16 May 2013

easy DIY : jewelry rack

Okay, my last DIY jewelry/earring storage was a bit unsophisticated. So, I went back to the drawing board and came up with a new solution. This extra large jewelry frame is practical and also a work or art! Creating this one actually took about the same amount of time as the last nail and string version.  Wanna give it a try? You should:

Here's what you need:

  1. a wooden photo frame, I used a 24" x 36" poster frame
  2. Staple gun with industrial staples, sharp scissors
  3. Clean canvas, I used a painter's drop cloth from the hardware store
  4. 5-10 1" nails
Here's what you do:

  1. Remove the glass, cardboard, etc. from the frame. You only need to wood.
  2. Place the frame on top of the canvas and cut out it's shape, adding about 2 inches extra all the way round.
  3. Once the canvas is cut, begin stapling it to the back of the wooden frame, pulling it tight. The trick to getting this right is  your first 2 staples. Place your first staple in the upper tight corner, then place your second on at the opposite corner--Pull the fabric as taught as you can without bending/breaking the frame