Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
There is nothing like having a gift-worthy project in your creative arsenal that can be whipped up in no time. I love this Framed Burlap Earring Holder as much for its attractiveness as I do for its functionality and ease of assembly. This is a project you will return to again and again for birthdays and holidays alike!
I had a couple of extra Burlap and Felt Flowers remaining after my brooch project from earlier this week, so I opted to use one of those here. You could always use a purchased flower embellishment for added convenience, though!
For this project, you will need…
An empty frame, glass and backing piece removed
A piece of burlap, just larger than your frame
Spray starch (optional, but recommended)
Die cutting machine
Acrylic paint and foam brush
A fabric flower, to embellish
(I used one of my Burlap and Felt Flowers)
Additional burlap, for leaf embellishments
Hot glue gun
step 1 / Spray your piece of burlap generously with your spray starch, and iron the piece until it is dry. (This will give the burlap enough body to hold up to the weight of the earrings later on.) Cut a letter stencil from your freezer paper with your die cutting machine. Center the freezer paper onto your burlap piece, and iron it into place. Paint within the stencil with your acrylic paint and foam brush. Note: Use only the slightest amount of paint on your brush and dab gently to achieve an antiqued look. Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the freezer paper.
step 2 / Center your frame on top of your burlap piece, and trace around the perimeter of your frame. Trim away the excess burlap so that your burlap piece is precisely the same size as your frame. Use your staple gun to affix the burlap piece to the back of your frame, pulling the burlap piece tightly as you work.
step 3 / Cut two leaf shapes from your remaining burlap. Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom tip of each leaf and squeeze it together to shape your leaf. Hot glue your leaves to the top corner of your frame, and then glue your flower embellishment on top of your leaves.
All that’s left now is to adorn your creation with your favorite earrings. What a pretty display!