picture frame from Dollar Tree with the piece on the back that makes it so you can stand it up on a table
some paper (I used printer paper) or fabric
something to cut cardboard with (I used an Exacto knife)
some glue (I used a glue stick)
some white paint (alternatively you could glue the paper even with the top and cut the same notches out of it as the cardboard, but it was easier with my wrist brace to use the white paint)
I didn't take pictures of the steps, but it should be easy enough to understand.
1. Remove the cardboard backing from the picture frame. Put the rest aside. You don't need it for this project.
2. Cut notches in the top of the cardboard. You can see in the following picture that I cut two close to the edges for longer necklaces and two further in for narrower necklaces. Then I did two small ones in the very middle for earrings.
3. Glue on your fabric or paper. Trim it so it doesn't overlap. I didn't because that's too difficult with my wrist brace.
4. If you glue it like I did, you'll need to paint over the top portion of exposed cardboard. Alternatively you could glue the paper even with the top and cut the same notches out of it as the cardboard, but as I mentioned earlier it was easier with my wrist brace to use the white paint.
5. Wait for your glue and paint to dry and then you can use it. That's it. You're done. Pretty simple, right?
Here are some photos I took using it:
|See, it can work as a backdrop for other non-jewelry items too!|
|the white background really makes the colors pop|
You could take this so much further than I did, since I'm assuming your dominant hand isn't in a wrist brace. For example, you could use some nice looking velvety material to cover it. You could also cut it into a shape like an actual necklace/earring display shape. Do whatever you want with it. These are so simple and inexpensive to make that you could whip up a bunch of them in lots of different shapes and colors.