That title is SO APPALLINGLY BAD but it rhymes and so I have to leave it.
On Pinterest I had seen numerous variations of earring storage created with a picture frame and some bits of lace. It suddenly dawned on me the other day that I had an unused picture frame with pretty scrollwork on it - unused because it was painted an unfortunate silver - as well as some leftover lace from another sewing project.
I decided this was a DIY project within my limited crafting abilities, so I set about assembling some supplies.
I had it in mind that I would paint the frame in a sort of salmon pink-orange color. But when I got to Hobby Lobby, I saw this pretty turquoise in non-chemically soy paint, and so I changed my mind.
I had intended to paint the frame with a couple of coats of paint to be sure of complete coverage - but it turned out that a thin coat of paint that let a bit of the silver peek through gave the frame a cool vintage look to it, so I only did one thin coat of paint using a foam sponge.
Next, I set about attaching bits of lace I cut to fit snugly across the frame. I also purchased at Hobby Lobby some non-toxic, eco-friendly super glue.
Unfortunately, the glue was not a good method for attaching the lace. I could not get it to hold the lace tightly across the frame. I don't think it is the fault of the super glue, just that it was not the best idea for this project. So my next idea was to use thumb tacks. Maybe not elegant, but it worked!
That was that! The whole project took about 15 minutes of work, not counting the time spent letting the paint dry. And I rather like the way it turned out!
The only problem is, my earring collection has already completely filled up the frame. I guess I either need to keep a limit on the size of my earring collection (bad idea) or use a bigger frame or multiple frames (better idea).