I had an old wooden frame that was in good condition, but the glass had broken years ago, and I wasn’t crazy about the gold finish. Rather than replacing the glass, I used it to make a jewelry holder. You’ve seen these done before, put together with an old frame and some screen or chicken wire. I spied a pretty one at an Antique Fair last month so I was inspired to make one of my own, but I wanted it to be backed by pretty fabric.
How to Make a Recycled Frame Jewelry Holder:
Recycled picture frame
Fabric of choice
Screen, chicken wire, or ‘hardware fabric’ from your local home improvement store
Box cutters or craft knife
Hot glue gun
Hooks (optional) for screwing into wood frame
Trim your wire mesh with wire cutters to fit inside your recycled frame.
Trim your foam to the exact internal measurements of your frame. You can use the cardboard that often comes with a frame, but since I didn’t have any, I used foam board, available at any craft store.
If you don’t like the color of your frame, then spray paint your frame in the color of your choice. I chose a Rosewood tint by Rustoleum. You can also spray paint your wire mesh for a cohesive look, if you don’t like the rustic quality of the metal. I also spray painted the little hooks I used to screw into my frame for additional jewelry display so it would all be the same color.
While your spray paint dries, staple your fabric to your foam.
Once your paint is dry, use your hot glue to secure your wire mesh to the inside of your frame. Then use more hot glue to secure your fabric covered foam to the backside of your picture frame.
(optional): If you’re using a wooden frame, you can screw your hooks into the frame for added display.
Display your jewelry holder anywhere you please.