Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project - Jewelry organizer for Mom

Again, now that Christmas is over, I can share this project I made for my dearest MOM!

Supplies needed:
Photo frame
modge podge
Wire mesh
Patterned paper (text weight works best)
Cup hooks

1. I took a wooden photo frame and removed the glass and backing from

2. Using text weight patterned paper with a white core, tear strips of paper, allowing the white core to be visible.

3. Cover back of each piece of torn paper with modge podge and adhere to frame, covering the front and wrapping around to the back. Don't worry about what the back looks like right now. Repeat process until the entire front of frame is covered with paper. Let dry.

4. Ink edges of inside and outside of frame, just to give it a more finished, yet shabbyish look.

5. Using either the insert OR glass (that you previously
removed) as a template and cut a piece of wire mesh (screen door type mesh, can buy at Home Depot or similar) about 1 inch larger than the template.

6. Flip your frame over, so that back side is facing up. Staple the mesh onto the back of the frame.

7. Now you can cut paper to cover the backside of the frame and over the edges of the mesh (so it won't scrape you or the wall). Adhere to the back, let dry.

8. Flip frame back over to the front and use a ruler and pencil to mark where you want your cup hooks to go. I put them every 1 inch, but I put some about an inch from the upper edge and some about an inch from the lower edge - just for variety. I also put two on each side of the frame, one in each upper corner and one half way down each side of the frame. If your frame is hard wood, you may need to use a drill to make starter holes for you to work with.

9. Now you can embellish your frame as desired, in my example, I had found some adorable 3D butterflies that matched perfectly to my papers. Just make sure to put your embellishments where they won't get in the way of the jewelry hanging on the organizer.

10. Last step is to attach a hanger on the back for hanging on the wall!

Thanks for stopping by!
TFL DebDuzScrappin

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