Framed Jewelry Holder

One of my best friends had her birthday last weekend. Instead of buying her a gift, I decided to make her something. I love handmade gifts. I think they are so meaningful and, a lot of the time, more personal than something store-bought.

I started with a frame from Goodwill. I removed the glass, picture and staples from the back. I then primed it and painted it a creamy white.

Then, I distressed the edges and sealed it.

I cut some chicken wire, just a little bigger than my frame.

(ouch! This stuff is a pain to work with!) I thought of using screening material, but I wanted it to look more industrious, so the chicken wire gave me the look I wanted.

I used my staple gun to staple the chicken wire to the inside, and then trimmed it with some wire cutters.

I hot-glued some ribbon to cover the edges of the chicken wire.

I'm not much of a measure-er, so I used a pencil and the outline of the frame to measure my fabric. I cut 2 pieces.

I hot-glued 1 piece of fabric to the back, facing out, peeking through the chicken wire.

Then, I stapled my hanging ribbon to the top of the frame.

I hot-glued another piece of fabric, this one facing the back for a finished look.

And, the finished product!!


She can hang her earrings on the wire, and I included some "s" hooks in her package for her necklaces.

Happy Birthday, Megan!

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  1. Very cute and functional. I love the material. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday til Friday and would love for you to join if you get the chance. THere's a giveaway too. http://organizeyourstuffnow.com

  2. Very cool! I bet she loved it! :)

  3. WOW, that looks really chic! You truly have an amazing talent Andrea!(✿◠‿◠)

  4. Oh, I love this so much!!!! (Visiting from New Friend Fridays) Love your blog! So much creativity and goodness!!! Happy Friday to you!

  5. This is so cute! I love it!

    I'm a new follower from New Friend Friday!

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  6. Wonderful idea. I have been wondering just what to make for some of my nieces this year for Christmas...I think I know now..^_^ Thank you.
    Of course, I will have to add a necklace..yes I've spoiled them with handmade gifts..LOL!!!

    I found you through New Friend Friday and so happy that I did.


  7. coming over from NFF. Adorable blog!


  8. i'm visiting from new friend friday. i LOVE your blog name, so fun! and five kiddos, where do you find the time?! you have a beautiful family. i look forward to exploring your great space here!

  9. That is SO cute! What a great and simple idea!

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday...Have a great weekend!

  10. What a great idea!
    thanks right back for the blog visit! And your comment totally makes my day :)

  11. What a great idea!! Love it! It'd be perfect in my wardrobe, I don't wear a lot of my jewelry because it isn't on display!

    :) Hazel

  12. Awesome...seems like everyone stopped making things in the 90's and I am so loving see the creativeness come back in style. I am sure she will enjoy this
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for part 5 of Mommy's Piggy Tales...it has been fun. We are doing it to leave it for our kids...I have six, older than yours, so it has been great for me to do.
    My creativeness is in my post the "Girl found another color"

  13. Looks like you are very crafty!! :)

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  14. Super cute idea! I'll have to try this sometime. I'm stopping by from New Friend Friday!

  15. Great idea. I like the fabric behind it. i have seen with out the fabric and this looks way nicer. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is great!! It is rare I find I craft I think I can do too!! I might try this, afterall I love searching the goodwill!!
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  17. What a lovely gift. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday.

  18. So cute! I love the chicken wire combined with the fabric. What a great idea and a great gift! I'm sure she loved it. :)

  19. That's a beautiful gift! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my water in basement disaster. I'm so sorry that it happened to you, too! Ugh. Did you get everything back to normal? I think we did but it seems like once water touches the inside, things are never quite "normal" again! Also, I tried to follow you but I don't see the option to do so on your blog so I "liked" you on FB. Anyhow, I have another project & a giveaway going on at my blog that I just posted late last night.

    Thanks again,

  20. Spoke too soon...following you on Twitter instead!

  21. I never would have thought to use chicken wire over fabric! I've been trying to find a solution for all my necklaces that get all tangled up. This is perfect!



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