
  • I used this el cheapo frame from Ikea. First take it apart to check if the glass isn’t attached to the frame. This one only had a loose bit of clear plastic. Take everything out, leaving only the bare frame. Now embellish! Let your imagination go wild, or leave it blank, whatever you like. I used some old nailpolish very exclusive paint to give mine some colour and some shine.

    Now cut out a piece of felt to fit in the frame. Use the cardboard backing as a template.

    Now carefully glue the felt in the frame. I applied the glue sparingly to the inside of the frame, placed the felt on top of the glue, and then I placed the cardboard backing back into the frame to give it some stability while it dried. After a few hours I carefully removed the backing which had of course become glued to the frame and ended up with this:

    The front looked like this:

    Now I only needed to pin all my studs through the felt. I actually had to push pretty hard (and now my fingers are sore!) but the felt and the glue held just fine. I like how I can take them out and rearrange them however I want, but that there won’t be any visible holes in the felt.

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