Thanks for visiting! I thought I would share a super easy DIY project with you all. I love lace and I always seem to run out of places to organize my jewellery, especially my earrings. So why not create a lace earring holder from items found at the thrift?!
Like all my projects, first thing you need to do is going shopping at a thrift store! I picked up the vintage wooden frame for $0.50 and a long piece of lace for $2.99. I found the lace in the drapery section of the thrift store, but you can often find them in the craft section too. For the project I also used a staple gun and pliers (which I already had at home).
First thing I did was take off the hanging wire off the back of the frame and the little tabs that are used to hold the picture in place. They look like staples and your picture won’t necessarily have this. Bonus if not!
Next I cut out the lace. It doesn’t have to be exact and you actually need more than the size of the frame as you’re going to fold the lace in place to the back of the frame.
I started at the top of the frame and folded the lace so it wouldn’t poke out the top of the frame when hung up. I ended up putting 3 staples on the top of the back of the frame (middle first, then right and left sides). I then stretched the lace, folded and stapled it to the bottom of the back of the frame. After that, I finished with the left and right sides.
My biggest tip for this project is to make sure you stretch the lace more than you think you need. As soon as the staple is put in place it looses some of the stretch. You want it as tight as possible for the earrings to stay in place.
I love how the frame turned out! You can also paint the wooden picture frame any colour, but I chose to keep the natural look as it matched my decor better. I would suggest painting the frame before you add the lace. I only spent $3.49 and now I have a unique earring holder to hang on my wall. I love thrifting!
What do you think? Easy project?