DIY Jewellery Stand from an Old Window FrameJune 9th, 2016 in member junk
I don't know about you, but I have lots of jewellery, and the pieces often get tangled together, which usually leads to destruction. This is why I wanted to find a nice and easy way to organise my jewellery, which would make it easier for me to pick one in the morning. And since we had our old windows replaced just a few weeks ago, a great opportunity showed itself to me. With a few basic items you can create very nice DIY jewellery stands using your old window frames. Here are the materials I used and the tips:
Materials and Tools.
- An old window frame
- A measuring tape
- Decorative paper or some fabric
- Screw-in hooks
- Old cabinet knobs or other similar elements
- Old scissors
- A glue gun
- Small nails
- A hammer
- 2 strap hangers to hang it to the wall
- Pick the old window frame you're going to use. It's preferred to be just the frame, without the glass. You should also consider the shape in size, to make sure it will fit in your home.
- Clean it up. Chances are that the window frame has been out there for a while, and it may be covered with dirt, sand, mould and many other things. This is why you should thoroughly clean the window frame, sand it so you can remove all the rough spots and peeling paint, and paint it in a nice colour you would enjoy.
- Once the window frame dries completely, it's time to take some measurements. First you should measure the foam core board, which will act as a backside for your DIY jewellery stand. Make sure it will fit the size of the window frame. Then you should decide which parts of the board will be decorated and which not. You can use one big piece of fabric or paper and glue it to the foam core board, or if you're in a creative mood, you can divide the board into sectors, just like the ones on the window frame, and decorate the different sectors with different fabrics or papers.
- Cut out the pieces of fabric or paper you'd like to use as background decoration and use the glue gun to attach them to the foam core board.
- Once the background part is completely dry, you can use the glue gun to glue the foam core board to the window frame. Once the two pieces are attaches, you can use very small and short nails to make these two pieces stick together for good. Start nailing them from the back and make sure they are not coming out from the front. This way the whole construction will be a lot more stable.
- Now it's time to install the small screw-in hooks. All you need to do is mark the spots where you'd like to install the hooks, and simply twist them until they are set in place. If you're experiencing any difficulties, you should use some pliers to help you.
- In the corners or alongside the window frame you can also install old cabinet door knobs or other similar elements, which can act as hooks. They can hold some of the jewellery and act as an additional decoration to your DIY jewellery stand.
- Install the strap hangers on the back of the window frame, so you can hang your new stand on the wall next to the mirror or somewhere around the bedroom. You can also make some small holes in order to fit some earrings in them. It's quite easy to make holes in the foam core board.
- Arrange all your jewellery in it and enjoy!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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