So my 10-year-old niece really, really wanted an earring screen for her birthday. She was, at the time, using a tissue. Yes you read that right, a tissue as in Kleenex. Sad huh? But so resourceful that girl.
After searching high and low, I couldn't find one that would suit her. Anything was better than a tissue, but it had to be pretty, ya know? I found lots of nice jewelry trees, but I didn't think that was really her style. Next obvious step: blog search for a tutorial. I found the project inspiration from Anne Marie Beard. But, the design inspiration goes to Julie from Jane's Apron.
These vintage patterns are perfect for a young girl, how could I resist? I found this extra-wide frame at the craft store, though I also considered a shadow box frame because it would stand on its own. I opted for the extra-wide frame because it would feature the pattern girls more.
But that left me with the problem of how to make this stand on its own. The solution was simple, but took me way too long to think up! (poor Micah, waiting patiently) I found these corner braces, painted them white, and added some bolts because my wood screws were too long. I screwed them in about an inch from the bottom of the frame to allow it to tilt back a little bit, but not too much. I also added some hooks at the top for hanging necklaces.
I couldn't find a decorative paper wide enough so I painted it, dotted it, hot glued some "pearl" trim, modgepodged the girls on and finished with an entire coat (of modge podge) over the whole frame to give it protection and shine.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a nice full picture before driving it out to my niece in Massachusetts. I think you get the idea though?