It is the tenth of the month and that means it's time for me to join my friends on Ten on the Tenth for another project. This time we have gotten together to share fashion and beauty ideas that cost less then ten dollars. Last month we shared container gardening ideas.
Now I'm no Fashion Diva, in fact the opposite is true. But I do know that being organized is important for all the Divas out there who need to find their jewelry pronto! Because you're not gonna get me to give you fashion advice!
But I will say this, I think it would make a fine Mother's Day gift! It is so easy to make this frame jewelry organizer.
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I've been working on that girls' room for months now and it is still in need of things. Oh will those girls ever be content? ;) This time around, they asked me for a jewelry organizer! I had this left over picture frame and knew it would be a perfect candidate for a makeover! Had it been something like this I would have been reluctant to take it apart!
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Once all of the artwork was removed, we got down to business and painted the frame a soft metallic gray color. Since we didn't have that color on hand, we mixed the white and metallic paints together to give us this translucent gray. I prefer this then the standard metallic gray because it comes out much softer.
Did I mention that my girl helped me with this part?
After two coats we hung it up to dry.
A few hours later it was time to work on the back.
If you know anything about me at all it is that I love twine. There is something about this simple material that makes me want to use it over and over again.
I had turned the frame over to remove the staples that had been there from who knows when, and that is when an epiphany came over me. Why not work with those staples and thread the twine through them?
I passed the twine through the top corner staple and knotted it so it would stay put when pulled on.
I pulled it through to the other side and passed it through the opposite staple which was diagonally across from the first.
And so it went till I got to the bottom of the frame. If there was a spot that didn't have a staple I added one to keep the look of the twine consistent.
I eyeballed the distances, no need to be perfect here, after all we are talking about twine.
Flip it over and we have this.
Then onto the fun part, hanging the girl's jewelry.
And the bowl is for things that don't hang.
All I had to do was clasp everything onto the twine. And the earrings with the hooks hang on easily.
I had made an earring organizer a few years back but sadly we left it in Greece and ended up gifting it to a friend of my daughters.
The girls like it so much they have placed it on top of the night stand so that they have easy access to all their baubles.
This took me about two hours to make, allowing time for the paint to dry thoroughly.
As for the cost, well it cost me nothing because I already had everything on hand. If you were to buy the items excluding the frame and the staple gun, it will cost you about 8 dollars. Not bad for a jewelry organizer!
Now my girls are happy with their new jewelry organizer which was so easy to make. And I am also happy because I was able to share this with you.
I think it is a great DIY project for Mother's Day too since it is very easy and I bet you have a picture frame at home just begging to be repurposed!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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