How to create an upcycled jewellery frame

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How to create an upcycled jewellery frame

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Need somewhere to store and display your jewellery? Then this frame is for you. it’s handy and decorative too. Here’s how to make it.

Tools and materials

Chicken wire

Drop sheet

Frame

Paint

Paint brush

Pliers

Screw in hooks

Staple gun

Sticky hooks

Wire bender

Wire cutter

Upcycled jewellery frame

1. Choose a frame

First you’ll need to select a frame. You’ll need one that has no glass or back. Upcycling one from home is perfect.

Upcycled jewellery frame

2. Paint your frame

Select a paint colour for your frame. We used a craft acrylic and selected a vibrant teal. But choose a colour that matches your room. Apply two coats of paint. Be sure to allow time for the paint to dry between coats.

Upcycled jewellery frame

3. Trim the chicken wire to size

You might need an adult to help with this part of the project. For protection, you’ll need to wear gloves.  Use your pliers to trim the chicken wire to a manageable size. Then work out how much you’ll need by laying it over the frame. Keep in mind, the wire needs to cover about half the width of the frame.

Upcycled jewellery frame

4. Fold the chicken wire

Trim the corners of the chicken wire. Then fold in the edges and tuck them inside the frame. Maintain a straight edge and follow the patterns on the chicken wire.  It needs to fit snugly inside the frame’s edges.

Upcycled jewellery frame

5. Staple the chicken wire

Flip the frame. Lay the chicken wire, folded edges up, inside the frame. Use the staple gun to secure the edges.  A good tip is to stand the frame up. This makes the process easier.

Upcycled jewellery frame

6. Screw in cup hooks

Screw in cup hooks at the base of the frame. We used four but choose as many as you like Space them equally along the frame.

Upcycled jewellery frame

7. Attach picture hanging strips

Next up attach picture hanging strips.

Upcycled jewellery frame

8. Hang your frame

Find the perfect spot to hang your frame and get your jewels on show.

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