Friday, May 13, 2011

Upholstered Jewelry Holder

I saw a jewelry holder on  I thought it was so cute that I talked my craft rescue hero (CRH) into letting me poke 15ish holes in the wall to make one.  It came out like this... let's just call it lackluster.  I blamed it on my lack of jewelry. 
The I saw a great idea on Johnny In A Dress... but my CRH vetoed it.  So, I was pondering.  I ran across fabric in my office left over from my Mother's Day project, which can be found here!  I thought an upholstered look would turn out well... and here it is!

Want one of your own??? Here's how...

-Hardboard (mine are cut to 8x10)
-Fabric (cut a little larger than your 8x10)
-Cup hooks
-Spray adhesive
-Trusty hot glue gun
-Empty picture frame... no glass, no back

Once my boards were cut (thanks CRH!) I started the materials layering process. 
I doubled up layers of batting.  I adhesive sprayed my boards and place the batting down.  I trimmed up anywhere it was long.  (This is always a problem for me as my cutting skills are... well deficient).
Next up, cut a layer of fabric.  Place it around the edge.  I did not glue mine down.  I placed the entire thing upside down and pulled it tight.  I secured it with a glue gun.  This would work with a staple gun if you have good thickness.  I also have a storied history with staple guns (I have a lot of issues, I just now realized this).  Anyways, glue works for me. 
Place it in the frame.  Hopefully it is a tightish squeeze... it should be!

I marked dots where I wanted to place my cup hooks, which I spray painted black. 
And, then, I started the process of putting in the cup hooks.  These are things that do not work...
1)  Trying to screw a hole in the back
2)  Trying to screw a hole in the front
3)  Praying for God to strike eight well placed holes while I waited there
I ended up using a hammer to make several small nail holes in the front side and then put in my cup hooks.  My challenge was making the fabric hole large enough to not swivel the fabric while getting the hook screwed in tight.  I finally figured it out... just took some practice and finesse. 
Brace the frame and the board, so it will not pop out.   (I forgot to take a picture - sorry!)  And then, voila!  You are done!
I really love how it turned out!  I just need more jewelry to fill it out!  Perhaps another post's project! 

The whole process took me about 30 minutes... over the course of three days! 


  1. Adorable jewelry holder! Where did you get the fabric for your curtains in the picture? I love the print!!

    Have a great night,

  2. Thanks so much! I got the fabric at Mill Village Outlet in Raleigh, NC.