How to Make an Earring Holder From a Window Screen

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Jenny Harrington

    About the Author

    Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.

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    Losing an earring in your jewelry box is frustrating, especially when it's from a favorite pair. Dangle earrings and hooked earrings also tend to get tangled when stored in a pile. Organize your favorite jewelry by displaying it as a work of art. Creating a wall organizer for your earrings keeps all the pairs neatly together, and window screen is an inexpensive medium for an earring holder. Picking out which pair to wear will be a snap when all the earrings are easily visible.

    Things You'll Need

    • Picture frame
    • Window screen
    • Measuring tape
    • Scissors
    • Wire cutters
    • Stapler
    • Picture loops

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    Remove the glass and cardboard backing from a picture frame. You can use a wooden frame in any size you like for your finished earring holder.

    Measure the length and width of the picture frame. Measure from the edges of the frame, not from the opening in the center of the frame.

    Cut a piece of window screen that is 1/4-inch larger on all sides than the frame measurements. Use scissors for cutting nylon screen or wire cutters for steel screen material.

    Turn the picture frame face down. Stretch the window screen over the back of the frame. Staple the screen to the bottom rail of the frame. Do not staple the corners.

    Pull the screen taut and staple the other side to the frame. Begin in the center of the rail and staple out toward the edges.

    Staple each side in place. Pull the screen as taut as possible and begin stapling in the center and work out to the corners.

    Fold the corners over once and place a staple through the double layer of screen and into the wood. Repeat for each corner.

    Place a picture hanging loop on each of the top frame corners. Screw or nail the loop to the frame with hardware included with the hooks. Hang the earring holder on the wall by slipping the loop over a nail.

    • Paint or decorate the frame before hanging it up. Stickers, decoupage and ribbon are a few suitable embellishments.
    • Instead of hanging loops, staple the ends of a ribbon to each corner and hang the earring holder by the ribbon.
    • Steel or metal screens have sharp edges when cut. Where gloves and exercise caution when handling

    References

    • Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life; Billee Sharp, et al.