Aren't the frames pretty? I think they elevate even the simplest of jewelry into works of art! And the project is so easy, I think it took 15 minutes at the most.
Here's how I did it.
First, I got all my supplies. You will need:
- however many frames you want (I got mine at Hobby Lobby. If you shop there, DO NOT BUY THEM FULL PRICE! They go on sale every couple of weeks. Look for "open back ready-made frames 50% off)
- box cutter or x-acto knife
- packing tape
- push pins
- your favorite dog to keep you company
First, measure your frame opening and use a knife to cut a piece of foam-core that same size. If you have not cut foam-core before, the best technique is to use a ruler as a straight edge and make several shallow cuts with the knife. Do not try to cut through it all at once or you will not get a smooth edge. you will want to use 4-5 passes with the knife to do it.
Then, cut a piece of your fabric and wrap one side of the foam-core like a present. Use the packing tape to secure the fabric to the back of the foam-core.
Pop the covered foam-core in the frame. Tape each corner of the frame diagonally to keep it in place. It's hard to see the tape in the picture, but it goes diagonally over the foam-core in each corner of the frame.
You're done! Now, place push pins (I used clear ones) wherever you would like to hang your jewelry.
Lean your frames against the wall above a dresser like I did, or hang them directly on the wall!
Have fun making your own!