How to Make: Earring Frame
I made these Earring Frames for my sisters and sisters-in-law for Christmas, but held off on posting the “how-to” until now…because I STILL haven’t given my sister Katie her present. I didn’t want to give away what it was. But, I’ve waited long enough. I’ll finally be seeing her soon, and if she sees this first – oh well. : )
1. The Frame:
You can use a pre-made picture frame or make your own frame. If you want to make your own frame:
A. Get yourself some thin pieces of wood for framing
B. Use a miter box and saw to cut the corner of 1 piece at 45 degrees
C. Measuring from the tip of the corner, mark the wood at 15 inches.
D. Cut opposite corner using miter box and saw. Make sure the angles are correct according to the drawing!
E. Repeat for 1 more 15 in. piece and 2 11 in. pieces
F. Sand Edges
G. Your Pieces should line up like this:
H. Paint the wood!
I. Use some super duper strong glue to glue the pieces together
After I made 2 or 3 of these, I realized that you can just buy a cheap picture frame, and it is WAY faster! But, it can be just as fast and easy to make it yourself if you’re only making 1 and you already have the wood (as was the case when I made one for myself…before I decided to make 4 more as gifts…).
2. The Mesh:
I bought screen material…which is meant for repairing/replacing screen doors. You can use any kind of material that holds its shape well and has mesh openings about the right size for earrings
A. Cut the screen into a 15in. X 11in. rectangle (or whatever size matches the picture frame you have)
B. Spray paint the screen!
3. Putting it all Together
Oops, I only have pictures of me putting the screen on the store-bought picture frame, but it’s pretty much the same for the homemade frame too.
A. Use hot glue to put the screen on the back of the frame. These picture frames had a cardboard lining around the edge, so I glued that on top of the screen edges to make it look more finished.
B. Put some earrings on the frame, and admire. : )
A view from the back of mine: