My mother is the kind of woman who keeps everything craft-related. It’s all very organized, very cleanly packed away, but if you want it — she’s got it. Ribbons, sewing tools, glue, paper, lace, paint — it’s all upstairs at my parents’ house.
So she frequently becomes inspired by something like these jewelry display frames from the Pottery Barn catalog and decides to make it herself. Such was the case when I visited this weekend and we sat down to make our own wall art.
At $19-$39 (on sale), these aren’t the most expensive wall decorations I’ve ever seen, but if you already have the materials, you can make them for free.
Consider making an alternate version of these for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. You can use clothespins or other clips to attach photos, love notes and other memories from your relationship, like this.
1. Flip the picture frame over. Lay out the ribbon/wire where you want it to attach in the back.
2. If using ribbon, pull it taut and use the staple gun to attach it to opposite sides of the frame. If you’re using wire, you’ll need to put in nails on either side of the frame and then loop the wire tightly around it.
3. Repeat with each line of ribbon or wire.
I love our finished version. You could also rest it on a dresser instead of hanging it on the wall. The only thing I would have done differently is to have used thinner ribbon. You can see that some of the larger earrings are pulling the thick ribbon over itself. Grade: B+
If you decide to do this, come back and tell me how much (or little) you spent.
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter