I want to share with you how I transformed this old picture frame into a cute and useful Earring Holder!
This is not hard to do, but did require a few steps and some items I don’t usually have around the garage.
How to make an Earring Holder
The tin is 12″ x 24″ and came in several patterns from Michael’s. From my research I learned that larger size sheets are available at home improvements stores, but the price is a lot higher too.
I used these tin snipes to cut the border off and then cut to size. (This link is to a similar pair of tin snips, mine are so old!) These are easy to use and worked great!
I painted the frame for the earring holder with 3 coats of Fusion paint in Casement. (My paint comes from Melanie at Lost & Found) Even though I planned to distress it, I wanted a nice finish on the frame. And Fusion paint is great, it doesn’t require waxing or a topcoat.
Just a note, it’s important to painted the inside edge of the frame so all the visible surfaces are the same color.
I distressed the frame by lightly sanding the raised areas with a small piece of 180 grit sand paper. Then I secured the tin with hot glue all around the inside edge of the frame.
A backing is optional
I wanted the back to look finished so I picked a heavy scrapbook paper and glued it to the back. You could finish this piece without any backing and allow the color of your wall to show through.
I added hangers on the back to hang it horizontally or vertically, your choice!
Here you can see that the backing is a nice muted blue.
As you can see this is a very easy project, and makes a really pretty earring holder. Now I just have to remember to use it!!
Until next time,