Soooo, I started thinking, and looking around...and I remembered plastic canvas! This was a less-than-$10 do it yourself project.
- $3.48 for a 3pack of 14x18 sheets of plastic canvas
- $4.99 inexpensive frame from Tuesday Morning (I bought two. I really overestimated how much space I would need!)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks (be sure to use the high heat kind)
- ribbon to hang it with
First - remove all the insides from your frame: Glass, backing and the mat.
Second - use the backing to measure and mark the size of your plastic canvas. I made a mark just outside of where I needed to cut. You want your plastic canvas to be exactly the same size as the backing so it will fit perfectly inside the little ledge.
Third - cut very carefully along the row you marked. Don't leave any little "nubbins" sticking out.
Fourth - very carefully use the hot glue gun to put a VERY generous line of glue on the inside ledge. Press the canvas into the ledge so the glue comes up through the holes. I did a corner first, then worked my way around in about 4 inch sections.
Fifth, after you have the canvas glued down all the way around, bend down the little tabs (that are used to hold the glass and backing in place) so they won't scratch your wall. Then add another generous row of hot glue along the top to seal the canvas securely in place.
Finally, loop your length of ribbon and tie with a double knot in the end. Slide the folded end into the frame hanger and then through the end that is tied. Trim off any excess.
Hang your earrings and enjoy! I do need to get some more backs. In addition to what you see here I have 5 more pairs of stud earrings to hang up!
I hope this will cause me to wear more of my earrings.
I still need some way to hang up my hoops - but I don't know what that might be.... I'll let you know what I figure out!