Picture Frame Earring Display with a Repurposed Burlap Bag

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I love earrings and I’ve got 9 earring holes so I have a pretty vast collection. A collection that was kept in a mess inside a jewelry box. It took a while to find matching earrings. The little ones slipped to the bottom to be forgotten. So I took it upon myself to do a little repurposing and make a picture frame earring display!

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

I had a framed photo of me and my daughter the morning after she was born. There had been a slight SNAFU at the frame shop and the picture came home with a bright orange frame. Eek!

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer I painted it white, but it never looked right. Then it fell and the glass broke. I knew that it was destiny telling me to do something else with this frame.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

I also had this old burlap shopping bag. It had been fantastic for grocery shopping until:

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

The handles were worn almost completely through. A normal person would’ve just thrown both frame and bag out, but not me! I knew that these two “worthless” items would make a fantastic picture frame earring display!

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

So much better! And so easy, too! Let me show you how to make this upcycled picture frame earring display to better organize your jewelry! 

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Materials:

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

Print out these instructions!
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How to make a picture frame earring display:

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

1. Remove the glass and backing from your frame. Discard the glass but keep the cardboard backing.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

2. Paint the frame. You might need to do more than one coat. If so, make sure each coat is dry before starting the next one.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

If you need to paint more than one coat, you can continue preparing the rest of the display between coats.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

If you have a heavy duty stapler, you can just cut out the burlap fabric and staple it to the back of the frame. If you don’t, attach the burlap fabric to the cardboard frame backing, as explained in the next steps.

If the cardboard insert from inside the frame is slightly smaller than the inside of the frame, cut another piece of cardboard that fits in perfectly, otherwise everything will just fall right out.

3. Draw lines 15 mm away from all four sides of the cardboard.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

4. Cut out the center of the cardboard with a craft knife, leaving just the 15 mm-wide border INTACT.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

5. Cut open your burlap bag (or lay whatever fabric you’re using flat) and place the cardboard border over it. Cut all around the edges so you have a rectangle of fabric the same size as the cardboard.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

6. Staple the burlap to one side of the cardboard border, then continue to the opposite side, holding the fabric taut. Then staple the other sides. Try to staple as close to the outer edge of the cardboard as possible so they will be hidden by the frame.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

7. Trim the bits of fabric that stick out beyond the cardboard.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

8. Put this new insert inside your frame with the cardboard border facing the back.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

9. (Optional) The weight of the earrings might pull the cardboard border away from the edges of the frame. Add a little glue to avoid this happening.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

And you’re done! Now start organizing your earrings in your brand new DIY picture frame earring display!

Earrings with fish hooks are the easiest to just slip in. You can also use this for earrings with regular posts though you do have to reach around the back to put on the earring back.

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

For earrings with lever backs, you need to slip them in a hole and then back out another hole towards the front again before closing the back. (Tarnished silver jewelry alert!)

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer

I wear a lot of little silver hoops, so those I just slipped through the same as those with lever backs, but didn’t bother closing them.

This handmade picture frame earring display is a super quick project that is fast to make and, if you’re using repurposed materials, is absolutely free!

No more lost earrings with this picture frame earring display made from an old burlap bag and a frame with broken glass! A beautiful way to organize your jewelry! #earringdisplay #earringorganizer I actually have a lot more earrings than this. I made this shortly before receiving my record earrings, but you can see my red zips here (see my zipper earrings DIY). Other earrings that I made more recently are these fabulous DIY beaded crochet earrings.

Create a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood or a giant cane root. No sewing or manual skills needed! A perfect way to organize your jewelry in a beautiful way! #jewelrydisplay #necklacehangerAre you always looking for new and unique ways to organize your jewelry? Then check out my tutorial to make a DIY necklace hanger from driftwood!

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Make a Picture Frame Earring Display

Make a Picture Frame Earring Display

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

An easy recycled craft to organize your earrings, made from a repurposed picture frame and a burlap shopping bag!

Materials

  • Old wooden picture frame, either hanging or standing
  • Old burlap bag (or burlap fabric)
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft knife
  • Stapler
  • Clear glue

Instructions

  1. Remove the glass and backing from your frame. Discard the glass but keep the cardboard backing.
  2. Paint the frame. You might need to do more than one coat. If so, make sure each coat is dry before starting the next one. If you need to paint more than one coat, you can continue preparing the rest of the display between coats. If you have a heavy duty stapler, you can just cut out the burlap fabric and staple it to the back of the frame. If you don't, attach the burlap fabric to the cardboard frame backing, as explained in the next steps. If the cardboard insert from inside the frame is slightly smaller than the inside of the frame, cut another piece of cardboard that fits in perfectly, otherwise everything will just fall right out.
  3. Draw lines 15 mm away from all four sides of the cardboard.
  4. Cut out the center of the cardboard with a craft knife, leaving just the 15 mm-wide border INTACT.
  5. Cut open your burlap bag (or lay whatever fabric you're using flat) and place the cardboard border over it. Cut all around the edges so you have a rectangle of fabric the same size as the cardboard.
  6. Staple the burlap to one side of the cardboard border, then continue to the opposite side, holding the fabric taut. Then staple the other sides. Try to staple as close to the outer edge of the cardboard as possible so they will be hidden by the frame.
  7. Trim the bits of fabric that stick out beyond the cardboard.
  8. Put this new insert inside your frame with the cardboard border facing the back.
  9. (Optional) The weight of the earrings might pull the cardboard border away from the edges of the frame. Add a little glue to avoid this happening.

You're done! Now hang your earrings in your brand new handmade picture frame earring display!

Notes

Be eco-friendly and try to use a picture frame and fabric that you already have at home!

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Lisa,
    I’m Sammy and i really like this earring displayer.
    I study in art and I’m doing a project about easy d.i.y stuff.
    I was wondering if you’d allow me to use this idea and the final picture to put in my project.
    My teacher is strict about copy rights so i have to ask your permission before using it
    Thank you

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