This is one seriously easy project, with such a fun outcome!
Behold- the 5 minute earring holder! I have the farmers market again this Saturday (yay!) and I have really loaded up on earrings, since they sell so well! I wanted a great new way to display them, so I came up with this!
I can honestly say- this project cost me ZERO DOLLARS. But for those of you that need to go out and find a few things, I'm sure you could get it all for under 5. EASILY!
Also- let me add that ALL of these earrings are in the shop RIGHT NOW! All are available for UNDER $4 A PIECE! How fun right?!
Okay on to the supplies:
1. A frame. I was given a number of frames from my boyfriend's mother a while back, which I painted white, and hung empty around my room. The bad part, I threw away all the backs, because I wanted just the frame. No worries. I came up with a solution :)
2. Cardboard. If you dont have a cardboard piece in the frame, You'll need one of those. I may have used cardboard from a free flat rate post box. (pretty sure thats a no no)
3. Fabric. the size of the picture part of the frame, plus about an inch longer on all sides.
4. Stuffing. I actually used scrap fabric on this one to make stuffing. You could easily use tissue paper, TP, tissues, papertowels, felt, or any sort of stuffing you may have around. You dont need a ton
5. A stapler. Or glue gun may work, or that spray adhesive would be the best.
First- I'd like to give a shout out to Riley Blake Designs for my great fabric! They recently sent me fabric to work on some tutorials for them! Dont worry- I'll be doing a giveaway with them in the near future as well!
Now on to the project!
If you're like me, and only have a frame with no back. Trim up a piece of cardboard to fit inside. Or if you dont have a cardboard piece, you will want one to work with!
Next take your stuffing of whatever sort (the yellow sun is my fabric stuffing), and fold/cut it so it fits within your cardboard space. I have a scarf here, that I've folded over and smooshed so it fits!
Lay your project out like this: The fabric you want to show on the outside, then stuffing, then your cardboard
Its just like recovering a chair here (see where I'm going?) Start stapling around the edges of the cardbaoard to keep your fabric in place!
Then shove it snugly back into the frame!
The padding lets the earrings slip through the fabric, and have some place to rest without going through your cardboard backing now!
And you're all done! You can trim the fabric edges, and put your back on your frame. (or like me, just leave it!)
Love this fabric- and my new earrings! Lets hope its a hit at the farmers market!