The other day I was searching for a pair of old earrings of mine for E. As I was searching, I found a bracelet I forgot I had and a few necklaces too. Even though I have three jewelry boxes, I forget what I have since I don't have them on display. I've seen on Pinterest where people creativity display their jeweler y in vintage picture frames and I was 5 minutes from heading out the door when I realized I didn't want to leave the house and thought I'd rummage my things before driving to Goodwill. That's when I spotted the window....
I had already began busting the glass out of the window when I remembered to grab the camera for a DIY on this project. To bust the glass out, I din't do anything fancy. I just put it in the yard and took a rock to it, making sure to get the glass out of our severely droughted lawn.
I sanded and smoothed the frame just to soften it up a bit but decided no to paint it because I liked it the way it was all naturally distressed.
Then, I took a template of the window panes and traced 5 onto a cardboard box and cut them out.
I had some old fabric in a bin with just enough for three windows. I hot glued the fabric to three of the cardboard sheets.
I made sure to over lap the cardboard like so:
I added two lace strips so I could pin small stud earrings to the lace.
I ran a line of hot glue around the window and inserted the covered cardboard back into the window frame.
I repeated this three times with the burlap looking fabric and used two sheets of left over anaglypta because I didn't have anything better to coordinate with the burlap and lace and I was too tired to go to the store.
For the 6th slot, I found a piece of wire rack from a closet I redid and wire clipped it down to fit the window size. You could always use chicken wire or rabbit wire instead but again, I was using what I had on hand.
I had a soccer game and did end up at a store looking for hooks of some sort. I wound up buying these pin sharps for $1.75 at Joanns. I used my 50% coupon and got two packages. WOO HOO!
I just stuck the pin sharps directly into the cardboard and it made a really nice, firm, hard grip that can support a great deal of weight more than any necklace I own.
Here's the finished project! I'm absolutely delighted except for one thing... I have the worst jewelry collection now that I can see everything. I guess I'll have to get on J to expand my pathetic collection!