I love making gifts for people and here’s one of them!
This is painted on a very thin piece of wood. I’m not quite finished, I was planning on painting more on the frame. I wanted and old rustic real frame look so we’ll see how it turns out!
I think I am obsessed with these earring holder frames! I wanted to post a tutorial on how to make this one, but I didn’t get enough pictures so I will do my VERY BEST to clearly describe every step.
And lets proceed with the steps!
1. Find a frame – I got lucky with this one. I went to my local Good Will and stumbled on this gem. The sun and the moon were already in place.
2. Remove backing – I took the back part of the frame that had the stand off including the glass it came with. The stand would be useful but it will block where the earring will go.
3. Cut Canvas – all i did was place the frame on top of the canvas and traced it, and then cut it.
4. Penny Tracing! – I’ve used pennies to trace where the paint WON’T go. This is important because once the paint dries (I use acrylic), it dries hard and impossible for the earring stud to go though. Here is a picture of this step:
You can see that i’ve overlapped the pennies because it gives you a better shape of where the earrings will go.
5. Start Painting!! – I started with the black paint. I used a brush that was fairly firm because once you get around the area that you’ve traced you want to almost dab it one with the bristles to give it a softer effect. This is your project though, so if you want clean lines, go right ahead!
6. Galaxy time – For this part I used a nail art tutorial. It’s the best way to explain the process. Instead of nail polish, I use regular paint. I also used sponge but you can use any fabric you are willing to through out or even a paint brush depending how well you can handle a paint brush. Here is the video:
The only part of the video I didn’t stick to was the very end with the white dots. Instead I just splatted white paint across. This gets MESSY so be outside or have some newspaper down! I also flicked the brush with my fingers to create the splatter.
The canvas painting is now done!
Next is the frame:
With the frame you’ll use the same technique as the canvas. My frame was a dark blue so I didn’t have to paint too much. I picked a couple corners to do the black in. With my galaxy, I painted from one corner to another so when it came to the frame I “continued” the galaxy in the same corners. I placed the canvas under the frame while paint just so I could be accurate. Once I started the splatter part on the frame I took the canvas away.
And there you have it! Your very own Galaxy Earring holder! I have a few more frames that I’ve found from Good Will, but I”m not sure what to do with them yet. If you have any suggestions, feel free to post below =)
Here is my most recent project! I’ve been so fed up with fumbling in my earring bowl trying to find its match. I don’t want to go out and buy a bulky jewellery box either so this I what I came up with! My mom gave me this gorgeous frame. Its a little beat up but I think it just adds character. I cut out some fabric to glue to the back. I used a stiff canvas since its sturdy, won’t stretch out, and you won’t see all the holes created by the earrings. I used a ruler to draw lines with a normal pen to section off where the earrings will go. (The organizer in me strikes again!)
** SIDE NOTE*** to make this your own, you can use paint or even use a sewing machine to stitch the lines or patterns.
Once the sectioning is done, I flipped the frame over and used a hot glue gun to glue the canvas in place. The gluing was probably the hardest part because you had to tug on the fabric a little so it won’t sag when its hung.
And voila! You’ve got yourself a chic earring holder. My only issue with the piece is that you’d have to take the frame down if you want to grab some earring, but I figure if you have time to pick out earrings, you have time to take them down!